We can build anything we want with PHP, be it a small little blog for ourselves to a giant world-spanning social media network. There are times though that we do not need all of the dynamic goodness that PHP brings and we just need a site that sits there. Sculpin is a static site generator that leverages the power of PHP and Twig to allow developers to quickly generate flat HTML sites, but completely automate the process of stitching all of that HTML together. We’ll quickly run through getting started with Sculpin and the power that it provides.
Static Site Generator
Sculpin is a static site generator written in
PHP. It converts Markdown files, Twig
templates or standard HTML into a static
HTML site that can be easily deployed.
Turns a collection of static files into a
dynamically generated site
● Not everything requires PHP
● Static sites are quick
● Lets you use existing tools
● A bit of symfony
● Embedded Composer