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Any alternatives to wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Jwick, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Jwick

    Jwick Newbie

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    Hello,

    I am here looking for an alternative to wordpress. I just created a blog yesterday. But I can't seem to install any plugins on it.. I have to buy their business plan and then install plugins.. ugh...

    So which "free" alternative blog do you use.
     
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    You might want to take a look at Joomla or Drupal
     
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  3. Jwick

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    So I have to make the websites myself? Oh, that will take more of my time on building the site and less time on focusing on content. Hmmm.
     
  4. adityaradea

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    i think you use wordpress dot com not self host wordpress in your website
     
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  5. stevesolo

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    Joomla comes with all the things that WordPress can do, and then some more.

    Drupal has modules and themes just like WordPress. It shares the same software requirements as WordPress and Joomla. Just try any of these.
     
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    Get a cheap host that use wordpress
    Most host are very cheap todays world.

    You can even get them for £3 yearly .

    There a pist on here somewhere , search for it.
     
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  7. Jwick

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    Aah so I have to download WordPress and use on a webhost?
    Drupal I think is paid, joomla looks free.

    Yes okay, searching right now.

    Thank you all for the answers.
     
  8. adaptable

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    Yes if you want a self-hosted solution and full control.
    It's open source and free.
    https://www.drupal.org/download



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    Additionally, most web hosting providers have a tool to "1-click install" Drupal, Joomla, WordPress etc.
     
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  9. adityaradea

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    yes, you have to buy a new domain and hosting and then use wordpress, for example i use wordpress for my site seon.co.id, so you can full control to use many themes or plugins for your site
     
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    Okay,

    I am buying a webhost from hostagtor.
    Which is costing me 5.5$ for a month, and I have opted for a free domain .website instead of .com ( which costs 10$)
    I want to first get my feet wet, before making a dive.

    I am willing to invest, but not without testing and proper research.

    Do you think this is a good plan?

    Edit : I am still waiting on the checkout.
     
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    I don't know what your plan is, so I cannot say if it's good or not.
    But if you want to start blogging, getting web hosting is definitely a good start - so you're on the right track.

    Good idea to test the water before jumping in - good luck with your IM adventure sir.
     
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    OP drupal is more secure and really good, but little tough to handle for new IMers.
     
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    Did you create a blog on a free weblog like workdpress.com? if so, regardless of the blog platform, the host wouldn't let you install any plugin because it's easily abused by all sorted of plugins. Get yourself a shared hosting plan, setup Wordpress easily Softaculous and you can install any plugin you like.
     
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    WP is the best and simplest to use.

    Pick first offer $5/year https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussi...5-year-cpanel-whm-ssd-r1soft-varnish-cache-uk

    Have used them for a while. They are ok.

    Then pick $0.49 - $0.88 domain here https://tld-list.com/?sd=asc&s=cr&a=1 sort by "cheapest register"

    I would stick with $0.88 Namecheap domain as they offer free WHOIS privacy if I'm not mistaken.

    There you go. With $6 spent you have your own domain and hosting for you site for 1 year and full control.

    And if you don't have $6 to invest in to your site, you can always try https://restaurantjobs.mcdonalds.com/

    Just joking :)
     
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    Joomla is quite nice with a lot of customizations.
     
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    Joomla, drupal, wordpress.org, Tumblr. but WordPress is my suggestion.
     
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    Wordpress is better known and has more info online if you need help and guidance. In saying that, as mentioned Joomla and Drupal also have their virtues but may require a bit more technical knowledge. Self hosted Wordpress only requires hosting and domain. In fact you may even be able to set up through the hosting package using the quick instal facility many often offer, which will set Wordpress up for you, including database etc.
     
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    Blogspot.com , weebly.com are top alternative to wordpress.com
     
  20. Sunny5890

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    yes, you can try self hosted solution for wordpress. in this you will install plugins of your choice. Also Joomla and Drupal are two best alternatives for wordpress. You can try them as well.