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Sep 14, 2013

15 CMS Platforms You Can Go For Instead Of Wordpress

15 CMS Platforms You Can Go For Instead Of Wordpress, Alternatives of WordPress
There are hundreds of blogging software available on the internet; some are free while others are open source and commercial. But nothing comes close to WordPress as far as popularity is concerned. WordPress is noted for it's 5 minutes quick installation and it has carved a niche for itself in publishing websites on it's easy to use platform. There is no denying the fact that WordPress is the first choice for any blogger. However there are other alternatives to WordPress that you can explore if you are looking forward to something new type of blogging experience.

15 other (CMS) Content Management System platforms that you can use for blogging

(1) Joomla:

This is the best option you can consider if you are moving away from WordPress. It is a content management and open source system with support system available 24x7. You can run websites apart from blogs in Joomla which in turn gives flexibility for your site layout. This is something more than a blogging platform and all your needs are carefully met.

(2) Drupal:

This is a very good CMS that is very server efficient with ready-made and easy plug-ins. It has gained a lot of popularity lately among bloggers who want their websites to grow beyond a blog. It has many sophisticated features that can take your blog to the next level. Drupal installation takes less than 5 minutes and the overall interface is user friendly.

(3) Coppermine:

For people who want quality and rich photo experience, this is the best blogging site for them. It is an online gallery software where you can upload myriad number of images and add texts as well. If you are a photographer and want to display your portfolio or run a gallery system, then Coppermine is your best option.

(4) FlatPress:

This is a very good CMS where you can save any contents or posts in text files. It has got numerous themes with which you can customize the design of your websites. The plug in system of FlatPress has got rich interface and is extremely easy to use. The backup system allows easy backup of all your important contents by simply copying a single directory.

(5) Mambo:

This is a very good WordPress alternative with strong static pages with good menu system. It has been in the market for quite a some time and has carved a niche for itself for it's in built performance, powerful web blog section, rich built URLs and the overall pricing is within one's budget.

(6) Adobe Business Catalyst:

This blog site is specially designed for non technical users with sophisticated drag and drop functionality. It has in-text editors for content editing and you can enjoy a rich media support. It has important business elements and modules for marketing, CRM integration and e-commerce.

(7) Plone:

If are looking for a CMS platform that does not have the look of Joomla or Drupal, Plone is the best option available. It is free to download and comes with rich graphical user interface and sophisticated underlying technology. It is a full featured CMS that is available in 40 different languages and the administrative tools are extremely better as compared to WordPress.

(8) Typo:

This is another open source CMS which is built on a technology known as Ruby on Rails. It actually looks like WordPress as far as basic style and layout is concerned. If you have been using WordPress for quite some time, this transition will be easier for you. It has a customized SEO interface, category support, individual user dashboard and customizable themes.

(9) Umbraco:

It is a new release for people looking for WordPress alternative and it features public API and fast data layering. It is built on Microsoft technology and it is extremely good from overall maintenance perspective. It supports features like HTML5 upload and oEmbed tooling if you want to embed media. Some of the large enterprise websites of the world like Tesco, SanDisk etc runs on Umbraco.

(10) eZ Publish:

It is an open source CMS built on PHP platform. It is an extremely good enterprise system and is suited best for publishers and small and medium businesses. Although it takes some amount of time for set up and installation but it has a robust system with sophisticated features and high ceiling as far as scalability is concerned.

(11) Textpattern:

It has a robust CMS and you can create whatever with the customized plug-ins. It is fairly easy to use, secure and light weight. The available plug ins gives you extra amount of capabilities and features to run your website on Textpattern. It has CSS with which you can control the fonts, size and colour.

(12) Habari:

Although it is fairly new to the CMS platform, but it is extremely firm, safe and offers well rounded solution for true blogging experience. Many people call it the 'future of blogging' because of it's flexible system. It has multiple users support with WordPress importer and static pages. It can also support multiple databases like SQLite and MySQL.

(13) Movable Type:

This is a very powerful tool that allows you to make blog or an entire website on one platform. It is extremely flexible from plug-ins and theme perspective. It is free and you can do anything. It has custom fields and dashboard with revision history where you will not lose anything. If you want more features, you will have to buy the paid version of Movable Type.

(14) Tumblr:

It is an extremely good micro blogging platform where you can customize any blog with rich and amazing themes. It has an amazing community where you can communicate with members. You don't need to host your own server and is absolutely free. You can post stuffs with your mobile device and you can make customized domains on Tumblr.

(15) ExpressionEngine:

All your website's needs are fulfilled with this flexible CMS. There are plug-ins, modules as well as extension hooks with which you can customize your website easily. It easily adapts to your needs and it can be managed easily. It is totally secure with in built spam prevention feature with analytical tracking option.

WordPress is not the only CMS platform that you should rely for your content management needs. The above mentioned are one of the best alternatives to WordPress that can give the best solution for your website needs with sophisticated and unique features.

Author Bio:
This guest article is written by Jason Smith, he works for Victorpest - Electric Rat Killers. He loves blogging about online strategies that are related to content marketing, search engine optimization, PPC & Lead generation.


  1. Wordpress is the most useful for writing a blog. So this website is favorite for me.

  2. Choosing the right Content Management System is extremely vital to your success I now only use Drupal. Because As I researched and found out the most notable companies like Cisco use Durpal, I got really excited For a development platform I picked Pantheon with features like Git version control What platform have you used?

    Drupal Git

  3. everybody says wordpress is the most powerful one for seo. they are right. however i like joomla and i have a blog with joomla. i made a big effort and correct seo steps for it and now my blog is getting higher rank for some keyword searches than wordpress ones.