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 Nov 14, 2021

    1. Microweber is free and open source, drag and drop website builder and CMS based on Laravel / PHP framework and Bootstrap.
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      I searched for self-hosted alternative, but if it self hosted, it must be free.
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    2. Chyrp Lite makes it possible to host a blog on your own web server with minimal fuss. You can have a traditional blog, a tumbleblog, or you can add oodles of customisation and build a web publishing platform with blogging features on the side.
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    3. Manage columns, rows and containers visually. Instantly toggle visibility of elements. Simulate how your responsive content looks on various devices directly while editing content, without even switching to the preview mode thanks to the support for Bootstrap breakpoints.
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      Craft gives you the tools to sculpt a content management experience precisely tailored to your site’s needs.
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    4. blogstrap.py is a simple, no frills blog content management system powered by Twitter's Bootstrap and web.py. It features most things you would come to expect from a simple blogging platform.

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      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.8-RC2, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    5. SPIP is a publishing system for the Internet in which great importance is attached to collaborative working, to multilingual environments, and to simplicity of use for web authors. It is free software, distributed under the GNU/GPL licence.
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      ashledombos Extremely versatile and powerful though docs need improvement.
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    6. A modern, ultra lightweight and rocket fast Content Management System.
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    7. A headless CMS that manages your content, not your workflow. Directus is an API-driven content management framework for custom databases. It decouples content for use in apps, websites, or any other data-driven projects. Core Principles
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    8. BuilderEngine contains an impressive array of functionality, flexibility & designer GUI's that is incorporated into its core. Build stunning pages with simple controls and everything you need is right at your finger tips.
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    9. Unleash your creativity: Import and edit all of your bootstrap templates or build complete new, block-based websites. Creads' visual editor interface enables you to design your websites lighting-fast by dragging ready-to-use blocks and elements.
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