Self-Hosted Medium Alternatives

    Medium 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 100 alternatives to Medium 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 Medium are Ghost (Free Personal, Open Source), WriteFreely (Free, Open Source), Plume (Free, Open Source) and Blot (Paid, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 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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      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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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      • Node.JS
      The world's most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform.
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      Most users think Ghost is a great alternative to Medium.


    2. 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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    3. 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.
    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Online
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      Portal CMS is a free and open source content management system with a powerful integrated page builder.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Beaker browser
      Tool for creating peer-to-peer websites.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Laravel
      • PHP
      ORCHID is a tool that allows you to quickly write simple but powerful websites and applications. Provided as a package for Laravel, you can easily integrate it as a third-party component using Composer.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      LavaLite is an open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and Laravel web application framework. It currently supports MySQL, SQLite, MariaDB and PostgreSQL for the database backend.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Blackberry 10
      • PlayBook
      • Kindle Fire
      Modern, open source, fast and secure content management system based on Bootstrap 3 using the latest technology. CMS has been build from Scratch and uses the latest bootstrap framework, jQuery and technology like HTML5, CSS3, PHP5 and MySQL5.
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