PHP HacktoberFest

Open-source PHP projects categorized as HacktoberFest

Top 23 PHP HacktoberFest Projects

  • GitHub repo Symfony

    The Symfony PHP framework

    Project mention: Unable to get the request and session values in one of my controller actions. | | 2021-05-09

    I reread the github issue. Still don't see any discussion on async though maybe it is in one of the referenced issues.

  • GitHub repo Design Patterns PHP

    sample code for several design patterns in PHP 8

    Project mention: PHP MVC Framework | | 2021-03-24
  • GitHub repo PHPMailer

    The classic email sending library for PHP

    Project mention: Game Dead? | | 2021-05-04

    I tried making an account so I could download the game, however I was taken to a blank page with just the text Error: SMTP connect() failed. .

  • GitHub repo Piwik

    Liberating Web Analytics. Star us on Github? +1. Matomo is the leading open alternative to Google Analytics that gives you full control over your data. Matomo lets you easily collect data from websites & apps and visualise this data and extract insights. Privacy is built-in. We love Pull Requests!

    Project mention: Goodbye MFs, I won't miss your shitty products managed by thieves! | | 2021-05-11

    Analytics: I use my home brewed tools but Matomo is niiice

  • GitHub repo Nextcloud

    ☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data

    Project mention: Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money? · Babel | | 2021-05-11

    Another option is to offer the code for free, but charge for support and a managed instance.

    I can provide an example: NextCloud.

  • 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 Monica

    Personal CRM. Remember everything about your friends, family and business relationships.

    Project mention: Monica: Personal CRM Done Right | | 2021-05-03
  • GitHub repo laravel-debugbar

    Laravel Debugbar (Integrates PHP Debug Bar)

    Project mention: What dev composer packages are a must have? | | 2021-02-16
  • GitHub repo laravel-ide-helper

    Laravel IDE Helper

    Project mention: Wolff 4: New version of a small, easy and elegant framework | | 2021-05-05

    The recommended way to get IDEs to help here is to use

  • GitHub repo october

    Self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework.

    Project mention: October CMS as you know it is Dead | | 2021-04-30
  • GitHub repo Phalcon

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

    Project mention: Phalcon Roadmap | | 2021-05-04

    We have released v4.1.2 this week which contained a few minor issues and as explained in the relevant post, we made a mistake in PECL so instead of 4.1.1 we ended up skipping one version and we have 4.1.2.

  • GitHub repo Voyager

    Voyager - The Missing Laravel Admin

    Project mention: Refactor or Rewrite? - The Story of | | 2021-04-14

    Next step: admin panel and moderation stuff. This was the largest task, because the old version only had a very minimal, custom-built admin dashboard that allowed me to edit all content. I went with Voyager, because it had all features I needed, and I didn't want to pay a ton of money for a project that has no income yet.

  • GitHub repo PhpSpreadsheet

    A pure PHP library for reading and writing spreadsheet files

    Project mention: Most Useful GitHub repositories for Laravel | | 2021-01-21

    PhpSpreadsheet is a library written in pure PHP and offers a set of classes that allow you to read and write various spreadsheet file formats such as Excel and LibreOffice Calc.

  • GitHub repo Magento

    All Submissions you make to Magento Inc. ("Magento") through GitHub are subject to the following terms and conditions: (1) You grant Magento a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no charge, royalty free, irrevocable license under your applicable copyrights and patents to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, display, publically perform, sublicense and distribute any feedback, ideas, code, or other information (“Submission") you submit through GitHub. (2) Your Submission is an original work of

    Project mention: Region/State Dropdown not Loading on New Account Creation Page | | 2021-04-15

    This seems to be the bug in core Magento as described in -

  • GitHub repo CakePHP

    CakePHP: The Rapid Development Framework for PHP - Official Repository

    Project mention: Top 9 PHP Frameworks For Web Development In 2021 | | 2021-05-04

    6. CakePHP

  • GitHub repo YOURLS

    🔗 Your Own URL Shortener

    Project mention: Question: What is the recommended URL-Shortener selfhosted software? | | 2021-04-29

    I’ve been using for years and works pretty well.

  • GitHub repo WooCommerce

    An open source eCommerce plugin for WordPress.

    Project mention: How to set up eCommerce site? | | 2021-04-29 - if you want to sell directly to the customer

  • GitHub repo Sylius

    Open Source eCommerce Platform on Symfony

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


  • GitHub repo Annotations

    Annotations Docblock Parser

  • GitHub repo Firefly III

    Firefly III: a personal finances manager

    Project mention: Version 5.5.10 of Firefly III has been released | | 2021-05-01

    Issue 4708 When searching for the external ID, Firefly III will now only return the exact match.

  • GitHub repo Kanboard

    Kanban project management software

    Project mention: Self Hosted platform for client and work flow management | | 2021-05-05

    I think project management tools like jira, Monday or maybe trello can be fit for your requirements. There are some self hosted options too like

  • GitHub repo Wallabag

    wallabag is a self hostable application for saving web pages: Save and classify articles. Read them later. Freely.

    Project mention: ArchiveBox: Open-source self-hosted web archiving | | 2021-04-18
  • GitHub repo phpMyAdmin

    A web interface for MySQL and MariaDB

    Project mention: phpmyadmin not working | | 2021-04-15

    '; $class = null; if ($GLOBALS['cfg']['VersionCheck']) { $class = 'jsversioncheck'; } Core::printListItem( __('Version information:') . ' ' . PMA_VERSION . '', 'li_pma_version', null, null, null, null, $class ); Core::printListItem( __('Documentation'), 'li_pma_docs', Util::getDocuLink('index'), null, '_blank' ); // does not work if no target specified, don't know why Core::printListItem( __('Official Homepage'), 'li_pma_homepage', Core::linkURL(''), null, '_blank' ); Core::printListItem( __('Contribute'), 'li_pma_contribute', Core::linkURL(''), null, '_blank' ); Core::printListItem( __('Get support'), 'li_pma_support', Core::linkURL(''), null, '_blank' ); Core::printListItem( __('List of changes'), 'li_pma_changes', 'changelog.php' . Url::getCommon(), null, '_blank' ); Core::printListItem( __('License'), 'li_pma_license', 'license.php' . Url::getCommon(), null, '_blank' ); echo '

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 2021-05-11.


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

Project Stars
1 Symfony 25,132
2 Design Patterns PHP 19,572
3 PHPMailer 16,575
4 Piwik 14,898
5 Nextcloud 14,093
6 Yii2 13,707
7 Monica 12,823
8 laravel-debugbar 12,610
9 laravel-ide-helper 11,258
10 october 10,678
11 Phalcon 10,425
12 Voyager 10,395
13 PhpSpreadsheet 9,821
14 Magento 9,402
15 CakePHP 8,369
16 YOURLS 7,179
17 WooCommerce 6,967
18 Sylius 6,324
19 Annotations 6,009
20 Firefly III 5,981
21 Kanboard 5,891
22 Wallabag 5,833
23 phpMyAdmin 5,448