razorCMS V3 3.3.4

485 votes cast

Category: CMS / Portals
Stable Release: 3.3.4
Started In: 2008
Updated: May 5 2014
Native Language: English
License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPLv3)

razorCMS V3 Description

raFrom a ground up re-write, razorCMS V3 now sits on a base of requireJS, angularJS, and PHP to bring a File Based CMS more suited to today's technologies. Using PHP for base site rendering, helping to keep SEO and site crawling optimized, it throws in mini application embedding via angularJS or PHP based extensions.

The general idea is to serve a website that can be viewed, read and parsed by crawlers, whilst having the ability to offer the power of application development through angularJS for things like calendars, contact forms and much more.

No More Confusing Admin Ends

The whole admin end has been built as an angular application to sit on top of the actual website, allowing you to edit your page right there. No more confusing admin panels, just login, click edit and start to alter your content, right there on the page.

In-Page Editing

Alter your website as you see it, just login to start the admin overlay and click edit to start altering the page as you see it. You can add content, search through existing content, manage multilevel global menus and reorder things as you need to. Using NicEdit as the base editor, alter your content, add images, links, tables with a simple interface.


All data management, carried out when editing your site, is now pushed through a standalone (but bundled) razor authenticating resource server (RARS). In simple terms, should we decide to create a dedicated mobile application, we could. razorCMS can be maintained without the need for the web interface via the RARS.

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razorCMS V3 Demo

Sending/receiving email is disabled on all demos
Demos are the 'basic install' only, no add-ons, no content
Admin Username: admin
Admin Password: demo123
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razorCMS V3 Comments

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Oct 19 2011, 12:12 pm
Get the latest version now, V1.2 adds some great new features including drag and drop, multi level SEF URL, and lots of fixes.
Jan 12 2011, 5:22 am
Thanks for comments.... The forum, was never ment to be approval only, it was accidentally for new users for around a month or so due to upgrading forum, once this was realised, it was revoked back to original setting, like I say an accident due to forum upgrades. Forum has been and always will be open to all for posts. If you come across this kind of thing in future, why not let us know next time, accidents happen. I would just like to support all members here by stating they do a great job of answering peoples questions when I am not around, they are a great bunch and work hard with me to support the community now 500+ strong. Thanks guys. Smiffy
Aug 30 2010, 6:18 am
It's a nice CMS and basicly works so far. I easily adapted my themes to razorCMS too. It's all ok as long you don't need support. Cause of the forum rules all postings have to be approved. If you have the time to wait a week until one of the admins approves your posting give it a go. Sorry, i know it's free but you can't get help from the community if your postings are stuck in the queue :-( I was using it for two projects for about a year. For one project i switched the cms, one still runs under razor.
Aug 3 2010, 6:42 am
it has the best and most complete file manager from all lite-cms
Mar 13 2010, 5:51 am
beside about 50 websites produced width joomla 1.0.15
I like this cms for smaller websites very much.
easy to use, fast, expandable
Sep 16 2009, 1:42 pm
Nice work... i searched very long to get CMS like this... i will do better Content Editor (FCK Editor) for this CMS..

Thank you..

Sep 10 2009, 4:43 am
Played with it for some time. I like its simplicity and the accompanying flexibility. Seems to be a good package for small to medium web sites, which using Joomla or alike would be an overkill. Documentation and support are good enough. It is a package that with a little HTML, PHP and CSS background, you can really use it to create a web site in whatever way you like.
If it can support switching of language (i.e. support multilanguage), it would be even better for me. Anyway, still good enough as is now and I believe I would use it a lot.
Sep 7 2009, 5:12 am
For me the best CMS yet. No MYSQL is needed, the CMS itself is really simple and easy to use. The Blade Packs Plugin system fullfills the needs of the professional user.

Really good and the number of blade packs are growing and growing.

Pete Jones
Sep 5 2009, 4:27 am
The natural successor to NanoCMS (which has since disappeared). Good support from their forums.

This is the best flat-file CMS around at the moment.
May 3 2009, 8:39 am
very good job. easy & great.
Jan 29 2009, 1:49 pm
This CMS is so great that I decided to translate it into Polish :)
Wish you all the best
Jan 26 2009, 4:13 am
Thanks for your comments, yes lots should be happening, we are planning a milestone release v1.0 at some point in the year, this will help to create a stable anchor and a basis for looking forward to the future.

There is still some features to add before this can happen, so lots to do, it's going to be quite exciting to see a milestone release.

In addition to this there is quite a few more add-ons popping up, themes, and support is improving with an ever growing member list, hopefully we can keep this up and continue to improve.

Jan 24 2009, 1:41 pm
just downloaded and tried it, very fast and very easy to use. Support looks to be great from their forum. Looks like lots of interesting things should be happening over the next year So i'll definately be keeping a close eye on this excellent script
Nov 3 2008, 6:47 am
Hi, Please read the text above, you will clearly see the following 'Some admin features may have been disabled for security reasons.' The implementation they have created of razorcms is a demo version on there testign servers, NOT a full working version of razorcms. They have disabled certain parts to stop hackers being able to uplaod anything nasty to their servers (as they give out the admin user and password). The system works completely fine, we cannot assume the system will work completely in a shut down environment, like other systems here on opensource, try installing it to a server yourself and you will see it works well. smiffy
Nov 3 2008, 5:57 am
@Tester: Guess you didnt tell the system where you want to have the new page. It is a bit unusual in razorCMS that you can decide where to put your page - normal content, side, footer etc. But there could be a check not to forget this, Ill leave a message in the support forum. Smiffy is very active ... Just mention another thing: Building own themes is pretty easy (especially in comparison to wordpress), and even with minimal css you can get nice results
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