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File-based content

The default mechanism to store content items in Decent CMS is to use files under the /sites directory. This can be replaced with database storage, but the file storage has some unique advantages. While it's obviously not something you'd use on a big site, being able to xcopy contents, and deploy contents with a simple ftp client is very powerful. Being able to look into subdirectories and find content items as single files that can be modified with a simple text editor is extremely comfortable.