WordPress Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to WordPress for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Jekyll, 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 for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WordPress are Write.as (Freemium, Open Source), ProcessWire (Free, Open Source), Hugo (Free, Open Source) and WriteFreely (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 10, 2021

    1. Jekyll is a static site generator (SSG) created in 2008 by Tom Preston-Werner, the founder of GitHub. It's coded in Ruby and requires NodeJS. It's very different from WordPress on many points. For starters, it's a static site generator, which means it takes your text and generates static HTML pages for your site (with no database).

      Like Grav, it's pretty fast and simple to use, but it requires a bit more technical knowledge as you don't have access to an admin dashboard to manage your website. One advantage, though, is that you can use the free hosting provided by GitHub Pages with Jekyll.
      Almost everyone thinks Jekyll is a great alternative to WordPress.
    2. Write.as is an online platform that allows you to publish an article and even an entire blog on the web in a few seconds. It comes in the form of a minimalist and distraction-free online word processor, and reduces the technical part of online publishing to a strict minimum while respecting your privacy and anonymity. Write.as can be used without even having to log in. The interface is as simple as it gets: just choose a title and start writing. Write.as is an open source and ads-free platform that you can use for free, or you can pay a monthly subscription (from $6 to $30) to get more features (custom domain, themes, private blog, custom CSS, and more).
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      Almost everyone thinks Write.as is a great alternative to WordPress.


    3. ProcessWire is a free and open source content management framework (CMF) and content management system (CMS). The backend is clean and structured for easy handling. This tool gives you all the freedom you need to design your website. It is not as well known as the giant WordPress or its competitors Joomla and Drupal, but this lightweight software stands out from the competition with certain advantages (ease of use, security, stable API, page templates…).
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      Most users think ProcessWire is a great alternative to WordPress.
    4. Hugo is a general-purpose website framework for generating static web pages. Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more.
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    5. WriteFreely is an open-source, minimalist, federated, self-hosted blogging platform. It was built for and by Write.as and can be used to power a similar community or just a single blog.
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    6. Silex, is a free and open source website builder in the cloud. Create websites directly in the browser without writing code. And it is suitable for professional designers to produce great websites without constraints. Silex is also known as the HTML5 editor.
    7. django CMS is an Enterprise CMS built with Django and one of the most active open-source projects in the Django ecosystem. Since 2007 it powers tens of thousands of websites across the world, and benefits from a friendly developer community.
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      fredericroland7 High quality code. Easy to develop for using Django / Python. Very nice template system.
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    8. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (40+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP + Smarty, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Bootstrap.
    9. Bludit is a web application to build your own website or blog in seconds, it's completely free and open source. A PRO version is available for those who want to support the software developer. The software seems almost the same between the versions.
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