6 Popular WordPress alternatives for users and Web Designers

WordPress is not the only popular publishing platform used by bloggers and website developers. We have other platforms like joomla, drupal, wix, tumblr, weebly and ghost to built and publish our sites.

In this post we will show you alternatives to WordPress for creating a blog or website.


joomla - best alternative to wordpress

Joomla is a powerful open source CMS platform which helps you to build website and other powerful online applications. Because of its popularity, many web hosting services offer a single-click installation service to get your new site up and running in just a few minutes. Like WordPress, Joomla has a large community of users and developers.


Drupal - best CMS WordPress alternative

Drupal is another powerful open source CMS platform like Joomla and WordPress which currently powering millions of website and applications. It’s supported by a powerful active community.  By using this platform you can easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.


Ghost - wordpress alternative

Ghost is a simple open source blogging platform which allows it’s user to share stories with the world. The project is organised and run by a small, Non-Profit Organisation registered in the United Kingdom called the Ghost Foundation. It is developed in public, by a large group of contributors all over the world. They also have their own hosted platform for Ghost called Ghost(Pro).


tumblr- micro-blogging platform

Tumblr is a free micro-blogging platform acquired by Yahoo in 2013. You can follow other tumblr based blogs based on your choice. Once you follow a blog, all of its post shows up in your dashboard. If you are looking for a platform for blogging with lesser control on your content then Tumblr might help you. It’s a hosted solution (you cannot host it on your own server) where you are not required to install and maintain any software.



Weebly is a completely hosted website builder with powerful features like drag and drop page builder, mobile application, ecommerce and themes.  By using its page builder application you can redesign your website based on your need. It has several plans to offer. One can use free service with limited features and then get extended to extra features with a price.

Read: WordPress vs Weebly – which publishing platform to choose



WIX is another free hosted website builder where user can created website or blog by selecting a predesigned template. It has more than 100 templates with drag and drop page builder to help you in creating your website. WIX also supports ecommerce and payment gateway like PayPal.

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