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FlatPress 1.3 “Andante”

The “Andante” release brings FlatPress to PHP 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3.
New plugins add useful features, such as the PhotoSwipe image gallery or search engine optimization.
Slovenian, Danish and Russian translations were added, and the included Leggero theme shines even shinier.

FlatPress 1.3 “Andante” contains many more improvements, bugfixes and security fixes. See the change log for all details.

For the system requirements, see the Tech FAQ. To report bugs and suggestions, contact us.

Download FlatPress 1.3 "Andante" (zip, 3.6 MiB)

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Where to host FlatPress?

In fact, FlatPress runs on any web server that supports PHP from 7.1 to 8.3. Especially for our German-speaking users, we recommend taking a look at our friends at UD Media.
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Installing FlatPress is really easy!
  • Unzip FlatPress package and upload to your web server
  • Browse to your web server, insert your data into the FlatPress installer
  • Enjoy blogging with FlatPress!

See the wiki for more detailed installation instructions.

Update 1.2 to 1.3

Before updating, please note:

  • FlatPress 1.3 comes with a new version of the Smarty template engine, which has changed considerably. We strongly advise you to test the update to 1.3 on a copy of your productive blog first.
    Old versions of plugins and themes may be incompatible with FlatPress 1.3 / Smarty 4, causing errors or even a blank page. Check if third-party themes and plugins are available in new versions that work with FlatPress 1.3.
    If you use self-made themes and plugins, make sure they keep working with FlatPress 1.3 / Smarty 4.
  • The Akismet plugin is deprecated and will not continue to work with FlatPress 1.3. Before updating FlatPress to 1.3, enter your Akismet key into the Comment Center plugin instead (it provides Akismet spam filtering as well), and delete the Akismet plugin.

The actual update from 1.2 (or 1.2.1) to 1.3 is quite simple:

  • At first: Create a backup of your blog. This enables you to rollback your changes in case of errors.
  • Simply unzip the update package and transfer its contents to your server. Overwrite existing files.

After updating as described, the FlatPress backend (Maintain -> Check for updates) displays “You have FlatPress version 1.3”.

Update package: 1.2 to 1.3 (zip, 3.2 MiB)


FlatPress is proudly brought to you under the freedoms of GNU GPLv2 license. This allows you to freely use FlatPress for any purposes, and also to adapt and change the source code to your needs. Changed versions have to be released under GPL again.
If you are a developer and want to add something to FlatPress, feel free to create a fork on GitHub and send us a pull request with your improvements!