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FlatPress is a lightweight, easy-to-set-up blogging engine. Plain and simple, just PHP. No database needed!

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What is Flatpress?

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. All you need is some web space supporting PHP4 (or later).

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  1.  Ad-freeFlatpress doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  2.  Privacy focusedFlatpress is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  3.  LightweightFlatpress consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFlatpress can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.

Flatpress information

  • Developed byEdoardo Vacchi
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives127 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Flatpress is easy to handle, you can create a blog very quickly. It is a flat file blogging system, and thus backups can be downloaded very easily by FTP, no database backups are needed.

Also, you can create your own themes easily, in case you are familiar with HTML and CSS and a bit of PHP perhaps.

Flatpress is quite flexible, it has a widgets functionality, similar to the widgets in WordPress.

Of course, Flatpress is by far not as famous as WordPress, but WordPress is fat and overloaded, Flatpress is slim. A very nice blog system, I think, if you don’t need all those killer features.

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Flatpress is as easy to use as Bludit, it is slim, too, and it doesn’t need a database either. But Bludit is developed more regularly and has a larger community.

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Flatpress is also a flat file CMS, and it’s easy to use for users and webdesigners as well.

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Flatpress is slim, easy to install and easy to use. It is simple to create custom themes. Hard to say, which is the better CMS, GetSimple or Flatpress. Flatpress is definitely a good alternative,

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