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 Sep 27, 2021

      • 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 over 4 years ago

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      • 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 about 1 year ago

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    1. 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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    2. 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
      • NameCoin
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      • CoffeeScript
      ZeroBlog - For a distributed, self publishing blogging platform ( and centralized authentication ). Source code : https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroBlog
    3. 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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    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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    5. 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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    6. Installing Kirby means uploading some files to your server and that's it. Blog articles, galleries, simple pages or complex product sheets – with Kirby you are not limited to a fixed data structure. Kirby is file-based – No database involved.
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