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Alternatives to OctoberCMS

WordPress, Grav, PyroCMS, Statamic, and Laravel are the most popular alternatives and competitors to OctoberCMS.
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What is OctoberCMS and what are its top alternatives?

It is a Laravel-based CMS engineered for simplicity. It has a simple and intuitive interface. It provides a consistent structure with an emphasis on reusability so you can focus on building something unique while we handle the boring bits.
OctoberCMS is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
OctoberCMS is an open source tool with 10.8K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OctoberCMS's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to OctoberCMS

  • 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. ...

  • Grav
    Grav

    It is a free, open-source and self-hosted content management system (CMS) based on the PHP programming language and Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend. It is more widely used, and growing at a faster rate, than other leading flat-file CMS competitors. ...

  • PyroCMS
    PyroCMS

    It is an easy to use, abstracted, and modular CMS built using Laravel. It is built for developers, designers and users. You can build better Laravel websites and applications faster with it. ...

  • Statamic
    Statamic

    The open source, developer & designer-first, Laravel + Git powered CMS built to make managing websites easy with Git. ...

  • Laravel
    Laravel

    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Joomla!
    Joomla!

    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. ...

  • Laravel Nova
    Laravel Nova

    It is a beautifully designed administration panel for Laravel. Carefully crafted by the creators of Laravel to make you the most productive developer. It provides a full CRUD interface for your Eloquent models. Every type of Eloquent relationship is fully supported. ...

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    Plugins & themes
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    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
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    Really powerful
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    Rapid website development
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    Best documentation
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    Codex
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    Product feature set
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    Custom/internal social network
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    Open source
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    Great for all types of websites
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    Best
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    Open Source Community
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    Community
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Grav

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PROS OF GRAV
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    Easy to Update
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    No Databases
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    Strong Security
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    Extensive Plugins
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    Fast Performance
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    Ligth storage use
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        It is based on Laravel
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        Database migrations & seeds
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        Laravel
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