WordPress is undeniably one of the most used content management systems (CMS). According to a report by Forbes, WordPress powers one of every four websites on the Internet. Though it rules the internet, there are other free alternatives to it that you might want to consider.
• Blogger by Google offers 1 GB storage space with an additional 15 GB for photos as compared to the 1 GB total space offered by WordPress. Blogger allows you to schedule the time for posting content, allows users to post content on their own domain for free and has easy to use templates with flexible layouts. One can even edit the blog’s HTML and CSS to create a unique design. It is available in 60 languages and in all countries. However, it supports integration only with Google+.
• Tumblr allows a variety of media, including text, photos, links, quotes, audio, video, and chat. It also provides unlimited storage space. Although it does not support social media sharing, it allows template modification, post sharing, and custom domains. The Tumblr app allows users to post on-the-go. Everything is customizable, from colors to themes. It supports integration with Facebook and Twitter.
• Weebly offers unlimited storage space similar to that of Tumblr. It offers a variety of customer support option like live chat, email, and forum. The drag-and-drop builder is perfect for those with little to no knowledge in programming. The integrated e-commerce platform is useful to build a professional website.
• Medium is a website builder which was originally made with the idea of encouraging users to create longer posts than the 140-character standard of Twitter. It also allows users to earn money through their writing. It is simple to integrate photos, audio, and video. Unlike WordPress, you have the option to modify your template and schedule the time for posting content.