WordPress Alternatives for PHP

    There are many alternatives to WordPress for PHP if you are looking for a replacement. The best PHP 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 many of them are available for PHP so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting PHP alternatives to WordPress are Joomla (Free, Open Source), Grav (Free, Open Source), ProcessWire (Free, Open Source) and October (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    Platforms

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    • Windows
    • Linux
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • PHP
    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • Node.JS
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    Features

    • CMS
    • Website builder
    • Blogging
    • Content Management
    • Publishing
    • Web-Based
    • Web Server
    • Web hosting
    • Static Site Generator
    • E-commerce
    • Headless CMS
    • Customizable
    • Multiple languages
    • Responsive design
    • Flat File CMS
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Api
    • WYSIWYG Support
    • Drag n drop
    • Writing tool

    License

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    • Drupal is a free and open source CMS that has been created “by developers for developers”, and is therefore slightly more complicated to learn than a solution like Wix or WordPress. It's intended for an audience with technical skills, which is why it is perhaps less popular. This drawback can also be an advantage: thanks to the great flexibility of Drupal, it is possible to obtain much more advanced results thanks to more in-depth functionality. And like WordPress, it can also be extended with thousands of themes and modules. View 200 alternatives to Drupal
      Almost everyone thinks Drupal is a great alternative to WordPress.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      Drupal vs WordPress
      pros, cons and recent comments
      franKEY extremely easy to get used to and pretty advanced features that can be used in a variety of options,
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      1
      yellowvest Fine tuning and tweaking features available to pros.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      2
      Drupal is really nice CMS
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      vladsmarrr choice of mine! recommend to all
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      rishabhistwal In Drupal you get more plugins than any other CMS provide in this list to customise site .Virgin like many big companies use drupal . Easy to install and customise. Have a big community support.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -1
      Wordpress is a good framework for absolute beginners, Drupal for more advanced users, imo
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      -1
    • Joomla is another free and open source popular CMS. It's a powerful, versatile, and flexible platform with a large community of users and developers. It is known to be more accessible than Drupal, but more complex than WordPress. Like the other two, it can be extended with themes and extensions. Joomla still requires some technical skills and is primarily intended for developers. View 171 alternatives to Joomla
      Almost everyone thinks Joomla is a great alternative to WordPress.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      Joomla vs WordPress
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Joomla is the only CMS that allows you to make a simple website to a complex website with an optimal learning curve.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      0
      All in one installation with extensions I need improve the security. No problem of compatibility of extensions when I update.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
      Joomla is a CMS, Wordpress was more concepted for blogging - even if it's a CMS similar Sw today...
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      -13


    • Grav is a powerful and easy to use open source CMS written in PHP and based on the Symfony web application framework. Compared to other content management systems, it is a fast, simple and flexible file-based platform. This means that Grav doesn't use a database like MySQL or MongoDB, but stores all the information in YAML files. This also means that the learning curve is pretty straightforward, there are less security risks, and the websites are usually pretty fast. There's also a marketplace with themes and plugins, but don't expect to see as many as for WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. View 180 alternatives to Grav
      Almost everyone thinks Grav is a great alternative to WordPress.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      • Markdown
      • Cloudron
      Grav vs WordPress
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's not a messy pile of spaghetti code. It uses modern tools like Composer and Twig.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      5
      The features you want, without the bloat you don't
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      2
      Grav does not save things to a database, and does not ship with the same functionality such as having posts with categories.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

      -6
      therojam Grav is easy to deploy by just extracting the downloaded archive. It got an terminal client where to install plugins/extensions like an administrative backend or other themes. It has spotless file structure.
      Positive comment 15 days ago

      0
      AlanLeiken The interface is cleaner and more modern, making for a much more pleasant experience than WordPress. Easier to set up as well.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      0
      It is more developer friendly. The project structure is very clean, easy to configure and deploy. Using flat files instead of a SQL database might be limiting for some, but it's perfect for most standard sites like blogs, agency websites and even E-commerce. Twig for templates leads to cleaner code and a better separation of concern (Almost impossible to mix business logic in your templates). I guess the only downside is lack of plugins and templates for now.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
    • 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…). View 107 alternatives to ProcessWire
      Most users think ProcessWire is a great alternative to WordPress.
    • The award-winning CMS platform trusted by thousands of digital studios and their clients. Based on Laravel. View 31 alternatives to October
      Almost everyone thinks October is a great alternative to WordPress.
      • Self-Hosted
      • Laravel
      • PHP
      October vs WordPress
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Highly customizable, admin panel can be extended really easy, very well documented. Fast. Secure!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      jesseboyer Balance between Client and Developer, beautiful and built on Laravel. Easy to extend, it destroys wordpress.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      1
      bradybarten Laravel based. Its essentially a CMF on top of Laravel
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      1
      Both friendly for developer and user
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      1


    • 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... View 121 alternatives to Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
    • 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. View 120 alternatives to MODX
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      MODX vs WordPress
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Creative, Design and Developer freedom. Without the wordpress straightjacket.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      0
    • ImpressPages is a PHP framework with admin panel. A new MVC engine is under the hood so you can customize ImpressPages in no time. View 156 alternatives to ImpressPages CMS

      Discontinued

      Its main repository https://github.com/impresspages/ImpressPages did not update since 2018. Website is unaccessable due to the certificate expired.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
    • 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. View 25 alternatives to Bludit
    • TYPO3 is an enterprise-class, open source CMS, used internationally to build and manage websites of all types, from small sites for non-profits to multilingual enterprise... View 125 alternatives to TYPO3
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