PHP flat-file

Open-source PHP projects categorized as flat-file

Top 13 PHP flat-file Projects

  • Grav

    Modern, Crazy Fast, Ridiculously Easy and Amazingly Powerful Flat-File CMS powered by PHP, Markdown, Twig, and Symfony

  • Project mention: Ask HN: What products other than Obsidian share the file over app philosophy? | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-03

    There are flat-file CMSes (content management systems) like Grav: https://getgrav.org/

    I guess, in some vague/broad sense, config-as-code systems also implement something similar? Maybe even OpenAPI schemas could count to some degree...?

    In the old days, the "semantic web" movement was an attempt to make more webpages both human- and machine-readable indefinitely by tagging them with proper schema: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Description_Framework. Even Google was on board for a while, but I guess it never saw much uptake. As far as I can tell it's basically dead now, both because of non-semantic HTML (everything as a React div), general laziness, and LLMs being able to parse things loosely.

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    Side thoughts...

    Philosophically, I don't know that capturing raw data alone as files is really sufficient to capture the nuances of any particular experience, or the overall zeitgeist of an era. You can archive Geocities pages, but that doesn't really capture the novelty and indie-ness of that era. Similarly, you can save TikTok videos, but absent the cultural environment that created them (and a faithful recreation of the recommendation algorithm), they wouldn't really show future archaeologists how teenagers today lived.

    I worked for a natural history museum for a while, and while we were there, one of the interesting questions (well, to me anyway) was whether our web content was in and of itself worth preserving as a cultural artifact -- both so that future generations can see what exhibits were interesting/apropos for the cultures of our times, but also so they could see how our generation found out about those exhibitions to begin with (who knows what the Web will morph into 50 years later). It wasn't enough to simply save the HTML of our web pages, both because they tie into various other APIs and databases (like zoological collections) and because some were interactive experiences, like games designed to be played with a mouse (before phones were popular), or phone chatbots with some of our specimens. To really capture the experience authentically would've required emulating not just our tech stacks and devices, among other things.

    Like for the earlier Geocities example, sure you could just save the old HTML and render it with a modern browser, but that's not the same as something like https://oldweb.today/?browser=ns3-mac#http://geocities.com/ , which emulates the whole OS and browser too. And that still isn't the same as having to sit in front of a tiny CRT and wait minutes for everything to download over a 14.4k modem, only to be interrupted when mom had to make a call.

    I guess that's a longwinded of critiquing "file over app": It only makes sense for things that are originally files/documents to begin with. Much of our lives now are not flat docs but "experiences" that take much more thought and effort to archive. If the goal is truly to preserve that posterity, it's not enough to just archive their raw data, but to develop ways to record and later emulate entire experiences, both technological and cultural. It ain't easy!

  • Pico

    Pico is a stupidly simple, blazing fast, flat file CMS. (by picocms)

  • Project mention: EZ Question: Image Files in Obsidian Vault | /r/ObsidianMD | 2023-08-08

    I'm cooking up a really cheap publishing solution using Pico CMS ("stupidly simple") and rsync or something from my Obsidian Vault to my PHP server.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • Bludit

    Simple, Fast, Secure, Flat-File CMS

  • Project mention: Bludit CMS v3.15.0 Released | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-07-21
  • Kirby

    Kirby's core application folder

  • Project mention: Show HN: Primo – a visual CMS with Svelte blocks, a code editor, and SSG | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-07-21

    Not sure if this is what you’re after but give https://getkirby.com/ a try

  • htmly

    Simple and fast databaseless PHP blogging platform, and Flat-File CMS

  • Project mention: HTMLy, simple and fast databaseless PHP blogging platform | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-12-28
  • SleekDB

    Pure PHP NoSQL database with no dependency. Flat file, JSON based document database.

  • WonderCMS

    Fast and small flat file CMS (5 files). Built with PHP, JSON database.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • Flextype

    Modern Open Source Flat Files Content Management System.

  • novagallery

    novaGallery - a beautiful and and ease to use php image gallery for your photos - flat file - no database required - modern responsive design

  • nicholas

    ✨ Ultra-lightweight, no-fuss, flat-file & nearly-headless blogging system

  • BoidCMS

    BoidCMS is a free and open-source flat file CMS for building simple websites and blogs in seconds, developed using PHP and uses JSON as a database.

  • Proxy yxorP

    About Web 🦄 Proxy (GUI) : The SAAS(y), Multi-tenancy, Headless, Plug & Play, Web Proxy, Guzzler - Back-end included, PHP CURL+Composer are Optional. Leveraging SAAS architecture to provide multi-tenancy, multiple threads, caching, and an article spinner service.

  • sleekwaredb

    SleekwareDB is a NoSQL database storage service. A database storage service that can be used for various platforms and is easy to integrate.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-04-03.

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What are some of the best open-source flat-file projects in PHP? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Grav 14,283
2 Pico 3,787
3 Bludit 1,228
4 Kirby 1,195
5 htmly 987
6 SleekDB 872
7 WonderCMS 635
8 Flextype 564
9 novagallery 67
10 nicholas 64
11 BoidCMS 40
12 Proxy yxorP 26
13 sleekwaredb 18
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