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 Aug 19, 2021

    1. Blot is a blogging platform with no interface. It creates a special folder in your Dropbox and publishes files you put inside. The point of all this?—?the reason Blot exists?—?is so you can use your favorite tools to create whatever you publish.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Vue.js
      Simplicity First Minimal setup with markdown-centered project structure helps you focus on writing. Vue-Powered Enjoy the dev experience of Vue + webpack, use Vue components in markdown, and develop custom themes with Vue.
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    2. Textpattern is an elegant content management system that is free, open source software. Web designers, developers, publishers and bloggers love its flexibility and extensibility.
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    3. Microweber is free and open source, drag and drop website builder and CMS based on Laravel / PHP framework and Bootstrap.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Portal CMS is a free and open source content management system with a powerful integrated page builder.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • MongoDB
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Node.JS
      Apostrophe is a powerful website builder platform built on an enterprise open source CMS, offering in-context live editing, visual design tools, and multisite enablement in a full stack JS environment.
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    4. GetSimple is an XML based lite Content Management System. To go along with its best-in-class user interface, we have loaded it with features that every website needs, but with nothing it doesn't. GetSimple is truly the simplest way to manage a small-business website.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      Fork CMS is dedicated to creating a user friendly environment to build, monitor and update your website. We take great pride in being the Content Management System of choice for beginners and professionals.
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      jessedobbelaere Great and easy to use cms for starters and more experienced developers. CMS based on Symfony2.
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    5. Vapid is an intentionally simple content management system built on the idea that you can create a custom dashboard without ever leaving the HTML. FASTEST WAY TO BUILD A CUSTOM WEBSITE
    6. Chyrp Lite makes it possible to host a blog on your own web server with minimal fuss. You can have a traditional blog, a tumbleblog, or you can add oodles of customisation and build a web publishing platform with blogging features on the side.
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