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HTMLy is an open source databaseless blogging platform prioritizes simplicity and speed written in PHP.

It uses a unique algorithm to find or list any content based on date, type, category, tag, or author, and it's performance remain fast even if we have ten thousand of posts and hundreds of tags.


HTMLy requires PHP 7.2 or greater, PHP-Mbstring, PHP-XML, PHP-INTL, PHP-GD, and PHP-ZIP package for backup feature.


Install HTMLy using the source code:

  1. Download the latest version from the Github repo
  2. Upload and extract the zip file to your web server. You can upload it in the root directory, or in subdirectory such as htmly.
  3. Visit your domain. If you extract it in root directory visit and if in subdirectory visit
  4. Follow the installer to install HTMLy.
  5. The installer will try to delete itself. Please delete the installer manually if the install.php still exist.

Note: If you don't need to log in to the dashboard, just rename config.ini.example to config.ini, delete install.php, and you are set. It's always good practice to set the site.url

Online install

Install HTMLy without downloading the source code and use the online installer:

  1. Download online-installer.php from the latest release
  2. If you upload it in root directory visit or if in subdirectory visit
  3. Follow the installer to install HTMLy.
  4. Please delete the installer manually if the online-installer.php and install.php still exist.


Set written permission for the cache and content directories.

Users assigned with the admin role can edit/delete all users posts.

To access the admin panel, add /login to the end of your site's URL. e.g.



  1. Fork and edit
  2. Submit pull request for consideration


Thank you to our contributors


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Copyright / License

For copyright notice please read COPYRIGHT.txt. HTMLy is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 2.0 (or later).