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Alternatives to Django CMS

Joomla!, Wagtail, WordPress, Drupal, and Django are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Django CMS.
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What is Django CMS and what are its top alternatives?

It is user friendly and has a very intuitive drag and drop interface. It's built around the needs of multi-lingual publishing by default. Its lightweight core makes it easy to integrate with other software and put to use immediately, while its ease of use makes it the go-to choice for content managers, content editors and website admins.
Django CMS is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Django CMS

  • Joomla!

    Joomla!

    Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it. ...

  • Wagtail

    Wagtail

    Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience. ...

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Drupal

    Drupal

    Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. ...

  • Django

    Django

    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...

  • Plone

    Plone

    It is a free and open source content management system built on top of the Zope application server. Plone is positioned as an "Enterprise CMS" and is commonly used for intranets and as part of the web presence of large organizations ...

  • Umbraco

    Umbraco

    It is a friendly open-source Content Management System and is one of the most widely used ASP.NET Content Management Systems. It is free and offers great flexibility and extensive capabilities. ...

  • Typo3

    Typo3

    It is a free and open-source Web content management system written in PHP. It can run on several web servers, such as Apache or IIS, on top of many operating systems, among them Linux, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, macOS and OS/2. ...

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