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WordPress alternatives?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by Lizbeth Ross, May 18, 2020.

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    shalom_m Greenhorn

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    #41
    Rephrasing the old adage:
    To:

    SEMrush
     
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    SEMrush
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    #42
    I wish I could like your post.
     
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    UpgradeIT.ro Greenhorn

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    #43
    I'll print this out and frame it on top of my desk, the best adage I've ever seen.
     
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    #44
    If and when you do - post a picture
     
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    #45
    I believe that the most popular alternative to wordpress is shopify. However, I don't see fit in switching from wordpress to shopify, really.
     
    Ironfury, Jan 21, 2022 IP
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    #46
    It all depends on what wordpress will be used for
     
    Gamerseo, Jan 23, 2022 IP
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    #47
    WordPress - for websites and blogs
    Opencart - for online stores
     
    mayazir, Feb 2, 2022 IP
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    webhost.uk.net Well-Known Member

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    #48
    Frankly its wordpress , still you wish you can try Drupal or Joomla in CMS
     
    webhost.uk.net, Feb 4, 2022 IP
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    #49
    for the e-commerce only self-written engines can be better
     
    Đặng Văn Bình, Feb 4, 2022 IP
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    #50
    The Best alternative of WordPress is Wix, Squarespace, Drupal and Shopify.
     
    jhonalbert, Mar 3, 2022 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #51
    What about gatsby, eleventy and the other jamstack options?
    What criteria are you basing your recommendation on?
     
    sarahk, Mar 3, 2022 IP
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    Kerry Watson Banned

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    #52
    4 best WordPress alternatives:

    • Wix.
    • Shopify.
    • Drupal.
    • Squarespace.
     
    Kerry Watson, Mar 4, 2022 IP
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    #53
    Never use this kind of site on a platform, they never will be your own.
    Wix, blogger, and the rest - pure shit and waste of time.
    The site must be located on your own host.
     
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    #54
    I am totally confused. HOW does one create a website using "Wix, Squarespace, Drupal and Shopify?" How does one get the website to function with parts of it on four different platforms? Seems to me that would be an exercise in futility or at best a HORRENDOUS mess to debug, much harder than using buggy Wordpress.
     
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    I didn't get such experience on that side
     
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    #56
    WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, but there are plenty of alternatives if you're looking for a less complex platform. Here are the best:

    1. Joomla: Joomla is a popular open source content management system (CMS) that was developed in Brazil in 2001. It has a wide range of features and can be used for a variety of sites, from small business websites to large enterprise portals.

    2. Drupal: Drupal is an award-winning open source CMS that was created in 2005 by Dries Buytaert and is based on the codebase of PHPBB (an earlier platform). It offers a high degree of flexibility and configurability, making it well-suited for complex website projects.

    3. Ghost: Ghost is a minimalist blog platform designed by Matt Mullenweg and launched in early 2010.

    Each has its own set of features, community support, and pricing options. It's important to evaluate each alternative carefully before making a decision about which one to choose.
     
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    Hi, in my opinion shopify is a good alternative in place of wordpress I was using wordpress earlier for my e commerce store but then I shifted to shopify and it is working really well for me now. It has alot of benefits and customisations and shopify focuses on sales oriented and offers relatively a full featured solution for ecommerce. Shopify helps startups and small businesses quickly build, launch and run an e-commerce store with minimal effort. Every tool that you need to sell on Shopify is built into the platform. So I would strongly recommend shopify.
     
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    I would never mix WordPress and Shopify for one simple reason. If you are not happy with Shopify after a while then too bad, you need to start again from scratch. You cannot take Shopify website with you. With WordPress, you can always change developer or host provider and move on. There is a huge difference between your own code and installation somewhere in the cloud that you basically lease.
     
    Andrzej Wilczynski, Apr 21, 2022 IP
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    MASSMEDIUMS Peon

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    #59
    Which CMS platform to use really depends on your needs/use case for your website.

    Drupal and Joomla are popular CMS's which could be utilized as an alternative to WordPress.

    There are a number of standalone e-commerce platforms (self hosted) as well, such as Magento and Open Cart, but the added complexity and upkeep may not be warranted -- which I why I asked about your use case.

    How many products do you anticipate ruling out the site with?

    What other kinds of business requirements are there -- color variations, size variations for products, etc. Are there other specific needs such pricing tiers for wholesale customers.

    How frequently will you be adding/removing products and updating your pricing?

    Do you require the platform to keep track of stock? How will you manage order fulfillment?

    Do you require any custom integrations with other 3rd party services, etc?

    There are so many factors to consider that would drive which platform one should choose, and whether it would be a better solution than a WordPress/WuCommerce site.

    Many of the "off the shelf" platforms may have functional limitations that would pose as a barrier to your business needs, or may require custom development to overcome.

    Of course a custom e-commerce website / application can be built to suit your needs, but often times this may be cost prohibitive from a budget standpoint.

    That's why these days, I think Shopify (which is a hosted solution), may offer the best balance in terms of tech stack, maintenance/security, features, ease of customizations and integrations with 3rd party services.

    Most important is to fund a web development company that understands how to lay out all of these options so a determination can be made based on your website needs and business requirements.

    Hope this helps...
    :)

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    I see a major problem with a solution as Shopify. If at any point you are not happy with them or what the offer is not allowing you to expand then you are done. You are not able to transfer your site to a new host or service and you have to start from scratch. So if you are thinking about big project customization and so one, all these solutions (Shopify, Joomla, Wordpress) may not work, actually will not work.

    Unfortunately, nowadays everyone names him, herself a web developer if they can set up Shopify, Wordpress, which is far away from truth, and I experienced that many times.
     
    Andrzej Wilczynski, Jun 17, 2022 IP