Jekyll vs. Medium

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jekyll
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Jekyll is an open source static site generator useful as a blog publishing system.N/A
Medium
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Medium is a blogging and web publishing platform from the company of the same name in San Francisco, California.N/A
Pricing
JekyllMedium
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JekyllMedium
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
JekyllMedium
Small Businesses
Medium
Medium
Score 9.4 out of 10
WordPress
WordPress
Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Medium
Medium
Score 9.4 out of 10
WordPress
WordPress
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Quora Blogs
Quora Blogs
Score 8.6 out of 10
Quora Blogs
Quora Blogs
Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
JekyllMedium
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(4 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
JekyllMedium
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Jekyll is great for people who aren't intimidated by editing HTML, CSS, and Markdown files, people who are on a shoestring budget, and people who want a blazing fast website. Jekyll may not be the best option for people who aren't interested in editing their websites in a text file and would rather have a WordPress-esque back-end from the beginning.
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Medium.com
If you are vanity publishing and just want to see your stuff on the web, it is very, VERY easy to get involved with. Of course, your writing is not likely to stand out if you don't have a clear plan. The more I use it, the more I like it. The user interface is extremely well-done. I kinda wish my WordPress-based blogs had editors that were that easy to use.
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Pros
Open Source
  • Content stored in Git with the website code
  • Free to use
  • Easy to deploy to cheap/free hosting solutions
  • Produces super fast static websites
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Medium.com
  • Content categorization and grouping.
  • The option to make some money from sharing your passion and teaching.
  • Moderating content manually to not promote AI-generated content and boosting very authentic and impactful posts.
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Cons
Open Source
  • Complicated for non-technical users
  • Can be difficult to enter in new content
  • Implementing dynamic components can be challenging
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Medium.com
  • The payment wall can be confusing.
  • Hard to get traction if you're trying to go viral with an article.
  • Sometimes content gets buried too easily.
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Usability
Open Source
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Medium.com
By comparison, most online editors are clunky. The Medium editor is amazingly powerful and still easy to use.
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Support Rating
Open Source
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Medium.com
Medium is supported across android, iOS and the web. While it may not have all the languages supported, English is certainly an option and with a pricing model that ranges from free to $5 for a subscription, you can't go wrong whether you're a small or large business. Everything is hosted in the cloud so it is very accessible
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Implementation Rating
Open Source
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Medium.com
Medium is dirt easy to use. The hard part is figuring out if it is worth the effort to include it as part of our content-marketing strategy.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
Jekyll is integrated into GitHub Pages, which made it an easy choice. Using Jekyll was also easier as there's not really a server or a database to configure and you can just get things started from day one. Running and verifying content changes locally for developers is super efficient as Jekyll runs locally, too.
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Medium.com
There are a handful of other blogging platforms available. The biggest difference between Medium and others is how streamlined it is. It's straight to the point and is excellent at showing related content, be it your own or another users. There's no new design to navigate between posts, everything is where you expect it to be letting you focus on the post.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • Jekyll has kept our costs low, very low, on all the projects I've used on it. Think $10 a year low.
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Medium.com
  • Good way to raise awareness of our content with @mentioned influencers
  • Good way to link back to your original content
  • Aside from publishing your own content Medium is a great news site in its own right. If you're looking for relevant industry news or other content, check in daily to see what's going on with others in your industry.
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