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Publii

A safe, fast and stylish flat file/ static blog website builder.

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Avg rating of 4.3 (7)| 9 comments

What is Publii?

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.

A clean interface, easy-to-understand editor that simplifies text styling as well as adding images, tags and other content with instant changes and live previews for comfortable, relaxed writing. Advanced SEO options to help you climb search engine rankings and get noticed.

With support for modern hosting options like Amazon S3, GitHub Pages, Google Cloud and Netlify as well as SFTP, Publii will make keeping your site updated easy. Just enter your details once, and sync your changes at the click of a button.

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Publii Features

  1.  Works OfflinePublii can be used without the need to connect to the internet.

Publii information

  • Developed byTidyCustoms
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.3
  • Alternatives18 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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  •  5,247 Stars
  •  330 Forks
  •  142 Open Issues
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Our users have written 9 comments and reviews about Publii, and it has gotten 16 likes

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marcrnt
  
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Easy to use, works on every web hoster without a database.

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tuva-hayabi

There are a lot of easy to use content management systems that work without a database, so this is nothing special. And what should be the advantage of a CMS that runs on your local PC and you have to upload every change you make?

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chipryan
  
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Great idea to manage your websites from your PC!

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tuva-hayabi
  
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Publii started as a very promising CMS/Static Site Generator. But the versions 0.38.0 through 0.38.3 don’t work for me.

My OS is GNU/Linux, distribution Xubuntu 21.10. I tried the DEB installation file and the AppImage.

When uploading my work to the server (Publii names this syncing), there are only empty folders created. No homepage, no post I wrote, no CSS fle, nothing.

After uploading, an error message tells me that not all files could be created. Reading the log file, I think that some server paths seem to be wrong, although I set everything correctly, in my opinion.

Anyway, I ask myself: Why use Publii when flat file CMSes like Bludit, FlatPress, Grav, Pico etc. work almost flawlessly?

All in all, disappointing. Actually, I like Publii, but unfortunately, it has become unusable for me.

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jasonbrown1965
  
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Even with fast net, uploading/updating a web site through an online app is much slower than doing the same thing in an offline app

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kennypete
  
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It's an excellent, straightforward app for creating a static website. It's very easy to use and was a good choice to use for my Rpi nginx site.

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gnudesign
  
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it's one of the most beautiful and most user friendly software under GPL license. It has limitations but also advantages over WordPress and similar CMS solutions.

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tuva-hayabi

Limitations, in deed. From version 0.36.0 to 0.38.1, there seems to have been some change of the structure. Anyway, after fresh install, I could not open my custom theme, all the posts were gone and so on. Fortunately, I had a recent upload to my server. Is that what you call user-friendlyness?

And what should be the advantages over a more popular CMS? You did not name one of them.

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No SSL/TLS (FTPS) connection possible in v.0.36.0 (build 13213) beta, only FTP and SFTP. So I cannot upload to the server from within Publii.

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  • Blog Publishing
  • static-generator
  • CMS
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  • static-website

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