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2020-12-23: A few words before the year ends

Hi folks, I hope you’re all okay out there. The year 2020 has been a hell of a ride for many of us ...
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2020-10-18: Security Update – Pre-Release

Security fix version FlatPress 1.1.1 is pre-released for testing.
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2019-12-28: Archive of previous support forum is now available

The previous support forum gathered the FlatPress knowledge of more than a decade.
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FlatPress is a lightweight, easy-to-set-up blogging engine. Plain and simple, just PHP. No database needed! Being around since 2006, FlatPress is mature and well-tested.
Find out more about the FlatPress project and its philosophy in our FAQ.


  • Standard-compliant
  • No need to fiddle with SQL
  • Easy to backup! Just copy one directory
  • Easy plugin system
  • Widget support
  • Easy to customize with themes (powered by Smarty)
  • FlatPress is free software under GNU GPLv2

Sounds good? Proceed to download or check out the demo!

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