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No Bullshit Content Management

Pagenode is a PHP Content Management Library for static sites using flat files for storage. It allows for great flexibility with custom routing and a simple query interface.

Pagenode runs on PHP7, has no dependencies and comes in a single file weighing in at 2700 lines of code (2000 of which belong to the Markdown parser), totalling 56kb.

This makes Pagenode a good fit for your personal blog, portfolio site or product page. If you want to give it a try please read the Getting Started Guide.

Pagenode is not revolutionary in any way. It brings nothing new to the table. Instead, it removes everything that is unnecessary. I wrote an in-depth discussion about Pagenode and why it exists in my Blog.


Load up Pagenode


define a route, select some files, load a template

route('/blog/page-{page}', function($page) {
    $posts = select('blog/posts/')->newest(5, ['page' => $page]);

and let Pagenode handle the current request.



Here's the source for this very website


// Handle all requests with a single keyword parameter
// by trying to find a matching file.

route('/{keyword}', function($keyword) {
    $node = select('nodes/')->one(['keyword' => $keyword]);
    if (!$node) {
        // Returning false in a route handler means this request
        // hasn't been handled here and will 404
        return false;


// Internally re-route an empty request URL to the "welcome" node, 
// which will be handled above.

reroute('/', '/welcome');

// Ordering of routes is important. By specifying a "catchall" 
// route last we can use it as our 404 handler.

route('/*', function(){


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