This post about Great Looking WordPress Alternatives is based on my two weeks off-blogging. That’s because I have both my blogs, the one you read right now and another one in Indonesian on the same hosting company. There is an issue to the hosting for the last two weeks, this blog get lost since Sunday, June 10. But yesterday I recovered this blog, and now the other one which still have some troubles left.
During restoring my blogs, I almost giving up. I install WordPress more than 10 times one night, since it wasn’t working just like what it should be. I use some different method to force WordPress using the old database, but I even ever get an error to install after assigning the DB on the wizard.
Tired on it, I try some WordPress alternatives, in case it will never get a fix. I found some WordPress alternatives with great looking design I wonder people not yet noticed to them, here they are;
The only one installed for hours on my hosting. Concrete5 have a simple installation UI. All you need to do is creating one database, upload the package and point your web browser to it i.e yourblog.com/concrete5/. When your server meets the requirements, you’re just 30 seconds or less to have I nice site. I said site, because it tend to give you a different landing page than what it serve when you click BLOG on the menu.
The default theme of Concrete5 is clean, simple and awesome, you can set different blog header to every single post. Still, there are dozens of free and paid themes in the marketplace. There is also a post description input when we create a new post, great for SEO. The code also clean, though I never try to learn it.
Overall great, the marketplace also looks like a good place to start your career if you’re a developer. I just don’t like the blog post URL and not yet know how to make it more SEO.
Just look at the elegant design of SilverStripe.org and I find that it is cool, full of web 2.0 design criteria. But to be honest, I failed to install it, I mistakenly provide wrong DB user name. Just see this video preview to get a grasp of SilverStripe.
I like the administration page, seen on the video, it can also keep appear outside admin area. You may want to check the showcase page , they are truly well designed sites using SilverStripe.
E107 woke up for it’s long sleep (stand by may be ) since 2008. Eventually the project is started on mid-2002, older than WordPress, eh? In 2012, they start rebrand themselves, rewrite the code as the preparation in the CMS war.
It has an easy pesy installation UI, an elegant design result too for the site you made. The collection of themes and plugins will likely satisfy your blogging needs too. It should be.
But I tried to install some plugins and themes, the system don’t even recognized them as plugins or themes it can use
ProcessWire exists to bridge the gap between the current CMS landscape and the needs of many designers/developers and clients in a CMS. The design of ProcessWire’s site is simple and have decent body copy typography.
When logged in to the demo, you’ll find the site is suitable for a business websites too. The most thing differ PW to others is it’s template relational capabilities. where you can interlinks any page the way you want, see this case study .
WordPress is now like a standard in the Web Publishing, what ever you needs overtaken. But who knows it will come the time we see other software fits us more to what we need. I think this post will give you enough reference to find good WordPress Alternatives.
Thanks for the read, feel free to add any CMS you like in the comment.