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Open Source Medium Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Medium is WordPress. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Medium and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Medium are Ghost, WriteFreely, Steemit and Plume.

Medium alternatives are mainly Blog Publishing Tools but may also be CMS Tools or Social Networks. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Medium.
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    WordPress

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    • PHP
    • Cloudron
    413 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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    WordPress vs Medium opinions
    Most users think WordPress is a great alternative to Medium.
    soulrain

    WordPress is free and doesn't nag you with annoying, half-the-screen covering bars of ads, registration and app downloads.

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  2. Ghost icon

    Ghost

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    • 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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    Ghost vs Medium opinions
    Most users think Ghost is a great alternative to Medium.


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    WriteFreely

    • Mac
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    • Self-Hosted
    43 alternatives to WriteFreely 

    WriteFreely is an open-source, minimalist, federated, self-hosted blogging platform. It was built for and by Write.as and can be used to power a similar community or just a single blog.

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    1.  Support for ActivityPubWriteFreely support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    2.  Support for MarkDownWriteFreely supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Steemit

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    132 alternatives to Steemit 

    A non-censored social platform where users are incentivized to contribute and curate content. The users decide what is valuable by voting, and content regarded valuable is rewarded with money.

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    Steemit vs Medium opinions
    Most users think Steemit is a great alternative to Medium.
    M_O_Z_G

    Steemit works with Markdown. It's useful if you write posts for multiple platforms - Markdown is widespread.

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    Plume

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    31 alternatives to Plume 

    Plume is not a single website, but an entire interconnected, yet independent network of what we call instances. You write content from your own instance, but anyone else on any other Plume instance can enjoy your stories too.

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    1.  Support for ActivityPubPlume support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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    Plume is not actively maintained.

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    Bear Blog

    92 alternatives to Bear Blog 

    Privacy-first, no-nonsense, super-fast blogging. No trackers, no JavaScript, no stylesheets. Just your words.

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    1.  LightweightBear Blog consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for MarkDownBear Blog supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    DEV Community

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    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.
    DEV Community vs Medium opinions
    Most users think DEV Community is a great alternative to Medium.
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    Blot

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    93 alternatives to Blot 

    Blot is a blogging platform with no interface. It creates a special folder in your Dropbox and publishes files you put inside. The point of all this?—?the reason Blot exists?—?is so you can use your favorite tools to create whatever you publish.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownBlot supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Scribe.rip

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    116 alternatives to Scribe.rip 

    An alternative frontend to Medium.

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    1.  Privacy focusedScribe.rip is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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      Portal CMS

      • Windows
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      240 alternatives to Portal CMS 

      Portal CMS is a free and open source content management system with a powerful integrated page builder built in .NET MVC.

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