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Kirby 3.0

The file-based content management sytem

4.9/5
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Some of the highlights in Kirby 3:

- Fully customizable, Vue-based admin interface

- Headless CMS option to use Kirby with your SPA, mobile applications or static site generators.

- Generate pages from any data source, such as databases, APIs, JSON files or anything else that's parseable by PHP.

- Brand new plugin system

Would you recommend this product?

I've been developing websites and plugins with the previous version for 3 years and have had a great experience with it. I find it great for building custom websites. My clients love the simplicity of the Panel too.

Pros:

- Flexible for custom websites - Easy to integrate with external services - Well documented - Friendly & helpful community

Cons:

- Few cons to make any difference in my CMS choice

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UI/UX Designer & Developer

I'm a big fan of Bastian's approach to developing both Kirby and the community around it. The CMS is top notch and community the really helps you make the most out of it. Highly recommended!

Pros:

- Easy to use - Lightweight - Crazy flexible - Fantastic community - Highly customizable control panel

Cons:

Might be too flexible for some folks. ;)

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Been using Kirby 2 for years, was and still am part of the supporters who helped with the development phase of the v3. I absolutely love Kirby. How love how flexible and how un-opinionated it is. I also, quite weirdly, love that it's a commercial product. In a world full of "free" products that derail quickly it's nice to see a commercial product taken care of properly. The team is committed, the community is great and everyone is genuinely doing their best to make it a growing success.

Pros:

- Its flexibility - Ease of use - The excellent community around it - The team behind it

Cons:

- Right now probably the lack of a better built-in text editor but plugins are coming

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Our agency uses Kirby for almost every website that goes on shared hostings. Kirby 3 puts the thing on a whole new level with the (more) customizable panel and the ability to include custom data sources. Security: we never had a Kirby powered website hacked. Power: as a developer you can control all aspects of your website. Simplicity: you don't have to control all aspects. Structured content: no "blog entries with meta fields". You save "articles", "art pieces", "bananas", "whatevers". All have the properties you decide. Deployment: drag a folder into filezilla. Composer and git workflows are supported too. Performance: getkirby.com (runs on Kirby): TTFB is ~20ms. That's what you get as ping in FPS games. Flexibility: simple websites, large websites, PWAs. with or without databases. headless CMS or any templating engine in PHP. Friendly, healthy, community: lots of people are willing to help you out on the forum. You need to have a minimum of coding experience: it's not enough to just click on stuff to create your website. It's not wordpress, wix or squarespace.

Pros:

- Security - Power - Simplicity - Structured content - Deployment - Performance - Flexibility - Community

Cons:

- Developer experience required

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Maker of Scrumpy

it's the best file based cms out there, give it a try

Pros:

very easy to learn file based, doesn't need a database very flexible (API!)

Cons:

no idea

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Strategic Websites

Kirby has increasingly become our CMS of choice, due to its flexibility, gentle learning curve, incredible speed, and outstanding community. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out.

Pros:

- Amazingly flexible and full-featured - 'Flat-File' means FAST - plays nicely with CDNs - Secure and stable - Great docs, awesome community

Cons:

- because it is such a pleasure to use, it will 'spoil' you, and make you less likely to use other CMSs

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Strategist @diesdasdigital

Kirby allowed me to get started as a professional web developer and it has grown with me and on me. So glad to see Bastian and the team take my favorite CMS to the next level.

Pros:

- Hits the sweet spot between flexibility and ease-of-use - Adapts to most usage scenarios - Comes with a built-in REST API - Great docs

Cons:

- Using a PHP-based CMS in 2019 may feel anachronistic to some (but I guarantee: It is well worth it)

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I've started using Kirby 2 two years ago for a non-profit organisation and instantly fell in love with it. Since that I've learned a lot through Kirby's detailed documentation and its awesome community. Nowadays I'm building all my clients websites with Kirby.

Pros:

The possibility to adapt Kirby to your needs Beginner friendly The new Vue based panel The community

Cons:

No cons for me. Sorry!

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webdeveloper

I used both Kirby v2 and Laravel for more than 4 years now and both have their usecases. Kirby 3 is a modern and flexible CMS with a solid codebase.

Pros:

Filebased CMS with pretty and customizable Backend? Plugins? Can do headless and database as well? I just love it.

Cons:

The online docs might need some polish but otherwise i think the overall experience is very good.

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I‘m a Kirby user since v1, never looked back

Pros:

Simplicity and great performance

Cons:

Hm, hard to tell, I‘m really happy with it. The docs are nicely done, but they could be more detailed

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I am using Kirby since the very start and never looked back. So far I have built around 50 websites with it, the last three with version 3 already. So I may be biased a bit, since I never really worked with any other CMS in the past five or so years. But not finding a reason to try something else is something, right?

Pros:

- endless flexibility - so much fun to work with - superb documentation and support - awesome team (and funny as well) - awesome community

Cons:

- I honestly can't find any relevant shortcomings. Period.

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This is my go to CMS for most client work because the panel is extremely easy to use and can be crafted in almost anyway imaginable. Very happy to have been part of the development process for Kirby 3.

Pros:

- Stupidly fast - Easy to learn - No database - Extremely flexible - Amazing Community

Cons:

- There are no cons at all really :)

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Full Stack Designer

Besides making a great CMS, Bastian and his team are all about an open web and community.

Pros:

- Flexible - panel is awesome - great documentation - lightweight - great starter kits - awesome community - a lot of plugins and themes

Cons:

- all the possibilites could be overwhelming in the beginning > but there are tons of tutorials to start with

It’s my favorite CMS

Pros:

Wildly flexible

Cons:

Nothing

Kirby is a wonderful piece of software (art). Very simple, very flexible - I wouldn't miss it for the world and cannot recommend it enough!

Pros:

- simple and lightweight - very flexible - clean & transparent architecture

Cons:

I haven't seen anything better than Kirby so far!

I'm using Kirby from V1 and can't wait to start a new project with V3. Great Work Bastian and team!

Pros:

I absolutely love how fast my sites are and how Kirby manages the Workflow with the content, templates and code. The new customizable Panel.

Cons:

I'll wait for new plugins :)

I've been using Kirby 2 for well over a year on projects big and small. I've developed plugins for it too, the most powerful one of which allows you to translate your content via the popular TMS, Memsource. Kirby is that flexible, yes. You can make it work the way you need it to. I can't wait to get into Kirby 3!

Pros:

- Active community - Nested structured fields - Vue running the admin panel - Flexible - Easy to understand - Well documented

Cons:

- When I type "kirby" in Google, the first result is the video game character

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Webdev. Photographer.

I've used Kirby 2 for numerous projects in the last years and am building a Kirby 3 site currently. I love the flexibility and simplicity of Kirby 3 and the docs and community help me a lot to find my way around.

Pros:

- Simple and flexible backend - Control over the code it produces - Fast - Simple development because of file storage

Cons:

- PHP Skills required