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, Open Source), Grav (Free, Open Source) and Jekyll (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control. Choose to share it on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, or extend it to integrate with the software you already use.
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    2. Plume is not a single website, but an entire interconnected, yet independent network of what we call instances. You write content from your own instance, but anyone else on any other Plume instance can enjoy your stories too.


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      • Self-Hosted
      • React
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Gatsby provides development teams an open source frontend framework for creating dynamic, optimized websites and a cloud platform for delivering them on a blazing fast edge network.
    3. 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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      django CMS vs WordPress opinions
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      fredericroland7 High quality code. Easy to develop for using Django / Python. Very nice template system.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. thirty bees is an open source e-commerce software that empowers merchants to focus less on their shop and more on their business. Having a fast, responsive, bug free e-commerce site is essential now, and thirty bees fills that void.
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    5. SilverStripe is a free and open source Content Management System and Framework for creating, maintaining websites and web applications.
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    6. 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.
    7. 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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      ClassicPress is a community-led open source content management system and a fork of WordPress that preserves the TinyMCE classic editor as the default option, which means there is no Gutenberg (block) editor.
      ClassicPress vs WordPress opinions
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      laurabrown A fork of WordPress. Easy to change from WordPress, move files and use almost all the same plugins and themes. No new software to learn.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      A good WordPress alternative for Developers
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    8. Static site generator that supports reStructuredText, Markdown, and AsciiDoc formats. Features: - Articles (e.g., blog posts) and pages (e.g.
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