Mecha CMS

Mecha CMS blog and documentation.


Author: Taufik Nurrohman · 210 Views

WTF is Mecha?


Mecha is a file–based CMS that survives on a principle that a database–less site should be personal, portable, light and easy to be exported and backed up. That’s why most of the projects associated with Mecha are created with personal natures and are dedicated to be used for personal purposes such as blog, journal and diary. Mecha’s market share are people with high creativity and individuals who want to dedicate themselves to the freedom of speech; people who want to share their ideas to the world, that probably don’t have much time to learn web programming languages. By introducing Mecha as files and folders that used to be seen by people everyday in their working desktop, we hope you will soon be familiar with how Mecha CMS works. Mecha is as simple as files and folders.

Yet, this doesn’t mean that Mecha is weak. Mecha has fairly flexible set of API that you can use without having to make it bloated, keeping you happy focused on developing your own site, according to your personality.

If you want to make something that is super huge with Mecha, it would be possible, but remember that Mecha wasn’t created to replace databases. Mecha is created to help people getting rid of various resources that are not needed from the start (such as databases). There will be times when you need a database, and when that time comes, just use a database. Mecha is fairly open to be extended with other database–based applications.


  • Writing pages with ease using Markdown.
  • Unlimited page childrens.
  • Custom fields.
  • Extensible as hell.
  • Create unique design for each blog posts by adding special CSS and JavaScript files using the art plugin.
  • Built–in commenting system using the response extension.
  • Almost everything are optional. 1
  • RSS and Sitemap using the feed extension.
  • Easy to use and well documented API.
  • Control panel extension (coming soon).



  1. Make sure that you already have the required components.
  2. Download the available package from the home page.
  3. Upload Mecha through your FTP/SFTP to the public folder/directory in your site then extract 2
  4. To be continued.

  1. Mecha started to rebuild itself through two main principles: 1) everything is a page, 2) everything is an extension. 

  2. Usually named as public_html, www or htdocs