When comparing Sett 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 3rd while Sett is ranked 25th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Discoverable Content
With Sett, one doesn't feel like an island in isolation. There is an active community of bloggers who's content is easy to find
Pro Promises an audience
Sett is focused on bringing community attention and participation to their users articles.
Pro Zero setup required
You only need to provide your e-mail address to create a blog and start writing.
Pro Track stats
Sett allows easy tracking of visitors, subscribers and comments.
Pro Advanced blogging tools
Sett can queue your posts (automatically and manually) to be published at a later time and using a WYSIWYG editor. You can set the permalink to what you want by hand, order posts into categories and exchange private messages.
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.
Con Promises an audience?
Need more traction
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.