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daiken on August 6 2012 12:47 pm
sNews is good system... small file size and very very fast ! thanks sNews team...
Sam on November 26 2010 09:56 am
This is a great project, but it needs leadership and talented programmers to keep it going.
Marlin on April 27 2010 07:23 am
The last release is from 2008 - the current update are only minor changes... project dead?
akki on April 19 2010 12:29 pm
Very lightweight and easy to work with any website design. I use this and modx as my two cms systems. Snews is very easy for clients / users to pick up and understand from the admin menu - much easier to explain than other cms such as drupal / joomla. They will be up and running wth minimal effort and training- ideal for small club websites or websites that only need the actual "content" managed - no bloat or stuff they don't need. Not that you cant do more with the system - but it is a developers tool so if you want more your going to have to delve into the code and create your own solutions or implement those from the forums. I use modx as my other cms /cmf as this too is easy to port designs to and has more features and add ons - suitable for more complex installations.
dead on February 23 2010 07:02 pm
i think this project is dead - the foudner left it alone and the community only talks how the upcoming release might be
anon on February 23 2010 06:14 am
Development seems to have stopped, is this still active?
Steve on November 16 2009 08:03 am
sNews is a great CMS. Very easy to install if you follow the instructions properly ;)
I have limited knowledge of PHP / MySQL but know HTML and CSS inside-out so managed to set up customised templates without any problems. Also very easy to integrate with an existing website.
Overall..great for small sites that need a cms that is easy to manage..but not great if you want something more powerful like document management, or require lots of plugins. Other CMS I have used: plone, moodle, sharepoint, joomla, and would definitely recommend snews.
@Torsten on October 19 2009 03:37 pm
The only problem is your lack of knowledge. This CMS is a developers tool, read their website...
Torsten on October 18 2009 05:13 am
One engine file is Lightweight? Timesaving? If you want to save some time - learn how to use Drupal instead. If you don't believe me, waste couple of months with sNews to find out that it probably doesn't suit your needs. Then start to modify that one single lightweight file to suit your needs and then face serious problems.
Harry Buckley on July 22 2009 03:21 am
Hi. I am reasonably new to web development and have been looking for a way of creating a simple ( to start with ) web deployment environment that requires very little in the way of configuration.
I was able to download the source and had it all up and running within 1 hour ( reading all of the help along the way ). I love the idea and will try to make use of this type of technology in one or two small developments.
AgentCows on May 12 2009 10:28 pm
Incredibble, SEO friendly URL was awesome. After trying many huge cms, this my choice.
john on March 8 2009 03:10 am
Commenting on version 1.7
You must know php and some mysql and have a passable knowledge of things like .htaccess files etc. to set up this system.
Easy to convert an existing site into it.
Friendly support forum, great help if you can explain your problem well
Fast implementation of a new web site.
Small and fast loading - will not bog down your site the way so many CMS systems do.
Has the basics for what you need most.
No error logging, code that throws a lot of notices due to undeclared variables; the subcategory feature is very new and not yet well thought out.
No plug in system.
Very poor names for global variables mean conflicts with add on php scripts are inevitable.
Worthwhile if you need something small and fast loading and are willing to fiddle with php code to get things the way you want them.
jean on February 10 2009 11:50 pm
Terrific little CMS. I'd be nervous about the security of the contact form (but I'm going to pass it through my spam trap to test it) but otherwise, great! V 1.7 has sub-categories. Great for a small site or a blog!
gp on February 6 2009 12:22 am
Need to add start end date against each record otherwise It would have won!
Robthedog on January 27 2009 04:36 am
I love the idea behind a really simple CMS in only one PHP-file. This is what many of my clients need, nothing more fancy. However, there is one major drawback, which makes it unusable for any of my clients - there is only one level of navigation. Shame -othervise I would gladly use it for my projects, and even make a donation.
renner on January 17 2009 11:40 am
sNews features and look and feel are great.
But the code is terrible.
Version 1.7 throws a lot of notices.
It wastes performance.
Its a pity.
Greetings from germany.
phpguru on September 29 2008 08:16 am
sNews is very light and nice script. In my site the code library is powered by sNews script.
Lolak on October 3 2007 08:17 am
i am really love this lightweight cms php script, very useful for my weblog without any hassle in both installing and backend administration.
Richard Schley on September 21 2007 01:10 am
If there where only more intelligent scripts like snews ;-) I am delighted by the simplicity and the endless possibilities to play with it! No overload, searchengine friendly, only one file. Great :-))
john on July 21 2007 07:49 pm
Good solution for small projects, very light - downside is that it comes with much less functionalities than Joomla for example. Well this CMS is still young so let's see what they come up with in the future.
tobto on July 17 2007 07:15 am
simple, light CMS. the only drawback - linear structure of categories (no subcategories).
Troy on July 8 2007 03:08 pm
Great light CMS.. I am only having problem to play with its css template system.. Thanks
jansie on June 25 2007 10:02 am
excellent cms. really a work of art.
Philippe Lemesle on June 18 2007 11:27 am
Hush-hush... just the best cms I ever used ;)
Rodrigo Pimentel on January 23 2007 03:06 am
i just made another website with this great cms, i totally recomend it!
Zaigham on January 16 2007 03:41 am
Very nice CMS for news and even for simple marketing sites. Good work!
Rodrigo Pimentel on November 19 2006 10:23 am
This cms is great, i used the 1.5v, in my web and it was great, it is very flexible because its based on css
Iztok on November 9 2006 05:06 am
I just love this cms. Actually I am using it on almost all content websites. If you need content, article, news solution you should first look at this one ! And the best is you can add so many things so easy since it uses pure xhtml/css templates ... for sNews to function properly you just add couple of tags into existing xhtm/css template and you are done ! Highly recommended !
tobto on November 3 2006 06:04 am
For a webmaster with SEO in mind I loved this little mighty 1-file script. Clear code, template independent, CSS/Strict XHTML - what else? MODX is nice clumsy elephant. But for my three pages it has too much power.
Sundaramurthy C on September 2 2006 09:10 am
The templates of sNews is really cute and nice .A very good cms indeed
Rodrigo Pimentel on July 17 2006 06:18 am
A great thing about this cms, is that you can add any external php script, because this cms is independent, for example if u want to add a poll just download a php poll script ;)
Smoothie on July 10 2006 06:58 am
A really nice lite CMS. It's not suitable for my needs at the moment, but I look forward to returning to the script soon. It looks like it has a bright future ahead of it.
Bob Baker on July 7 2006 08:43 am
I've been using sNews version 1.4 for a few weeks now and I'm a huge fan! It's lite, easy to integrate into new/existing sites and easy to mod (if you know PHP/MySQL). Like will, I suggest waiting on v1.5 to come out as I hear there are a lot of new features. There are a few small bugs that are easily fixable, just visit the Solucija Forum to get help. Excellent CMS!
will on June 28 2006 02:29 am
sNews Is a hot little script. I suggest waiting a few days for 1.5 to be released!!! But this is still a great lite CMS.
barry on June 27 2006 04:56 am
Don't be fooled by the size of this one. Although only 80kb sNews has plenty of features and is very flexible. sNews is backed by a fun community at http://www.solucija.com - always ready to help with any problems, suggestions and templates. Well worth a trial.
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