Hugo vs Quarto: Which One is Better for 2024?

By
Hugo Blox Team

Should I use Hugo or Quarto to make my personal website in 2024?

A comparison between Hugo (the application which generates Hugo Blox sites) and Positโ€™s Quarto product.

HugoQuarto
Established20132021
Open Sourceโœ…โœ…
LanguageGoHaskell, JS, Lua
Restrictive GPLv2 license?โŒโœ…
Commercial, profit-driven organization?โŒโœ…
Themes500+25
New project with many breaking changes leading to broken sites?โŒโœ…
Flexibility to design any kind of site?โœ…โŒ
Fast website generation?โœ…โŒ
Complex Installation/DependenciesโŒโœ…
Non-Standard, proprietary page format (.qmd)?โŒโœ…
Optimized SEO?โœ…โŒ
Run R code within Markdown?โŒโœ…
Well established community for support?โœ…โŒ
GitHub Stars70,0002,000
GitHub Contributors77699
GitHub LinkHugoQuarto
Best forEveryone: all-around performance, design, and SEOStatisticians who need to run R code in their site rather than just display code snippets

Are you an R Statistician? Did you know Hugo has an integration with RStudio, so you can directly write in RMarkdown or Jupyter Notebook, without having to install complex Haskell-based software such as Quarto?