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
      Automad is a file-based flat CMS and template engine. It is designed to be fully portable without any dependencies on databases or fixed locations and doesn't require any complicated setup process. All data gets stored in a human readable form.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      "With Composr, we are committed to using our experience and talents to keep the web open, to empower teams to build sophisticated sites with elegance and efficiency, and to carry the web forward with the highest of standards."
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Laravel
      • PHP
      PyroCMS is an easy to use, powerful, and modular CMS and development platform built with Laravel 5. Driver-based file management seamlessly integrated with Laravel.
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    1. A beautiful decentralized & open source blog maker – Write, save, share. Easy... and free. Create beautiful & simple blog stories – Our keyword: Simplicity. Use our beautiful, unique and minimalist theme without compromise.
    2. blogstrap.py is a simple, no frills blog content management system powered by Twitter's Bootstrap and web.py. It features most things you would come to expect from a simple blogging platform.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.8-RC2, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Beaker browser
      Tool for creating peer-to-peer websites.
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    3. A headless CMS that manages your content, not your workflow. Directus is an API-driven content management framework for custom databases. It decouples content for use in apps, websites, or any other data-driven projects. Core Principles
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    4. Dotclear is an open-source web publishing software created in 2002 by Olivier Meunier. A one mans project at first, Dotclear soon gathered a team comprising different personalities with various backgrounds.
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    5. Shio is open source CMS, that allows to model content and create Site using javascript with native cache and search.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Portal CMS is a free and open source content management system with a powerful integrated page builder.
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