Alternative to Grav

Grav is an open-source flat-file CMS. It takes some serious time to set up and is less focussed on content marketing.

preview of Spinal posts edit screen with navigation on the left, content with a markdown toolbar in the middle and the comments panel on the right

Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS, voted in 2016 as the best open-source CMS. It is built up from the start with a performance in mind and is extensible. Its focus is on developers.

The core features of Grav are free to use, but there are various paid (premium) plugins and themes available.

They have a really cool space-themed website!

Spinal vs Grav feature comparison

Spinal is built with a focus on content marketing. It's designed to be easy and quick to set up.

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Price $29/month $0 (paid upgrades available)
Set up Very easy Difficult
Collaborators 10 Unlimited
Kanban workflow
Fine-grained Access
Self Host
Built for SSG
Rich Text Editor
Calendar view
Outputs Markdown
Edit Lock
Comments & Notes
Image Support
Version History
Active Development
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