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ZwiiCMS 12.3.00

Zwii is a database-less (flat-file) CMS that allows you to easily create and manage a web site without any programming knowledge.

ZwiiCMS was created by a talented developer, Rémi Jean. It is now maintained by Frédéric Tempez.

Site - Forum - Initial version - GitHub

  • PHP 7.2 or higher
  • .htaccess support


This work is licensed under the Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.

To view a copy of this license, visit or write to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.

Downloading ZwiiCMS

To download the latest released version, go to :


Unzip the Zwii archive and upload its contents to the root of your server or to a subdirectory. That's all!

You will find more explanations, in particular for an installation at Free, in the "Downloads" section of the forum.

Update procedures

When installing a major version, it is recommended to make a backup copy.


  • Connect to your site.
  • If an update is available, it is proposed in the administration bar.
  • Click on the "Update" button.


  • Save your entire site, especially the "site" directory.
  • Unzip the new version on your computer.
  • Transfer its content to your server by activating the file replacement.

General tree structure

*Legend: [R] Directory - [F] File

[R] core Core of the system
  [R] class Classes
  [R] layout Layout
  [R] module Core modules
  [R] vendor External libraries
  [F] core.js.php Javascript core
  [F] core.php PHP core

[R] module Page modules
  [R] blog Blog
  [R] form Form manager
  [R] gallery Gallery
  [R] news News
  [R] redirection Redirection

[R] site Site content
  [R] backup Automatic backups
  [R] data Data directory
    [R] en Localized folder
      [F] page.json Page data
      [F] module.json Page module data
      [F] local.json Language-specific site data
      [R] content Folder of page contents
        [F] home.html Sample home page content
    [R] fonts Folder containing the installed fonts
      [F] fonts.html File containing the fonts calls to load on cdnFonts
      [F] fonts.css File containing the style sheet linked to the local fonts
      [F] fonts.woff Local font files (woff, etc..)
    [R] modules Customization of modules or own data
    [F] admin.css Theme of administration pages
    [F] admin.json Theme data for administration pages
    [F] blacklist.json Logging of login attempts with unknown accounts
    [F] config.json Site configuration
    [F] core.json Core configuration
    [F] custom.css Advanced customization stylesheet
    [F] fonts.json Custom font descriptor
    [F] journal.log Action logging
    [F] theme.css Site theme
    [F] theme.json Site data
    [F] user.json User data
    [F] .backup Marker for file backup if present
  [R] file File manager upload directory
    [R] source Various resources
    [R] thumb Image thumbnails
  [R] tmp Temporary directory

[F] index.php ZwiiCMS initialization file
[F] robots.txt Filtering of directories accessible to search engine robots
[F] sitemap.xml Sitemap
[F] sitemap.xml.gz Compressed version

The .htaccess files contribute to security by filtering access to sensitive directories.