New Postleaf CMS offers direct editing on the template
A few days ago the CMS Postleaf was announced, whose main novelty is the online edition, that is, directly on the template. In the world of CMS it is common to see new projects frequently. Each new project claims to have one or several characteristics that differentiate it from the rest, but few are those who manage to achieve the status of “solid code” and much less those who manage to create an ecosystem of themes, plugins, extensions, etc.
This CMS has been created by the developer Cory LaViska, his intention was to create a simple and minimalist system that allowed to manage a blog quickly and easily. For this reason we cannot expect advanced functionality from Postleaf, in fact it does not have support for plugins at the moment (remember that it is in beta).
Advantages and disadvantages of Postleaf.
Postleaf is under the GNU GPL v3 license, which allows us to use it for free and the code is also available on GitHub . On the GitHub page you can report bugs, from Vozidea we have reported a small bug and the developer had solved it within a few hours.
In terms of functionality, what most attracts Postleaf’s attention is the possibility of editing the contents online, that is directly on the template . This peculiarity allows us to preview the result in real time.
Something that has caught my attention is the use of Handlebars as a template system . According to the developer himself, the use of Handlebars simplifies the process of theme development, which in his opinion should focus on design and not on development.
When using Handlebars, PHP is not used to develop themes, but HTML with Handlebars’ own syntax. The designs offered by Postleaf are fully responsive, although all that are available at the moment have been developed by Cory LaViska himself.
Another thing that has caught my attention is the possibility of making backups or backups directly from the administrator panel and with a simple click . This is something that other CMS should take as an example.
The requirements to install Postleaf are a web server with MySQL 5.5.3+ (or MariaDB) and PHP 5.5+.
Given that it is a platform focused on blogging and not an SUV such as WordPress, I must say that it is quite complete and especially easy to use .
You can go through the official website to download it or find more documentation.