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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2016, 04:00:20 PM »

>overkill

Debbie thought so, too.

>ghost

I've seen that mentioned a few times, too. Will check out.
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 05:58:35 PM »


My mistake. NOT Python/Django. This is the one I was thinking about. There was a niggle in the back of my mind that it might be node, but I couldn't find it.

I came across a theme for it (ghostly maybe??)

It has some obvious limitations - have to use Disqus or the like for comments. But it looks clean
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2016, 06:03:23 PM »

>have to use Disqus or the like for comments

I see that in a significant percentage of new cms's. Given the amount of comment spam out there, and the number of sites that have been forced to disable comments, I don't think Disqus is much of a limitation ...more of a filter, nowadays.
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2016, 06:50:30 PM »

Not Ghostly, Ghostium - Ghost theme that mimics Medium.com

I was reading some blog and followed the link to the theme and then to Ghost which is how I heard of it in the first place
http://ghostium.oswaldoacauan.com/
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2016, 07:07:13 PM »

So, we've got 2 Debbies who've noticed this ghost thing. Move to high priority.

Keep talking to your Debbie, EG.
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2016, 07:27:33 PM »

https://www.howtoghost.com/
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2016, 07:32:12 PM »

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Ghost is, strictly speaking, not flat-file but a CMS powered by SQLite database and Node.js. However, it’s often mentioned together with the true flat file CMS’s because it uses flat files to store data. Aside from a brilliant two-panel Markdown + live preview editor, Ghost offers a very simple blogging Markdown interface, beautiful themes, and a widget system reminiscent of the early versions of WordPress. It’s not surprising, since Ghost grew out of the WordPress project. It may yet become the closest challenger to WordPress.

License: Paid. Pricing is based on the number of blogs and page views. The plans are $5 per month, $14 per month, and $36 per month. / 30-day free-trial is available. The self-hosted version requires VPS, cloud hosting, or a shared host that supports Node.js.

http://www.webhostingsearch.com/articles/flat-file-cms.php
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2016, 08:27:51 PM »

The showdown:
https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/wordpress-vs-ghost

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In 2012 John O’Nolan–designer, developer and former deputy head of the WordPress UX team–published a radical new design concept. It was original, elegant, simple, and made instant waves in both the WordPress community and the wider blogging community. The concept was for a new blogging platform he called Ghost.
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2016, 12:32:17 AM »

>disqus
>I see that in a significant percentage of new cms's.

Agreed, that or fb. Sqlite, node js are fine with me. As long as I can dl/ul everything via ftp I'm good.

Will try to take a closer look at ghost.
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2016, 01:50:26 AM »

>As long as I can dl/ul everything via ftp I'm good

Do you know how to use git?

I can think of a few use cases where I might still use FTP (binary assets), but anything that's text is so much easier to manage with git IMO.
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2016, 03:43:55 AM »

>Do you know how to use git?

No! But I've known I was way behind on that for a couple of years now. See it touted as a feature in almost all of those cms's we've talked about upstream.  Come to Hanoi and teach us. We'll buy you a beer.
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2016, 01:25:35 PM »

>No! But I've known I was way behind on that for a couple of years now.

Same. FTP just works and I can use it in my sleep. With 2 clicks I can be into any of my dozen or so servers and have the entire site on my local drive as backup or to move.

>Come to Hanoi and teach us. We'll buy you a beer.
or 10, nah 40, make it 400
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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2016, 11:46:32 PM »

ok, after the camera research I spent the rest of the day looking a bit closer at all the options listed here. I've relaxed my needs list to a shorter list of non-negotiables:
http://www.webhostingsearch.com/articles/flat-file-cms.php

and in the comments. Man these things are everywhere. Most of them use markdown, aren't blog focused or inactive dev.

Here are my findings with potentials marked with asterisks. Key at bottom.

razorcms - no rss

*feindura - rss, not updated in 1.5 years, tutorial for styling to your html/css though!

*flatpress - uses smarty template engine not easy interface - image upload didn't work. Not updated in 9 months

monstra more of a cms than blog - blog is plugin. editor not great, no image upload

anchor cms - not updated in 2 years

phile - no editor (markdown)

cmssimple - full site cms, blog is addon

stacey - 5 yrs old

wondercms - 2 years old beta

ghost - markdown editor

*** https://www.pulsecms.com/ $75/5 pack license lifetime. Has rss, rich text editor, active dev

**http://mecha-cms.com/ - possibly worthy, pretty new and looks rough, but workable? RSS, rich text editor, image upload, post urls look good, cats unknown?

? getkirby.com

? http://statamic.com/ pricing is high, but running out of options

* possibly worth checking deeper, but old

** very new, maybe clunky potential

*** best I saw so far

? maybe, I'm tired of looking at this sh##.

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alright rc, after the camera and now this, the beers' on you.

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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2016, 12:05:33 AM »

I've run across the same but hadn't gotten to razor and a couple of others.

>beers' on you

At 30 cents apiece, I'll buy you all you can drink.
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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2016, 12:18:26 AM »

Right, that was my point about buying ergo 400. lol

A couple more from https://www.cmscritic.com/dir/blog/

http://www.s9y.org/ - an older platform but still active dev...looks like something that would work great for you, possibly overkill for me.

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https://bolt.cm/features - which at first blush I think may be the most promising, and free

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