Pixie (CMS)

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Developer(s) Scott Evans / toggle
Initial release May 2008 (2008-05)
Stable release
1.0.4 / March 21, 2010 (2010-03-21)
Development status Inactive
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Size 1.9 MB (archived)
Type Content management system
License GNU General Public License
Website http://www.getpixie.co.uk/

Pixie is an open source web application that allows the creation and management of small websites. Pixie is primarily known for its ease of use, simple installation and unique interface. Pixie falls into the software category of a Content management system (CMS), however it is marketed as a "small, simple, site maker".

Pixie is based on the server side script language PHP and uses a MySQL database for data storage. Pixie is free of charge and released under the GNU General Public License.


Written by Scott Evans, Pixie CMS was first released in May 2008 as part of the May 1st Reboot.[1]

Version 1.04 was released on March 21, 2010, with a new WYSIWYG editor, more available languages and the latest version of jQuery.[2] Version 1.04 is the largest upgrade to date.

On November 11, 2009 Pixie was awarded the runner up prize in the Packt Publishing Open Source Content Management System Awards, in the category of Most Promising Open Source CMS.[3]

In early January 2011, Pixie CMS and its website was sold [4] to Lucid Crew of Austin Texas.

System requirements[edit]

Pixie requires webspace (space on the Internet) with the server-side scripting language PHP and a MySQL database. The specific requirements the latest version are:

  • At least 5 MB of webspace
  • PHP 4.3.0 or higher (recommended PHP 5.2)
  • MySQL 4.1 or higher
  • JavaScript enabled browser

Target Market[edit]

The target market consists of:

  • Individuals with a wish to create their own homepage.
  • Clubs and groups.
  • Small and medium-sized companies.
  • Organizations and Schools.


The Pixie project always strives for ease of use, however this doesn't stop Pixie from having plenty of powerful and useful features.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pixie goes forth". getpixie.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Pixie 1.04". getpixie.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  3. ^ "Pixie wins runner up prize". packtpub.com. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Lucid Crew". www.lucidcrew.com. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 

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