Peardrop CMS is a free/Open Source content management system for creating and managing Web sites using a browser, without the need for FTP.
The project aims to be simple to use, compact and fast. It is written in PHP and runs on Linux/Apache servers, or on Win32 with Apache and is licensed under the terms of the GPL.
Peardrop CMS does not need a database as it writes page data directly to a HTML file on the web server. This simplifies installation and backups, and also makes it a low cost option on web hosts which charge extra for database access such as MySQL.
The look and feel of a Peardrop website is stored in a template file using HTML and css. the content is pulled out of flat files stored in a sub directory, which can be manipulated through the frameworks built in editor and file manipulation mechanisms
A basic site, using a default template, can be configured to use the framework within a few minutes, and requires knowledge of HTML and CSS.
Peardrop CMS was released under the GPL on creation, and aims to stay Open Source. It also includes CKEditor and CodeMirror, both included under the same Licence.
The current release aims to be fully HTML5 compliant, but the included project CKeditor only supports HTML 4.1 at present.