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Pulse CMS Stack

Stack from inStacks Software

Version 1.1.6 released 3 weeks ago


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Pulse CMS Stack Details

InStacks Software

InStacks Software is a RapidWeaver Addons Developer with 12 addons.

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Pulse CMS Stack

Stack from inStacks Software

Version 1.1.6 released 3 weeks ago


Pulse CMS is very fast, reliable and easy to use for web designers and your clients. There's no database needed to power this CMS, it's flat-file, so no database to install or setup.

Pulse CMS Stack lets you integrate Pulse CMS 4.x into RapidWeaver. It is possible to integrate:

  • A full featured blog
  • Blocks (include texts from WYSIWYG or Markdown editor, incuding drag and drop image support)
  • Contact forms
  • Photo galleries and sliders
  • Single images

In addition, a special integration with Gallery Stack 3 is available.

  • Even more awesome photo galleries and slideshows
  • Photo galleries inside blog posts


  • RapidWeaver 6 or RapidWeaver 7
  • Stacks Plugin 3.1
  • PHP
  • A licensed and working Pulse CMS 4.x, installed in a subfolder of your server root
  • For local preview a locally installed Pulse CMS with MAMP server

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What’s new in Version 1.1.6?

Community Reviews

My goto CMS for Rapidweaver

Written by Raimo Karhunen 2 months ago

Pulse CMS has become my CMS of choice for Rapidweaver, and these stacks make the magic happen! I have about 50 Rapidweaver websites I am trying to move over to a CMS this year, and several new websites I am building that I want to go directly to a CMS. I am heavily invested in the Rapidweaver ecosystem (100's of stacks, a ton of themes, etc.) and am trying to use that as my "starting point" for everything, so I don't have to start fresh with new software, or "website building" systems.

Pricing alone is a huge motivator here. If I were to use "Total CMS" for example to move 50 websites, it would cost $5000... let alone the license fees for any new websites. This Pulse CMS stack set is free - single site licenses are only $39, and "unlimited" use licenses through the new "Pulse Cloud" are only $16/month, and it is as powerful (if not more so!) than any CMS system available for Rapidweaver, with lots of goodies coming!

Highly recommended! Give it a shot!

Brilliant CMS option for Rapidweaver!

Written by Beemerang 7 months ago

Pulse CMS is a great solution by itself but with the Pulse CMS stack, it's even better! Allowing me to integrate a full-fledged CMS into any Rapidweaver project is just incredible. Create sites for your clients that they can easily edit without requiring access to the Rapidweaver project file.

If you develop websites for clients, you have to check this out!

An amazing integration

Written by Michael Frankland 7 months ago

Jannis from inStacks has done a great job bringing this integration to RapidWeaver.

It merges together the power of Pulse CMS and simplicity of RapidWeaver into one neat package. Use it with any theme, add pages with your favourite Stacks and there's no need to worry about making any changes to run it with any of the RapidWeaver framework themes or project templates.

It includes a one-click install option, with a downloadable RapidWeaver project with Pulse already included, and there are more and more Stacks added to the suite all the time.

This is a great integration and it wouldn't have been possible without Jannis' skills and hard work.

Go and get the Pulse CMS Stacks suite and start editing your RapidWeaver made sites online!

The power to manage, to change and to fascinate…

Written by Noridge 8 months ago

… all this and many more powers are lying within this little but mighty CMS. I've never seen a CMS which is that easy to set up and the same can be said about the Stacks Suite.

Its not just fun to work with it, its also fun to watch the final website. Pulse loads its content extremely fast and you will notice no difference compared to 'normal' content.

But the biggest Plus for it is that it's really easy to use on multilingual sites utilizing the RWML Stacks by Tsooj Media. I've written an tutorial on how to do this which is available at

You really should give Pulse a try and I promise, you will fall in love with it ;)

A super quick & easy way to get a great Blog & CMS going

Written by webdeer 8 months ago

The Pulse stacks suite enable you to use the PulseCMS system which gives you a full featured blog, CMS images and CMS text Blocks anywhere on a site, a configurable contact form, a newsletter sign-up, a backup facility, a CMS configurable Slider and a CMS Gallery. PulseCMS also provides CMS control of the full featured Gallery3 also from Instacks making this a very complete solution all available from one developer.

The biggest advantage of the Instacks - PulseCMS solution is the simplicity of setting it all up which I outline inside my own PulseCMS Blog at .

The Blog is about as easy to style using CSS as it gets, because all of the styling CSS is laid out in easy to read small files all inside a single folder.

The Instacks Pulse stacks have very few settings to configure making this the easiest Blog & CMS system available for RapidWeaver today. PulseCMS has over 4000 blogs worldwide making it a mature and established blog and CMS platform. There is nothing else available that offered such ease of use wit these features for such a small outlay. Highly recommended.

Another CMS option for RapidWeaver is "back on stage" ... and it's been worth the wait!

Written by 8 months ago

I've already done a lot of client-sites using the old version 3.x of Pulse CMS. Unfortunately version 4 brought some essential changes to this system, in a way that it couldn't be used with RapidWeaver anymore the way it has been possible before: by simply adding short code-snippets to the areas in the RapidWeaver site which should be editable via the CMS.

But thanks to these new Pulse CMS stacks it's now possible again to use this nice CMS system together with RapidWeaver and I couldn't be happier to have this solid system back again as a CMS option for RapidWeaver.

With Pulse CMS you get editable Text-'Blocks' and a Blog with "Read more" feature (both editable inside a WYSIWYG text editor), Single Images, Galleries and Sliders where the images can be sorted via drag and drop(!), an automated Backup feature for the CMS content and an admin area which is password-protected out of the box.

The "icing on the cake" is the smooth integration with inStacks Gallery 3 Stack for Slideshows, Galleries and Blog-Post Galleries.

In my eyes, the combination of the Pulse CMS system and Jannis' free Stacks is a winner and I'm looking forward to using it on one of my next client sites.

I've installed Pulse CMS - together with other CMS options for RapidWeaver - on my own demo site, so that you can have a look at it:

Our basic account is completely free. You'll be able to like & review addons and watch our free tutorials.