It's a free, Open Source, fast, light weight (no database required) easy to use content management system (CMS) licensed under version 2 of the GNU General Public License. What' a CMS? Webopedia gives the following definition:
Abbreviated as CMS, a content management system, also called a Web management system is software or a group or suite of applications and tools that enable an organization to seamlessly create, edit, review and publish electronic text. Many content management systems offer a Web-based GUI, enabling publishers to access the CMS online using only a Web browser. Also, a CMS designed for Web publishing will provide options and features to index and search documents and also specify keywords and other meta data for search engine crawlers.
Basically it's software that helps you build a nice web site and maintain it with ease. Is it a blogging platform? No. While it currently has a plugin to add a blog, gpEasy is designed to manage web sites and not just blogs.
To really understand what makes it different you really need to "test drive" it however, some key features of gpEasy are: it doesn't require a database thus it's super easy to install, move servers, backup, maintain, and just simpler to deal with; it's unique WYSIWYG scheme makes it easy to learn and fun to use; it's fast and flexible. It has many features but what makes it unique is its ease of use. . . so try it out and see what you think.
You can test an on-line demo of gpEasy CMS at opensourcecms. You can also download gpEasy from the link below and install it locally on your computer with xampp, xampp lite, or EasyPHP, etc. Just jump over to the tutorials to learn how to install gpEasy on your own computer, without needing a server, to play with it. The install is super easy!
Head on over to the tutorials tips & tricks page to learn how to use gpEasy CMS. The tutorials are designed to supplement the gpEasy documentation wiki; therefore, it's advised to read the documentation wiki as well.
The tutorials here are also designed to get the gpEasy beginner up and going as quickly as possible with minimal effort and to get you from a gpEasy novice to expert. Let's face it, all software has a learning curve and hopefully between the documentation wiki and the tutorials here you will get up to speed in no time. The tutorials are grouped into categories; basic, intermediate, advanced, and themes. The grouping has nothing to do with difficulty level. The tutorials are grouped based on "need." In other words, the basic tutorials are tutorials you really need to learn to get the basics out of gpEasy whereas, the intermediate and advanced tutorials go above and beyond for those that want to get more out of gpEasy, and the themes tutorials will deal with creating themes for gpEasy.
What the tutorials are:
The main idea of the tutorials here are to help users get up to speed with gpEasy CMS quickly and easily and if so desired get more out of gpEasy CMS with the intermediate and advanced tutorials.
What the tutorials are not: