LotusCMS Alternatives

    LotusCMS is described as 'brings to the forefront design and design integration into one of the most neglected CMS niches - Databaseless Web-Design and Development' and is an app in the Business & Commerce category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LotusCMS for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Grav, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LotusCMS are GetSimple CMS (Free, Open Source), Statamic (Paid), Automad (Free, Open Source) and Pico CMS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021

    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. 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.
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    3. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Pico is a flat-file, PHP-based content management system. There is no administration backend or database to deal with. You simply create .txt files in the 'content' folder and that becomes a page.


    4. 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.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • SQLite
      • Bootstrap
      Bootstrap ready CMS for free. Just download and create kick-ass website in a few minutes.
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    5. 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.
    6. HTMLy is an open source databaseless PHP blogging platform. A flat-file CMS that allows you to create a fast, secure, and powerful website or blog in seconds.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      99ko is a simple CMS, light and fast. It is multilingual (French & English by default) and it supports themes and plugins. 99ko uses no database, it stores your data in JSON format.
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