Open Source WordPress Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to WordPress is Drupal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to WordPress and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to WordPress are Joomla (Free, Open Source), Ghost (Paid, Open Source), Grav (Free, Open Source) and Jekyll (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 10, 2021

    1. October is a self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. Thousands of digital studios and freelancers all over the world love October for its simplicity, flexibility and modern design. Their clients are happy, because October saves them both time and money.
      October vs WordPress opinions
      Almost everyone thinks October is a great alternative to WordPress.
      Highly customizable, admin panel can be extended really easy, very well documented. Fast. Secure!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      jesseboyer Balance between Client and Developer, beautiful and built on Laravel. Easy to extend, it destroys wordpress.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      bradybarten Laravel based. Its essentially a CMF on top of Laravel
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Both friendly for developer and user
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    2. Silex, is a free and open source website builder in the cloud. Create websites directly in the browser without writing code. And it is suitable for professional designers to produce great websites without constraints. Silex is also known as the HTML5 editor.

    3. 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.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • React
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Gatsby provides development teams an open source frontend framework for creating dynamic, optimized websites and a cloud platform for delivering them on a blazing fast edge network.
    4. django CMS is an Enterprise CMS built with Django and one of the most active open-source projects in the Django ecosystem. Since 2007 it powers tens of thousands of websites across the world, and benefits from a friendly developer community.
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      fredericroland7 High quality code. Easy to develop for using Django / Python. Very nice template system.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago


    5. thirty bees is an open source e-commerce software that empowers merchants to focus less on their shop and more on their business. Having a fast, responsive, bug free e-commerce site is essential now, and thirty bees fills that void.
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    6. Where programmers share ideas and help each other grow. It is an online community for sharing and discovering great ideas, having debates, and making friends. Anyone can share articles, questions, discussions, etc. as long as they have the rights to the words they are sharing.
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    7. SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System and Framework for creating, maintaining websites and web applications.
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    8. Static site generator that supports reStructuredText, Markdown, and AsciiDoc formats. Features: - Articles (e.g., blog posts) and pages (e.g.
    9. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (40+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP + Smarty, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Bootstrap.
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