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Top 10 Best Flat file CMS

CMSimple:
CMSimple
CMSimple is a free content management system. It aims to be simple, small and fast. As it is written in PHP it runs on Linux/Apache servers, or on Win32 with Apache or IIS. CMSimple is licensed under the terms of the Affero General Public License.
CMSimple does not need a database as it writes page data directly to a HTML file on the web server. This simplifies installation and backups, and also makes CMSimple a low cost option on web hosts which charge extra for database access.

Latest Release: v. 3.2
Latest release Date: 2008-06-20
Platform: PHP
License: Affero
Website: http://www.cmsimple.com/

Blosxom:
Blosxom CMS
The design of Blosxom is minimalist. It is distributed as a single Perl script, and all configuration is done by editing this script. All of the weblog entries are stored as plain text files consisting of a headline, optional headers or meta-information (if using certain plugins), and a blank line followed by the post body. New display styles can be added by creating template files called flavours. Blosxom can operate as a CGI script or produce static HTML files.

Latest Release: v. 2.0
Latest release Date: 2008-10-02
Platform: Perl
License: MIT
Website: http://www.blosxom.sf.net/

phpCMS:
phpCMS
Its creators describe phpCMS as a highly flexible flat file, no SQL, Web CMS with complete content/logic separation. Like many content management systems, phpCMS intends to simplify a lot of tasks for the maintenance of complex web sites.

Latest Release: v. 1.2.2
Latest release Date: 2006-01-19
Platform: PHP
License: GPL
Website: http://www.phpcms.de/

Quick CMS:
Quick CMS
Most problems concerning Quick.Cms are solved by a web forum. Two books were published in Polish describing the tool. There is also documentation on the official homepage of Quick.Cms containing descriptions of the application and basic modifications that can be performed with it.

Latest Release: v. 2.0
Latest release Date: 2008-05-13
Platform: PHP
License: Creative Commons
Website: http://www.opensolution.org/?p=Quick.Cms

MoinMoin:
MoinMoin
MoinMoin is a wiki engine implemented in Python, initially based on the PikiPiki wiki engine. Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, MoinMoin is free software.
A number of organizations use MoinMoin to run public wikis, including notable free software projects Ubuntu, Apache, Debian, FreeBSD, and others.

Latest Release: v. 1.6.2
Latest release Date: 2008-11-20
Platform: Python
License: GPL
Website: http://www.moinmo.in/

RazorCMS:
RazorCMS
razorCMS is a PHP open source content management system that came about from some brief time spent by the developer using nanoCMS, an open source CMS solution created by Kalyan Chakravarthy. After forking the NanoCMS project to create uCMS, and adding extra functionality, it was decided that more needed to be done.

Latest Release: v. 0.2
Latest release Date: N/A
Platform: PHP
License: GPL
Website: http://www.razorcms.co.uk/

CloudCMS:
CloudCMS
cloudCMS is a cloud based Web Content Management solution design to run on Google's Apps platform. Simply, it is an easy-to-use software application that runs behind the scenes allowing you to maintain your website's content and data on demand. cloudCMS web content management system (WCMS) is browser-based, which means you can manage your website via a online interface. Even better, you don't need to be a computer genius to use it because it was designed for users of all levels of computer experience.

Latest Release: v. Alpha E
Latest release Date: N/A
Platform: PHP
License: BSD
Website: http://www.code.google.com/p/cloudcms/

phpWiki:
phpWiki
PhpWiki is a web-based wiki software application. It began as a clone of WikiWikiWeb and was the first wiki written in PHP. PhpWiki has been used to edit and format paper books for publication.

Latest Release: v. 1.2.11
Latest release Date: 2007-07-14
Platform: PHP
License: GPL
Website: http://www.phpwiki.sourceforge.net/

Pluck:
Pluck CMS
Pluck, also known as pluck-cms, is an open source content management system, written in the PHP scripting language. It allows for easy webpage creation for users with little or no programming experience, and, unlike most content management systems, does not use a database to store its data. Pluck also includes a flexible module system, which allows developers to integrate custom functionality into the system.

Latest Release: v. 4.6.3
Latest release Date: 2009-06-06
Platform: PHP
License: GPL
Website: http://www.pluck-cms.org/

DokuWiki:
DokuWiki
DokuWiki is wiki software aimed at small companies’ documentation needs. DokuWiki is licensed under GPL 2 and written in the programming language PHP. It works on plain text files and thus needs no database. Its syntax is similar to the one used by MediaWiki and makes sure the data files remain readable outside the wiki.

Latest Release: N/A
Latest release Date: 2009-02-14
Platform: PHP
License: GPL
Website: http://www.dokuwiki.org/
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Comments

great compilation of flat-file content managers. thanks for sharing them.