From Hugo to Zola


Sometimes you just have to change some things, even if they work correctly.

Zola is a static site generator - you create templates, content in text files and it generates complete webpage. No need to mess with database or other external dependencies. Another big win is that content is created using text files (Markdown). Means there are fewer excuses to procrastinate.

Biggest advantage that Zola has over Hugo is simplicity:

  • templating language is very similar to Twig, which I am familiar with
  • simple template directory structure
  • written in Rust, which I intend to learn
  • native markdown code highlight