WonderCMS is creating the smallest website editor (without a database)
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WonderCMS is

a free websiter editor for creating simple websites in seconds.

It doesn't require a database or any setup.

  • 100% free (no ads, no tracking, no obligations), open source, developed since 2008
  • no setup required, unzip and upload 5 files to hosting provider
  • meant to be a tiny gift to the web world and all simplicity lovers

DemoDownload(14kb)

Who

WonderCMS is a small project I (a guy called Robert) started about 10 years ago, at the age of 18. In this time, I have been lucky enough to have some occasional contributors, as they also made WonderCMS what it is today. Here's also a short list of donors which have been awesome to support this project. Most of these donations (80%) have been used for rewarding developers that found WonderCMS interesting and decided to contribute something of value to the project.

Why

A lot of website building solutions (also called CMS) contain thousands of files that need to be uploaded and require setting up a database. This can be sometimes frustrating if you're trying to set up something fast and simple. This is why I created a website creating solution for myself and decided to share it with the world and vouched to maintain it ... and WonderCMS was born in 2008.

It would be an absolute dream if I could dedicate more time to the project, record video tutorials, host meet-ups around the world and do free webinars. I plan on doing some of these anyway, but it's hard to find time for all these extra things when I'm already dedicating most of my free time maintaining the project (and can't find time for much else).

Why become a patron

Since WonderCMS is completely free, becoming a patron would be an awesome way of supporting WonderCMS and helping cover some of the costs (like hosting and domains). For the past decade, I've been covering these costs mostly out of my own pocket.

Becoming a patron also provides an additional way for rewarding new and active developers and possibly bug bounties in the nearby future. Patrons could also help of lifting the limit on 25 themes and plugins as I could dedicate more time to maintaining more. If there's enough interest and support in the project, a WonderCMS Foundation (non-profit) will be established, an addition to the reasons listed under "Why?".

Becoming a patron also gives you the opportunity to sneak-peak into the behind life of WonderCMS.

Fun facts

  • Project was supported by Håkon Wium Lie, inventor of CSS (web styles as you see them on every website).
  • WonderCMS came out of beta after 8 years.
  • WonderCMS is the only CMS listed next to WordPress on Microsoft Azure.
  • WonderCMS has been downloaded more than 200.000 times since the release of the first beta version.

WonderCMS features (all free)

  • themes & plugins
  • 1 click update and backup
  • custom login URL
    • a good login URL prevents brute force attacks
    • search engines don't find/index your login URL as it's set to always return a 404 status
    • the login URL is your private username
  • admin password is hashed using PHP's password_hash and password_verify functions
  • easy to theme
  • file uploader
  • lightweight
  • responsive
  • clean URLs
  • custom homepage
  • menu reordering and visibility
  • highlighted current page in menu
  • custom 404 page
  • SEO support (custom title, keywords and description for each page) optional functions.php file
  • CSRF tokens and hash_equals function applied to each token check, prevents malicious redirects and token guessing
  • no known vulnerabilities
Tiers
Wonderful Supporter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
One dollar monthly gets you:
  • exclusive notifications of upcoming releases
  • access to patron only content
  • an eternal WonderCMS friend*


*You have no obligations towards your newly made friend, but your newly made friend will cherish you for life.

Rank ↑upgrade↑
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • exclusive notifications of upcoming releases
  • access to patron only content
  • eternal WonderCMS friend (no strings attached)

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Wall of Fame
$9 or more per month 0 patrons
  • exclusive notifications of upcoming releases
  • access to patron only content
  • eternal WonderCMS friend (no strings attached)
  • special rank upgrade in the WonderCMS community

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Ultimate Supporter
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
  • exclusive notifications of upcoming releases
  • access to patron only content
  • eternal WonderCMS friend (no strings attached)
  • special rank upgrade in the WonderCMS community
  • your name and website listed on the official WonderCMS website

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Goals
$0 of $5,000 per month
  • Dedicate more time towards maintaining WonderCMS with even more free support, free themes and plugins, social media, webinars, tutorials (60%)
  • 20% for monthly developer rewards and/or vulnerability bug bounties
  • 20% monthly fund for establishing a non-profit WonderCMS foundation
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WonderCMS is

a free websiter editor for creating simple websites in seconds.

It doesn't require a database or any setup.

  • 100% free (no ads, no tracking, no obligations), open source, developed since 2008
  • no setup required, unzip and upload 5 files to hosting provider
  • meant to be a tiny gift to the web world and all simplicity lovers

DemoDownload(14kb)

Who

WonderCMS is a small project I (a guy called Robert) started about 10 years ago, at the age of 18. In this time, I have been lucky enough to have some occasional contributors, as they also made WonderCMS what it is today. Here's also a short list of donors which have been awesome to support this project. Most of these donations (80%) have been used for rewarding developers that found WonderCMS interesting and decided to contribute something of value to the project.

Why

A lot of website building solutions (also called CMS) contain thousands of files that need to be uploaded and require setting up a database. This can be sometimes frustrating if you're trying to set up something fast and simple. This is why I created a website creating solution for myself and decided to share it with the world and vouched to maintain it ... and WonderCMS was born in 2008.

It would be an absolute dream if I could dedicate more time to the project, record video tutorials, host meet-ups around the world and do free webinars. I plan on doing some of these anyway, but it's hard to find time for all these extra things when I'm already dedicating most of my free time maintaining the project (and can't find time for much else).

Why become a patron

Since WonderCMS is completely free, becoming a patron would be an awesome way of supporting WonderCMS and helping cover some of the costs (like hosting and domains). For the past decade, I've been covering these costs mostly out of my own pocket.

Becoming a patron also provides an additional way for rewarding new and active developers and possibly bug bounties in the nearby future. Patrons could also help of lifting the limit on 25 themes and plugins as I could dedicate more time to maintaining more. If there's enough interest and support in the project, a WonderCMS Foundation (non-profit) will be established, an addition to the reasons listed under "Why?".

Becoming a patron also gives you the opportunity to sneak-peak into the behind life of WonderCMS.

Fun facts

  • Project was supported by Håkon Wium Lie, inventor of CSS (web styles as you see them on every website).
  • WonderCMS came out of beta after 8 years.
  • WonderCMS is the only CMS listed next to WordPress on Microsoft Azure.
  • WonderCMS has been downloaded more than 200.000 times since the release of the first beta version.

WonderCMS features (all free)

  • themes & plugins
  • 1 click update and backup
  • custom login URL
    • a good login URL prevents brute force attacks
    • search engines don't find/index your login URL as it's set to always return a 404 status
    • the login URL is your private username
  • admin password is hashed using PHP's password_hash and password_verify functions
  • easy to theme
  • file uploader
  • lightweight
  • responsive
  • clean URLs
  • custom homepage
  • menu reordering and visibility
  • highlighted current page in menu
  • custom 404 page
  • SEO support (custom title, keywords and description for each page) optional functions.php file
  • CSRF tokens and hash_equals function applied to each token check, prevents malicious redirects and token guessing
  • no known vulnerabilities

Recent posts by WonderCMS

Tiers
Wonderful Supporter
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
One dollar monthly gets you:
  • exclusive notifications of upcoming releases
  • access to patron only content
  • an eternal WonderCMS friend*


*You have no obligations towards your newly made friend, but your newly made friend will cherish you for life.

Rank ↑upgrade↑
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • exclusive notifications of upcoming releases
  • access to patron only content
  • eternal WonderCMS friend (no strings attached)

+

Wall of Fame
$9 or more per month 0 patrons
  • exclusive notifications of upcoming releases
  • access to patron only content
  • eternal WonderCMS friend (no strings attached)
  • special rank upgrade in the WonderCMS community

+

Ultimate Supporter
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
  • exclusive notifications of upcoming releases
  • access to patron only content
  • eternal WonderCMS friend (no strings attached)
  • special rank upgrade in the WonderCMS community
  • your name and website listed on the official WonderCMS website

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