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Clickmarlow website migrates to GetSimple CMS

Posted on Aug 29, 2017

It has been a while since I spent some time on the website and I have finally chosen GetSimple CMS to manage the content. One of the main reasons for using GetSimple was the fact it doesn't need a database. It has always seemed a bit extravagant to employ a full blown database such as used by Wordpress to manage what are effectively just a few text files. All the data is stored in XML files which are structured text files and describe the data being therein. There is a myriad of add-ons which can serve information and facilitate the production of repetitive information. Find out more about GetSimple CMS...

Pmwiki is fabulous for use as a wiki but to add the HTML to make the site attractive was becoming more and more difficult. Perhaps I was stretching its capabilities to the limit defining HTML5 and Bootstrap components was tricky and sometimes a little contrived which detracted from the main reason you would use a wiki in the first place. GetSimple uses templates which are applied to pages and these can be then split further into their component parts such as header, navigation, body and footer. That's it in a nutshell and in the near future I'll be showcasing some new sites created in this efficient CMS.

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