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Unvarnished

Unvarnished is a CMS, or Content Management System, designed for individuals and small businesses with limited web resources, and only a few people involved in maintaining their web site. A Content Management System is a tool for speeding up the process of creating and editing pages on a website.

NOTE: The "demo" version, and documentation, which I used to have on this site has been removed to save on hosting space. If you wish to see a demonstration of this, please contact me.

Features

Unvarnished is text-file based, meaning that it does not require any databases on your hosting account. It is written in PHP, which is available on almost every linux-based or unix-based hosts, and quite a few windows-based hosts.

I wrote this in an effort to reduce the space I needed to host a CMS on NearlyFreeSpeech.NET, a hosting company which charges partially based on the amount of space your website uses. There are other similar small CMS packages available, however these were not quite as flexible and modular, and had restrictive licenses which which would not allow me to use them for my own customers.

Documentation

The core+content module below, under Core Bundles, contain all of the documentation you need to get up and running.

Downloads

Unvarnished is available in several different packages. The core engine, various modules, sample template and the sample content are each available separately. In addition, some of these are bundled together with everything you need to install Unvarnished for the first time.

Please review the documentation for installation instructions. Please do not install this on a public web server until you have reviewed the instructions.

Core Engine

This is the core engine alone, with no additional modules or customizations.

Latest Release: core-1.0.zip
Version: 1.0
Size: 20,266 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:29:02 GMT

Sample Template

This is a sample template. Use this as a starting point for creating your own templates.

Latest Release: sample-template-1.0.zip
Version: 1.0
Size: 4,607 bytes
Last Modified: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 22:31:31 GMT

Sample Content

This sample content can help you understand the structure of the cms. The content is actually the documentation.

Latest Release: sample-content-1.0.zip
Version: 1.0
Size: 52,386 bytes
Last Modified: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 22:27:29 GMT

Messenger Module

This module supplies a contact page for your site.

messenger-1.0.zip
Version: 1.0
Size: 6,031 bytes
Last Modified: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 21:46:40 GMT

Recaptcha Module

This module adds a captcha to the contact form in the messenger module. Requires download of appropriate PHP library from http:\recaptcha.net.

Latest Release: recaptcha-1.0.zip
Version: 1.0
Size: 2,169 bytes
Last Modified: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:20:56 GMT

Editor Module

This module supplies an edit page for creating and modifying your content.

Latest Release: editor-1.0.zip
Version: 1.0
Size: 9,184 bytes
Last Modified: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 21:33:12 GMT

Administrator Module

This module supplies a form for editing your site settings.

Latest Release: administrator-1.0.zip
Version: 1.0
Size: 5,943 bytes
Last Modified: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 21:33:10 GMT

Synchronizer Module

This module supplies tools for updating your content to a remote Unvarnished site over FTP, without requiring any modules on that site.

Latest Release: synchronizer-1.0.zip
Version: 1.0
Size: 11,361 bytes
Last Modified: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 21:33:17 GMT

Core Bundles

These packages contain the core module along with sample template and content, without any modules. Basically, all you need to get yourself up and running.

Core with Sample Template: unvarnished-core+template.zip
Size: 24,881 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:29:18 GMT

Core with Sample Template and Content: unvarnished-core+content.zip
Size: 78,355 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:29:38 GMT

Development Server Bundles

These packages contain the core and all modules, along with optional sample template and content. They are meant for installing on your development and testing server. The modules aid in designing your site for later deployment to a production site.

Development Site: unvarnished-dev.zip
Size: 60,560 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:29:41 GMT

Development Site with Sample Template: unvarnished-dev+template.zip
Size: 65,175 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:29:45 GMT

Development Site with Sample Template and Content: unvarnished-dev+content.zip
Size: 118,649 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:29:58 GMT

Development Server Bundles

These packages contain the core and only the modules which are approved for use on an unsecured public server, for now this is only the Messenger module.

Production Site: unvarnished-prod.zip
Size: 28,814 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:29:58 GMT

Production Site with Sample Template: unvarnished-prod+template.zip
Size: 33,429 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:29:58 GMT

Production Site with Sample Template and Content: unvarnished-prod+content.zip
Size: 86,903 bytes
Last Modified: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:30:13 GMT

Unvarnished was first released in January 2008