Feature List

General FeaturesFlatPress Details
Version 0.1010
Release Date January 24, 2009
Author NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
URL www.flatpress.org
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPLv2
License Cost/ Fee Free
Development status Beta
Interface Languages English, Italian, Deutsch, many other available
Multi-User Support  
Multi-Site Deployment No
System RequirementsFlatPress Details
Programming Language PHP4, compatible with 5
Operating System Platform Independent
Webserver Apache, works on IIS
Root Access No
Other Requirements  
DatastorageFlatPress Details
Text Files Yes
PostgreSQL No
Oracle No
SQLite No
BerkeleyDB No
MS SQL Server No
Anti-SpamFlatPress Details
Akismet Support Plugin
Word Blacklist Plugin
IP Ban List  
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms  
User Access FeaturesFlatPress Details
Audit Log No
LDAP Authentication  
Other Authentication  
SupportFlatPress Details
Commercial Support No
Online Help www.flatpress.org
Issue Tracker www.flatpress.org
Books None
Support Forum www.flatpress.org
Mailing List sourceforge.net
Blogging FeaturesFlatPress Details
Categorization Multiple
Tags Plugin
Archiving Yes
Ping Service Support  
Link- / Blogroll Yes
Protected Posts  
Blog by Email  
Blog by SMS/MMS  
Blog API WordPress (plugin)
Post EditingFlatPress Details
Multi-paged posts  
Spell Checker No
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin
Syntax Highlighting Plugin
File Upload Yes
Asset Management  
Emoticon Images Plugin
Comment FeaturesFlatPress Details
Comment Layout Flat
Feeds for Comments Yes
E-Mail on Followup Yes
Gravatars Patch
Open-ID Support  
Extended FeaturesFlatPress Details
Plugin System Yes
Photo Gallery Plugin
Polls / Surveys  
Search Engine Yes
Custom Pages Yes
Google Sitemap Patch
WorkflowFlatPress Details
Content Approval Yes
Article Publishing simple
Comment Moderation Queue No
InteroperabilityFlatPress Details
Content Import SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
Content Export SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Unicode Support Yes
WebDAV Support  
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs Yes
AdministrationFlatPress Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes
Themes / Skins Yes
Trash No
Web Statistics Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management No
Comment Administration Yes
SyndicationFlatPress Details
RSS 0.9x  
RSS 1.0  
RSS 2.0 Yes
ATOM 0.3  
ATOM 1.0 Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingFlatPress Details
Podcast Feeds Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor  
YouTube Support Yes
Media Converter  
Phone2Podcast Support  


Flat-file based blogging solution. Very early development stage but very customizable to fit your need; features set to "Unkwnown" are planned.

FlatPress is (almost) compatible with SimplePHPBlog storing system, features a plugin system resembling the one from WordPress and Smarty templating engine (some of WP's plugin work even out of the box).

Focuses on standard compliance and usability as its final aim.

Default parsing engine is BBCode, but you can switch its plugin off and easily include a WYSIWYG editor :)

Project website: http://www.flatpress.org
Themes available: http://fpthemes.nowhereland.it/index.php
Project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/flatpress

contact us if you designed your own!

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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