Ok, so if you’re at least a little bit aware of your surroundings, you’ve probably seen the word “WordPress” plastered in at least a few different places on this site. But as awesome as WordPress is (and as much as we might love it), it’s far from the only CMS out there. Yes, despite the fact that over 27% of the web now uses WordPress, there is indeed a world outside WordPress.
In today’s post, I’m going to explore that world and dish out some of the best WordPress alternatives available in 2017. I can’t promise you that I’m not going to tell you to still use WordPress at the end of the post…but until then, I swear that I’ll be objective!
If you’re strictly a blogger, you might want to consider Ghost. Ghost reminds me of what WordPress once was – that is, it’s entirely focused on blogging.
It has a clean interface, features an awesome Markdown editor with live previews, and is based on Node.JS.
If you plan to only blog and will never need the extensibility of the WordPress ecosystem, Ghost is a good option. Otherwise, you might want to stick with WordPress for now.
Ghost includes both a free