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A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Hexo and what they use it for.
  • Nuxt 3 - showcase your sites
    Previously I've used Nuxt2 and even sooner - - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Building a static blog using Jekyll & Strapi
    To make their creation easier, numerous open-source static websites generators are available: Jekyll, Hugo, Gatsby, Hexo, etc. Most of the time, the content is managed through static (ideally Markdown) files or a Content API. Then, the generator requests the content, injects it in templates defined by the developer and generates a bunch of HTML files. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • Deploy your blog via
    There are also many alternatives for selecting Static-Side Generating blog framework such as Hexo, Gatsby, Next.js (more details here). We will pick Hexo as our framework because it is a fast, simple & powerful blog framework. - Source: / 11 months ago
  • What I'm Learning in 2022
    Some alternatives I'm considering learning instead of Gatsby are Jeckyll or Hexo. - Source: / about 1 year ago
  • Windows Defender is enough, if you harden it
    Hello Joe_Boogz, Blog is using Hexo ( and a little modified Cactus theme ( If some of the websites looks interesting to you and you would like how they are built you can use Wappalyzer ( - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Windows Defender is enough, if you harden it
    The `generator` meta tag says it's made with [Hexo]( - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Freelancers: What Are You Making (Ballpark)
    How do you manage the content? Or does the customer contact you and you edit the static sites yourself? I'm thinking about using (made lots of great experiences with that) and the admin-plugin, so I can offer possible clients that they can edit the content themself, without needing me and without losing page speed. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • A personal blog with articles&videos, which tech stack do you recommend?
    I have personally used hexo[1] successuccessfully in th epast and would recommend it. Though any ssg, likd zola[2], should be enough. If youyou're comfortcomfortable writing html directly it will also suffice. Make a list of what you need (posts, kmages, videos , comments) and compare SSGs[3]. [1]: - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: How to build a light weight personal blog?
    [1] Hexo is pretty good, just simple static hosting. [1] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • If I was going to create my own blog website, what would be the easiest way to publish new blog posts?
    I recently created my static blog site using It’s command line driven and Markdown based. One comnand to add a new Markdown file, one to build, one to deploy to DreamHost. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Hosting your blog on AWS
    When I bootstrapped my first blog, I picked Hexo, it's an open source project, powered by NodeJS. I had a quick look at it, and it ticked all my boxes: Markdown, statically generated pages and a ton of ready-to-use Themes. The statically generated pages will be important later on, so hang in there. Hexo worked great, 10/10 would recommend. The blog is still up today with zero maintenance. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Best self hosted micro blog?
    What's good about Hugo is really fast build times, previously I used both and but while vuepress is nice to start with it's nearly impossible to finish the website due to lack of features. Hexo is also nice but their templating language is not always intuitive (my hexo based website: - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Best way to make a blog website with emacs org mode?
    I used to use hexo with hexo-renderer-org, but at some point I started getting too many issues. Can't remember details right now. It was something with the hexo-renderer-org package. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Static site generators to watch in 2021
    No you're absolutely right -- these are all headless CMSes, I did not actually complete the JAMstack, only the wrong piece -- I don't know what I was thinking, don't know what made me zoom in on CMSes so much, guess I think of them as more important than the front-end in a JAMstack. As recompense, some lesser known options for the frontend part of the JAMstack that weren't mentioned in the original post: -... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • WASM SYNTH, or, how music taught me the beauty of math
    I didn't know about hexo - it's Jekyll for node. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Show HN: I made a blog that serves posts from my Google Docs
    There is pretty well known static site generator - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Creating a minimalist blog with Jekyll Now
    I ended up picking hexo[0], as the hexo admin plugin[1] provides a nice localhost CMS/editor that supports image pasting, tag editing etc (could be hosted online too for remote/mobile access, but wouldn't be truly static/server-less at that point). [0] - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • How to create a blog using Hexo static site generator and free web hosting on GitLab Pages
    We will use Hexo as a blog framework, GitLab Pages as a free hosting with HTTPS and a custom domain, Node JS and Git. - Source: / about 2 years ago

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