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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:24 am 
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Hey guys ,

I have a really important question to ask today, i have for long avoided CMS's simply because i was told that "if you use cms's you'll spend most of your time editing content rather than actually learning to code" , but i've realised that to build even the slightest of complex sites you need some kind of a CMS . Now i am trying to avoid wordpress. most of the site i build don't have a great degree of complexity.

I came across this flat file based CMS phileCMS, which seems quite good(these kind of cms's seem to be popular nowdays) , but file based cms's is not exactly what i want , I believe at some point i would still require a database , so i looked up google for some lightweight CMS's and came across a few, the one that i liked the most was a CMS called BOLT https://github.com/bolt/bolt ,

I basically wanted a Hackable CMS , with a small learning curve that i can use in my projects. What do you guys think of this CMS ? Do any of you guys here use a lightweight CMS ? something similar to bolt ? I would appreciate any suggestions.

Here is a short preview of how bolt works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj8QlS5UZHU

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:21 am 
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Thanks for your priceless answer celauran :D , I did notice the documentation is lacking .

As far as complexity is concerned i just want a CMS that can help me with page generation basically, nothing more complex than that as of now.

Nice to know that you use bolt too ,I might have a few bolt questions for you pretty soon than :P

Thanks for all the valuable insights.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:43 am 
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Hey, according to me best CMS are:
-Anchor CMS
-Pico CMS
-Bolt
-Monstra
-Wolf CMS
-Pyro CMS
These are lightweight and goo CMS.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:20 am 
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I think it all depends on what you are trying to do with the website. There are a lot of CMS's out there but some are better for certain types of use than other. For example, WordPress is great for blogs or simple sites (I know you're trying to stay away from WordPress), whereas something like Prestashop or Magento are good for creating and managing an ecommerce design. If you want to continue to code with it, then Magento is the way to go ....and of course it is coded with PHP.

So yeah.....it depends on what you are trying to do.


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