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Flatpress 1.2 administration backend
Flatpress 1.2 administration backend
Developer(s)Arvid and Flatpress community
Initial releaseMay 27, 2007 (2007-05-27)
Stable release
1.2 “Legato” / March 20, 2021; 27 days ago (2021-03-20).[1]
Preview release
1.1 “Da capo” / February 22, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-02-22)
Written inPHP
Operating systemUnix-like, Windows, Linux
Size1.2 MB (compressed) 2.6 MB (uncompressed)
Available inmultilanguage

Flatpress[2] is multi-platform[3] free open source CMS for the purpose of publishing information on the Internet. It is written in PHP and does not need MySQL database to work[4], because it stores all its content in text files. Flatpress[5][6] includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, blogs, search, and support for language internationalisation. The backend interface allows website operators to manage menus, extensions[note 1] and web content. Flatpress is licensed under the GNU General Public License.


Flatpress has a large community of users and developers who provide active support to newcomers. It is supported by a web forum with RSS channel and the former Flatpress support forum is still around in the archive!, with over 2000 participants. English is the principal language of communication. You can find a lot of useful information about Flatpress at FlatPress wiki.[7] This project has moved to GitHub.[8] Follow news on

System properties

  • Easy installation, just unzip the file to just 1MB[9]
  • No SQL database is required for installation
  • Easy administration including file manager
  • There are several languages ​​to choose from
  • Posts can be grouped into categories
  • Visitors can add comments to articles
  • Format text with simple BBCode tags
  • You can create photo galleries from folder
  • Easy backup! Just copy one directory
  • A simple system of plugins[10]
  • Widget support
  • Customize the look by selecting a template and style[11]
Flatpress version
Version Release Support
0.703 Crescendo Final 2007-05-27
0.8xx Fortissimo 2008-12-24
0.9xx Arioso 2009-10-10
0.10xxx 2010-11-07
FlatPress 1.0 "Solenne" 2012-01-11
FlatPress 1.0.1 2013-11-21
FlatPress 1.0.2 2013-12-11
FlatPress 1.0.3 2015-06-12
FlatPress 1.1 “Da capo” 2019-02-22
FlatPress 1.2 “Legato” 2021-03-20
FlatPress 1.3
  Current release
  Future release

FlatPress 1.2 „Legato“

Version 1.2 brings support for PHP 7.4 to PHP 8.0 and several security patches.[12]
New language packs have been added (French, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish).
BBCode is updated ([video] tag supports YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook, [mail] tag added).

See also


  1. extensions are sub-classed as plugins, widgets, templates and languages; some extensions are included with the "core" CMS package while other (usually third party-developed) variations or enhancements, can be optionally installed later


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