Pluck (software)

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File:Pluck admin center.png
pluck administration center
Developer(s) Pluck development team
Stable release 4.6.3 / 2009-06-4; 148401090 ago
Preview release 4.7 beta
Written in PHP
Type Content Management System
License GNU General Public License

Pluck, also known as pluck-cms, is an open source content management system, written in the PHP scripting language. It allows for easy webpage creation for users with little or no programming experience, and, unlike most content management systems, does not use a database to store its data. Pluck also includes a flexible module system, which allows developers to integrate custom functionality into the system.[1]



Because pluck aims to be as simple as possible,[2] it doesn't include as many features as other content management systems.

Pluck has the following features[2]:

  • Simple page creation
  • Theming system
  • Module support
  • Trashcan

It also includes 3 default modules:

  • Albums
  • Blog
  • Contact form

More functionality can be added through the module system.[1]


File:Cmssystem login.png
CMSsystem login page

The first version of pluck was released in 2005 under the name CMSsystem. It was a "one man project", and the code wasn't released under an open source license. Version 2 and 3 where released in 2005 and 2006, though the exact dates are unknown.[3]

4.2 was the first version with the name pluck, and also the first version released under the GNU General Public License.[3]

Version Number Name Release date Notable changes [4]
4.0 CMSsystem 11 April 2007
  • Code-cleanup
  • New administration look
  • Language system
  • TinyMCE integration
4.1 3 May 2007
4.2 pluck 26 May 2007
4.3 7 July 2007
4.4 8 September 2007
4.5 22 December 2007
4.6 9 November 2008


According to Secunia, pluck currently (as of July 2009) has 0 unpatched security advisories (out of 5 total).[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1
  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. 3.0 3.1

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