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Freqently Asked Questions

Here, you find answers to general questions about FlatPress. If you have technical questions, please see the Tech FAQ.

What is FlatPress?

FlatPress is a lightweight, easy-to-set-up blogging engine. Plain and simple, just PHP. No database needed! Being around since 2006, FlatPress is mature and well-tested.

Is FlatPress just WordPress without database?

Important to know: FlatPress is not “WordPress on flat files”. WordPress plugins usually don't work in FlatPress. Anyway, sometimes you are just a few lines away from making them work :) In fact, many of the bundled filters on the text are from WP.
Themes have just nothing to do with WP, not at all.

What's the philosophy of the FlatPress project?

… to be written …

How can I support the FlatPress project?

There a are few ways to contribute to FlatPress.

As a coder

Found a bug? Built a plugin? Designed a theme? Let us know!

As a user

Even if you aren't a programmer, you can easily support our project.

  • If you have suggestions, feature request or want to report quirky behaviour, please do so on the support forum.
  • Show off your blog sites on the support forum as well.
  • Spread the word:
    • Tell the people you use FlatPress by leaving the “powered by FlatPress” link in your site footer intact.
    • If you are happy with FlatPress, tell your friends on your favourite social network.
    • If you know a software archive or a CMS compare site that does not have FlatPress, tell them! Ask your web hosting provider if they’d like to offer FlatPress in their software installer. Recommend FlatPress to people asking you for an easy-to-use blogging engine.
  • Sometimes, we ask for intensive testing before releasing a new version. Take part in it and tell us what you think.
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