Nucleus CMS – blog management software

Last Updated on February 18, 2024

Nucleus CMS is an open-source blog management software package written in PHP, with a MySQL backend. It offers a system that is easy to install, but still offers maximum flexibility.

It is used to manage frequently-updated Web content. With a little tweaking it also can be used as a lightweight content management system, although there is currently no facility to upload file types other than graphic files to be displayed within the blog pages.

Nucleus CMS is no longer in development, although there is a fork available called LMNucleus.

Nucleus makes use of a callback function which has led to a plugin system that has inspired somewhere in the order of 50 to 100 distinct plugins (see below).

Nucleus allows multiple skins to co-exist, allowing to provide different views of the same weblog. As of Nucleus 2.0, there also is a skin import/export feature, allowing you to share skins with other Nucleus users.

Features include:

  • Set up one or more weblogs.
  • Multiple authors.
  • Categories.
  • Built-in commenting system.
  • FancyURLs.
  • Drafts and future posts.
  • Fully customizable.
  • RSS 2.0 and Atom skins.
  • Plugins including:
    • WYSIWYG item editing.
    • Statistics (most viewed/most commented/…).
    • Comments/Item RSS feeds.
    • Calendar.
    • Chat (shoutbox).
    • CSS style switcher.
    • “Email/Print this article”.
    • Fulltext-search of local, related, articles.
    • Fully integrated search (using google API, SOAP) of related outside articles.
    • Fully integrated search.
    • GZip your website, saving bandwidth.
    • Run polls, even with multiple questions.
    • Trackback.
    • Weather forecast / current weather plugin for all major cities in the world.
    • Who is online plugin (tracks members and visitors active within last 30 minutes).
    • Comment moderation.
    • Comment preview.
    • Reply notifications.
    • Highlighting of search engine keywords.

Developer: Wouter Demuynck
License: GNU GPL v2

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