PHP HacktoberFest

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Top 23 PHP HacktoberFest Projects

  • GitHub repo Symfony

    The Symfony PHP framework

    Project mention: Decorator Pattern vs. Proxy Pattern | | 2021-09-18

    Their developer toolbar shows a lot of information regarding events and cache, for example. They log this information by decorating the current EventDispatcher with a TraceableEventDispatcher and the current cache adapter with a TraceableAdapter within the dev environment.

  • GitHub repo Design Patterns PHP

    sample code for several design patterns in PHP 8

    Project mention: PHP MVC Framework | | 2021-03-24
  • Scout APM

    Scout APM: A developer's best friend. Try free for 14-days. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo PHPMailer

    The classic email sending library for PHP

    Project mention: How To Send Email Using PHPMailer in PHP | | 2021-09-12

    PHPMailer can be added manually if you don't want to install Composer in a testing environment, for example. PHPMailer source code files may be downloaded here. Once downloaded, transfer the PHPMailer folder to one of the include path directories provided in your PHP setup, then manually load each class file:

  • GitHub repo Nextcloud

    ☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data

    Project mention: Why is using your own DNS resolver important? | | 2021-09-20

    It's fun. This isn't directly a privacy-related selling point, but I speak from experience when I say that the rabbit hole that is r/homelab, r/selfhosted, r/homeserver, etc. is a fantastic one, and selfhosted DNS is often a great starting point for many. It starts with hosting your own DNS, then your own NTP server, then your own personal 'cloud', etc. etc. Step by step you'll be able to reduce the amount of dependency you have on third-party software which in turn allows you more control, and privacy, over your data

  • 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: Project Path of Exile Wiki update - state of the wiki | | 2021-09-17

    I guess a privacy friendly version might be Matomo. we use it on work to be GDPR conform but still provide some form of website data for our customers.

  • GitHub repo Yii2

    Yii 2: The Fast, Secure and Professional PHP Framework

    Project mention: Help a greybeard out - best way for a longtime vanilla PHP dev to get started with Laravel? | | 2021-08-23

    For what it's worth I'd say start out with Yii2 or Symfony, once you get the idea of an MVC framework down and get the foundation sorted then moving to Laravel is easy. If you already know the language you won't have any issues at all.

  • GitHub repo Monica

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

    Project mention: Networking database? | | 2021-09-17

    You might look at something like Monica. In general I don't think that Obsidian is great at handling structured data for specific use cases -- it's great for taking notes but if you want a CRM use a CRM.

  • Nanos

    Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels.

  • GitHub repo laravel-debugbar

    Laravel Debugbar (Integrates PHP Debug Bar)

    Project mention: Setting the Table's name | | 2021-07-12

    If you use Blade components this is a nice package for debugging:

  • GitHub repo laravel-ide-helper

    Laravel IDE Helper

    Project mention: Laravel IDE Helper | | 2021-08-04

    No... There's a free plugin that requires the free IDE helper. And there's a (much better) paid plugin that doesn't require anything else.

  • GitHub repo october

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

    Project mention: Has anyone tried using Laravel Voyager, what was your experience with using this admin panel for your project? | | 2021-08-11

    I've tried voyager before and kinda not liking it, many people suggest btw

  • GitHub repo Voyager

    Voyager - The Missing Laravel Admin

    Project mention: What are the general best practices for making a website? | | 2021-06-25
  • GitHub repo Phalcon

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

    Project mention: Phalcon 5.0.0alpha6 Released! | | 2021-09-17

    Adjusted the constructor for Phalcon\Storage\Adapter\* and Phalcon\Cache\Adapter\* to allow an empty key prefix to be set if needed. #15480

  • GitHub repo PhpSpreadsheet

    A pure PHP library for reading and writing spreadsheet files

    Project mention: What's the best practice in modifying/inserting values in specific cells of an existing excel file? | | 2021-09-01

    You may want to look into this library:

  • 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: Magento clearing product cache after order | | 2021-09-01
  • GitHub repo CakePHP

    CakePHP: The Rapid Development Framework for PHP - Official Repository

    Project mention: fuck php all my homies hate php | | 2021-06-24

    Found it!

  • GitHub repo YOURLS

    🔗 Your Own URL Shortener

    Project mention: Best link shortner | | 2021-08-31

    yourls is great and has a lot of plugins, plus an API

  • GitHub repo WooCommerce

    An open source eCommerce plugin for WordPress.

    Project mention: Backend development Questions | | 2021-09-08

    Build a theme with Wordpress + Woocommerce (if WP is your cup of tea):

  • GitHub repo Sylius

    Open Source eCommerce Platform on Symfony

    Project mention: I Hate Magento | | 2021-09-10

    No separation between guests and registered customers, so there is a hijack issue which can only be protected against by forcing customers to confirm their email.

  • GitHub repo Firefly III

    Firefly III: a personal finances manager

    Project mention: Yay! We've moved! Please find Firefly III support over at Github Discussions or Gitter.IM | | 2021-09-07

    1: GitHub Discussions for questions and support

  • GitHub repo Kanboard

    Kanban project management software

    Project mention: Trello — self-hosted alternatives (open source) | | 2021-09-14
  • GitHub repo Wallabag

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

    Project mention: Website archiver like, Way Back Machine, etc? | | 2021-09-19

    Maybe not exactly what you mean, but Wallabag is pretty neat!

  • GitHub repo Annotations

    Annotations Docblock Parser

  • GitHub repo laravel-cors

    Adds CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) headers support in your Laravel application

    Project mention: After a few days I finally solved the CORS error problem, but Laravel seem to have an issue! | | 2021-09-10

    not sure if you tried this middleware, but looks like it'll handle a few different usage cases.

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 2021-09-20.


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

Project Stars
1 Symfony 25,788
2 Design Patterns PHP 19,921
3 PHPMailer 17,065
4 Nextcloud 16,905
5 Piwik 15,340
6 Yii2 13,794
7 Monica 13,303
8 laravel-debugbar 13,138
9 laravel-ide-helper 11,684
10 october 10,708
11 Voyager 10,650
12 Phalcon 10,477
13 PhpSpreadsheet 10,327
14 Magento 9,647
15 CakePHP 8,424
16 YOURLS 7,442
17 WooCommerce 7,270
18 Sylius 6,440
19 Firefly III 6,436
20 Kanboard 6,209
21 Wallabag 6,190
22 Annotations 6,179
23 laravel-cors 5,826
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