Build a Better Blog with a Static Site Generator
Make your blog load faster than your reader can blink with a static website generator without resorting to hand written HTML.
What you'll learn
Readers hate slow loading websites, and your blog is no exception! The fastest blog response times possible come from sites that simply serve up pre-rendered files. You don’t want to hand code HTML, of course, so you need a static site generator that lets you write simple Markdown that is rendered to fully templated and styled web pages.
Table of contents
Why Do My Blog Pages Take Forever to Load?
What Are the Top 10 Static Site Generators?
Creating Our Blog with Hexo and DocPad
Styling Our Blog with a Bootstrap Theme
Enhancing Our Blog with Plugins and 3rd Party Services
- Introduction 1m
- Add an RSS Feed to Hexo 1m
- Add an RSS Feed to DocPad 2m
- Add Clean URLs to DocPad 2m
- Add Date URLs to DocPad 1m
- Add Disqus to Hexo 3m
- Add Disqus to DocPad 3m
- Add MailChimp to Hexo 3m
- Add MailChimp to DocPad 1m
- Add Google Analytics to Hexo 2m
- Add Google Analytics to DocPad 1m
- Summary 1m
Workflow: Writing Our Blog and Deploying It with Git
Bringing Our Old Blog up to Speed