Campsite (software)

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Campsite is a CMS designed for news organisations.
Developer(s) Sourcefabric
Initial release 2000; 17 years ago (2000)
Stable release
3.4.3 / October 3, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-10-03)
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, German, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish
Type Content Management System
License GNU General Public License v2

Campsite is a free and open source multilingual content management system for news websites.[1] Its localizable user interface was built with journalists, editors and publishers in mind, rather than computer experts,[2] and it can be configured to suit different profiles of end users. Campsite follows a newspaper publishing model, so it structures sites by default as Publications, Issues, Sections and Articles, rather than nodes or objects. Campsite is intended for medium-to-large-size online news publications, but it can be used to manage content for smaller sites too. Campsite allows the management of multiple journalists and publications from a single interface.[3]

News sites running on Campsite[edit]

Campsite has been deployed by more than 50 organisations[4] from Sourcefabric parent organization the Media Development Loan Fund, as shown on its homepage[5] to smaller sites like the La Salle University Collegian Newspaper.[6] International sites displaying a 'Powered by Campsite' badge include elPeriodico de Guatemala.[7]

Integration with Campcaster[edit]

It is possible to integrate the Campsite CMS with the Campcaster broadcast automation system by linking to audio clips hosted on the Campcaster audio file storage server, as used at Kala Radio, a station in Kotor, Montenegro.[8]

3.4 release series[edit]

Features of the current 3.4 release series[9] include improved search options (both internally and for external search engines), a clean up of the graphical interface (new icons and administration interface), and easier installation.

On 30 July 2010, Campsite 3.4.1 was released fixing a potential XSS vulnerability and improving session handling to avoid logged user session grabbing via CSRF attack.[10] The current update version 3.4.3, was released on 5 October 2010, adding Polish localization.[11]

Campsite 3.4 has a user-generated manual hosted by FLOSS Manuals.[12]

Newscoop renaming[edit]

On January 17, 2011, Sourcefabric announced the renaming of Campsite to Newscoop.[13]


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 8, 2010. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sourcefabric". Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  5. ^ "MDIF". Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 25, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  7. ^ "elPeriódico de Guatemala". Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  9. ^ "Sourcefabric". Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  10. ^ "Campsite CMS 3.4.0 - Multiple CSRF Vulnerabilities". 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  11. ^ "Sourcefabric". Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  13. ^ [3][dead link]