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    Drupal Alternatives

    Drupal is described as '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' and is a very popular CMS tool in the social & communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Drupal for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, PHP, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is WordPress, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Drupal are Backdrop CMS, Ghost, Joomla and Grav.

    Drupal is mainly a CMS Tool but alternatives to it 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 Drupal.
    This page was last updated Mar 15, 2022
    • FreemiumOpen Source
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    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
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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.
      WordPress vs Drupal opinions
      Some users think WordPress is a great alternative to Drupal, some don't.
      I've built a lot of WordPress sites. It's a lot easier and intuitive and has a lot more attractive themes to meet the needs of almost all the cases. However I found Drupal to be more powerful and a better choice in some use cases. Multiple taxonomy, for example.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      Everything is better than drupal
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

    2. Backdrop CMS is a simple, lightweight, and easy to use Content Management System used to build attractive, professional websites. Use it for everything from a single-administrator's personal blog site, to a complex, multi-role, business e-commerce platform.
      Backdrop CMS vs Drupal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Backdrop CMS is a great alternative to Drupal.
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      I like Backdrop CMS as an alternative to Drupal because it has the easiest upgrade path from Drupal 7. And it is closely related since it is a fork of an early version of Drupal 8.
      Top positive comment  7 months ago

      It's a fork of Drupal 7, so Drupal users will be very familiar with it out-of-the-box. It includes many of the same features, plus heaps of great new ones.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      yorkshirepudding I can do pretty much all that I used to be able to do in Drupal in terms of relating different types of content to each other to create a rich user experience. I also think the admin interface is a major step up from Drupal; so much work goes into UX and really caring about what will make it easier.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      Because to upgrade to D9 is alot of work and you must rebuild your views and webforms so you must do all this just to upgrade, I just need my site to run I don't need all the bling bling for a enterprise site
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      gkruger It's a better version of Drupal 7 and a strong alternative to the amazing, but very complex Drupal 8.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Backdrop lets me build both simple and complex sites without the need of programming skills.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Coming from Drupal, which doesn't fit my use-cases anymore, Backdrop is by far the easiest solution for me - it's very similar to D7, but with many enhancements for easier site-building.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      • Node.JS
      The world's most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform.
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      • 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.
      Joomla vs Drupal opinions
      Some users think Joomla is a great alternative to Drupal, some don't.
      Although it's joomla, it's better than drupal...
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

    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.

    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.
      Jekyll vs Drupal opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Sorry, but nobody would ever think that a static site generator is in any way an alternative to Drupal.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    5. WriteFreely is an open-source, minimalist, federated, self-hosted blogging platform. It was built for and by and can be used to power a similar community or just a single blog.
    6. HubSpot is the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform with 15,000 customers in more than 90 countries.
    7. 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.
      ProcessWire vs Drupal opinions
      Most users think ProcessWire is a great alternative to Drupal.
      Way easier and more powerful! Developers who switch love it!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      noelboss Superior API and total Template freedom.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    8. XWiki is a powerful Open Source collaborative platform allowing companies of all sizes to save time and money while enhancing collaboration on both team and organizational level.
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