Campsite is a multilingual content management system (CMS) for news websites.

Campsite's easily localizable user interface was built with the end user (journalist/editor/publisher) in mind and it can be configured to suit different profiles of end users – to each according his or her own technological prowess.

Campsite follows the print-newspaper publishing paradigm, so it structures sites by default as Publications > Issues > Sections > Articles. Campsite works best for medium-to-large-size online news publications, but it is capable of handling nimbler sites too. Some of its main features are highly customizable user interface, total design freedom for web designers, automatic creation of archives, copy flow, and built-in subscription support.

Click here for a full list of features.

The freshest Campsite version is 3.3.5 (Speedy) released on 08 March 2009. Read more about it and download it here.


The original Campsite concept was developed by developed by Micz Flor and Sava Tatić for Center for Advanced Media--Prague (CAMP) in collaboration with Aleksandar Brajanoski from Transitions Online, the first site to go live on Campsite in late 2000.

The original funding was provided by Open Society Institute's Internet Program. Initial coding was done by DNT Cluj and then by Recognos. Campsite code was brought to its first public release by a team of CAMP New Media Fellows. Developer teams at DNT-Cluj and Recognos, software companies based in Cluj, Romania, provided the initial coding. Lucian Mureşan, Attila Egyedi, Nenad Pandžić, and Richard Airlie have contributed to the code in the past.

Current core development is handled by Mugur Rus, Holman Romero, with contributions from Sebastian Göbel.


Campsite is a Unicode-enabled multilingual web content management system for news publications.
Copyright (C)2000-2009 Media Development Loan Fund

contact: contact@campware.org

Campware encourages further development. If you'd like to get involved, visit our developer web page.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


You don't need a techie to help Campsite development. While we love to see PHP wizards helping us out, you can also help by volunteering as a localizer or documentation writer. No Campsite in your language? Translate it using the localizer! (no programming knowledge is required).

How do you sign up? Read more in this part of the Campsite wiki.