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What is FlatPress?

What's the news?

2019-01-12: Current project status

There’s a lot of change going on in the FlatPress project lately. I’d like to keep you folks up to date. Read on…

2018-12-16: Beta test

FlatPress 1.0.3.php7 - running under PHP7 and with HTTPS! - is in beta testing phase. Read on…

2018-11-14: FlatPress lives!

New maintainer aboard, new version ahead: The FlatPress journey goes on! Read on…

FlatPress is a lightweight, easy-to-set-up blogging engine. Plain and simple, just PHP. No database needed!


  • Standard-compliant (XHTML valid)
  • No need to fiddle with SQL
  • Easy to backup! Just copy one directory
  • Easy plugin system
  • Widget support
  • Easy to customize with themes (powered by Smarty)
  • FlatPress is free software under GNU GPLv2

Sounds good? Proceed to download or check out the demo!

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