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 (Free Personal, Open Source), ProcessWire (Free, Open Source), Known (Freemium) and SilverStripe (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 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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      WordPress vs Squarespace opinions
      Some users think WordPress is a great alternative to Squarespace, some don't.
      WordPress doesn't provide all the visual template editing and in-place content editing tools that Squarespace does
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System and Framework for creating, maintaining websites and web applications.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      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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    5. 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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    6. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    7. 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.
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      Plone vs Squarespace opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's not a WISYWIG editor like squarespace.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Portal CMS is a free and open source content management system with a powerful integrated page builder.
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