Self-Hosted WordPress Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to WordPress as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative 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 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to WordPress are Joomla (Free, Open Source), Ghost (Free Personal, Open Source), Grav (Free, Open Source) and Jekyll (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 22, 2021

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Ruby
      • Jekyll
      Hydejack is a Jekyll theme with JavaScript powers, combining the best of static sites and modern web apps. It features a suite of JavaScript that makes the page feel like an app, without sacrificing backwards-compatibility, page-load speed or SEO.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      PHP-Fusion is a lightweight CMS very similar to PHPNuke. It has all the necessary features and none you don't with the ability to add many other features and a full database of Free Addons and Themes for you to use. No coding knowledge required!.
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    1. With Purity you can edit any website. Functionality: editing of text (even fictional tags), links, images (cut, resize, compress), forms, title, meta tags, hidden elements, multilingual sites, creating new pages from existed ones.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      Maian Weblog is a FREE, simple, yet powerful PHP journal / blog platform for personal or business use. Using HTML5 technology, it complies with modern standards and offers a powerful feature set for you to post your thoughts and ideas online.
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    2. unite cms allows you to connect and manage all your digital project's data in one single backend. With its headless architecture and powerful GraphQL API, you can display your content on any device and every project.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      ApPHP MicroCMS is a simple, but very powerful Content Management System that everyone can use. The MicroCMS can be installed easily by web developers, webmasters, graphic designers, etc. This script was developed in OOP and allows users to build websites in a few minutes.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Noddity is a lightweight CMS that provides an easy way to publish markdown-based content to a minimalist blog or wiki-type site.
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    3. Create a beautiful website with no design or IT skills using the Rocketspark website builder. Enjoyably easy DIY web editing and ecommerce. Great for Designers and Graphic designers, manage your clients with the Rocketspark Studio.
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    4. jekyll SEO template is the best alternative to blogging on Medium. It has been highly optimized for SEO and could seriously increase the organic traffic to your blog.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Business Class Content Management For Node.js.
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