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Best Node.js alternatives to WordPress in 2018

WordPress is a popular CMS, but over the years the technical foundation of it has not kept up with the times. The UI remains top notch and Automattic has invested heavily in React.js and the WordPress Calypso content editing shell.

For organisations looking at alternatives to WordPress, eyes easily turn to Node.js. The JavaScript server side technology has taken the IT industry by storm. The low overhead of using a familiar syntax and high performance have attracted many users to the Node.js ecosystem.

For WordPress the system cannot easily adapt Node.js as a whole since there is a large amount of existing tools and an developer base familiar with the worlds most popular CMS. This is why alternatives to WordPress written in Node.js is a common request, but there is no clear options at this time.

Instead of monolithic solutions like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, many organisations are embracing Micro Services for their content creation and delivery. This decoupled approach where developers work using an API and a Universal JavaScript Framework has steadily been growing through the course of 2016 and 2017.

For developers some of the best Node.js CMSes as alternatives to WordPress are:

In addition there is a new option in the market: GraphCMS. This GraphQL powered CaaS platform is being Open Sourced to provide an alternative to Contentful.

Written by Jorgé on Thursday January 11, 2018

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