WordPress back in the 2004 was launched with the aims of being the world’s most widely used CMS although was initially meant for blogging.
As the time passes by, WordPress had been able to establish itself not only because it had almost the largest community support but because it even powered most internet websites and web applications with its brilliant functionalities in which the software can now be twisted to as many things as possible.
When the Wootheme developers came about the Woocommerce which in turn became the most widely used e-commerce platform for the software, WordPress even got more popular. And with other extensions like Buddypress, BBpress and so on.
That at least was encouraging enough to beastly speak out with all the pride of being the best but we do ask ourselves….is WordPress the best?
Depending on how you define the best but I would define that as something that satisfies your actual need. Now would you say WordPress satisfies your need?
Yeah! its powerful we all know that but that enough is it all you need or more? All these questions are faced by webmasters and web developers who seek to make incredible websites for clients and themselves.
Now, we try to bring you 10 rivals…or rivals? that we felt were quiet gonna fill in the gap that WordPress had left behind.
Well, I would start by first asking you “How do you define Rivalry?” well…whatever your definition is, keep it to yourself and use that scope in tackling this as I enumerate those software I felt are rivals to WordPress though the software somehow conquer them.
CMS that rivals wordpress
[section label=”Gghost CMS”]
1. Ghost CMS
As the name goes, the Ghost is also a content management system that functions like WordPress but in a different dimension.
Nowadays, we all know how powerful WordPress is and its becoming some sort of Framework for Web development. Unlike WordPress, Ghost focuses in Bloggers and blogging.
Made on the Node.js frameworks, Ghost creates an interface for a better and seamless blogging and a better interface for readers.
The Ghost is such a nice tool that would be useful for those who actually seek just a blogging tool and not an excessively luxurious CMS like WordPress.
[section label=”Doorgets CMS”]
This is yet another rival to the Almighty WordPress. The platform is such a great blogging tool focused better on both cooperate blog and enterprise blogging.
Doorget had been around for years now and had been having its own audience but when it comes to simplicity all in a box, Doorget seems to be a great and “Try and See” tool which would be a better alternative to the WordPress.
[section label=”Jekyll CMS”]
Are you a developer who know more about the Markdown, SVN, Git,and command line and Node.JS? Well you might wanna try the static HTML generator software written in Ruby.
Without no database, you still stand the chance if generating a very powerful web content out of static HTML since that’s how the software Jekyll works.
So being a developer would actually mean you know what you are doing and not sticking around WordPress all the time.
[section label=”Textpattern CMS”]
is another open source content management system. It shares the same server requirements as WordPress. It is a much simpler and straight forward CMS with a limited following.
It comes with a built-in user log for statistics and a native commenting system. It uses Textile to convert plain textinto HTML.
[section label=”Abantecart CMS”]
If you seek a better and most fullfledged ecomerce tool, then the Abantecart comes to the rescue. The Abantecart with its little-big community makes the software open source which in turn makes it a nice rival against the Woocommerce of WordPress.
With beautiful user interface, this software over recent years had been able to prove it’s worth as one of the best and the development continues.
[section label=”Typo 3 CMS”]
6. Typo 3:
This is another cms which rivals WordPress. it’s made with simplicity and power in mind. As of its latest release, the CMS now come with more powerful features which in turn makes it a new threat joining the league of the WordPress rivalry as time goes by.
[section label=”Mambo CMS”]
There were tales about Mambo being at a point one of the popularly used software but as time gets by, this was fading away and in fact the advent of Joomla changed the fate of Mambo forever.
But as it’s known, Mambo is yet a powerful CMS which is powerful enough to rival WordPress although now with lower range of developers and community support, Mambo being the old brother still got the experience that even younger CMD do not.
[section label=”Website Baker CMS”]
8. Website Baker:
is another opensource tool meant for Website development. The website Baker had been around for quiet an age now and had been doing it’s own thing.
This WordPress alternative is powerful enough to rival the almighty based in its Content management and User management and other powerful managerial functionalities it has.
[section label=”Tiki Wiki CMS”]
9. Tiki Wiki:
Well, its not actually a Wiki software but a more powerful CMS software. This software is powerful enough to make the next big thing though being around for quiet a long time and its being doing its thing as being the best in its own field.
With preinstalled theme and mobile support, this is best tool all out of box. No extension but ease of use.
[section label=”Statamic CMS”]
is a paid and flat file CMS software. Unlike other CMS software in the list, Statamic does not store your site’s data in a database. Instead it uses PHP, YAML and Markdown to generate pages.