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Discussion on: Switching from a CMS to Jekyll

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I'd like to update this thread to mention the existence of Netlify CMS. The author writes in the OP that

"There is a dependency of using the command-line to generate your site each time you make an edit, so some development expertise is needed. This means Jekyll is probably not a great solution for a client project"

but that is simply not true anymore!

After the site is done, you create an admin folder with an index.html (which contains a script that loads Netlify's admin panel UI) and a config.yml (in which you specify the fields that will be available in the UI). You can then manage multiple users using Netlify identity.

For the end user/content creator the experience is the same as using a standard CMS but the benefits of using a SSG remain.