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Apps with 'Flat File CMS' feature

  1. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.
  2. Grav is an easy to use, yet powerful, opensource CMS that requires no database. In a nutshell, installing Grav is a matter of unzipping the file. It is fast, has sophisticated caching, and a light footprint for optimal performance.


  3. Publii allows to you build, modify and manage an unlimited number of sites from the same app with instant switching; no databases or other credentials to remember.
  4. Bludit is a web application to build your own website or blog in seconds, it's completely free and open source. A PRO version is available for those who want to support the software developer. The software seems almost the same between the versions.
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  5. Automad is a file-based flat CMS and template engine. It is designed to be fully portable without any dependencies on databases or fixed locations and doesn't require any complicated setup process. All data gets stored in a human readable form.
  6. Open source, flat-file Knowledgebase platform that uses static Markdown files.
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    A Simple, Lightweight, Modern and Fast flat-file forum system written in PHP and Json.
  7. Installing Kirby means uploading some files to your server and that's it. Blog articles, galleries, simple pages or complex product sheets – with Kirby you are not limited to a fixed data structure. Kirby is file-based – No database involved.
  8. Yellow is for people who make websites. It's a flat-file content management system. Everything is made of files and folders. You can create web pages, blogs, wikis. There's support for Dropbox, Markdown and static content generation.
  9. Gridea A static blog writing client. GUI static website generator. It can export to html. Publish to Github Pages.
  10. The freedom of a headless CMS with the full functionality of a traditional CMS.
  11. Invision Community (previously known as IPB, IPS, Invision Power Suite, IP.Board or IP Board) is an Internet forum software produced by Invision Power Services, Inc.
  12. FlatPress is an open-source standard-compliant multi-lingual extensible blogging engine which does not require a DataBase Management System to work. You don’t need MySQL because FlatPress stores all of its content on text files.
  13. GetSimple is an XML based lite Content Management System. To go along with its best-in-class user interface, we have loaded it with features that every website needs, but with nothing it doesn't. GetSimple is truly the simplest way to manage a small-business website.
  14. Build powerful & dynamic websites without a database. An infinitely flexible, flat-file Content Management System.