I want to build my own personal portfolio with a blog attached. So I am looking for a static blog generator where:

  • The static generator is built with JavaScript. This is so that if I ever need extra functionality I can fork it, develop a plugin etc.
  • Posts for the blog portion of the site can be generated using Markdown
  • You can simply change the template language be it Jade, EJS etc.
  • There is multilingual support
  • You can easily change the edit the theme via HTML, CSS (SASS/LESS)
  • It can run on Windows
  • It is open source
  • Jekyll can do that, but it isn't written in JavaScript (it's written in Ruby)
    – wb9688
    Dec 16, 2015 at 6:48
  • I have looked at Jekyll before but if I want to extend any functionality via plugins, I'd have to use Ruby. I'd rather avoid that and use JavaScript.
    – KevinAdu
    Dec 16, 2015 at 6:59
  • A search on npm turns up a bunch of promising options: npmjs.com/search?q=static%20site%20generator Dec 17, 2015 at 3:09

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I have found a static generator that has all the requirements I'm looking for. It is called Hexo.

It's built with JavaScript and seems to be very active too.

I shall be going with this.

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