Publii is a desktop-based CMS for Windows, Mac and Linux that makes creating static websites fast and hassle-free, even for beginners. (by GetPublii)


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GetPublii/Publii is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where Publii has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-21.
  • What's a good web hosting service that won't be taken down or censored?
    It doesn't have any site builder tools as far as I know but check out a cms like this one - you use that software to edit your site then it generates HTML you can host anywhere. And easy to use with no server configuration or security concerns since it runs locally on your computer and there's no CMS software on the server that can get hacked.
  • Beginners Advice
    Publii is a desktop app, has a lot of built-in features it is suitable for basic websites and blogs. You don't have to use git (but you can if you want version control). For further personalizations you must learn the handelbars templating language.
  • Hacker News top posts: Mar 7, 2021
    Publii – CMS with SSG\ (0 comments)
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  • Zola, A fast static site generator in a single binary | 2021-03-05
    Some time ago i found about Publii which is a desktop-based static site CMS with a mostly WYSIWYG editor (i write "mostly" because you do not edit the text directly in the site like you'd do in, e.g. iWeb, but you still use a rich text editor). It works as a desktop application (it is actually written in Electron), you do all editing locally and then you upload the files to a server (you can do that either manually or using its automatic uploading functionality which -from what i can see in my installation- supports FTP/FTPS, SFTP, Amazon S3, GitHub Pages, GitLab, netlify and Google Cloud). The sites are stored in folders with an SQLite database for most stuff and media files in their own folders.

    Though in terms of customization is rather lite. There is theme support with custom themes so i guess it is possible, it just looks like a baklava of webdev layers to me that i didn't want to bother with. Most themes do seem to provide a tiny bit of customization though.

    I made a blog with it and so far the main limitation is that i don't feel there is much i have to write, not the software :-P.



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  • GetPublii/Publii | 2021-01-05
  • Publii is a desktop-based CMS for Windows, Mac and Linux | 2021-01-05