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Alternatives to Wagtail

WordPress, Django CMS, Drupal, Django, and Strapi are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Wagtail.
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What is Wagtail and what are its top alternatives?

Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience.
Wagtail is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Wagtail is an open source tool with 10.7K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Wagtail's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Wagtail

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Django

    Django

    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...

  • Strapi

    Strapi

    It is an open source Node.js Headless CMS to easily build customisable APIs. It lets you manage your content and distribute it anywhere. It allows you to securely and privately serve your database of choice from your hosting and server of choice. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Plone

    Plone

    It is a free and open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server. Plone is positioned as an "Enterprise CMS" and is commonly used for intranets and as part of the web presence of large organizations ...

  • 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. ...

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    Easy to manage
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    Plugins & themes
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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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    Open source
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    Great for all types of websites
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    Most websites make use of it
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    Open Source Community
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    Perfect example of user collaboration
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    Best
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    Community
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I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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WordPress Magento PHP Java Swift JavaScript

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Django CMS

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      Great community
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      Digital customer experience delivery platform
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      Really powerful
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      Flexible
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      Enterprise proven over many years when others failed
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      Each version becomes more intuitive for clients to use
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      Can build anything
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        Great community
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        Easy to learn
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        Mvc
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        Beautiful code
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        Elegant
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        Free
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        Great packages
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        Great libraries
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        Comes with auth and crud admin panel
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        Python
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        ORM
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        The Django community
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        Not nodejs
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        Admin
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        Configuration hell
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        Not as clean and nice documentation like Laravel
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      Strapi

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        Rapid development
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        API-based cms
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        Real-time
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