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Self-Hosted CMS Made Simple Alternatives

There are many alternatives to CMS Made Simple as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. 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 100 alternatives to CMS Made Simple and loads of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to CMS Made Simple are Drupal, Ghost, Grav and Joomla.

CMS Made Simple alternatives are mainly CMS Tools but may also be Blog Publishing Tools or Website Builders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CMS Made Simple.
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  • FreeOpen Source
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  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Self-Hosted
  • PHP

CMS Made Simple - the open source content management system for the rest of us.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableWordPress is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWordPress can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  2. Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual, a community of users, or an enterprise to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDrupal can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableDrupal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Ghost

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
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    • Node.JS

    The world's most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownGhost supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Grav

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Markdown
    • Cloudron

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownGrav supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGrav can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationGrav supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Joomla

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular web site software available.

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    Control Panel


  6. ProcessWire is a friendly and powerful open source CMS and CMF with an exceptionally strong foundation. With all custom fields, an easy-to-use jQuery-inspired API, and a powerful page selector engine, ProcessWire will rise to any task.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsProcessWire can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeProcessWire doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    django CMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    django CMS is an Enterprise CMS built with Django and one of the most active open-source projects in the Django ecosystem. Since 2007 it powers tens of thousands of websites across the world, and benefits from a friendly developer community.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsdjango CMS can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  8. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (40+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP + Smarty, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Bootstrap.

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    MODX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    The MODX Digital Experience Platform gives you everything you need to build, host, and maintain amazing websites your way. Gain complete control over your creative vision without restriction or compromise.

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    Automad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    Automad is a file-based flat CMS and template engine. It is designed to be fully portable without any dependencies on databases or fixed locations and doesn't require any complicated setup process. All data gets stored in a human readable form.

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