ClassicPress 1.0 “Aurora”

The business-focused CMS. Powerful. Versatile. Predictable.

ClassicPress is a community-led, business-focused fork of WordPress that builds upon the foundation that made WP the most popular CMS in the world.
Aurora is a LTS version for businesses who want the power & stability of WP 4.9 but seek a stable alternative.
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13 Reviews5.0/5

I installed it on my blog as soon as I discovered it.

Pros:

Better performance than WordPress

Cons:

A themes/plugin directory may help

The community can decide where ClassicPress is going via a petition system. This is open source the way it should be. A stable and secure CMS with no surprises. I'm currently running about 20 sites on ClassicPress with no issues.

Pros:

Friendly and supportive community. Continues the great tradition of WordPress without all the recent upheavals.

Cons:

Needs more themes and plugin developers to get on board, but this is starting to happen.

I have used WordPress for over 10 years and, for the first time, have decided to move to an alternative cms. My choice is ClassicPress as it does not have the writing straitjacket which is Gutenberg. I do not like the direction WordPress is taking and feel very much at home in the ClassicPress community.
Starting with Aurora, the ClassicPress v1 series is a long-term support (LTS) version for businesses who want the power and stability of WordPress 4.9.x and are seeking an equally stable alternative solution. Since all existing plugins and themes that are supported on WP 4.9.x are supported in ClassicPress 1.0, Aurora is also ideal for those that find that WordPress 5.0+ is no longer a fit for them. Download or Migrate today! For a list of new or changed functions and filters in ClassicPress 1.0, see this post.

ClassicPress is the base code I learned from and worked with for 10 years and I'm glad to see it continue on without drastic (destructive) changes.

Pros:

Best thing since "sliced blocks" :)

Cons:

None so far!