What are the best Ruby static site generators?

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    #1Jekyll

    Jekyll
    Jekyll is a static site generator that works on Ruby and that allows you to transform your plain text into static websites and blogs. 
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Vihaan Khan
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Jekyll is as old as cheerios, and it is so easy for developers like me to use. I have a maybe not so popular blog that is hosted on GitHub because it is free and Jekyll actually takes care of everything for me, it practically runs itself except for new content I add. The website has the new version Jekyll 2 still a ruby static site generator giving step by step directions for the update."
  2. 3

    #2Hugo

    Hugo

    Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more. Hugo's speed fosters creativity and makes building a website fun again. 

    Websites

    Christopher May
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Hugo has been the greatest tool for scaling our website and business. The ability to build on the fly in many formats, as reduced lag times, and implementation costs, while delivering content faster and easier than ever with less coding. "
  3. 3

    #3Middleman

    Middleman
    Middleman is a tool that allows you to build static websites on Ruby with a really easy to use framework.It allows you to use all the shortcuts and tools necessaries for the creation and development of a modern website.


    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sanvi Das
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "I have used Middleman for a recent website development project and I would definitely use it again. The program is really straight forward and offers a ton of helpful tools. I am relatively new to website creation, so I'm still trying to master the field. Middleman is definitely helping me grow my skills and feel more confident in by abilities."
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    #4Octopress

    Octopress
    Octopress is a Ruby designed framework and a static site blog generator that takes care of all the HTML, CSS, Javascript for making you easier to write and create a blog,


    Websites

    Free

    Leonardo Flores
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "Wanting to share my thoughts to the world on the internet, I figured no better way of doing that than starting a blog. So, I started looking for Ruby static site generators they'll help me easily create it. I finally did come across something called "Octopress". This helped me tremendously. I didn't have to do any coding, it had it all created for me already. Now I can share my thoughts with ease!"
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    #5Nanoc

    Nanoc
    Nanoc is Ruby static-site generator that allows users and creators to build easily any kind of website or content-based site, from a personal blog or journal to a website for a large corporation.

    Websites

    Free

    Jerry Banks
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "My sister wanted to start a new blog and needed help starting up a website. I decided to help her and searched for the best Ruby static site generators to see what I could find. I recently stumbled upon Nanoc and let me sister know to give it a try. So far she has been extremely pleased with the results and loves the ease of use and options available of Nanoc. She should have her blog up and running in no time thanks to Nanoc. "

Summary

Best What are the best Ruby static site generators
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1JekyllSoftware 6 Free
2HugoWebsites 3 Paid
3MiddlemanSoftware 3 Free
4OctopressWebsites 1 Free
5NanocWebsites 0 Free
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