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. Yellow is for people who make websites. It's a flat-file content management system. Everything is made of files and folders. You can create web pages, blogs, wikis. There's support for Dropbox, Markdown and static content generation.
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      For site that does not require a database. Flat files system of Yellow is really use to use.
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    2. Winter CMS is a content management system built from the base up to be simple for clients and end-users, but powerful for developers.
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    3. TYPO3 is an enterprise-class, open source CMS, used internationally to build and manage websites of all types, from small sites for non-profits to multilingual enterprise solutions for large corporations.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • AppFog
      • Engine Yard Cloud
      • PHP
      • OpenShift
      Free and lightweight blogging system.

      Discontinued

      As stated at https://github.com/anchorcms/anchor-cms , the project is no longer maintained since May 2020. Last version, 0.12.7, released in March 2018, can be still downloaded from the official website

    4. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Vue.js
      Simplicity First Minimal setup with markdown-centered project structure helps you focus on writing. Vue-Powered Enjoy the dev experience of Vue + webpack, use Vue components in markdown, and develop custom themes with Vue.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Bolt is a tool for Content Management, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible. It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates, and above all: It’s a joy to use.
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    5. Microweber is free and open source, drag and drop website builder and CMS based on Laravel / PHP framework and Bootstrap.
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    6. Textpattern is an elegant content management system that is free, open source software. Web designers, developers, publishers and bloggers love its flexibility and extensibility.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • MongoDB
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Node.JS
      Apostrophe is a powerful website builder platform built on an enterprise open source CMS, offering in-context live editing, visual design tools, and multisite enablement in a full stack JS environment.
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