Some people like using content management systems like WordPress to maintain their site, but how do you know that wordpress is exactly the CMS for you? How do you know that there is not some other CMS’s out there that may suite your needs better. You might want to be unique and have something different, well this list is for you! Below shows a list of other alternatives to wordpress, taking a read through them may not only benefit you, but your sites traffic too.
These sites are ranked in no particular order.
Possibly the closest competitor to wordpress, drupal has been around for some time and is backed up by a ton of add-ons and plugins, and not to forget their very active userbase/community. Drupal has had a reputation of being known as the “Developers” cms, however in more recent releases it does feature some “noob friendly” ways of editing.
Yet another great alternative to wordpress, in my opinion. Used by many different publishers worldwide, Expression Engine has all the features needed for running your blog/website, and even some features that wordpress doesn’t offer! The only downside is the price, if you’re not willing to open up your wallet and spend a few dosh, this isn’t for you.
Great if you’re looking for a very simple and lightweight system that’s free of charge, definitely worth a try, you have nothing to loose.
Possibly the simplest site to set up -ever! No need to worry about all the worries of bandwidth and memory issues as it’s 3rd party hosted meaning that’s all taken care of with a free sub-domain. Tumblr started off a blogging system but has recently gained in popularity with slightly larger businesses showing interest. They have also recently integrated a commenting system.
Croogo is very similar to wordpress, so if your planning a straight change from wordpress, then getting used it shouldn’t be to hard. However, the only main downside is if you’re interested in editing the coding yourself. The reason being, Croogo is written using CakePHP framework, which some people love while most others hate; so unless you have knowledge in CakePHP I’d leave editing the coding to the experts.
Joomla is one of the main competitors out there, it features over 3000 extensions for just about anything. The community behind Joomla is also very large. However, one stumbling point for using Joomla is, even though it remains free to download, the plug-ins/extension can vary in price.
Thanks for reading, you do not have to follow this guide however, I do advise considering before downloading.
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