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 Oct 20, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Readz is a powerful and flexible browser-based CMS for building and managing responsive websites. Forget plugins and extensions.
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    4. Umbraco is a fully-featured open source content management system with the flexibility to run anything from small campaign or brochure sites right through to complex applications for Fortune 500's and some of the largest media sites in the world.
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    5. SPIP is a publishing system for the Internet in which great importance is attached to collaborative working, to multilingual environments, and to simplicity of use for web authors. It is free software, distributed under the GNU/GPL licence.
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    6. A modern, ultra lightweight and rocket fast Content Management System.
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    7. Octopress is a framework designed by Brandon Mathis for Jekyll, the blog aware static site generator powering Github Pages. To start blogging with Jekyll, you have to write your own HTML templates, CSS, Javascripts and set up your configuration.

      Discontinued

      Last update 2015, according to the homepage.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Handlebars
      • PHP
      Postleaf is an open source blogging platform with WYSIWYG inline editing, handlebar templates, and a beautiful user interface. KEY FEATURES Inline Editing No more forms or rich-text editors. It’s the most immersive editing experience you’ll ever have!

      Discontinued

      Discontinued as of Feb 2021 as stated in the Github repository

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Habari is next-generation blogging. Download Habari or try the demo and help our community design the future of blogs.

      Discontinued

      Website no longer works & repo has not been updated in 4 years

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      e107 is a portal or content management system powered by PHP and MySQL that gives you a totally dynamic and professional website out of the box. Its simple wizard type install process will have you up and running in 5 minutes, and its free
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