What is Frog CMS?
Frog CMS simplifies content management by offering an elegant user interface, flexible templating per page, simple user management and permissions, as well as the tools necessary for file management. Born as phpRadiant in January 2007, Frog CMS is a PHP version of Radiant CMS, a well known Ruby on Rails application. Although the two applications still share a family resemblance, Frog is charting its own development path.
Frog requires PHP5, a MySQL database or SQLite 3 with PDO, and a web server (Apache with mod_rewrite is highly recommended). It is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3. The source is available from Frog’s Google Code project page.
Frog is unique because of its simple templating code. Because it uses PHP directly, there is no need to learn yet another scripting language. This approach has two main advantages:
- Normally, PHP is not used in article pages, so it does not frighten the writer who does not want to learn it.
- The webmaster/designer of the site, the one who will code some basic condition or/and loop to add more dynamics to the website, generally knows some PHP already — at least enough to add some dynamic latest news part, latest articles, photo gallery, etc…