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Open Source Tumblr Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Tumblr is Mastodon. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Tumblr and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Tumblr are Pixelfed, Minds, Grav and WriteFreely.

Tumblr alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Blog Publishing Tools or Microblogs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Tumblr.
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  1. Mastodon is a Free and Open Source federated social network, made with a focus on more personal interaction.

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    Almost everyone thinks Mastodon is a great alternative to Tumblr.

    Implemented content warning features as well as filtered timelines and individual servers. The community is very tight knit and it's very welcoming. Gets rid of the competitive atmosphere of Tumblr; you don't need to be popular to fit in.

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    It's a Twitter alternative.

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  2. Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram.

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    Most users think Pixelfed is a great alternative to Tumblr.


  3. We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.

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    Minds vs Tumblr opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Minds is a great alternative to Tumblr.

    Only similar on the quantity of Alt right content. Not safe and won't stop bugging you even if you delete your account, will still send you emails as if you didn't delete it.

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  4. Grav is an easy to use, yet powerful, opensource CMS that requires no database. In a nutshell, installing Grav is a matter of unzipping the file. It is fast, has sophisticated caching, and a light footprint for optimal performance.

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    Grav vs Tumblr opinions
    Some users think Grav is a great alternative to Tumblr, some don't.

    it is a cms not a social platform

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    WriteFreely

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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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  6. Uncensored free speech alternative to the extreme Reddit and Voat forums, democratically civilized by Graham's Debate Pyramid, no illegal transactions nor porn. Truth-seeking anti-corruption news are among the popular themes. Android app, iOS soon.

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    Plume

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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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    Bear Blog

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

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

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    A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).

    Discontinued

    Patchwork v3.18.1 was the last release.It is no longer in development since May 2021. Furthermore, the GitHub repository was archived.

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    WikiSpooks.com

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    WikiSpooks is a global alternative encyclopedia on politics, spy craft, deep state intelligence, and conspiracies, free of corporate influence, partisan politics, or government propaganda for historians and truth-seekers to read, edit, and share.

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