No database is required — all content is stored in human readable text files which makes it easy to put a whole site under version control
While being file based, database features like searching and tagging are still a fundamental feature and directly implemented in the core
An advanced multi-layer caching engine makes a site super fast — even on limited hardware
The flexible and secure template engine also let's inexperienced designers create beautiful themes
The headless mode turns Automad into a CMS that makes content accessible via a read-only JSON API
Use an elegant browser-based dashboard to configure system settings, upload images, install themes or write a blog post by using a clean and responsive user interface.
The built-in updater lets you easily update your Automad installation with just one click.
Blocks are little pieces of content like a text paragraph, a header, a gallery, a slideshow or many others.
The block editor provides an intuitive editing experience and enables editors to freely compose a post from several blocks.
Edit your pages directly while browsing your website. The In-Page Edit Mode is active as soon as you get logged in.
Check out the Package Browser and install more packages for your site.
Activating the headless mode turns Automad into a CMS without a presentation layer that focuses entirely on content creation.
While the Dashboard can still be used to manage content, all data and files are made accessible via a read-only JSON API.
Automad’s template interpreter is written in pure PHP and processes templates on the fly. No extra build process is required. The list of system requirements is also rather short. A web server with PHP 5.4+ is enough to run a site.
A multi-layer caching engine ensures that a site is rendered super fast even on limited hardware.
Create your own professional templates using Automad's flexible template language without the need of PHP. And in case you are missing any advanced feature, it can be easily implemented as a PHP extension.
You can also use the Theme Skeleton tutorial package to get started quickly with your own custom theme.