Alternate of ‘WordPress’ or Other Blog Options

Posted on February 13th, 2014

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WordPress is one of the  popular blogging platform that runs millions of blogs. But, what if it doesn’t fulfill your needs? Just because thousands of people are using it doesn’t mean that it will be helpful for you in the same manner. Here are some of the  solutions to help you find advanced blogging solution. It’s important to know DO’S and DONT’S when choosing the right platform. Most of these work in the same manner; you’ll have to download and upload the files to your server, and then install and configure the system. Later, there should be some kind of extensions you’ll be able to add – such as themes, plugins, modules, sections – and a lot more.


1. Habari


 Habari is a free blogging system that proves to be a safe, firm, and well-rounded solution for many. Called the ‘future of blogging’, this flexible system is well on its way to being a huge force in the CMS market.

Cool Features:

  • Multiple Users and Sites with one install
  • Plugins, Tagging and a WordPress Importer
  • Static Pages
  • Supports multiple types of databases (MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL)
  • Supporting Developer Community
  • Fast and Simple Installation
  • Full featured dashboard



2. Flatpress


 FlatPress is an open source blogging system and it does not need a database to work. This means that those without access to MySQL databases finally have a blogging system to fit their necessities!With FlatPress, there are widgets and plugins to make your site as unique as you want it to be.

Cool Features:

  • Open Source
  • Does not require a database to function
  • Looks like WP
  • Plugins and widgets
  • Theme Support
  • Static Page support






3. Textpattern


 Textpattern is a robust CMS. It’s most useful for blogs, although full sites can be created with Textpattern as well. It is quite flexible – you can create almost anything with plugins and a custom sections and styling. Personally, I would only recommend this to people who have dealt with PHP and other CMS’s before; although using Textpattern is pretty easy to learn.

Cool Features:

  • Easy to focus on content
  • Browser-Based Media Control
  • Freedom to control all elements
  • Browser-based template and CSS editing
  • Light Weight and Secure
  • The many available plugins give you extra functions and capabilities



4. ExpressionEngine


 ExpressionEngine is a flexible CMS that could fulfill your site’s full purpose. There are modules, plugins and extension hooks to help you customize your website to the upmost extent.

Cool Features:

  • Flexible – can power organizations and companies
  • Will adapt to your needs
  • Easy to add more features
  • Analytical tracking
  • Built in spam prevention
  • Totally secure and manageable



5. Movable Type


 Movable Type is a powerful all-in-one tool that lets you create blogs and entire websites with one platform. it is flexible with themes and plugins, you can really do anything with Movable Type! Movable Type is free, but for those who need a larger amount of support (like a business), Movable Type Pro comes with more features – and it is not free of cost

Cool Features:

  • Open Source for Developers
  • Simple to create all kinds of websites
  • Revision history – you’ll never loose anything!
  • Dashboard and Custom Fields
  • All-in-one solution that cam power anybody



6. Drupal


 Last but not least- Drupal is an open source Content Management System that can create anything to a small blog to a large community website. You can even create discussion websites, corporate pages, personal blogs, directories and even social networking sites – all in a breeze.

Cool Features:

  • You can contribute to it’s development
  • Admin side tracking and statistics
  • Easy Forum and Polls
  • Built in news aggregator
  • Easy to personalize and community gives online help


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