Wintersmith – simple yet flexible static site generator

Wintersmith is a flexible, minimalistic, multi-platform static site generator built on top of node.js.

It takes contents (markdown, less, scripts, etc), transforms them using plugins and outputs a static website (html, css, images, etc) that you can host anywhere.

Wintersmith is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Flexible – Wintersmith tries not to put any limitations on how you work with your content. You can transform it using plugins and structure it as you please. No special directories or odd metadata files, just a directory structure. This means that you can simply throw in your old hand-crafted static site or content from other generators.
  • Templating – comes bundled with a Pug plugin. This plugin takes markdown (combined with some metadata) compiles it and provides it to a template along with the content tree and some utility functions. There are other community made plugins are available.
  • Markdown support – use markdown as backing for all your sites content, not just blog posts.
  • Write web applications using the latest technologies without having to host your own node.js servers, or use it to increase speeds on large-scale sites.

Website: wintersmith.io
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Johan Nordberg
License: MIT License

Wintersmith is written in CoffeeScript. Learn CoffeeScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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