Kirby is awesome. Really easy to learn and my favorite part about it is the insanely helpful forums
Completely agree. The best CMS I've ever used.
Jekyll + Forestry.io is amazing
Whoa, hadn't heard about that!
siteleaf.com is a nice alternative to Forestry.io as well.
Forestry looks almost too good to be true, especially being free for 'Freelancers AND Agencies' - is it likely to stick around?
Unfortunately they are updating their pricing to be 9.99 for any project that has more than 1 user. Still a great platform that I plan on using.
Just wanted to follow up on this since it's still showing up in searches for Forestry. The free plan covers one site owner and up to three clients (complete content editing functionality) on any project, allows unlimited sites and is here to stay. The paid plan is only for larger teams that are in need of more sophisticated team management tools and accessibility across multiple sites.
I've been using Grav for a while. It's basic enough to just get started and create pages, but can be extended to infinity. I really recommend it!
Add Statamic to your list as well. Statamic and Craft are my go to cms's depending on what the needs are.
I haven't used Grav but Jekyll is very limited in my experience—more of a blogging tool than a CMS. Kirby is really good but Craft is very good indeed and completely extensible, I wouldn't use any other CMS.
I am 100% Jekyll fan. Simple. I am the kind of designer who love terminal and text editors.
http://statamic.com is great too. Similar ideas to Kirby with more flexibility.
I've only used Kirby and Craft out of the list and I love Craft. It's definitely more complicated than Kirby, but it's a joy to use compared to many other CMS platforms (including Wordpress).
Also, it is open source, it just requires a license.