When comparing Postach.io vs Jekyll, the Slant community recommends Jekyll for most people. In the question“What are the best solutions for a personal blog?” Jekyll is ranked 2nd while Postach.io is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Jekyll is:
You can host your site with great stability and Jekyll support out of the box for free by using [GitHub pages](http://pages.github.com/).
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Pro Good themes
Well-designed themes, more than you would expect for a lightweight solution.
Pro Familiar to Evernote users
It's based on a tool you probably already know well and use a lot. No need to go anywhere else.
Pro Customizable themes
You can change the look and layout of your blog.
Pro Blog using Evernote
Use your Evernote app notes as content for your blog. Just add a "published" tag to your note and you're done.
Pro Markdown support
You can write using Markdown syntax on Postach.io.
Pro Custom domain support
Postachio.io allows for using your own custom domain.
Pro Multimedia support
Any media file you can use in Evernote, such as images, audio, video can be used in Postach.io.
Pro Comments system
People can leave comments on your blog via the Disqus comments system.
Pro RSS feeds
People can subscribe to your blog using RSS feeds.
Pro GitHub Pages offers free hosting with a github.io subdomain
You can host your site with great stability and Jekyll support out of the box for free by using GitHub pages.
Pro Can use HTML to set up your page templates, and markdown for your blog posts
Pro Has a built in server
You can spin up a static server at localhost:4000 by running
Pro Code highlighting with pygments
Jekyll has Pygments code highlighting built in so you can create syntax highlighted code blocks on your blog.
Pro Excels at blogging
Jekyll pages are structured by posts, which makes it easier to build a blog.
Pro Decent documentation
Link to docs
Pro Import your existing blog from many sources
Jekyll supports importing from many dynamic blog engines:
- Drupal 6
- Drupal 7
- Google Reader
- Movable Type
Pro Has built in watch mode
Watch mode will reconstruct the site as pages are updated which is great for testing.
Pro Large, active and helpful community
Thanks to it's popularity, Jekyll has a large and active community of users. This means there is plenty of learning material available for Jekyll and it's easy to find help from other users when needed.
Pro Customisable with data and collections
Can make sites very different from blogs but with a lot of pages by making templates using data and collections.
Con It's slow for sites with a lot of posts
Con Little Windows support
Windows is not an officially supported platform and setting it up on Windows requires a lot more tinkering than Linux or OSX.