When comparing Hexo vs Grav, the Slant community recommends Hexo for most people. In the question“What are the best static site generators?” Hexo is ranked 10th while Grav is ranked 17th.
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Pro Fast and easy to use
Pro Deployment is easy and fast
Hexo built sites can be easily deployed to Github pages, Heroku, Openshift (custom cartridge needs to be setup) or any other custom solution (just copy over the
public folder). Any deployment is as simple as editing the
_config.yml file and running the
Pro Generating a blog is pretty fast
Generating a new blog with Hexo is generally really fast. Hexo truly lives up to it's name as a simple and fast static website generator.
Pro Constantly updated and actively maintained
Hexo's repository in GitHub is very active and it's actively being maintained. Updates are released every two or three months.
Pro Complete and helpful documentation
Hexo's documentation is very thorough and helpful, especially for people who are just starting with it.
Pro Can be hosted with any provider
Since Grav is built with PHP, it can be hosted on almost all web hosting providers. If the provider supports Wordpress, they also support Grav.
Pro Easy creation of templates and content
Supports Twig for templating with Parsedown for fast Markdown and Markdown Extra support.
Pro Easy to use admin panel
Well designed, easily usable and modern admin panel is a boost as it lets Clients edit the content easily.
Pro Custom fields for content
YAML-based page headers allow you easily add custom dynamic fields to your content.
Pro Open-source and free
Pro Extensive Documentation
Documentation is not an afterthought! Grav has a dedicated documentation site plus loads of tutorials and guides.
Pro Extensive documentation
Documentation is not an afterthought. Grav has a dedicated documentation site plus loads of tutorials and guides.
Pro Built-in package manager
Pro CLI Tools
Command line tools such as dependency installation, cache clearing, user creation, and backups.
Con Relatively large community but the majority is non-english speakers
Hexo has a relatively large following and community, especially in China. While this is certainly a positive, many developers who do not know chinese would be unable to follow all the guides and tutorials out there written by their chineses counterparts.