When comparing Jekyll vs GoNevis, the Slant community recommends Jekyll for most people. In the question“What are the best blogging platforms?” Jekyll is ranked 1st while GoNevis is ranked 12th. 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 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 Has a built in server
You can spin up a static server at localhost:4000 by running
Pro Can use HTML to set up your page templates, and markdown for your blog posts
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.
No cost at all.
Pro Advanced dashboard
GoNevis Dash is an open source project/product that you can participate directly to improve, either by submitting code, reporting bugs, reviewing patches, etc...
Pro Built-in commenting
You don't need to use external commenting widgets on your site, all the comments and discussions happening on the your website are stored under your account and can be easily managed and moderated.
Different templates and themes.
Pro Free for lifetime
No charges at all, completely free.
Pro Open source dashboard
GoNevis Dash (Site Admin Dashboard) is completely free and open source.
Pro Full SSL Support
Using secure connection on all the websites traffic.
Pro Granular permissions engine
You can bring your whole team to each website and give them permissions such as Author, Admin, Owner, etc and manage your entire website with you team.
Pro Free subdomain
Get a free subdomain registered under gonevis.com
Pro Content tagging
To keep content management simple, our choice was using #tags instead of categories.
Pro Built-in search
Pro File manager
Dolphin, with GoNevis file manager Dolphin, keep all your photos, musics, videos, documents and other files under control.
Pro Follow/Subscription support
People can subscribe and receive notification on new 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.