About the CMS

Please note: the whole system was re-named, completely updated and moved to a new website at superMicro CMS in January 2020.

Less is more

la.plume micro CMS is a really simple system in which content is written to plain text files. There is no MySQL or any other database so the pages are exceptionally fast-loading. No plugins, no JavaScript, no image sliders or other bells and whistles. This is for words, images and video displayed with minimal distraction. Single column content so especially suitable for personal and similar small websites, with an easy admin interface. A little knowledge of HTML and CSS styles is an advantage but not essential.

The system has been developed over the period 2008–2020 and is aimed at keeping things simple without losing usability and functional elegance.

From 9th January 2020: version 11.4. No visible changes – just a few coding refinements to improve security and one or two other things.



What license is this developed under? Is it GPLv3 or some other license enabling commercial usage?

The Open Software License 3.0 (OSL-3.0) - link above. So yes, you can use this commercially subject to the terms of the License.

I love the CMS! Continue the work, though a sleek/responsive theme would do the trick for more users! Your CMS is the only flat-file CMS I have found that actually has a decent admin backpanel.

Thanks (the theme is responsive).

Thanks x1000 for this minimal and power-awesome Micro-CMS, I love it!

Hi Patrick, simple and brilliant, thank you! I just downloaded the files. I did not find a demo link so I have a few questions, if I may:

- where are the content flat files stored, in what folder?

- what about the image files, full size and thumbs, where are they stored?

- are image thumbs generated automatically with sizes I need? Can they be re-generated? Are the thumbnails cached?

Merçi et une très belle journée :-)

Hello, and thanks.

The content .txt files are in the /pages/ folder.

Images are purely the ones you upload and no extra images are generated. If you want thumbnails they need to be created and uploaded separately.

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