Baun is a modern, lightweight, extensible CMS for PHP. Inspired by my last CMS Pico, Baun has been desgined from the ground up as a modern PHP application whilst retaining the same features that made Pico so popular:

  • Pimple - Baun makes creating and maintaining a website as simple as editing text files
  • Tast - Designed with performance in mind, and no database, making Baun blazing fast
  • Flat - Baun is designed as a "flat file" CMS, meaning you can completely forget about MySQL
  • Markdown - Edit your website in your favourite text editor using simple Markdown formatting
  • Twig - Baun uses the Twig templating engine, for powerful and flexible templates
  • Open Source - Baun is completely free and open source, released under the MIT license


Documentation for Baun can be found on the Baun website.


The Framework for Baun is kept in a separate repo. Check out the Framework if you want to contribute to the core.


Want to contribute to Baun? That's great. Here is where you should go:

Note that pull requests should be limited to one feature/fix per request. Pull requests with multiple features/fixes will be rejected.


Baun was created by Gilbert Pellegrom from Dev7studios. Released under the MIT license.