Lightweight content management systems

Additional Lightweight CMSs

Other excellent lightweight CMSs are out there. Before you commit to any of the systems described here, you might want to take other applications for a spin.

Frog CMS [4] uses MySQL as its database back end, and it provides an easy-to-use interface for managing content and users. This makes it suitable for larger websites maintained by several users. Similar to other systems, Frog CMS can be extended with the use of plugins, and you'll find quite a few modules to choose from on the project's website.

Pixie [5] is a sleek CMS that is loaded with features, including a WYSIWYG editor, support for microformats, a file manager, database backups, a dashboard, spam protection, and much more. If you are looking for a blog application rather than a traditional CMS, Chyrp [6] definitely deserves a closer look. Chyrp features an AJAX-ified interface that allows you to manage a blog with consummate ease. Furthermore, dozens of Chyrp extensions can help you customize your blog installation to your liking.


  1. Pluck:
  2. SkyBlueCanvas:
  3. NanoCMS:
  4. Frog CMS:
  5. Pixie:
  6. Chyrp:

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