Note: pcms serves my own needs (only?), so I just implement what is necessary for my projects. If something is missing, that means I just had no use for that feature.
- Provide a simple static site generator based on Markdown or raw HTML. No magic.
- Generate final content using HTML templates
- No database needed, no setup, no strings attached. The filesystem is also the Site structure.
- Programmer friendly, or, code-first: There is no UI! Ever!
- No magic. Magic fuzzies your clear view. Magic is for wizards, not for normal human beings.
- Static site generator: generates a final, statically rendered site using:
- HTML, optionally using templates
- Markdown within an HTML template
- scss transpiler transforms your scss into css
- all other files are just copied 1:1 to the destination folder
- Serves the built site with its own web server
- Watches files for changes and re-builds the output on-the-fly
- Folder structure defines URL routes
- Content is rendered using a Template engine (see pongo2 below)
- No database needed, file-based only.
- Uses pongo2, a Django-like template engine written in GO for html/markdown files to create pages based on templates
- generate starter skeleton
- self-contained binary: you just need the one single binary to run a pcms site, AND to read the docs
- API for querying and maintaining the running app
- document indexing for implementing (server/client-side?) searching