NEWSlite 3.0

NEWSlite is an open source, lightweight news management system for small and medium sized websites. It is designed to allow sites to create and manage regular news posts, such as on the front page of a website. NEWSlite is NOT a full-blown content management system. It is intended to serve sites that want to publish and syndicate regular news but that do NOT want the overhead of having a full content management system as well. NEWSlite 3.0 has the following features:

  • Open Source.
  • Uses PHP and MySQL.
  • Multiple users. An unlimited number of users to help you post news. Easily add, edit, and remove users.
  • User permissions. Allow users the permission to add news posts, delete and edit other user's news posts, and allow access to administrative functions.
  • Template-based output. You can directly manipulate the look and feel of the output. No file editing required.
  • Configurable theme. You can also adjust the layout and look of the program itself if you want to customize it to your site. No file editing required.
  • Multiple subjects. File your news posts under as many different categories as you wish.
  • RSS output. An RSS .xml file for each of your subjects is produced, as well as another feed that includes news from your entire site.
  • BBcode input. Use BBcode to format your posts, just like on a forum.
  • Live and static news output. Include news on your website through either a PHP script or a faster Server Side Include of a static file.
  • Easy install. Everything is done for you except creating the database and user (for security).
  • Professional look. Easy to use interface even brain-dead idiots could be comfortable with!

If you find any bugs, please report them to leiavoia at leiavoia dot net or post them on the forum. Bug reports and critique can be offered using the forum page

NEWSlite is currently being used by the following websites:

If you use NEWSlite and would like to be listed here (it increases your Google mojo, if nothing else), please email "leiavoia at leiavoia dot net" with your URL along with the URL to your NEWSlite installation (to varify you actually installed it, of course).