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. Symphony is an XSLT-powered open source content management system It's a web-based content management system (CMS) that enables users to create and manage websites and web applications of all shapes and sizes—from the simplest of blogs to bustling news sites and...
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      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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    2. Voog is a mess-free platform that enables you to build awesome websites with a creative flow. Focus on what really matters to you: Voog is exceptionally easy to design, straightforward to build for and unbelievably simple to use.
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    3. 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.
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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.
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      Launch your online business for free with Pirply Sites. Pirply is an all-in-one free website builder platform for WordPress. We give you the power to create beautiful websites without the hassle.
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      💮 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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    4. 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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      ApPHP MicroBlog is very simple and powerful PHP blog software. This product enables you to start your own blog within minutes. You can easy add and manage your own posts and posting categories.
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      Aegea is a beautiful blogging engine with front-end editing, beautiful typography, and easy-to-use media management. Aegea is free for personal use. This means you write under your own name for your own pleasure. Personal blog can have some ads.
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      CMS for a full featured site with multiple blogs, forums, newsletters, for your user community and structured content such as manuals or knowledge bases.