PHP Framework

Open-source PHP projects categorized as Framework

Top 23 PHP Framework Projects

  • GitHub repo Laravel 5

    A PHP framework for web artisans.

    Project mention: Absolute idiot beginner. Want to build something | | 2021-04-13

    Reading this, my advice would be to take a look at Laravel. It’s a PHP framework with very, very beginner friendly documentation and a huge community. It’s extremely popular with web developers who are starting out, so you’ll find every conceivable question has been asked online when people get stuck— making it easy for you to Google any problems you face as you’re learning. Aside from the beginner friendliness, it makes it very easy to implement a lot of what you’re going to need for your project; user authentication, database interactions and receiving/handling/returning HTTP requests.

  • GitHub repo Symfony

    The Symfony PHP framework

    Project mention: Just a question about PHP | | 2021-04-03

    If you want to make an actual site that will be used for real: don't make a user system, learn a framework which includes a high-quality user system out of the box like symfony or laravel.

  • GitHub repo Laravel

    The Laravel Framework.

    Project mention: Struggling to Learn Laravel | | 2021-04-11
  • GitHub repo Yii2

    Yii 2: The Fast, Secure and Professional PHP Framework

    Project mention: Yii Html 1.0.0 | | 2021-03-17

    php class('float-right')->content( 'Powered by ', Html::a( 'Yii Framework', '', ['rel' => 'external'] ) ) ?>

  • GitHub repo Slim Framework

    Slim is a PHP micro framework that helps you quickly write simple yet powerful web applications and APIs.

    Project mention: PHP routing library for fast API development | | 2021-04-09

    At my day job we needed to develop an API and I've never really tried to build one using vanilla PHP, but instead used frameworks such as CodeIgniter or Slim or just a simple file that would mimic the functionality of an API but not be a proper one. Also we had a requirement that we needed to have full control over the code so we were not supposed to use any of the pre built solutions because of that requirement.

  • GitHub repo october

    Free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework.

    Project mention: Ask HN: Your experience of using an alternative to WordPress? | | 2021-04-09

    WordPress elicits strong opinions among developers. Whatever your thoughts about WordPress, it remains the leading website builder among the myriad site builders available.

    Uniquely (I think) it is the only self-hosting option which is relatively simple for non-technical users to install via one-click installers (available via hundreds of hosting companies).

    What are the alternative website builders (self-hostable) that match or exceed WordPress in terms of core features? In particular, alternatives with modern codebases, with customisation, and a GUI WYSIWYG (not markdown)?

    Some example, modern alternatives I'm aware of:

    - October CMS (PHP, Open Source)

    - Craft CMS (PHP, Paid)

    - Kirby CMS (PHP, Paid)

    - Ghost (JavaScript, Open Source)

    - Wagtail CMS (Python, Open Source)

    Have you used any of the above (or any other) as an alternative to WordPress? What was your experience like? And has anyone gone back to WordPress after trying an alternative? Thanks

  • GitHub repo Phalcon

    High performance, full-stack PHP framework delivered as a C extension.

    Project mention: Phalcon v5.0.0 Alpha 1 Released! | | 2021-03-31

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  • GitHub repo Sylius

    Open Source eCommerce Platform on Symfony

    Project mention: The Best Open Source E-Commerce Platforms | | 2021-03-29


  • GitHub repo web-frameworks

    Which is the fastest web framework?

    Project mention: Which is the fastest web framework? | | 2021-04-03
  • GitHub repo HumHub

    HumHub - Open Source Social Network

    Project mention: HumHub – open-source Social Network | | 2021-02-14
  • GitHub repo Laravel-Zero

    A PHP framework for console artisans

  • GitHub repo Pest

    Pest is an elegant PHP Testing Framework with a focus on simplicity (by pestphp)

  • GitHub repo Elgg

    A social networking engine in PHP/MySQL

  • GitHub repo Spiral Framework

    High-Performance Long-Living PHP Framework for modern enterprise application development (by spiral)

    Project mention: How do you guys see PHP and its framworks/CMS in 2025? | | 2021-04-05

    That's true, but I think there is some room for new frameworks. For example

  • GitHub repo Opulence

    A simple, secure, and scalable PHP application framework

  • GitHub repo Concrete 5 CMS

    Official repository for concrete5 development

    Project mention: Ask HN: What is the best UI builder that you have ever used? | | 2021-03-21 was way ahead at least when I tried it years ago.

    It allowed for in-place editing and as a dev I could easily add more custom elements/blocks to be dropped and configured.

  • GitHub repo Porter

    :lipstick: Scalable and durable all-purpose data import library for publishing APIs and SDKs.

  • GitHub repo Ubiquity

    Ubiquity framework

    Project mention: | 2021-02-08

    Normally I just click on Fortune Cookies, since I think that is the most representative of a typical Web Workload.

    And then Click on Filter, Full Stack Framework, And Full ORM only. Again, most people will be using some sort of Web Framework with Full ORM.

    I am surprised the top results is from PHP. For many years it has always been Java. And it is from a framework called ubiquity [1] which I have never heard of it before.

    There is Crystal and Lucky [2]. Which is exciting because they are getting very close to 1.0

    Ruby Rails... is still at the bottom of the pack.



  • GitHub repo Anahita

    Anahita is a platform and framework for developing open science and knowledge sharing applications on a social networking foundation.

  • GitHub repo comet

    Modern PHP framework for building blazing fast REST APIs, CRUDs and microservices (by gotzmann)

    Project mention: Requests per second 12 requests per second – Realistic Python web frameworks | | 2021-02-18

    Why is it so? I've got 100K requests per sec with PHP easily [1]


  • GitHub repo Wolff

    🐺 Lightweight and easy to use framework for building web apps. (by Usbac)

  • GitHub repo PSX Framework

    PHP REST API Framework

  • GitHub repo chubbyphp-framework

    A based PSR-15 microframework that also sets maximum flexibility with minimum complexity and easy replaceability of the individual components, but also of the framework.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-04-13.


What are some of the best open-source Framework projects in PHP? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Laravel 5 64,680
2 Symfony 25,055
3 Laravel 23,771
4 Yii2 13,689
5 Slim Framework 10,976
6 october 10,677
7 Phalcon 10,412
8 Sylius 6,291
9 web-frameworks 5,503
10 HumHub 5,346
11 Laravel-Zero 2,629
12 Pest 2,317
13 Elgg 1,461
14 Spiral Framework 921
15 Opulence 722
16 Concrete 5 CMS 657
17 Porter 548
18 Ubiquity 489
19 Anahita 369
20 comet 341
21 Wolff 202
22 PSX Framework 108
23 chubbyphp-framework 72