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Tighten.co:
Statamic v2 Beta: First Impressions of a new Laravel-based flat-file CMS
Feb 01, 2016 @ 13:37:14

On the Tighten.co blog they've posted their own review of Statamic, the flat-file based content management system with a Laravel backend. Statamic is a project that hopes to provide easy content management, responsive layouts and plenty of features to make an easy-to-use and robust CMS.

Among the developers I know who used to use ExpressionEngine but have since left, most work in Craft and/or Laravel. I kept hearing folks mention Statamic, but all I knew about it was that it was flat file, which wasn't particularly compelling to me.

Fast forward two years, and they've re-written the entire application to run on Laravel (now released as v2 beta). [...] Their documentation is hilarious, the community is welcoming and helpful, and the code—granted, I'm only a few weeks in—seems super easy to work with. So, what's the deal? Why have we set up Tighten's blog on Statamic?

The post then goes on to talk about the "quest" for a good Laravel-based content management system. They also talk about some of the essentials they see a CMS needing to be effective: good user interaction (UI/UX), how much and how difficult it is to customize and how it is configured. For each point they talk about how Statamic does things and their own verdict on the software and how good it does at filling these requirements.

tagged: statamic beta laravel content management system cms flatfile

Link: http://blog.tighten.co/statamic-v2-beta-first-impressions-of-a-new-laravel-based-flat-file-cms

NetTuts.com:
Creating a Flat-File Blog Engine Using Slim
Jun 19, 2012 @ 08:48:15

On the NetTus.com site today there's a new tutorial showing how to use the Slim microframework to create a flat-file blog system as a stand alone PHP application.

In this article, we will learn how to create a flat file blog engine in PHP using the Slim framework. If you don’t understand the jargon, don’t worry. We’re simply going to create a spartan blogging application, which utilizes text files instead of a database to store data. If you’re a beginner, fret not! We will start with the basics of using Slim.

He introduces the Slim framework with a simple route handling to render a basic PHP page (an "About" page), setting variables to output to the template, setting up dynamic routes and creating the setup for the blogging engine (viewing articles, archives and a listing page).

tagged: flatfile blog slim microframework tutorial introduction

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Sitecritic.net:
Simple Content Management in PHP Without Database Access
Aug 10, 2006 @ 07:26:50

For all of the content management systems that are out there, most of them have something in common (well, a lot in common, but that's more than I mean) - they all use databases to manage their information. Sometimes, that's just not what a developer really needs. All they want is a simple, light, file-based solution. Well, this new tutorial from Sitecritic.net can help. It details the creation of a simple file-based management system, including login abilities.

A Content Management System (CMS) allows you to update your website easily without touching anything in the backend. If you are a non-IT person, you will almost always want a CMS for your website because it makes you less dependent on your web designers or developers to add, edit or delete contents in your website.

There are many good CMS out there but most of them require some sort of database access in the backend. Many PHP CMS uses mysql or postgres database which resides in the server. Installation and troubleshooting of CMS might require some technical knowledge and server configuration which could be daunting for some.

The tutorial steps you through the login form first, then creating the template HTML files, before adding in the adding and editing functionality to store the content in the files. The full source for the application is also available for download.

tagged: content management system flatfile login add edit html content management system flatfile login add edit html

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Sitecritic.net:
Simple Content Management in PHP Without Database Access
Aug 10, 2006 @ 07:26:50

For all of the content management systems that are out there, most of them have something in common (well, a lot in common, but that's more than I mean) - they all use databases to manage their information. Sometimes, that's just not what a developer really needs. All they want is a simple, light, file-based solution. Well, this new tutorial from Sitecritic.net can help. It details the creation of a simple file-based management system, including login abilities.

A Content Management System (CMS) allows you to update your website easily without touching anything in the backend. If you are a non-IT person, you will almost always want a CMS for your website because it makes you less dependent on your web designers or developers to add, edit or delete contents in your website.

There are many good CMS out there but most of them require some sort of database access in the backend. Many PHP CMS uses mysql or postgres database which resides in the server. Installation and troubleshooting of CMS might require some technical knowledge and server configuration which could be daunting for some.

The tutorial steps you through the login form first, then creating the template HTML files, before adding in the adding and editing functionality to store the content in the files. The full source for the application is also available for download.

tagged: content management system flatfile login add edit html content management system flatfile login add edit html

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