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. Build powerful & dynamic websites without a database. An infinitely flexible, flat-file Content Management System.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Craft gives you the tools to sculpt a content management experience precisely tailored to your site’s needs.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      CMS Made Simple - the open source content management system for the rest of us.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      Automad is a file-based flat CMS and template engine. It is designed to be fully portable without any dependencies on databases or fixed locations and doesn't require any complicated setup process. All data gets stored in a human readable form.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Laravel
      • PHP
      PyroCMS is an easy to use, powerful, and modular CMS and development platform built with Laravel 5. Driver-based file management seamlessly integrated with Laravel.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      "With Composr, we are committed to using our experience and talents to keep the web open, to empower teams to build sophisticated sites with elegance and efficiency, and to carry the web forward with the highest of standards."
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      Serendipity is a PHP-powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage.
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    2. Pulse CMS is the easiest way to build and deploy a responsive, content managed website. Since it's a flat file CMS there is no complicated database setup, just copy it to your server and go.
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    3. blogstrap.py is a simple, no frills blog content management system powered by Twitter's Bootstrap and web.py. It features most things you would come to expect from a simple blogging platform.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.8-RC2, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Beaker browser
      Tool for creating peer-to-peer websites.
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