Stacey is a lightweight content management system.

No database setup or installation files, simply drop the application on a server and it runs. Your content is managed by creating folders and editing text files. No login screens, no admin interface.

How it Works

  • Stacey stores all of its content using flat text files & folders rather than a traditional database. So installation is as simple as copying the application files onto your server. No install file, no database setup and it will run on any standard php server.
  • A new project or page is added by creating a new folder, placing your assets inside and making a .txt file.
  • The content file follows a simple format, where each chunk of content specific to the page or project is written out in plain text or html.
  • The templating system uses vanilla html with a simple variable system. No php knowledge is required to build a site.
  • Some knowledge of html & css will be enough to build a completely custom website. Otherwise, the default templates should be enough to get started with.
  • Partials are used to manage all of your sets of navigation, pages or assets. If you want to change the way the navigation is built, you don’t need to mess around in some random php file, you just find (or create) the appropriate partial.
  • Stacey supports RSS/Atom straight out of the box.