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Kirby Reviews

Kirby is a website for businesses to use to sort contacts and other information. The site is easy to use and features several details for businesses of all sizes.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Kirby and what they use it for.
  • Is a custom CMS a bad idea?
    If this sounds like what you need, take a look at It's the tool of choice for me for smaller-medium things, it's also simple to set up and to maintain. - Source: Reddit / 13 days ago
  • Free CMS I can use for a pro bono client
    Https:// or consider if they really even need a cms. Sometimes a simple html website is plenty and you can update for them if/when the need arises. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • best php-based cms/tech choice
    Another area of CMS Systems are Flat File System based CMS which I did last time not hear a lot around but there was a lot of noice in the past from Kirby CMS and Grav CMS. Instead of a database they store all there data inside files and I mostly saw more for simpler website build with it where not specific security releated user context based content where used. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • WordPress: Is building a non-Gutenberg based site using ACF "safe" to do in 2022?
    I don't know what kind of project you're working on right now, but depending on scope, I can recommend giving a try. It's a flatfile cms with very good documentation. I got to build with it on our latest project and found it much more enjoyable to work with than wordpress. Downside is that it's not free. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • How to create an easily extendable page?
    If you must stay with front-end tech you can use fetch with a path rather than a url to get public files from a given dir. Maybe look into static site generators (eleventy for example) or flat-file CMSs (kirby for example). - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Learning curve for Joomla and Drupal
    I would recommend Grav or Kirby (if your site is less than 50 pages) or Craft if your site is larger than that. Craft is especially nice. I has an incredibly powerful developer experience and an incredibly refined editor experience. Those 2 don't often go together. Grav and Kirby are nice in that they give you all the nice features of a CMS, but don't require a database, so they're trivially easy to stand up... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Do I need to pay for tons of plugins (and possibly a page builder) to make a good portfolio for freelancing?
    Depends on what you want to do. Web development is always a matter of using the right tool for the right job. Wordpress is absolutely fine in most cases. I think with WP you can't spread yourself too thin either. But if you want something lighter, you could look at for example. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Show HN: I made a CMS that uses Git to store your data
    What OP is building is not a typical "flat file CMS". Flat File CMS are typical CMS systems (often times written in PHP) that run on the server, but use files (often Markdown/Frontmatter) as their data layer (instead of a DB like Wordpress, Drupal, etc.) – if you're looking for a really nice Flat File CMS take a look at Kirby ( What OP is building (I think) and what others like Netlify CMS... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • What cms to use free and get first experience to integrate it?
    +1 for Grav given OP's requirements. Other CMSs in this vein: Statamic, Kirby. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • The search for CMS, customizability, without a lot of PHP tinkering
    I was in the same spot like you and then I found Kirby CMS. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • What are people using these days to build commercial small scale websites?
    Https:// is like Statamic, only without Laravel bloat and cheaper. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • I am really confused by wordpress security
    In other modern CMS, it's rarely get hacked but this happen when you use WordPress. If you really need to spend less time, you might consider Kirby CMS with friendly admin backend. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Ask HN: What CMS are you using in 2022?
    [Kirby]( is very nice, but it depends on the project. - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Ask HN: What's your favorite flat file blog?
    Kirby. It’s PHP based, but content is all stored as markdown with optional front-matter. - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Smaller is better (The rise, fall, and rise of flat file software)
    I'm trying to get away from a DB-based CMS for some company web sites. Static generators won't do for a number of reasons, so a flat-file CMS seems like a good fit. Currently I'm looking at GravCMS [1] as an alternative. It's free initially, but it can become somewhat expensive with many official plugins. But it's file format is Markdown, and one can combine multiple files into a so-called modular page. It has a... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • DDEV + Gitpod = awesome 🚀
    The standardization of dev projects via Docker-tools like DDEV has one big advantage: These projects can be launched locally as well as in new cloud IDE providers like Gitpod. So if a new team member joins or designers just want to implement a small style change, they can work purely in their webbrowser. Here is a little example of launching KirbyCMS via DDEV and Gitpod. - Source: / 11 months ago
  • Looking for a personal stack
    For content projects I'm currently looking at Kirby KQL (or other headless approaches for KirbyCMS). - Source: / 11 months ago
  • Looking for "Wordpress" alternative....
    If it needs to be simple: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Looking for "Wordpress" alternative....
    Sounds like a great use for Kirby. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: What was the most unique website you’ve come across on the internet?
    I really loved it. I first stumbled upon it as it was presented in the 'made with' section of the Kirby CMS newsletter. As a user (and fan) of Kirby CMS [0] I really found it interesting to see this being shown. [0] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Where is the best place to look for a full-stack designer and developer?
    WordPress would be the Swiss knife to it all but there’s other alternatives that are much lighter, more customizable to fit your needs (without extra bloat), etc. (One of my favorites is KirbyKirby). - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

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