Top WordPress Alternatives: Are They Worth It?

If you’re searching for a content management system that also gives you the freedom to design your site the way you want it, you may wonder if WordPress is really all that’s out there. 

The truth is that there are several WordPress alternatives, each focusing on a different aspect. If you have a specific goal in mind with your website, but you’re considering a WordPress alternative, take a look at the options below to explore each one in more detail:


Wix is a free online website builder that features a number of designs that you can customize by simply dragging and dropping into the interface. No programming experience is necessary, however, you’ll need to pay a monthly fee in order to access more advanced features. We recommend checking out our WordPress vs. Wix review in more detail to see just how these two popular systems compare to each other.

Wix is notable for separating its content editing and website settings. This allows you to customize the design to your heart’s content while keeping content separate. WordPress has only recently followed this notion with its Gutenberg overhaul, and is working to separate content and design even more so that users have the freedom to switch themes without needing to completely upend their content and rework it to fit a new theme. 


Squarespace is another serious contender to WordPress and is a viable WordPress alternative. It also features drag and drop simplicity without any coding experience needed. Squarespace charges depending on the features you need, so you’ll pay more if, for example, you want to have an online store or something beyond a simple website. While everything within Squarespace is self-contained (you don’t need separate hosting), it can get pricey if you want to sell products online. 

With that being said, Squarespace is a wide range of templates for all kinds of website goals. Whether you want to show off a portfolio, host a blog or a podcast, offer a professional service or even just show off your music, you can do it quickly and easily with Squarespace. Beautiful, visually attractive, trendy and mobile responsive templates are all available so you can be sure that your website will look good on any device. Squarespace is, without a doubt, a true WordPress contender. But before you decide, we encourage you to read our full review comparing WordPress and Squarespace to have a bigger overview of how the two systems work and which one might be right for your needs. 


Joomla is a very robust website and content management system. However, its power and flexibility are due to the fact that the system itself is very complex and can be overwhelming for beginners. If, on the other hand, you’re perfectly capable of making changes to code, and you want to control a variety of aspects about your site right from the start, you’ll love the configuration and details that Joomla has to offer.

In addition, Joomla is also more secure than WordPress, but mainly because WordPress powers up to a third of all sites on the Internet, and Joomla is used far less. Beyond that, Joomla also has other security features built in that WordPress lacks, but if security is what you’re looking for, and you’re not afraid of some advanced settings and a little bit of a steeper learning curve, Joomla may well be a great option for your needs. 

What About Other WordPress Alternatives?

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all available WordPress alternatives. There are plenty of other sites out there that offer things like e-commerce, simple website designs, one page websites and much more. Each of the content management systems profiled here do what they do very well, but they may not give you the full breadth and depth that WordPress does. 

The truth is, there’s a reason why WordPress powers over a third of the web: because it’s flexible, customizable, easy to use and beginner-friendly yet it has enough advanced options and theme creation choices to make even hardcore developers happy. New and exciting add-ons and plugins for WordPress are always being developed, and theme authors are continuously pushing the limits and capabilities of what WordPress can do.

Why Stick with WordPress Instead?

If you’ve tried Joomla and found it too complex. Or you’ve tried Squarespace and found it too pricey. Or you’ve tried Wix and it just isn’t giving you the freedom you crave to design your theme your way, then it may be a better option to stick with WordPress instead. Right out of the box, WordPress gives you something to work with. But once you start browsing themes and looking into what plugins are available to extend the system even further, your mind will start to churn with possibilities. 

Still, it’s understandable that even if you’re comfortable working with WordPress, you may need some help from time to time. As beginner-friendly as WordPress is, there are still a lot of advanced customization options that need the hand of a professional developer to make them happen.

Fortunately, that’s where WPDandy comes in. Our team of seasoned WordPress developers understands precisely how the system works, and we can work with you to make updates to your theme, install a new theme, upgrade plugins, and much more. Through our innovative dashboard administrative area, you can talk one-on-one with your own personal developer, assign tasks and get updates, all while staying within WordPress. 

It’s the easy, straightforward and hassle-free way to get your WordPress management and maintenance tasks done while you focus on building your business and your website. To learn more about our comprehensive WordPress development services, contact us today for a free, no obligation quote. We also offer affordable packages for one monthly fee that can help keep your WordPress site up to date and protected against security risks, exploits and other vulnerabilities.

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