I don’t like having to set up a huge CMS for a really small site that only I am going to update and edit, so when I saw Rick Ellis’ FileDriver demo, I thought a filesystem-based CMS was a great idea. It wasn’t available to use though, so I tried my hand at creating my own.
Fizl’s main goal is to be simple while still having the ability to create some cool, functional stuff. At its core is the idea to build your site with HTML files in the filesystem. No logins, databases, or anything else needed. You can also embed pieces of content, write your content in markdown or textile, template content, show tweets, easily write navigation menus with a shorthand, list files, write and use configs, and more. It uses a simple tag-based system to allow for plugin functionality. You can also easily extend Fizl with your own plugins.
Fizl is open source, so you can download it and check out all the docs on this mini-site. If you have built something with it, I’d love to check it out!