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

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      Typesetter is an open source CMS written in PHP focused on ease of use with True WYSIWYG editing and flat-file storage. Typesetter CMS, A Free and Easy CMS for everyone.
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      Typesetter vs WordPress opinions
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      simple to use, the page structure can be easily created, uses bootstrap 3, object oriented, wysiwyg, CKEditor, multi-user, open source, CSS code can be used directly in the page (source mode)
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      • .NET Framework
      BlogEngine.NET is an open source .NET blogging project that was born out of desire for a better blog platform. A blog platform with less complexity, easy customization, and one that takes advantage of the latest .NET features.
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    1. With no knowledge of PHP required at all you can make any static web-page editable by your clients.
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      💮 Mixcore CMS is an open-source modular, multi-tenant application framework built on top of ASP.NET Core (Dotnet Core). It is a completed open source ASP.NET Core (Dotnet Core) CMS solution. https://mixcore.org.
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    2. DocPad is a dynamic static-site generator. That is a content management system that takes content from several sources, like files on your computer, and renders them into incredibly fast static output.

      Discontinued

      The developer announced that DocPad will be no longer updated and supported. Last version, 6.82.5, released in October 2018, can be still downloaded from the official website and GitHub.

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    3. Gutenberg is a take on a new editor for WordPress. It is named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented a printing press with movable type more than 500 years ago. ... Their goal is to make this easier, especially for those just starting with WordPress
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      • Hotspot JVM
      Tinysite is an attempt to create minimalistic secure blog engine for running a darknet blog site. It has only some basic features yet, e.g. adding and displaying posts, categories.
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    4. Backdrop CMS is a simple, lightweight, and easy to use Content Management System used to build attractive, professional websites. Use it for everything from a single-administrator's personal blog site, to a complex, multi-role, business e-commerce platform.
      Backdrop CMS vs WordPress opinions
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      Backdrop CMS is easier to extend than Wordpress. The user interface is better - no backend-frontend complication - edit right where you are.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Middleman is a static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development. Check out middlemanapp.com for detailed tutorials, including a getting started guide. You can also follow @middlemanapp for updates. Why Middleman?
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      Lutece is an open source platform developed by the City of Paris to help you develop digital solutions. Honed for cities’ use through almost 20 years of development, Lutece has evolved into multifaceted platform with more than 400 plugins.
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