When comparing Silvrback vs Hexo, the Slant community recommends Hexo for most people. In the question“What are the best solutions for a personal blog?” Hexo is ranked 5th while Silvrback is ranked 13th.
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Pro Excellent blog layout
There is no clutter and it's easy to read.
Pro Real-time post preview feature
You can view your end-result right as you're writing.
Pro Markdown support
You can use Markdown syntax to write your articles.
Pro Great user interface
It is intuitive, does not get in the way of writing or reading.
Pro Custom favicon support
Favicon is the icon in the address bar next to the URL. Most places with a subdomain only allow their own icon. Silvrback allows you your own.
Pro Supports custom domains
You can set up and use your own domain name.
Pro Fast and easy to use
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 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 Complete and helpful documentation
Hexo's documentation is very thorough and helpful, especially for people who are just starting with it.
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.
Con Image headers have a very awkward size
Lots of time wasted on finding something suitable.
Con No Two Factor authentication
Con No free or ad-supported option
Annual or monthly subscription only.
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.