WordPress is one of the blogging platforms which has lots of user base and lots of support. Almost all blogs are using WordPress. And we all knew the reason, because of it`s user friendly, SEO friendly and lots of plugin support. Till now many had said, written and think strongly that WordPress is SEO friendly.
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I do agree with all the points above, but as everyone can`t live happily with one common thing. Same way all can`t use same CMS for their blogs. Always people love to have alternatives. Like, in my previous posts I added few alternatives to Google, alternatives to Google analytics and now this one. When people are searching I thought I need to help them adding some thing which is not common.
Anyway, let me introduce 5 alternate blogging platforms to WordPress. No, I didn`t tried all of them, only few. Will describe everything in less than 20 mins.
Here are 5 Alternatives to WordPress CMS
Let`s start with my favorite in this 5 blogging platforms.
If you ask me choose blogging CMS other than WP then I would love to go with Movabletype. Like WP it provide plugin and theme support. From Anti-spam to Pagination you can get all those plugins needed for a blog. In case you like to try something different this should your first choice too.
- It`s free
- Open Source
- Easy to create a blog/site
- Dashboard and Custom Fields
- Full support through forums
- Pro version for business use
Well, this CMS is different from WordPress and Movable type. Cushy CMS is fully hosted solution. It`s damn easy to install this CMS. You can do it in 5 mins! Another reason why you should try this is it`s free, up-to 5 sites you can add it for free. See introductory video, you will get what it`s for you.
- It`s free upto 5 sites
- Can add unlimited editors (users)
- Great language suport
- Pro version bring lot`s more things
- Can use own logo and color scheme
- RSS feeds
- Custom welcome and email
- Email support
In one word, it`s like WordPress. If you have some techie background and can able to handle things on your own then it`s the best option for you. It`s open source and has great support with it`s Google group. If you have FAQs in your mind, answers are one click away on Habari Wiki.
- It`s free open source
- Great support with forums
- Quite good user base
- Variety of plugins
- Modern theme support
Interesting thing about Flat press is that it does not need a data base to word! Eager to know how it can be possible? Visit there page. No need to fiddle with SQL now. And they provide backup too! Copy one directory and it`s done.
- Looks like WP
- No need of MYSQL
- Easy back up with one directory
- Full plugin support
- Customizable themes, supports Smarty (a php frame work)
Last alternative to WordPress but not the least. Like it`s name Tomato CMS is a bit different. It`s open source platform like others but it`s designed to meet the modern blogging and designs. Key element in this CMS is widgets, it says on home page that websites = widgets.
- Lots of built in modules
- Built on new technology Zend, jQuery and 960grid
- Supports plugins
- Template support
- SEO friendly URLs
- Multilingual and high performance
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