It goes without saying that WordPress, running more than 60% of the whole web, has conquered the hearts of millions of users. But is there a CMS world outside WordPress? In this post, we will dwell on the top 5 website builders which can easily substitute the leader in the content management system league – WordPress, but still, bring your website to the highest rock. By no means, I’m trying to talk you out of using WordPress, but being informed that there are some good WordPress alternatives to it will help you to choose the technology suited to your web needs best of all.
Being the second most popular CMS on the web market, Joomla is an ideal place for web designers and developers alike. It comes with all the things that WordPress can do and sometimes offers even more. For example, while to get the multilingual website, one needs tons of plugins installed on WordPress, Joomla has this feature out of the box. Lots of small businesses, corporations, and nonprofit organizations are using Joomla such as the Russian website of Linux and the National Crime Agency. For this and that reason, some users claim that Joomla is more “enterprise-ready” than WordPress.
If blogging is your main direction in the web world, this platform will be a great alternative to WordPress. Blogger is Google’s child and comes with all the features you need for proper and successful blogging activity. A reliable commenting system, inbuilt social capabilities, ease of use, and different templates to choose from made Blogger a super solution for “blog-ginners” (i.e., blogger-beginners).
Looking for an incredibly simple website builder? Squarespace is just the ticket then! Its primary aim is to help beginners in creating their beautiful websites. Do not anticipate the flexibility or user-friendliness as WordPress offers, but be ready to face a real problem of choosing a template, because there are so many of them and all are just stunning. Unlike self-hosted WordPress, Squarespace goes as a SaaS (software as a service), and here comes its price (about $15 per month).
One more simple website builder allowing to create the entire website using the drag-and-drop technique is Wix. Its simplicity stole the hearts of many web-beginners, but all of them sacrificed the flexibility they might have with WordPress. Wix is free for personal and small business usage, but in this case, be ready to come across those nagging ads. Otherwise, buy a premium plan starting from $9 per month, and work on building a super successful website. Or move Wix to WordPress automatically! Check how this migration works.
Following Joomla in the list of top used CMS platforms, Drupal has a strong user base and developer community. This platform is not as suitable for beginners as Wix and Squarespace but offers better taxonomies making websites with lots of data work correctly. In the world of CMS, Drupal is considered to be the most secure platform, that’s probably why such websites as Warners Bras. and Patch sticks to it.
Summing Up Time
Do you like the post or WordPress is your the only love and when you read “WordPress alternatives” you feel like a betrayer? Feel free to share your ideas in the comment section. Anyway, no matter what CMS platform or website builder you choose, I wish you build a super functional and creative website. Remember that there is always a chance to try a content management system you always wanted to work on.