Mara is a file based or 'flatfile' content management system. The key advantages of such systems are portability, ease of backup, and complete freedom from the security weaknesses of SQL databases.
Pages are in standard HTML, hence there is no need to waste time learning the 'markdown' syntax used by most other file-based products. Anything you can do with HTML5 or CSS3, you can do with Mara.
Edit your pages directly online with CKEditor, or create them locally and upload by traditional methods. Use whichever method of working suits you. Assign editor rights to colleagues or clients, along with appropriate permissions.
Although you don't have the vast range of add-ons available for Wordpress or the like, the open, lucid coding style allows for the inclusion of most freeware or commercial php scripts into pages. Thus, your options are not restricted by choosing Mara as your platform.
- 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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