Opensource alternative to WordPress? Try Ghost!

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/selfhosted

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  • Grav

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

    For me the best of other CMSes is Grav CMS - it's simple, but powerful. Ghost is also very nice, but the greatest disadvantage is lack of free themes (there are only few) to get an attention.

  • Kirby

    Kirby's core application folder

    It’s a great product, but it’s also become a pretty large system. If you want to try a smaller, compact and well designed cms for small and medium sites like a blog, you should also give Kirby a try. Since it’s a flat-file-cms (no database) it’s literally installed in 30 seconds.

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    Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. Cloudways leverages advanced technology and powerful servers. Cloudways is a one-click managed cloud hosting platform that provides cloud application and server management solutions. Get up to 2 months of Free Hosting by using code "LIBHUNT" and get a $30 free hosting credit.

  • WordPress

    WordPress, Git-ified. This repository is just a mirror of the WordPress subversion repository. Please do not send pull requests. Submit pull requests to https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress-develop and patches to https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ instead.

    I don't like WordPress much, but there are no competition now. Its strength comparing with other CMS systems is: themes and plugins. There are thousands of them and you can really find anything you need.

  • Ghost

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

    For me the best of other CMSes is Grav CMS - it's simple, but powerful. Ghost is also very nice, but the greatest disadvantage is lack of free themes (there are only few) to get an attention.

  • Bludit

    Simple, Fast, Secure, Flat-File CMS

    I did a quite extensive search a while back, and found bludit.com a good option. (my page)

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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