Flextype Alternatives

    Flextype is described as 'open source, fast and flexible file-based CMS in PHP. It's easy to install (just copy files to your server), upgrade and use and provides an API for plugins, themes and core elements' and is a CMS Tool in the Business & Commerce category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Flextype for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux, PHP and Mac. The best alternative is Grav, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Flextype are Bludit (Freemium, Open Source), ClassicPress (Free, Open Source), Vapid (Free, Open Source) and Statamic (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 12, 2020

    1. 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.
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    2. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      ClassicPress is a community-led open source content management system and a fork of WordPress that preserves the TinyMCE classic editor as the default option, which means there is no Gutenberg (block) editor.
    3. Vapid is an intentionally simple content management system built on the idea that you can create a custom dashboard without ever leaving the HTML. FASTEST WAY TO BUILD A CUSTOM WEBSITE
    4. Build powerful & dynamic websites without a database. An infinitely flexible, flat-file Content Management System.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      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.
    5. Fast and small flat-file content management system written in PHP!

      Discontinued

      Superseded by Flextype

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    6. Pulse CMS is the easiest way to build and deploy a responsive, content managed website. Since it's a flat file CMS there is no complicated database setup, just copy it to your server and go.
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    7. 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.
    8. phpSQLiteCMS is a simple and lightweight open source web content management system (CMS) based on PHP and SQLite. It's licensed under the GNU General Public License.
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