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Mara cms

The file-based CMS that uses standard HTML syntax

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Mara is a file based or 'flatfile' content management system.

Pages are in standard html, hence there is no need to waste time learning a product-specific syntax. This also makes for easy import of existing static webpages.

Edit your pages directly online with CKEditor, or create them locally and upload by traditional methods.

An alternative to the major CMS products which doesn't attempt to offer the huge range of add-ons they provide, but which has everything you typically need on a small site, in a fast and efficient package.

The open, lucid coding style allows for the inclusion of most freeware or commercial php scripts into pages.

If you understand basic html/php/js/css principles you can get productive with Mara very quickly indeed.

Note that Mara is not a 'site builder' - it is a full and flexible content management system with which you can create almost any page style or layout.

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  • Portable code, unzip to a webhost and start using
  • Online page editor, Ajax-based and very intuitive
  • Ideal for modern responsive layouts
  • Visitor-selectable themes
  • Cascading top or side menus
  • Galleries and slideshows
  • Spam-protected contact form
  • Disqus add-on
  • Versioning and edit rollback
  • No SQL, hence better security
  • Use scripting in your pages, with very few restrictions
  • You have a copy of the files? OK, you have a backup. No worries.


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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, System Administrators, Developers, End Users/Desktop

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Programming Language

PHP, JavaScript, AutoIt



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