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Matteo De Micheli
Matteo De Micheli

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My new favorite CMS: Kirby

My business website is made with Kirby. I'm skeptical about Content Management Systems after using Drupal 8 and Wordpress. These big(ger) systems have grown organically over the years and a lot of bloat and inconsistencies that are noticeable and make things unnecessarily complicated.

After these past few days I can confidently say that Kirby is awesome. The community and ecosystem are not that big but there's a lot of thought that went into the developer experience. For example enabling the website to be multilingual is as easy as adjusting the config file like this.

return [
    'languages' => true,
    'languages.detect' => true,

No bloat, no weird API. Definitely worth paying for. Sometimes it's a bit magical but reading the source code is always an option. If you haven't tried it yet, here's my recommendation to check it out.

Top comments (2)

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Ben Sinclair

Looks interesting.

I'll add it to my bookmarks as a good example of something that's open source but not free software, though. I've been wanting a clear example of that to show people for a while.

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Matteo De Micheli

In the past I've also been skeptical about paying for frameworks, but after using Drupal 8 and seeing how it's community I'm more than fine with paying