Free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. (by wintercms)

Winter Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to winter

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better winter alternative or higher similarity.

winter reviews and mentions

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 2022-12-28.
  • best php-based cms/tech choice
    16 projects | /r/PHP | 28 Dec 2022
    Beside Symfony there is Laravel Framework , I will not go into deep difference between this frameworks as it really is just taste of what your team likes more (active record vs datamapper, facade/helpers vs dependency injection, blade vs twig, ...), as already mention above this kind of CMS make sense if Website is just one part of your application and you have to build more then just a simple digital business card / website. In Laravel world there are CMS like October CMS / Winter CMS, which target the same providing a CMS based on the Full Stack Larave framework and give you all features of that framework. Another already mention CMS in Laravel world is Statmatic.
  • Do you make your own CMS?
    4 projects | /r/webdev | 27 Oct 2022
    Chances are a lightweight CMS already exists. Winter CMS is one such option.
  • Would my site run faster if I abandoned Wordpress and 'rewrote it from scratch'?
    6 projects | /r/webdev | 15 Aug 2022
    Or Winter CMS ( ;)
  • 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 | /r/laravel | 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 | /r/web_design | 12 May 2022
    Winter CMS is an open source fork of OctoberCMS. They've just put Laravel 9 support in place as well.
  • Looking for "Wordpress" alternative....
    8 projects | /r/webdev | 29 Mar 2022
    Winter CMS? Laravel based and very developer friendly!
  • CMS for Laravel
    2 projects | /r/laravel | 1 Nov 2021
    Definitely Winter CMS ;)
  • I hate WordPress. What are modern CMS that natively support custom post types?
    4 projects | /r/webdev | 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 do you use to speed up your development in Laravel ;
    7 projects | /r/laravel | 8 Oct 2021
    Definitely Winter CMS ( with the Builder plugin ( and the scaffolding commands in general. Absolutely fantastic at firing out custom CRUD apps with a super solid base built on Laravel that remains incredibly flexible.
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wintercms/winter is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of winter is PHP.

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