[Techtalk] Any MySQL-less CMS Recommendations?

Terry tech at futurecourse.com
Sat Feb 15 22:06:38 UTC 2014

On 15/02/2014 12:56, Cynthia Kiser wrote:
> Indeed. I am not sure how lightly provisioned your VPS is but I am
> guessing that the issue is less that you are running MySQL and more
> that Drupal makes very heavy use of the database. There are certainly
> fairly full featured CMSs that make lighter use of the database. Do
> you have a preferred language? or specific features you want?

I have no preferred language.  As to features, the main one must be that 
my SO can compose online in a textarea.  As you mentioned below, 
RadiantCMS might fit the bill.  I'll take a look at it.

> I have 2 blogs - on running on Octopress, http://octopress.org/, which
> is a rewrite of Jekyll. So, static files + some rake tasks to combine
> them into a full web site with minimal fussing. It gave me the two
> things I really wanted: be able to compose in files using emacs and
> looking OK out of the box.
> My other blog was an experiment to try out the technology. It is
> running on RadiantCMS, http://radiantcms.org/. It looks fine out of
> the box (at least for me), has a non-evaling template language so you
> can build some of the layout in the admin interface without worrying
> too much about security problems. The one thing I don't love about it
> - composing in a textarea in a web form - might be a plus for your
> usecase. It is also extensible - though I haven't ever used that
> aspect of it.

Thanks for your comments.


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