Pelican VS winter

Compare Pelican vs winter and see what are their differences.


Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python. (by getpelican)


Free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. (by wintercms)
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Pelican winter
8 14
11,067 1,006
0.6% 4.4%
7.0 9.1
10 days ago 4 days ago
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Pelican. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of winter. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-11.
  • Ask HN: What CMS are you using in 2022?
    11 projects | | 11 Jul 2022
    As someone who dabbled in PHP but is mostly a self-taught JS hobbyist dev, I have been using and loving Directus ( since around the time they switched to Node. Development velocity is exceptional with new features released every couple of weeks and bugfixes/enhancements even more frequent, the community and core team is fantastic, and I like the fact that if I ever decide to switch to another CMS for some reason, there's no real import/export process, I just delete the directus_tables in my database, and done.

    Pocketbase ( piqued my interest after seeing it here and on ProductHunt, but I don't think it would be the right call for a client before it hits a stable release.

    I also very much enjoyed OctoberCMS (although it has its quirks), but there was a fairly acrimonious split in the community there, and OctoberCMS is no longer open source, and I haven't used the fork (WinterCMS:

    I enjoyed using Apostrophe ( for a while, but ultimately I felt like I was doing a lot of stuff in a way that didn't come naturally to me, and although Mongo seems a logical choice when you look at Apostrophe's page model, it worried me a bit that the data would not be easy to move if I ever wanted to.

  • Any suggestions for a "client-oriented" CMS? More info into the post.
    4 projects | | 8 Jul 2022
    I'm biased, but it might be worth taking a look at Winter CMS. It's built on Laravel, so you get everything you would with Laravel but it also has some pretty powerful features on top of what you get out of the box with Laravel. Its plugin system and extensibility is also second to none. It's different from a few of the other options though in that you don't add it to an existing project, you build your projects from the start in it.
  • What are the weirdest CMS you've seen used to host content?
    6 projects | | 12 May 2022
    Winter CMS is an open source fork of OctoberCMS. They've just put Laravel 9 support in place as well.
  • Is there a best framework or software to develop websites on for the future?
    1 project | | 29 Mar 2022
    If you're looking at October I'd give Winter a look too (, October is no longer open source and Winter is the open source fork of October. (Disclaimer: I'm the lead maintainer for Winter CMS)
  • Looking for "Wordpress" alternative....
    8 projects | | 29 Mar 2022
    Winter CMS? Laravel based and very developer friendly!
  • Modern php cms or ssg
    1 project | | 21 Mar 2022
    If you're thinking of using Bolt but would also like to have access to the power of Laravel, I'd recommend taking a look at Winter CMS (open source fork of October CMS, built on Laravel / Symfony):
  • Wordpress is horrible, and i hate it!
    1 project | | 21 Feb 2022
    Have you ever looked at Winter CMS? it's a CMS built on Laravel that's super easy to customize and add your exact needs to.
  • Laravel tutorial
    1 project | | 14 Dec 2021
    Check out Winter CMS, the open source fork of October. Always happy to help out people learning the ropes via our Discord and GitHub discussions :)
  • CMS for Laravel
    2 projects | | 1 Nov 2021
    Definitely Winter CMS ;)
  • I hate WordPress. What are modern CMS that natively support custom post types?
    4 projects | | 14 Oct 2021
    The team of core maintainers forked October CMS when the founders decided to make it a paid product with "2.0" in March of this year and we've been going strong since! Check out

What are some alternatives?

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Nikola - A static website and blog generator

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Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

Hyde - A Python Static Website Generator

Jekyll - :globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby

october - Self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework.

Cactus - Static site generator for designers. Uses Python and Django templates.

Tinkerer - Python blogging engine

Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.

makesite - Simple, lightweight, and magic-free static site/blog generator for Python coders

JBake - Java based open source static site/blog generator for developers & designers.

Metalsmith - An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.