Hotaru CMS (http://hotarucms.org/) is an open source cms using PHP and MySql for building your own websites. With flexible plugins and themes, you can make any site you like.The most common use for Hotaru is social bookmarking. We have all the plugins you need to make your own Digg-style community.For developers, Hotaru CMS includes an extensible Admin CP, a powerful plugin system and a unique override feature for designing custom themes.
There are dozens of built-in class libraries and some popular 3rd party scripts including ezSQL, htmLawed, Inspekt, JSMin, and SimplePie.With a little creativity, Hotaru’s rapidly growing range of plugins can combined into a website that does exactly what you want it to do. Here are some demo sites to show you what we mean.
The most popular use for Hotaru CMS is a Digg-style social bookmarking site. This demo uses the Bookmarking plugin as a base, and includes voting and comments.
By adding additional plugins, you can enhance yoru site with social networking features such as messaging, followers and user journals.
This demo shows off the Magazine plugin. It was designed especially for site-owners wanting to present full, user-submitted articles instead of links.
Images are handled for you. Just choose a photo from your computer and Hotaru will upload, cache, resize, create a thumbnail and position it in the article.
User journals are “mini-blogs” within user profiles. Other users can comment on each journal entry, and all user journals are aggregated onto a single page so you can get a quick overview of the latest posts.The Journal plugin can be used as a standalone mini-blogging site, or as part of a wider Hotaru site.
The best example of a static site is the, HotaruCMS.org site itself.Static sites are made up of a few simple HTML templates which you can edit as you please. Creating new pages is really easy, and you can add widgets around them to give your site a “live” feel. You could even add Journals or Bookmarking to your site!