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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 14.8K GitHub stars and 9.4K 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
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    User is stuck with building a site from a template

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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
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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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      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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        Good tool for prototyping
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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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        Headless adds even more power/flexibility
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        Well documented
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        Lego blocks methodology
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        Open source
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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
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        Blogger

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          Settings of the blog pags :v
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          Dale Ross
          Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 22 upvotes · 824.9K 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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            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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