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Introducing Stacey: the Lightweight CMS Alternative - New on Premium

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In today's Premium tutorial, I'm going to set you up with Stacey; a CMS where there's no database involved, no admin interface, just a small collection of php files. Throw the application folder onto a php server and you're good to go.


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Check out the demo. Yes, it's tomatoey, but it's also a fun little dynamic blog, without even a trace of a database.


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The prototype

The structure

The 404

What's Covered in This Tutorial?

Glad you asked.

  • HTML and CSS build.
  • CMS download and setup.
  • Working with YAML and Markdown.
  • Twig templating.
  • 3rd party services (Disqus).
  • .htaccess, friendly urls and custom 404 pages.
  • Atom feeds.
  • Handling media.

At the end of this tutorial you'll have a fully functional, lightweight blog which you can edit and scale exactly how you please.


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