Feature Description
Sitemap Sitemaps are automatically generated
Feeds Atom, RSS and JSON feeds are automatically generated
Markdown syntax The powerful and easy to learn markdown syntax is used for writing posts
Handlebars template syntax Handlebars templating with build in helpers
EJS template syntax Hugely powerful EJS (Embedded JavaScript) templating
Automatic pagination Pages/Posts are automatically paginated. Disabling and adjusting page size is all done through your config file
Automatic Tag page generation Tag pages are automatically generated allowing you to group posts on a similar topic into easy to find pages
Automatic builds watch for file changes A webserver is started so you can view your website in a browser and any changes to files automatically trigger rebuilding
Huge amount of hosting options Host anywhere static HTML is supported. Examples here.
Multiple environment support Create config files for different environments
Automatically minify Javascript and CSS Automatically minify Javascript and CSS files on build
Pretty permalinks / URLS Permalinks to your posts / pages are pretty and without any .html
Plugin support Plugins aren't needed but we don't want to stifle innovation/customization so plugins can be written
Page template flexibility Pages / Posts can have their own template for full customization
Post build support Post build tasks are ran after the build is complete. This can be used for things like: Zipping and deploying to a hosting provider.