BoltWire is a content management system developed by Dan Vis.

It's innovative architecture combined with best in class forms processing gives you complete control over every aspect of how your site works.

BoltWire doesn't just let you change content--it lets you change the engine itself right through your browser!

Popular Posts

Version 5.11 Released
May 26, 2016

Big Changes Coming Soon...
April 28, 2016

Catching Up
April 6, 2016

Other Sites

Here's some other sites by Dan Vis:

Alexa Echoes
Join my adventures developing for Amazons exciting new voice platform.

Firefly Spot
Personal rambling about new gadgets, technology news, and space travel.

FAST Missions
My ministry hub, with news and updates about our online school.

You can follow him at www.danvis.info.

BoltWire is an easy to use web development system with surprising flexibility and power. It best in class forms processing, robust markup, and innovative architecture make it easy to create dynamic, interactive sites in seconds. And it's FREE!

Download & Install

To give BoltWire a try right now, just grab the zip, extract it to your web space, and go! At under 100k--it should take a mere second or two to download. Once extracted, you can get your first site running in just a few seconds more.


Despite its tiny footprint, BoltWire is on the cutting-edge in terms of flexibility and power. Some of its more popular features include:

Easy installation
Member and group management
Robust wiki markups
Search and report capabilities
Standards compliant
Hierarchical page features
Multi-lingual support
Strong session-based security
Powerful forms processing
And much more...

There's countless goodies under the hood, so grab your download and take it out for a spin. Click here for more of BoltWire's features.

The Secret

The secret behind BoltWire's tiny size yet exceptional capabilities, is its form processor. BoltWire allows you to quickly create complex forms that can do virtually anything you want. In fact, most actions in BoltWire are simple forms you can edit, giving you COMPLETE control over every aspect of how our software works. Better still, you can create complex new actions in a snap!

To put it differently, BoltWire doesn't just let you change content, it let's you change the engine itself--right through your browser! This gives a flexibility and power not possible in other systems, while maintaining the tiniest of footprints. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first web development tool of its kind. It is a paradigm shift...

Our Philosophy

From its beginning, BoltWire's development has been guided by a philosophy that can be summed up in four key principles: keep it simple, small, strong and secure.

Simple     Make installation, extensions and upgrades a snap. Configuration should be straightforward and easy.
Small Under 100k zipped up. Include only the minimum code needed for maximum extensibility and speed.
Strong Like a great big box of legos. Give admins power to build virtually anything, right though their browser.
Secure Tough session-based forms verification, input filtering, and common sense precautions combined with highly flexible permissions.

If our philosophy makes sense, and you like the idea of an engine you can make work any way you want, why not give us a try? We'd love to help build your site...