Use Cinch to make a simple Web site, like this one. It expects you to know what you are doing a little bit.
- DIY home page
- Simple page templating
- Use Markdown, HTML, or PHP
Intentionally missing features
- Page editor, “dashboard”
- Most stuff you might think of
In other words
A blog? No. Install WordPress? No thanks. You know how to use a text editor and upload files, but a simple page template and some caching would be nice. Most of the time Markdown is enough, but occasionally you need to do something simple in PHP or HTML. It's 2012, this should be easy.
How to use it
Cinch does not auto-generate your home page; you provide your own
Create a new page by creating a file in the
.txtfiles will be formatted by Markdown and Smartypants
.htmlfiles will be unaltered
.phpfiles will be included as PHP code
Use the basename of the file (e.g., "cinch" for "cinch.txt") to access your page.
If you have additions to the
<head> element for a single page, put them in a sidecar file with a
- Grant PHP write access to the
.htaccess. It may be necessary to make changes.
- Load your home page and follow the links to the documentation.
- Syndication support, maybe
- Probably nothing
This is free software. It is released to the public domain without warranty.