Pulse CMS is very fast, reliable and easy to use for web designers and your clients. Pulse has your back on this one.
how it works
Add a CMS to your existing HTML template in minutes. No need to learn a new templating language and get that project finished in much less time than it usually takes.
Add Pulse to your site
Take any Bootstrap, Foundation or HTML template you have made and connect it to Pulse with a little copy & paste.
There's no database needed to power your new CMS, it's flat-file, so nothing to install or setup. Just add a password and go.
Upload it to any server and rejoice - you now have an editable website you can give to your client. Profit and look good.
There are many reasons that web designers love to use Pulse. Above all, it fits their workflow and makes their job easier. Here are a few more.
Designed for you
Quick to install and setup and no database to configure, Pulse is the designers' CMS. Quickly create templates using any HTML framework, or none at all.
Perfect for client work
Clients have an intuitive content editor, or markdown to choose from, and you can pre-add their content the same way or use HTML. Pulse is fully rebrandable too.
Built with security features in mind, rest assured from attacks and constant updating requests and sleep well. Fully SSL compatible too for extra peace of mind.
Lower starting cost
Start small, rapidly and inexpensively on Pulse. Test your ideas, create a landing page more quickly and publish faster. Kaizen baby.
Be more profitable
Save time, make more money. Not just a cliche. You can finish your web project quicker with Pulse and won't need to worry too much about client training.
Growing from strength to strength over the past 7 years, Pulse is no spring chicken and is a stable, well-used and robust CMS.
Burn baby, burn
Serving content quickly out of the box is good for visitors and SEO. With Pulse being analysed by Pingdom.com to be faster than 96% of websites, there's not much optimising you need to do.
Clients can easily manage photos and galleries, PDFs and other documents, and videos - all from within the admin editor. It doesn't get much simpler than this.
Pulse is used on 1,000s of websites and has an active community through social media and the official forums. And with many 3rd party addons on the way, it's an exciting time to use Pulse.
Host your way
Upload your site to any PHP enabled server via GitHub, SFTP or USB via Fedex 😁. It's so lightweight. Amazon, shared hosting, VPS, DigitalOcean, DreamHost.. if it runs Apache and PHP, you're good to go.
Pulse is a very simple, yet powerful CMS. Extend its functionality through any of the addons found on the addons page or build custom items quite easily.
There's a fully responsive, mobile-optimised admin panel to Pulse and all templates will be made to look good on any device through responsive web design techniques.
Buy a license below and start creating professional websites for you and your clients in just minutes. Secure checkout & download immediately.
Mario Mushroom Edition
Unlimited domain pack
For agencies making lots of sites
$199 / yearCHOOSE
Video Console Edition
5 domain pack
For designers with multiple projects
$99 one timeCHOOSE
New Handheld Edition
1 domain pack
For a single website project
$39 one timeCHOOSE
Old Handheld Edition
1 domain pack
Pulse retro version 3
$29 one timeCHOOSE
In all editions
Each edition of Pulse is fully featured with no restrictions. Grab your copy today and start building professional sites for your clients.
We know you take pride in your work and want to make pixel perfect designs for mobiles, tablets and computers. Pulse has a fully responsive admin panel so your clients can edit their sites from any location and device. And using responsive web design techniques, you can apply any responsive HTML template to a Pulse site.
Forget the past
Remember those early 90s Geocities sites? Yes we love them in a nostalgic way too, but your client won't appreciate a poor website. With Pulse you are not restricted, your imagination is your only limit. And with an intuitive content editor, your clients won't break anything either. Edit from a browser or a Mac with Launcher.
Don't take our word for it. See what other people say about Pulse. There are over 3,904 live sites and plenty of positive reviews.
Pulse is a solid CMS and offers more bang for the bucks you pay for it.
Pulse is a supremely simple CMS. The flat-file platform is incredibly lightweight in more ways than one. The back-end is plain and easy to use, while themes are uncomplicated.
So good and saved my bacon a lot of times in client projects. 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Lots of love from the community
Happy! Finally I found a flat file CMS, that is simple and clean and can be used without any problems by customers. @pulse_cms— Edi Goetschel (@edi_goetschel) May 1, 2015
Got questions? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, feel free to send us an email to
How does the license work? What can I do?
The Pulse license is a lifetime license which means it is a one time purchase that entitles you to free lifetime upgrades on one domain for any v4.x updates. Any subsequent major updates such as v5 will require a new license. You can transfer your license between domains, but it can only be used on one live public domain simultaneously.
How does the Mushroom UNLIMITED Edition work?
By choosing the Mario Mushroom yearly payment plan, you can use Pulse for any and every project you work on without any further costs, whilst also helping our cash flow so we can keep supporting your design and development business. If you ever cancel the plan, you can keep your sites running. This works out the best for freelancers making more than 5 sites per year.
What support is included?
Technical support is included with each purchase of Pulse. This includes support for installation, basic troubleshooting and questions. You can get in touch via email or ask on the forums. Customizations and modifications are not within the scope of support. For help with that, hire a Pulse Professional or try our official Pulse Concierge Service.
Is there a demo version?
Yes, you should be happy with Pulse first before you buy a license. Try Pulse with the online demo. See the frontend and try the backend admin. The demo will reset in 10 minutes. This is ample time to try it and fall in love ❤ with Pulse before buying it.
Full feature list
Need more info? Please have a look at the tech specs of Pulse CMS. It's crammed full of goodness and being extended all the time.
Professional Design Options
Website Management Features
Create your own designs
meet the team
We are a small group of entrepreneurs, designers and developers from different parts of the world on a mission to build the best small CMS for designers and their clients.
Ship Steerer and CEO
The Pulse Community
It's been a long road to version 4.x but Pulse is now a CMS veteran and as stable and secure as ever. Here's to the future.
Version 4.5.2 released
New site launched
Pulse is handed over to Michael and the God Founder Mark stays around as advisor.