CMS Alternatives to WordPress and Joomla: Top 10 Free, Secured Options for You

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This is no longer news that more than 3,000 joomla & wordpress hosted sites get hacked weekly by some malicious individual who derive great pleasure in dis-annulling people efforts .

While there is no known permanent means to stopping hackers from penetrating your site there are security measure you must apply if you are to use Joomla or WordPress for your site or client’s website.

Now this security measures requires advance knowledge in php editing else, install these recommended plugins/modules and then update frequently to scare most newbie hackers away from tampering with your website or client’s own.

If you have time and will like to learn new CMS platform that are secured and less popular than these two, then below is the list of  top seven free CMS alternatives to WordPress & joomla. You can use them for personal websites, cooperate websites, business portfolio and sundry.

Before listing these options, I’ll like to clarify that – they are really not better than WordPress or Joomla, but has less number of publicly published exploits as known hackers are hardly interested on them.  This is tied to the fact, they aren’t used by all and sundry, like like Joomla and WordPress.

  1. Pyrocms: you can learn about it from their official website at
  2. Expression Engine: their official website is found at They are renowned for security, flexibility and scalability.
  3. Symphony Cms: If you have good idea on any of joomla or wordpress, then you can use symphony cms easily.  Download and learn more about it from their official website at
  4. Concrete5: You can download and learn about concrete5 from They aren’t as popular as the first two, but has some powerful websites built with it.
  5. Modx:  This is a very easy to use open source CMS framework. Their official website is located seated at
  6. Contao: Contao is an efficient CMS framework and has it’s official website seated at
  7. Life Type Blogging Platform: You can download, install or learn more about life type from
  8. Drupal: Drupal is no mean name among new and old website developers alike. Many premium solutions for day to day problems of businesses have been solved on this awesome CMS framework. There are lots of modules for virtually ‘all features and functions’ of modern websites and apps. Their official website is seated at is
  9. Oxwall/Skadate: Oxwall is the ultimate app for building social media websites and chat forums. You can lots of functions into it as there are lots of plugins and modules to achive your business goals. Their official website is found at
  10. Squarespace: Weebly and Squarespace belongs to the same family as it lets you build dynamic websites without installing or hosting the app on your own server. With it, you need neither a hosting server nor a custom domain name, but can build websites with unlimited functions on them. The official website for squarespace is
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In conclusion:

Open source content management system (CMS) is usually very easy to install and needs little tips to design and configure to your taste.

But then, we can help out with all your challenges regarding website design and CMS framework customization in the comments section below.

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Obasi Miracle
Obasi Miracle is one of the brains behind 3rd Planet Techies. A webdesign afficionado and IT Support brain-box, he flourishes and revel in helping many-a-techies in their aspiration to become the best they can.


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