3.9 out of 5 with 14 ratings

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I want a less-bloated, faster version of WordPress, so I had high hopes for this CMS. However, Grav is really maddening to use for average non-developer person.

It's easy if you just want a simple webpage, but if you want a functioning blog, than good luck to you. I could not figure out how to get it to do what I wanted.

I guess I'm stuck with WordPress.

[Edited by ghostscout, December 03]

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As a non-developer looking to run my own site, I think Grav is the best of the flat file systems available. It's the only one that has a web UI which allows in depth administration (the others I tried which had web UIs only let you post content... something that makes sense if you have a pro running the back for you). HOWEVER it does not quite work. After spending a full day trying to make a navigation menu, I gave up.

The documentation is out of date or confusing or incorrect and instead of having a user forum, github site or something like most open source projects do where you can search and ask questions, they have a CHAT you are supposed to join. I didn't feel like making yet another account, trying to guess what time of day is best for these people, then going and asking extremely remedial questions.

However, installation via Softwaculous in cPanel on my host made it extra easy to get going. Unlike every other CMS I've tried, flat or otherwise, it didn't need a database to work. I have no idea why but it's a benefit if you only get a limited amount of DBs.

I'll check back on this project in another year or two. If they could just tie up the loose ends and make it a bit friendlier to non devs it would be really spectacular. I can see why people who have the requisite skills like it a lot.

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fast, made for developers for end users, flat file, awesome community!

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Fast, user friendly, no database, but may require some technical knowledge to use

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It has a bit of every amazing thing I've experienced ! I think Grav and Sails can save lots of development time. Thanks to it's amazing developers.

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They provide unorganized API

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I've been looking for a better option than wordpress and so far nothing... I tried this one but it is really only for a basic blog.. not for a customizable larger website. Not for me.

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Simple way to make a blog. Easy to learn, very portable (no database)

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Easy to use well and well thought out CMS, but powerful and expandable

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The best PHP flate files type CMS out there. Easy to install, robust, and have everything you need to do everything you want. I love it!

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Awesome community, great feature implementation, modern looking & easy to manage.

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GRAV was made thinking on the web site developers to empower them to make a great site for end user, both front and backend. It's amazing.

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its amazing. im discovering twig yaml and a pile of other stuff. i wish grav existed 10 years ago . ty.

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Been using grav for years now! I was an intern at one point and have built many sites for my own freelancing gig.

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