WordPress vs Write Freely: What are the differences?
WordPress: A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. 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; Write Freely: Minimalist, federated blogging platform. WriteFreely is a beautifully pared-down blogging platform that's simple on the surface, yet powerful underneath. It's designed to be flexible and share your writing widely, so it's built around plain text and can publish to the fediverse via ActivityPub. It's easy to install and lightweight.
WordPress and Write Freely belong to "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by WordPress are:
- Publishing Tools
- User Management
On the other hand, Write Freely provides the following key features:
- Start a blog for yourself, or host a community of writers
- Form larger federated networks, and interact over modern protocols like ActivityPub
- Write on a dead-simple, distraction-free and super fast editor
WordPress and Write Freely are both open source tools. It seems that WordPress with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Write Freely with 1.11K GitHub stars and 51 GitHub forks.