Gatsby vs. Hugo



  • needed me to create a <Gist /> component just to be able to embed gists from Github
  • more complex setup for beginners. If you're not a React developer, forget it
  • custom file formats like .jsx and .mdx. Hugo files are just .html for templates and .md for posts
  • because of custom formats, the content is not as portable as it is with Hugo. Moving into Gatsby is easy, i just copy my markdown content. Moving out could become a nightmare. Even with Hugo, if you search for migrating from Hugo to WordPress you'll hardly get any results.

Please note that this site and the posts on it are, and will always be, a work in progress. If i waited for perfection, i’d never get anything done.