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ExpressionEngine Alternatives

ExpressionEngine is described as 'CMS is the most secure, flexible, extensible, and user friendly Open Source CMS on the planet' and is a CMS tool in the development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to ExpressionEngine, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, PHP and Linux. The best alternative is WordPress, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to ExpressionEngine are Tumblr, Drupal, Ghost and Joomla.

ExpressionEngine 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 ExpressionEngine.
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  1. WordPress icon

    WordPress

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron
    411 alternatives to WordPress 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWordPress can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of WordPress.
    3.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within WordPress using IFTTT.
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    Tumblr

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    129 alternatives to Tumblr 

    Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your people.

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Tumblr using IFTTT.
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  3. Drupal icon

    Drupal

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Linux
    • Windows
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • NGINX
    • Microsoft IIS
    200 alternatives to Drupal 

    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. Hundreds of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power an endless variety of...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDrupal can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportDrupal integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    3.  Support for BootstrapDrupal supports the popular CSS framework Bootstrap.
    4.  Ad-freeDrupal doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    In 2009 the White House choose Drupal to power its website. The White House also contributed multiple Drupal modules at https://www.drupal.org/u/whitehouse
    Tesla Motors website is powered by Drupal
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    Ghost

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    • Node.JS
    261 alternatives to Ghost 

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

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    1.  Support for MarkDownGhost supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Joomla

    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    182 alternatives to Joomla 

    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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    ProcessWire

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    106 alternatives to ProcessWire 

    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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsProcessWire can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Distraction-freeProcessWire has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    3.  Ad-freeProcessWire doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    ProcessWire vs ExpressionEngine opinions
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    Squarespace

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    276 alternatives to Squarespace 

    Squarespace is the all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. Domains, eCommerce, hosting, galleries, analytics, and 24/7 support all included.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportSquarespace integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  WYSIWYG HTML EditorSquarespace allows you to make and preview changes to an application or website in real time, without needing to know code.
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    DEV Community

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    310 alternatives to DEV Community 

    Where programmers share ideas and help each other grow. It is an online community for sharing and discovering great ideas, having debates, and making friends. Anyone can share articles, questions, discussions, etc. as long as they have the rights to the words they are sharing.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownDEV Community supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    LiveJournal

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    92 alternatives to LiveJournal 

    Online blogging software - free for basic users! Personal publishing, community involvement and individual expression.

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    SilverStripe

    • Self-Hosted
    100 alternatives to SilverStripe 

    SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System and Framework for creating, maintaining websites and web applications.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportSilverStripe integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  File VersioningSilverStripe has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    CMS assets view in SilverStripe 4
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