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Alternatives to Craft CMS

WordPress, Drupal, Contentful, Bolt CMS, and ExpressionEngine are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Craft CMS.
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What is Craft CMS and what are its top alternatives?

It is a flexible, user-friendly CMS for creating custom digital experiences on the web and beyond. It is a WordPress alternative for development-oriented publishers who want deeper control and more powerful performance from their content management tools. It is built to be exceptionably scalable, and offers native features for complex content management relationships.
Craft CMS is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Craft CMS

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Drupal

    Drupal

    Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. ...

  • Contentful

    Contentful

    Contentful enables teams to unify content in a single hub, structure it for use in any digital channel, and integrate seamlessly with hundreds of other tools through open APIs and a leading app framework. ...

  • Bolt CMS

    Bolt CMS

    It is an open source Content Management Tool, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible. It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates. ...

  • ExpressionEngine

    ExpressionEngine

    It is a flexible, feature-rich, free open-source content management platform that empowers hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations around the world to easily manage their web site. ...

  • Webflow

    Webflow

    Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included! ...

  • Ghost

    Ghost

    Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do. ...

  • Squarespace

    Squarespace

    Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out. ...

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    Best documentation
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