As more websites are hosted on WordPress than any other CMS, doesn’t reflect that WordPress CMS is good for everyone. Its not matter which niche you are in, there are many alternatives available to WordPress CMS. Some of them I have heard of and some of them using while other are just come to know during the research of WordPress alternative CMS.
You may have a small business, enterprise team, blogger, e-commerce store, or someone looking to express some digital creativity, there are multiple WordPress alternatives waiting for you. I would suggest that don’t settle with a CMS that doesn’t fit your requirements.
I listen Drupal long ago but have not chance to hand on Drupal. Recently my company decided that their website should be with Drupal (Soon I write whole series how to explore Drupal CMS). Drupal is one of the most flexible CMS options available. Since it’s an open source platform there is support for just about any need and you can find modules that can adapt to any situation. You’ll typically find enterprise websites that need advanced security and custom solutions using Drupal.
Blogger is one of the best known blogging CMS platforms on the market. The best part? Blogger is completely free to use. You’ll start out with a blogspot domain which has become synonymous with beginner, so you’ll want to purchase your own from a registrar. This is a blogging only CMS, don’t expect to create an entire website here.
Tumblr is most often associated with teens and micro blogging. It’s hard to take Tumblr seriously as they lack any insight into analytics and SEO additions. You can count Tumblr as a social network more than a blogging platform. Though, the upside to that is your content can go viral much more quickly when it gets noticed.
With the ability to manage multiple e-commerce storefronts, Magento appeals to large scale operations. Sometimes, the sheer amount of options, apps, and extensions can prove to be too much for a small team to handle. There is a long setup time with an even longer learning curve, but when you get the hang of it, Magento is well worth the effort. I strongly suggest having a dedicated developer in-house.
A quick and easy option, Squarespace can create an aesthetically pleasing website in less than a day. Just understand that your options are rather rigid. There won’t be a ton of wiggle room when it comes to creating specific customized options. Squarespace works best with basic, unsophisticated, and sleek sites.
Considered to be intuitive to must developers, Umbraco is often called easy to use. Don’t be fooled though, that is only the case for users ready to write code from scratch. This is no drag and drop WordPress replacement. It scales nicely with large sites and easy to keep up to date.
Joomla is ideal for mid-sized businesses that lack a dedicated technical team. The backend interface is designed for people without a technical background. Changing content is quick and, for the most part, easy. Joomla’s large developer community offers endless 3rd party add-ons.
8. Microsoft SharePoint
More typically known as a team collaboration software – not too different from Google Drive – SharePoint has slight potential as a CMS option. This won’t be used as more than an intranet or publishing site, but it still deserves a spot on the list. A blogger who has experience with Microsoft products can feel more at home on SharePoint than other blogging channels. It can even come in handy if you have a virtual team working on multiple pieces of content at once.
Incredibly simple websites, no coding knowledge needed, and multiple use cases. That is how you sum up Weebly in a sentence. This platform is for small businesses or consultants looking to put up their first website. You can bounce between a regular site, a blog, or an e-commerce store. Weebly is all over the place for first time web users.
Another no coding needed, drag and drop option. Wix is a direct competitor with Weebly as they are both targeting users that aren’t quite in need of a fully flexible website quite yet. This is a great place to start, although when you want to move past a basic web presence you’ll need to upgrade.
Sitecore plateform is combination of a marketing platform and CMS. Sitecore offers incredible flexibility for you, although in return is very complex and lacks user friendliness. Working with Sitecore need to pay heavy development costs or hire an in-house technologist.
Another blogging only CMS, Ghost was developed to be a back to the basics WordPress alternative. Ironically, it was also developed by a prior WordPress developer that was upset with the direction the CMS had headed. Ghost is a great publishing platform with a small, yet unique following.
Everyone has heard of Medium. This blogging platform was created by the same company that founded Blogger and partnered with the co-founders of Twitter. Because of their background, Medium heavily incorporates social subscribing aspects. You’ll need to sign up with an account from one of your social networks if you want to use Medium.
14. HubSpot COS
HubSpot is by far the most popular marketing automation tool on the market. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is they’ve recently released a CMS platform that has amazing performance options. Average websites are static, yet HubSpot has developed a way to create an omni-channel personalization environment based on gathered contact information. That means you can custom tailor your website to show different users different content. Let’s not forget, when HubSpot’s marketing automation, CRM, and COS software are all being utilized you’ve got one powerhouse technology stack.
A basic website is free on SiteBuilder and most features are separate paid add-ons. This is a nice solution because as you need new qualities you can pay as you go. SiteBuilder is a fast and easy CMS that matches up fairly similarly to the other drag’n’drop platforms. It’s basic enough to get the job done without a headache.