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Checkout all the beautiful Pulse sites made by web designers just like you. Fully responsive sites that work seamlessly across computers, tablets and mobile phones. Tweet #MadeinPulse to get yours added.

Create in RapidWeaver

Make your site the way you always do with Stacks & RapidWeaver. Add a blog, image galleries, sliders, blocks, contact forms... without needing to setup or install a database. Phew.

The exact same simplicity as you'd expect from RapidWeaver.

embed blocks
add a blog
contact forms
images or galleries

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how it works

Add a Pulse CMS to your existing RapidWeaver project in minutes. No need to learn anything and get that CMS project finished in much less time than it usually takes. Clients will love it and you'll look good.

Build in RapidWeaver

Take any Theme, Framework or RapidWeaver project you have made and connect it to Pulse with the Stacks from inStacks.

Set up Pulse

With no database needed to power your new CMS, it's flat-file, so nothing to install. Add a password, a Pulse License key & go.

Yay! Done.

Upload it to any server (including Chillidog one-click install) - you now have an editable RapidWeaver website you can give to a client.

Read the docs & video tutorials Download the Stacks free if you buy Pulse today

Learn More about the Realmac Pulse Video Course >

The Benefits

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.

Made for RapidWeaver 6+

Quick to install and setup and no database to configure, Pulse is perfect for RapidWeaver users. Quickly create sites using any theme and Stacks 3, with local previews, and hand off to clients.

Perfect for client work

Clients have an intuitive content editor, with drag and drop image support, or markdown to use. You can pre-add their content or leave it to them. Pulse is fully rebrandable too.

Security first

Built with security features in mind, rest assured from attacks and constant updating requests and sleep well knowing your site is safe. 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 & publish faster. Kaizen baby. And all for a small cost per domain.

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.

Proven platform

Growing from strength to strength over the past 8 years and lots more to come, Pulse is no spring chicken. More RapidWeaver + Pulse plugins on the way.

Burn baby, burn

Serving content quickly out of the box is good for visitors and SEO. With Pulse being analysed by to be faster than 96% of websites, there's not much optimising you need to do.

Media Manager

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.

Growing community

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 from your favourite developers, it's an exciting time to use Pulse.

Host your way

Upload your site to any PHP enabled server SFTP or Chillidog one-click install 😁. It's so lightweight. Amazon, shared hosting, VPS, DigitalOcean, DreamHost.. if it runs Apache & 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. More RapidWeaver compatible Stacks on the way to extend the Pulse Stacks Suite.

Fully mobile-ready

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.

In all editions

Each edition of Pulse for RapidWeaver is fully featured with no restrictions. Grab your copy today and start building professional sites for your clients.

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Works with Frameworks

100% compatibility with Foundation theme for RapidWeaver by Joe Workman and any Foundation Project (such as the delightful Iceland template), as well as the excellent Foundry by Elixir, without any work or integration needed on your part. It just works.

Supported by Chillidog Hosting

If you already use Chillidog Hosting, just log into your account and install Pulse CMS with one-click. Get yourself a license and the Stacks and you're away.


Don't take our word for it. See what other people say about Pulse. There are over 4,036 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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


How to use Pulse in RapidWeaver + Stacks

Installation in RapidWeaver in under 3 minutes

Pulse CMS 1-click-installer for RapidWeaver

Video tutorials by inStacks showing you how to setup & install Pulse in RapidWeaver with Stacks. Including: adding galleries, blogs and other Stacks such as CustomFont & Gallery Stack 3 by inStacks and Animagic animations by Elixir. More tutorial documentation and a RapidWeaver test project can be found on the Stack download page.

RapidWeaver CMS Course

Learn how to add online editing to RapidWeaver using Pulse CMS so you and your clients can update sites from anywhere in the world via a web browser. This course will teach you how allow users to login and update text, images, photo galleries, and more.
Learn More >

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

Media Manager


Create your own designs

Full control

Page Management



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⛵ Single Site Edition

1 Domain pack

one-time payment

$39 Good starter pack

For professionals wanting to use Pulse on a single domain. Try before you commit to the yearly plan.






🚄 Freelancers Edition

5 domains pack


$195$99 save $96!most popular

Perfect for designers with multiple client projects. Use on up to 5 domains. Single payment. Start today!





✈️ Unlimited ∞ Edition

Unlimited domains

Yearly payment / cancel anytime

$399$199 Save $100sMost value

For agencies & studios making lots of sites. No risk and cancel at anytime. Save $$ with this plan.





Old handheld edition

1 domain pack

one-time payment

$29 retro Pulse version 3

For Pulse veterans wanting the old version 3 for a single web project. Limited edition. While stocks last.