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Alternatives to Joomla!

Drupal, WordPress, Django CMS, Adobe Experience Manager, and Strapi are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Joomla!.
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What is Joomla! and what are its top alternatives?

Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
Joomla! is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Joomla! is an open source tool with 4.2K GitHub stars and 3.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Joomla!'s open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Joomla!

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Django CMS
    Django CMS

    It is user friendly and has a very intuitive drag and drop interface. It's built around the needs of multi-lingual publishing by default. Its lightweight core makes it easy to integrate with other software and put to use immediately, while its ease of use makes it the go-to choice for content managers, content editors and website admins. ...

  • Adobe Experience Manager
    Adobe Experience Manager

    It is a Web Content Management System that allows companies to manage their web content (Web pages, digital assets, forms, etc) and also create digital experiences with this content on any platform web, mobile or IoT. ...

  • Strapi
    Strapi

    Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Sitefinity
    Sitefinity

    It is a content management system (CMS) is software that allows customers to make updates and changes to their website without a web developer. ...

  • 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. ...

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