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Self-Hosted Squarespace Alternatives

Squarespace 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 Squarespace 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 Squarespace are Ghost, Silex, ProcessWire and Known.

Squarespace alternatives are mainly Website Builders but may also be CMS Tools or Blog Publishing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Squarespace.
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  1. WordPress icon

    WordPress

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron
    412 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 Squarespace opinions
    Some users think WordPress is a great alternative to Squarespace, some don't.
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    WordPress doesn't provide all the visual template editing and in-place content editing tools that Squarespace does

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  2. Ghost icon

    Ghost

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    • 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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    Silex

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Self-Hosted
    104 alternatives to Silex 

    Silex, is a free and open source website builder in the cloud. Create websites directly in the browser without writing code. And it is suitable for professional designers to produce great websites without constraints. Silex is also known as the HTML5 editor.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportSilex integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  No Coding RequiredSilex can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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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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    Known

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    • Self-Hosted
    166 alternatives to Known 

    Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control. Choose to share it on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, or extend it to integrate with the software you already use.

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    1.  DecentralizedKnown is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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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.
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    Concrete CMS

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    • Self-Hosted
    89 alternatives to Concrete CMS 

    Many content management systems are focused on developer or site owner needs, but Concrete CMS truly delivers the best to both worlds. An in-context editing toolbar makes it easy to make changes as you navigate the live website.

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    MODX

    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    117 alternatives to MODX 

    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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    Plone

    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    113 alternatives to Plone 

    Plone is an open source content management system based on the Zope application server, written in python. Its known to be powerful, reliable, secure and easy to use. Plone excels when compared to other content-management systems in standards conformance, access control...

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    It's not a WISYWIG editor like squarespace.

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  10. ImpressPages CMS icon

    ImpressPages CMS

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    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    149 alternatives to ImpressPages CMS 

    ImpressPages is a PHP framework with admin panel. A new MVC engine is under the hood so you can customize ImpressPages in no time. Write your own plugins and themes to suit your and customers’ needs best.

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    Discontinued

    Its main repository https://github.com/impresspages/ImpressPages did not update since 2018. Website is unaccessable due to the certificate expired.

    Administration area: real browsable website with all tools needed on the top.
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