Jekyll vs. TypePad (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jekyll
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Jekyll is an open source static site generator useful as a blog publishing system.N/A
TypePad (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
TypePad is a blogging platform from Newfold Digital (formerly Endurance International Group), that is no longer accepting new subscribers.N/A
Pricing
JekyllTypePad (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JekyllTypePad (discontinued)
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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Community Pulse
JekyllTypePad (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
JekyllTypePad (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Medium
Medium
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium
Medium
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Medium
Medium
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium
Medium
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Quora Blogs
Quora Blogs
Score 8.8 out of 10
Quora Blogs
Quora Blogs
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
JekyllTypePad (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
JekyllTypePad (discontinued)
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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Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)
TypePad is great for serious bloggers who aren't very tech savvy, but advanced users may become fed up with the simplicity
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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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Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)
  • Great support
  • Many themes you can choose from
  • Very easy to use from the beginning
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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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Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)
  • Some themes appear very outdated.
  • Limited options for backup
  • Lack of flexibility for advanced users
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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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Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)
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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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Newfold Digital (Endurance + Web.com)
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