htmly VS WordPress

Compare htmly vs WordPress and see what are their differences.


Simple and fast databaseless PHP blogging platform, and Flat-File CMS (by danpros)


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htmly WordPress
3 493
799 16,191
- 0.9%
7.0 9.9
3 days ago 7 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of htmly. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-03.


Posts with mentions or reviews of WordPress. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-16.
  • Modern Events Calendar Lite removal - reason
    1 project | | 17 May 2022
    I rarely tend to go outside the directories for plugins/themes because of malware. Anyone can register a domain, download most popular plugins and add malware, offer them all for free or cheaper prices. Which does happen.
  • Lodge Website Ideas
    1 project | | 17 May 2022
    My preference is to use Wordpress, since it makes it pretty easy to keep the site updated on a regular basis and requires a minimum amount of web-fu. Site templates for Wordpress are very easy to find. You have to find a provider to host the site, but it's not that difficult.
  • Wp-SQLite: WordPress running on an SQLite database
    9 projects | | 16 May 2022
    It doesn't even use proper mysql database drivers. What looks like prepared statements, for example, are not.


  • How to export or download someone else's wordpress site?
    1 project | | 14 May 2022
    My friend's father recently passed away and we can't get the login details for his blog (he apparently used an email address she wasn't aware of). We'd like to save his writings.
  • Do I need hosting for WordPress?
    1 project | | 14 May 2022
    "WordPress" exists as 2 entities, there is the managed platform hosted as and then there is the self-hosted opensource CMS available at
  • Ask HN: What is the best language/framework for getting things done on the web?
    3 projects | | 14 May 2022
    I suggest you choose a framework based on whatever language you know well, or are willing to learn well.

    I'm assuming you aren't building internal apps in an enterprise environment that would push you toward Java or .Net, but instead public facing sites/apps as an independent developer.

    For Python, the major popular choices are Django[0], a "batteries included" framework, and Flask[1], a more lightweight option.

    For Ruby, the equivalents are Rails[2], and Sinatra[3].

    There are many other options, mostly created with a specific niche or use-case in mind.

    Personally I am most familiar with the broader Python ecosystem, so additional frameworks that come to mind are Pyramid (Lightweight framework that scales up to complex projects as needed), Tornado (async non-blocking), Dash (low-code for ML), Cube (semantic web).

    And of course there are many other languages (eg. Java, PHP, JS, etc.) in which you can create web sites and apps, but sticking to the popular options to start with has advantages in terms of ecosystem, documentation and other learning resources, and so on.

    I'd be remis if I didn't mention one other option that has a lot of bang-for-the-buck if it fits your use case: Most websites (and a lot of web apps) are content-oriented and just a content management system. In which case, starting from an open source CMS and doing a bit of customization will get you to "done" a lot faster. There are plenty of open source CMSs to choose from (most are written in PHP) but the most popular by far is humble WordPress[4]. Check it out if your site is going to have anything like a simple posts and pages organization, and a drafts and publication workflow (personally I am invested enough in Python that even for that sort of site I default to choosing something like Wagtail or another Django-based CMS[5], or Plone[6], which reinforces what I said at the start: make your choice based on the languages and tools you know well).








  • Editing my blog have very long loading times
    1 project | | 13 May 2022
    I am a total noob to making a blog through I am having issues with it having very long load times when i go from page to page. Is it normal or am i missing something?
  • dashboard forever loading
    1 project | | 13 May 2022
    I am totally new to making website and i am using bluehost. The issue is that i takes FOREVER for me to get into my wordpress dashboard and move around ( 1 - 2 minutes if it doesnt crash). I have 1000/1000 internet connection. Does anyone know why this is happening?
  • Best Blogging sites for SEO
    1 project | | 11 May 2022
    Buy a domain name and host your own version of - its much cheaper and more customisable than
  • Need Help Restoring Live Site on Localhost
    1 project | | 8 May 2022
    Ahh that sounds like a full cPanel backup. You only need the public_html. In fact, you only actually need the wp-content folder if you want a clean slate. You can download WP from and run the setup and you wont have any of the old site junk littered about.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing htmly and WordPress you can also consider the following projects:

Wagtail - A Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience

Ghost - Turn your audience into a business. Publishing, memberships, subscriptions and newsletters.

Bludit - Simple, Fast, Secure, Flat-File CMS

Grav - Modern, Crazy Fast, Ridiculously Easy and Amazingly Powerful Flat-File CMS powered by PHP, Markdown, Twig, and Symfony

Kirby - Kirby's core application folder

eleventy 🕚⚡️ - A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

CouchCMS - Simple Open-Source CMS for designers

PluXml - PluXml, Moteur de Blog et CMS à l'XML sans base de données

Anchor CMS

Postleaf - Simple, beautiful publishing with Node.js.