Self-Hosted ButterCMS Alternatives

    ButterCMS is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is WordPress, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ButterCMS and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to ButterCMS are Ghost (Paid, Open Source), Grav (Free, Open Source), Jekyll (Free, Open Source) and Strapi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 10, 2021

    1. WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely.
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      This is NOT even close. Completely different product. ButterCMS is HEADLESS CMS unlike WordPress
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    2. The world's most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform.
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    3. Grav is an easy to use, yet powerful, opensource CMS that requires no database. In a nutshell, installing Grav is a matter of unzipping the file. It is fast, has sophisticated caching, and a light footprint for optimal performance.
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    4. Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server.
    5. Strapi is the most popular open-source Headless CMS. Strapi gives developers the freedom to use their favorite tools and frameworks while allowing editors to easily manage their content and distribute it anywhere.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • React
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Gatsby provides development teams an open source frontend framework for creating dynamic, optimized websites and a cloud platform for delivering them on a blazing fast edge network.
    6. Static site generator that supports reStructuredText, Markdown, and AsciiDoc formats. Features: - Articles (e.g., blog posts) and pages (e.g.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • SQLite
      Cockpit was born out of the need of building a simple dynamic site. Sure, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and all the other full-stack content management systems are possible solutions for that task ...
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Vue.js
      Simplicity First Minimal setup with markdown-centered project structure helps you focus on writing. Vue-Powered Enjoy the dev experience of Vue + webpack, use Vue components in markdown, and develop custom themes with Vue.
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    7. Vapid is an intentionally simple content management system built on the idea that you can create a custom dashboard without ever leaving the HTML. FASTEST WAY TO BUILD A CUSTOM WEBSITE
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