Pluck (software)

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pluck administration center
Developer(s) Pluck development team
Stable release 4.7 / August 20, 2011 (2011-08-20)
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 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 module system, which allows developers to integrate custom functionality into the system.[1]


Pluck has the following functionality:[2]

  • Page creation
  • Theming system
  • Module support
  • Trashcan

It includes 3 default modules:

  • Albums
  • Blog
  • Contact form

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


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 respectively, 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]


According to Secunia, pluck currently (as of July 2013) has 1 unpatched security advisory (out of 7 total).[4] The vulnerability allows arbitrary PHP code to be executed and is rated highly critical.[5] Although the development code has been patched since November 2012, the latest stable release (4.7) available for download is still vulnerable.[6]


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