The Best Open Source WordPress AlternativesTop Blog Publishing & CMS Tools like WordPress
Drupal is a free and open source CMS that has been created “by developers for developers”, and is therefore slightly more complicated to learn than a solution like Wix or WordPress. It's intended for an audience with technical skills, which is why it is perhaps less popular. This drawback can also be an advantage: thanks to the great flexibility of Drupal, it is possible to obtain much more advanced results thanks to more in-depth functionality. And like WordPress, it can also be extended with thousands of themes and modules.
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- - Drupal is the most popular Web-based, Windows, Linux & SaaS alternative to WordPress.
- - Drupal is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to WordPress.
- Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDrupal can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
- WYSIWYG SupportDrupal integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
- Support for BootstrapDrupal supports the popular CSS framework Bootstrap.
- Ad-freeDrupal doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
Comments about Drupal as a Alternative to WordPressMost users think Drupal is a great WordPress alternative.all • positive • negative relevance • date
extremely easy to get used to and pretty advanced features that can be used in a variety of options,1Guest
Wordpress is a good framework for absolute beginners, Drupal for more advanced users, imo1
Some times ago Drupal started using Symphony Framework which is a great for some. Not for many. I am not sure why but anytime i tried Drupal on localhost or my VPS, it was very slow comparing to wordpress. Slower than WORDPRES?! No hell! I really do not see any advantages. But in a past, i had a big feelings for Drupal. Not anymore.-2
Drupal is not similar enough to WordPress, and is significantly more complex.0Guest
Drupal is really nice CMS0Show more comments ▾5 of 8 comments
Joomla is another free and open source popular CMS. It's a powerful, versatile, and flexible platform with a large community of users and developers. It is known to be more accessible than Drupal, but more complex than WordPress. Like the other two, it can be extended with themes and extensions. Joomla still requires some technical skills and is primarily intended for developers.Suggest and vote on features
Comments about Joomla as a Alternative to WordPressMost users think Joomla is a great WordPress alternative.Guest
All in one installation with extensions I need improve the security. No problem of compatibility of extensions when I update.0Guest
Joomla is the only CMS that allows you to make a simple website to a complex website with an optimal learning curve.0Guest
Joomla is a CMS, Wordpress was more concepted for blogging - even if it's a CMS similar Sw today...-12
Comments about Ghost as a Alternative to WordPressMost users think Ghost is a great WordPress alternative.
Needs NodeJS, which means more powerful hosting or VPS that cost more than ordinary hosting. There is also less plugins and support. It is just a basic blog platform. Faster? Yeah. More secure? Yeah. Membership included? Yeah. But you have to pay more than on wordpress. And good luck with looking for an enthusiastic developers working for a smile. Wordpress is still the best platform. For a blogging i would choose anything but ghost.-1
Grav is a powerful and easy to use open source CMS written in PHP and based on the Symfony web application framework. Compared to other content management systems, it is a fast, simple and flexible file-based platform. This means that Grav doesn't use a database like MySQL or MongoDB, but stores all the information in YAML files. This also means that the learning curve is pretty straightforward, there are less security risks, and the websites are usually pretty fast. There's also a marketplace with themes and plugins, but don't expect to see as many as for WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.Suggest and vote on features
Comments about Grav as a Alternative to WordPressAlmost everyone thinks Grav is a great WordPress alternative.all • positive • negative relevance • dateGuest
It's not a messy pile of spaghetti code. It uses modern tools like Composer and Twig.6Guest
The features you want, without the bloat you don't2
Grav is easy to deploy by just extracting the downloaded archive. It got an terminal client where to install plugins/extensions like an administrative backend or other themes. It has spotless file structure.0
The interface is cleaner and more modern, making for a much more pleasant experience than WordPress. Easier to set up as well.0Guest
It is more developer friendly. The project structure is very clean, easy to configure and deploy. Using flat files instead of a SQL database might be limiting for some, but it's perfect for most standard sites like blogs, agency websites and even E-commerce. Twig for templates leads to cleaner code and a better separation of concern (Almost impossible to mix business logic in your templates). I guess the only downside is lack of plugins and templates for now.0Show more comments ▾5 of 6 comments
Jekyll is a static site generator (SSG) created in 2008 by Tom Preston-Werner, the founder of GitHub. It's coded in Ruby and requires NodeJS. It's very different from WordPress on many points. For starters, it's a static site generator, which means it takes your text and generates static HTML pages for your site (with no database).
Like Grav, it's pretty fast and simple to use, but it requires a bit more technical knowledge as you don't have access to an admin dashboard to manage your website. One advantage, though, is that you can use the free hosting provided by GitHub Pages with Jekyll.Suggest and vote on features
- Support for MarkDownJekyll supports MarkDown for document formatting.
- No TrackingJekyll will not track you or use your personal data.
- Syntax HighlightingJekyll supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
- Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJekyll can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
- Command line interfaceJekyll either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
Opinions about Jekyll as a Alternative to WordPressAlmost everyone thinks Jekyll is a great WordPress alternative.
Hugo is a general-purpose website framework for generating static web pages. Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more.Suggest and vote on features
- Support for MarkDownHugo supports MarkDown for document formatting.
- Ad-freeHugo doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
- LightweightHugo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
- Works OfflineHugo can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
- Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Hugo.
- No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Hugo without registration.
Opinions about Hugo as a Alternative to WordPressMost users think Hugo is a great WordPress alternative.
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.Suggest and vote on features
Opinions about WriteFreely as a Alternative to WordPressMost users think WriteFreely is a great WordPress alternative.