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Self-Hosted Tumblr Alternatives

Tumblr 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 Mastodon, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Tumblr 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 Tumblr are Pixelfed, Grav, WriteFreely and Plume.

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.
This page was last updated May 2, 2022
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
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  1. Decentralized, GNU Social-compatible micro-blogging engine.

    Mastodon vs Tumblr opinions
    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.

    Most users think Pixelfed is a great alternative to Tumblr.


  3. 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.

    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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  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

    Known vs Tumblr opinions
    Most users think Known is a great alternative to Tumblr.
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    Have post types, reblog (called repost), a very similar look and feel.

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    Very familiar design for Tumblr users. Various post types.

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  7. Movim

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

    Our philosophy is that your data are yours and you must always be in control. Movim achieves this through a complete decentralisation of users' data and accounts.

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

    It's a federated self hostable network, you can share others posts on your timeline

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  8. Blot

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  9. ZeroBlog

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • NameCoin
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet
    • CoffeeScript

    ZeroBlog - For a distributed, self publishing blogging platform ( and centralized authentication ).

  10. Vapid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Vapid is an intentionally simple content management system built on the idea that you can create a custom dashboard without ever leaving the HTML.

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