Drupal, Joomla !, WordPress, are without a doubt the 3 most popular CMS these days, and each one has its purpose or area of specialty, for example ... WordPress is the undisputed leader for informational sites, blogs, while for something more complex such as a online store, I would prefer Drupal or Joomla !.
But not everything ends here ... there are many other CMS with their own characteristics that we do not know, and here I will talk about FlatPress : )
FlatPress is without a doubt the fastest CMS that I have never found, by this I mean that opening pages, articles, the administration panel or any work is extremely Quick. What is this about?
Simple, a CMS gets heavy for two things:
- All the PHP processing (which is the most common) that it would generate on the server.
- The need for a MySQL database (which is the most common), its connection to it to enter or search data, etc.
What if I told you that FlatPress is almost immune to this? 😀
To begin with, it is something soo simple and simple that it makes it great, because the PHP processing it generates is minimal, tiny 🙂 ... if we add to that that it does NOT use any database (neither MySQL, nor Postgre, etc) ... well, seriously it's VERY but very fast O_O
But it is not only fast, it is also easy to use, like all CMS nowadays you can put themes to make the site or blog more pleasant to look at, even some of these themes modify the appearance of the administration panel 😀
And obviously ... they can also put plugins on it 🙂
You can see an online demo of FlatPress here:
If you want to install FlatPress it is very simple, for example ... if you want to do it on your own computer, you must first install the packages:
apache2 libapache2-mod-php5 php5
Once these packages are installed, our Apache server should already be started.
Now let's put the following command in a terminal:
sudo mv /var/www/ /var/www-default && mkdir ~/www/ && sudo ln -s ~/www/ /var/www/
This will create a folder in our home called "www", and what we put for that folder will be what is shown to us when we open http://localhost/
If it doesn't work for you, restart the Apache service, on distros like Debian or derivatives is (I think that in Centos y Fedora it works the same):
sudo service apache2 restart
En ArchLinux is
sudo /etc/rc.d/apache2 restart
Well, now we have to download FlatPress:
Once downloaded, we unzip that file in the www folder that is in our home, and we access http://localhost/flatpress/ to start with the installation 😀
… and that's it!!!
What, amazed? … Did you expect something more complex? 😀
Once this is done, they can access the site (same URL as before) and it will be shown as it comes by default:
Using the button Login on the right bar can access the Administration Panel (AdminArea):
Through the options of this you can modify many things ... for example, as we saw above, to put another more pleasant theme 😉 ...
First we search the FlatPress Wiki for the theme we want: [Wiki] FlatPress Themes
After we download it, we copy it to ~ / www / flatpress / fp-interface / themes / And voila, we can select it by the Themes button of the AdminArea, that button that is in the black bar.
And you can also put plugins: [Wiki] FlatPress Plugins
This, as you can see, is something really simple and simple ... but many times that is exactly what we are looking for 🙂
There are times when we don't want to make a blog or site as big as the same. From Linux, there are times when we just want to make personal notes, or save code, or write school assignments or something like that ... well, for cases like these (and others ) FlatPress is a great option 😀
I met this one thanks to elav, and I have already been curious to know other CMS that are light ... Perseus he told me about Octopress, I have to seriously see how lightweight it is, and its installation (and packages it needs) how complex it is hehe.
Anyway, I don't think there is much more to add. Let me know any problem or doubt, I will try to help you as much as I can.