Kirby is a fast, flexible and file-based CMS that does not require a database to store data. Kirby is a tool for developing websites or applications that is easy to use for developers and gives users the freedom to structure their content.
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Pro Good support
Well documented and friendly community.
Pro Great Community
Pro Custom panel
You can create custom panel (admin section) for every page type with ease.
Pro Kirby is a file‑based CMS
Installing means uploading some files to your server and that's it.
Pro Very customisable
From very simple pages to highly customised content models, almost anything is possible. Fast prototyping.
Pro Great community
Pro Open source
Pro Not free for commercial
This is good thing. Free CMS always have some hidden pricing model that you eventually pay actually more than this.
Pro Markdown syntax
Write your content with plain Markdown or use Kirbytext.
Pro Super Flexible
The entire CMS is extremely flexible and very easy to use.
Pro Open for unconvetional/exoerimental solutions
Con Euro 99,– per domain
Kirby CMS costs Euro 99,– (plus VAT) per installation. There is no longer a discount for private websites.
Con Kirby 3 pricing went up
The price went up with Kirby 3 as the CMS grew. It's still worth it but maybe not for small websites. Tip: They sometimes offer social pricing on demand for small structures or students.