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CandyCMS Version 2.0

What is CandyCMS?

CandyCMS is a modern PHP CMS with main focus on usability, speed and security.

Its main functions are:

  • a blog that supports tags, comments, RSS and full social media integration
  • content pages
  • a gallery with multiple file upload (based on HTML5) and Media RSS
  • a calendar
  • a download section
  • easy user management
  • file management
  • newsletter management (uses Mailchimp API)
  • a full log system

Additional reasons, why CandyCMS might be interessting for you

  • easy internationalization and localization via YAML
  • WYSIWYG-Editor (TinyMCE) and support of BB-Code
  • uses the Smarty template engine and lots of HTML5
  • supports reCAPTCHA
  • completely object oriented and use of MVC
  • easy to use addons or modify
  • supports templates
  • clean URLs due to mod_rewrite
  • full Facebook integration
  • supports CDNs
  • easy to update or migrate
  • SEO optimized (sitemap.xml and basic stuff)
  • 2click social share privacy

Requirements

  • at least PHP 5.1 & PDO supported database
  • Imagemagick, GD2 and mod_rewrite
  • an account at http://recaptcha.org to use captchas
  • an account at http://mailchimp.com to use the newsletter management
  • about 5MB webspace

Setup

Configure your website settings at "config/Candy.inc.php, upload all files and execute the "/install/index.php" file. Follow the instructions and make sure, you delete the install dir after installation.

To upgrade CandyCMS, upload the install folder, run "/install/index.php" and click on "mgrate". Make sure you override the existing "app", "lib" and "plugin" folders before. Please also take a look on release notes.

Credits

Icons were created by icondock.com and famfamfam.com.

License

CandyCMS is licensed under MIT license.

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