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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      The MODX Digital Experience Platform gives you everything you need to build, host, and maintain amazing websites your way. Gain complete control over your creative vision without restriction or compromise.
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      MODX vs WordPress opinions
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      Creative, Design and Developer freedom. Without the wordpress straightjacket.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • SQLite
      Cockpit was born out of the need of building a simple dynamic site. Sure, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and all the other full-stack content management systems are possible solutions for that task ...
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      Cockpit is a clean, modern cms.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • NameCoin
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      • CoffeeScript
      ZeroBlog - For a distributed, self publishing blogging platform ( and centralized authentication ). Source code : https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroBlog
    1. Bludit is a web application to build your own website or blog in seconds, it's completely free and open source. A PRO version is available for those who want to support the software developer. The software seems almost the same between the versions.
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    2. Privacy-first, no-nonsense, super-fast blogging. No trackers, no JavaScript, no stylesheets. Just your words. There is a website obesity crisis. Bloated websites full of scripts, ads, and trackers slowing your readers down while they try to read your well-crafted content.


    3. ImpressPages is a PHP framework with admin panel. A new MVC engine is under the hood so you can customize ImpressPages in no time. Write your own plugins and themes to suit your and customers’ needs best.

      Discontinued

      Its main repository https://github.com/impresspages/ImpressPages did not update since 2018. Website is unaccessable due to the certificate expired.

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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Enterprises choose Pimcore because it seamlessly integrates 4 applications – Product Information Management (PIM), Digital Asset Management (DAM), Customer Experience Management (CMS/UX) and eCommerce.
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    4. Plone is an open source content management system based on the Zope application server, written in python. Its known to be powerful, reliable, secure and easy to use.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      The WordPress fork. No Gutenberg. Great future!.
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      laurabrown A fork of WordPress. Easy to change from WordPress, move files and use almost all the same plugins and themes. No new software to learn.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      A good WordPress alternative for Developers
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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    5. PluXml is a script helping you to create a site or a blog. PluXml doesnt require any programming knowledge nor a database. You only need PHP on your web hosting.
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