4 CMS Alternatives to WordPress

No doubt, I love WordPress and I’m learning to use it day-by-day but the truth is, WordPress is becoming easier to use. So, I needed to find out some other content management systems (CMS) which I can learn to use in setting up blogs and websites. I came across these 4 alternatives to WordPress. I have started learning how to use them. You too can start today.

wordpress-logoThe essence of sharing this with you is so that you also can start learning. If you learn them well, you can use them to setup content management systems for yourself and/or your clients. In this post, you’ll find short description of the 4 alternatives to WordPress, you need to check them out so as to learn more about them.


1. Umbraco

Umbraco is one of the most deployed Web Content Management Systems on the Microsoft stack. It’s in the top five most popular server applications and among the ten most popular open source tools in general.

It’s a beautiful combination of a fantastic, friendly and dedicated community and a commercial backing in form of the commercial entity behind the project, the Umbraco HQ. This creates a diverse and innovative environment that ensures Umbraco stays cutting edge and at the same time that it’s professionally driven with someone to call, blame and hug.

Umbraco is presently used by Wired, Peugeot, Heinz, Fox, Vogue, Microsoft etc. You can read more about Umbraco and how to start using it.


2. eZ

eZ Systems is in the business of Web Content Management Solutions and has been since 1999. They maintain a global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Their large international business partner network is the foundation of our success in the market.

eZ is presently used by Harvard, US Department of Defense, Swissport, Canal+, Financial Times etc. You can read more about eZ and how to start using it.


3. TYPO3

TYPO3 is the leading Enterprise Open Source CMS. Open Source means TYPO3 is published under public license, so you don’t have to pay a fee for using it. On the other hand, everyone can contribute to TYPO3, which is how it lives and thrives.

TYPO3 is an enterprise-class, Open Source CMS (Content Management System), used internationally to build and manage websites of all types, from small sites for non-profits to multilingual enterprise solutions for large corporations. You can read more about TYPO3 and how to start using it.


4. Plone

Plone lets non-technical people create and maintain information for a public website or an intranet using only a web browser. Plone is easy to understand and use — allowing users to be productive in just half an hour — yet offers a wealth of community-developed add-ons and extensibility to keep meeting your needs for years to come.

Blending the creativity and speed of open source with a technologically advanced Python back-end, Plone offers superior security without sacrificing power or extensibility. You can read more about Plone and how to start using it.

You can go ahead and try this content management system as an alternative to WordPress. You could also setup some sites using these CMS. And if there are other content management system you know apart from Joomla & Drupal, you could please share them with other readers.

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