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    One reason I think sblg isn’t as popular as this kind of tool is the auto-theme part. Like, being able to do git clone to pull down a template Makefile, blog-template.xml, and article-template.xml with associated CSS files with some kind of unifying theme. Is that something that folks use, or does one usually start from scratch when designing a blog site?

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      I don’t know, I don’t think themes (as in layout) are important, but themes (as in example code for all the structures supported by the tool) are important. My website runs on an ancient version of hugo and probably won’t build with a current one without serious changes, but it’s a SSG with only user-supplied input by me, so I don’t care.

      I made my own theme but tbh I don’t remember if I did it from scratch or just ported it from hyde, which I was using before that. I probably did it from scratch for hyde, as I don’t have any acknowledgements in that repo. It was enormously helpful to see good examples for hugo and be able to see examples in themes, as for example good RSS support was very important for me.

      But I’ve only once run some kind of “quick, I need a website!” thing off of any SSG, and then I used jekyll because it was a team blog that should just work without any tinkering and only minimal effort to use a basic theme.

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        Oh, Nice. I haven’t heard about this tool. I was just testing some of the static site generators. So, I did a small google search and found Hugo, Jekyll, etc. are one of the good static site generators. And, I have heard about ssg (https://www.romanzolotarev.com/ssg.html) - static site generator tool.

        I can’t compare these tools because I think I am not the right person to do so. And, as I am not a very huge fan of the website development, I was searching for something where I just need to write my content that’s all with some good minimal visibility and readability theme support. So, I have picked Hugo and started testing it.