PieCrust is a static website generator and flat-file CMS.

No complex setup, databases, or administrative panels – it’s all text files. Simple, beautiful, and yummy.

Philosophy

  • Store in the cellar Because all your site’s content and configuration is stored in simple text files, it fits nicely in a revision control system like Git or Mercurial. It’s not only more practical, but also safer!

  • Serve on the counter Although it can run a flat-file CMS, PieCrust is designed as a static website generator. This means it can “bake” your website into simple HTML files that you can publish with a minimum of resources on your server. A sudden spike of visitors can’t crash your MySQL database when you don’t need one!

  • Familiar ingredients PieCrust uses all the ingredients you already like, such as Markdown and Textile for formatting, or Jinja2 and Mustache for templating.

  • Fully functioning oven PieCrust comes out-of-the-box with an asset processing pipeline, capable of handling most of your files – Less/Sass processing, CSS and JS minification, concatenation, and more.

  • Super-fast service Because PieCrust is also designed as a lightweight (flat-file) CMS, it can render your pages in less than a few milliseconds in most cases. It means that previewing or generating your website is super fast!

  • A La Carte Content PieCrust comes with a powerful system of page sources, routes, and taxonomies. This means you can completely customize how you want to author your content, and how it gets exposed.