A Webpack-aware, Ruby-powered static site generator
for the modern Jamstack era.

Built upon proven open source technology, Bridgetown is a fast, scalable, modular, and thoroughly forward-looking framework for building websites and frontend applications.

  • Craft Clever Content. Content in Bridgetown is simply text files and assets in your repository. Write flexible Markdown and use sophisticated Liquid tags to enhance your presentation and functionality. Using a headless CMS or third-party APIs? That works too!

  • Design with Components. Encapsulate common building-blocks of your design which can be reused across multiple pages and contexts or displayed in an always up-to-date style guide. Use components provided by themes and plugins or write your own.

  • Customize with Plugins. Develop your own plugins in the delightful Ruby programming language to enable totally custom projects, or install community gems to supercharge your site build. Sprinkle Ruby Front Matter on templates to bring them to life.

  • Add a Modern Frontend. Bridgetown comes with support for Webpack out-of-the-box, which means you can add Javascript frameworks like React, Vue, Stimulus as well as CSS frameworks like Bulma or Tailwind to get a leg up fast.

  • Deploy Anywhere. Use an automated hosting service like Netlify to deploy your site upon every update, or just sync the output folder to a standard web server and you’re done. It’s without a doubt the most flexible publishing system available.

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News Updates

Easily Configure Template Engines in Bridgetown

Watch this real-time walkthrough where I configure Bridgetown's template engine—either on a per-file basis or across the whole site. Now you have Liquid, ERB, and beyond, right at your fingertips!
Jared White Jared White on November 9, 2020

The Future of Bridgetown Today in v0.18 “Taylor Street”

An action-packed release which sets the tone for the future of Bridgetown and the broader Ruby web developer community.
Jared White Jared White on October 30, 2020

The Data Cascade, Find Tag, and More in Bridgetown 0.17

We're pleased as Punch to announce the release of Bridgetown 0.17, codenamed "Mount Scott". Some of the improvements are optimizations at the code level and preparing for bigger features down the road (i18n), but there are also a few goodies you can start using in your projects today.
Jared White Jared White on September 18, 2020

Midsummer 2020 Bridgetown Plugin Roundup

Bridgetown is amazingly useful right out of the box, but add a few plugins and an automation or two, and it sizzles!
Jared White Jared White on August 25, 2020