Taking a Look at Anchor CMS
There are many blogging softwares out there besides WordPress. I think a lot of people forget how many alternatives there is, and just stick with what's popular. Undoubtedly, there are risks involved when trying website software that isn't as well-known or doesn't have a huge team of developers. But who knows, you might find something that you like more and that is easier for you to use. Recently I heard about Anchor CMS, which is described as a simple and lightweight blogging software. I saw a few pictures of it, so I decided to take a look for myself. This is what I experienced:
Features (From Main Site).
- Markdown-happy (Write in markdown or html).
- Teeny-tiny (~150kb).
- Drag-n-drop (Adding things is as simple as dragging and dropping).
- Works in your language (Anchor is fully i18n compatible).
- Super-simple theming.
- Painfully easy to install.
- Extensible (Unlimited Custom Fields).
- Forever free
Installing Anchor CMSStep 1) Download Anchor CMS. Step 2) Extract Anchor CMS. Step 3) Connect to your webhost via FTP, and upload the Anchor CMS files to your public website directory. Step 3b) Make sure that the "contents" and "config" folder have 0777 permissions. Step 4) Create a database for Anchor CMS. Note: Make sure to keep track of your database name and user information. If you're using CPanel, login, find and open "MySQL Database Wizard" then: In the New Database field, enter a name for the database. Click Next Step. In the Username field, enter a name for the user allowed to manage the database. In the Password field, type the user’s password. Retype the password in the Password (Again) field. Click Create User. Select the privileges you wish to grant the user, or select ALL PRIVILEGES. Click Next Step. You should then see a message stating that the database and user account were successfully set up Step 5) Go to the destination where you uploaded Anchor CMS
http://www.domain.tld/anchor/You should see this: Step 5b) Click "Run Installer" Step 5c) Select your language, time zone and click "Next Step" Step 5d) Enter your database information and click "Next Step" Ex (Local Install): Step 5e) Enter Site Information and click "Next Step" Ex: Step 5d) Create your account, and complete the install!