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Alternatives to WordPress

Shopify, Joomla!, Wix, Squarespace, and Drupal are the most popular alternatives and competitors to WordPress.
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What is WordPress and what are its top alternatives?

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.
WordPress is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
WordPress is an open source tool with 16.9K GitHub stars and 11.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to WordPress

  • Shopify
    Shopify

    Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Wix
    Wix

    Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Blogger
    Blogger

    Since Blogger was launched in 1999, blogs have reshaped the web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others. ...

  • Weebly
    Weebly

    Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion. ...

  • Tumblr
    Tumblr

    Tumblr is a feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network. The site now ranks as the 11th-largest in terms of traffic, according to Quantcast, with 170 million monthly visitors globally. ...

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Shopify

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Quickly and easily create a beautiful online store with Shopify.
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PROS OF SHOPIFY
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    Affordable yet comprehensive
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    Great API & integration options
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    Business-friendly
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    Intuitive interface
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    Quick
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    Awesome customer support
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    POS & Mobile
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    Liquid
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    Dummy Proof
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    Nopcommerce
CONS OF SHOPIFY
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    User is stuck with building a site from a template

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Deal Salt
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Currently, I am using Shopify, and it's working fine somehow. I need to check the access and error logs I am able to do it. That's why thinking set up a WordPress instance on my server. I need a suggestion whether it is good or not. My current website is www.dealsalt.com, please advise.

Thanks DealSalt

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Joomla!

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A content management system helping both novice users and expert developers to create powerful websites and applications
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PROS OF JOOMLA!
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    Powerful extension architecture
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    Powerfull CMS
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    Mid-Hight End level CMS
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    Highly customizable
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    Vast repository of free and paid extensions
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    Extensions & Templates
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    Multilingual in the core
CONS OF JOOMLA!
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    Wix

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    Wix.com is a web development platform enabling anyone to build a stunning online presence using simple cloud-based creation...
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    PROS OF WIX
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      WYSIWYG
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      I am looking to make a website builder web app, where users can publish built websites with a custom or subdomain (much like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc.), and I was wondering about any advice on which web framework to build it on? I currently know Node.js, but I would be excited to learn Laravel or Django if those would be better options. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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      Hi,

      I'm a graphic designer and an acting teacher, and I want to build websites for each of my activities. A few months ago, I created, a Wix website, but it's not responsive. So, I plan to build one from scratch, as I want to host the content and not leave it to Wix or such companies. I was pretty decided to use WordPress to build my website (with "Local" macOS app), but I came across Bootstrap (via "blocs" macOS app).

      I'm now wondering which of these two options I should consider building my website? I want something clean, easy to customize, aesthetic, and easy to update. I read about the lack of SEO with Bootstrap, but I guess there's a way to compensate and promote the website anyway.

      Any piece of advice welcome! Thanks.

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      Squarespace

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      Everything You Need To Create An Exceptional Website
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      PROS OF SQUARESPACE
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        Easy setup
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        Clean designs
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        Beautiful responsive themes
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        Easy ongoing maintenance
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        Live chat & 24/7 support team
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        No coding necessary
      CONS OF SQUARESPACE
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        Hard to use custom code

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      I am looking to make a website builder web app, where users can publish built websites with a custom or subdomain (much like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc.), and I was wondering about any advice on which web framework to build it on? I currently know Node.js, but I would be excited to learn Laravel or Django if those would be better options. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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      Drupal

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      Free, Open, Modular CMS written in PHP
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      PROS OF DRUPAL
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        Stable, highly functional cms
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        Great community
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        Easy cms to make websites
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        Highly customizable
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        Digital customer experience delivery platform
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        Really powerful
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        Customizable
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        Flexible
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        Good tool for prototyping
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        Enterprise proven over many years when others failed
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        Open source
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        Each version becomes more intuitive for clients to use
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        Well documented
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        Headless adds even more power/flexibility
      • 6
        Lego blocks methodology
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        Caching and performance
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        Powerful
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        Built on Symfony
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        Can build anything
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        Views
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        API-based CMS
      CONS OF DRUPAL
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        Steep learning curve
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        DJango

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      Hi, I am working as a web developer (PHP, Laravel, AngularJS, and MySQL) with more than 8 years of experience and looking for a tech stack that pays better. I have a little bit of knowledge of Core Java. For better opportunities, Should I learn Java, Spring Boot or Python. Or should I learn Drupal, WordPress or Magento? Any guidance would be really appreciated! Thanks.

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      Jan Vlnas
      Developer Advocate at Superface · | 4 upvotes · 1.5K views

      Depends on what options and technologies you have available, and how do you deploy your website.

      There are CMSs which update existing static pages through FTP: You provide access credentials, mark editable parts of your HTML in a markup, and then edit the content through the hosted CMS. I know two systems which work like that: Cushy CMS and Surreal CMS.

      If the source of your site is versioned through Git (and hosted on GitHub), you have other options, like Netlify CMS, Spinal CMS, Siteleaf, Forestry, or CloudCannon. Some of these also need you to use static site generator (like 11ty, Jekyll, or Hugo).

      If you have some server-side scripting support available (typically PHP) you can also consider some flat-file based, server-side systems, like Kirby CMS or Lektor, which are usually simpler to retrofit into an existing template than “traditional” CMSs (WordPress, Drupal).

      Finally, you could also use a desktop-based static site generator which provides a user-friendly GUI, and then locally generates and uploads the website. For example Publii, YouDoCMS, Agit CMS.

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      Blogger logo

      Blogger

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      PROS OF BLOGGER
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        Free and nice
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        Widegets
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        Settings of the blog pags :v
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        Dale Ross
        Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 22 upvotes · 1.2M views

        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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        Weebly

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        The easiest way to create a website
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          WYSIWYG
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          I am looking to make a website builder web app, where users can publish built websites with a custom or subdomain (much like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc.), and I was wondering about any advice on which web framework to build it on? I currently know Node.js, but I would be excited to learn Laravel or Django if those would be better options. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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          Tumblr

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          Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything.
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          PROS OF TUMBLR
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            Free
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            Easy setup
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            Modern Layout
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            Simple
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            Feature rich
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            Mobile App
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            No ads on blogs
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            Backed by Yahoo
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            Blogging simplified
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            Fully customizable HTML/CSS
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            Free personal domain mapping
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            Rich, flexible API for rich themes
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