Top 23 PHP CMS Projects

  • WordPress

    WordPress, Git-ified. This repository is just a mirror of the WordPress subversion repository. Please do not send pull requests. Submit pull requests to and patches to instead.

    Project mention: Website domain setup error | | 2023-03-30

    So, I am new to all of this but through using namecheap and their c panel when I setup my site I somehow managed to do it as the only problem with this is when you then go to that without the /dir nothing happens. When I change the website url in the manager to remove the /dir then I can't get anything to work.

  • Grav

    Modern, Crazy Fast, Ridiculously Easy and Amazingly Powerful Flat-File CMS powered by PHP, Markdown, Twig, and Symfony

    Project mention: Ask HN: Simplest CMS for blog type website | | 2023-03-30
  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • october

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

    Project mention: Advice needed: what's the best website method for low maintenance?? | | 2023-02-22

    If I was to go for a blog platform, I'd opt for

  • PrestaShop

    PrestaShop is the universal open-source software platform to build your e-commerce solution.

    Project mention: PHP 7.4 is no longer supported as of today | | 2022-11-28

    Yeah not sure why it's not on main website, but it's stable here

  • filament

    Admin panel, form builder and table builder for Laravel. Built with the TALL stack. Designed for humans. (by filamentphp)

    Project mention: Tiny CRM - Linode + DEV Hackathon Submission | | 2023-02-18

    I have used Laravel web framework for creating the app. I have also used Filament admin panel generator to quickly generate CRUD app functionality.

  • Pagekit

    Pagekit CMS

  • Joomla!

    Home of the Joomla! Content Management System

    Project mention: Getting your first Software Development Job | | 2023-01-29

    To help illustrate my point, here's a short rendition of my personal career trajectory. I started out studying Marine Biology. Then taught ESL. Then worked in non-profits in Mexico and Central America. Then became really interested in building online businesses to related to the travel industry. So while living in a small jungle community in Honduras, I decided to teach myself how to make websites. I chose PHP as my first programming language to learn (with CSS and HTML) using the Joomla framework. Living in a small town, which just received dialup internet and lacked running water, I wasn't exactly in tech-hub. But I dedicated the hours and spent many long days (and nights) wrestling with the concepts of a CMS, learning CSS (for IE6 no less) and figuring out how to make a really ugly website. Then an amazing thing happened. Word got out in the town I was living in that I knew how to make websites, and suddenly owner of the internet cafe I had been living at for the past 4 weeks asked me to make them a website. So I did! Then they referred me to others in the town who needed websites and soon I had a side hustle that was allowing me to learn and earn at the same time.

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • Bolt

    Bolt is a simple CMS written in PHP. It is based on Silex and Symfony components, uses Twig and either SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL. (by bolt)

  • Pico

    Pico is a stupidly simple, blazing fast, flat file CMS. (by picocms)

    Project mention: How to Start Your Blog in 2023 | | 2023-02-20

    I'm using

    It is PHP based, works on a cheap limited web hoster.

    The concept is: Upload a markdown file plus associated media, and it does the rest for you.

    For customisation, you can use Twig and CSS, or a predefined theme (I didn't look into these, I wanted a custom appearance).

    For feeds there are plugins, for comments I use a "mail me at [email protected]" approach.

  • twill

    Twill is an open source CMS toolkit for Laravel that helps developers rapidly create a custom admin console that is intuitive, powerful and flexible. Chat with us on Discord at

    Project mention: Workplaces for digital nomads: the API | | 2022-10-31

    I've worked with Twill before, so I decided to use it for my project: an open, free system with rich features and good support. Why not? :-)

  • CraftCMS

    Craft is a flexible, extensible platform for creating bespoke digital experiences.

    Project mention: A mate of mine built a cool little Tottenham Database showing the history of spurs. | | 2023-03-03

    It's built on Craft CMS. Makes the relationships between elements (a match and a player, for example) super easy.

  • Pimcore

    Open Source Data & Experience Management Platform (PIM, MDM, CDP, DAM, DXP/CMS & Digital Commerce)

  • cms

    Multilingual PHP CMS built with Laravel and bootstrap (by LavaLite)

  • cms

    The core Laravel CMS Composer package (by statamic)

    Project mention: PHP in 2023 | | 2023-02-16

    Also, există Laravel și CMS-uri cum e Statamic care sunt next level față de PHP-ul „clasic”.

  • Piwigo

    Manage your photos with Piwigo, a full featured open source photo gallery application for the web. Star us on Github! More than 200 plugins and themes available. Join us and contribute!

    Project mention: Haworthia as Memorial: Honoring the life and passion of u/thinkhama | | 2023-03-12

    If you are a web developer interested in potentially volunteering your technical skills to assist in creating a public web database of Hama’s collection, please get in touch as well. (Currently I intend to prototype the database with a tool such as Airtable, or Slab, but I am also curious about CMS-driven gallery tools Piwigo.)

  • winter

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

    Project mention: best php-based cms/tech choice | | 2022-12-28

    Beside Symfony there is Laravel Framework , I will not go into deep difference between this frameworks as it really is just taste of what your team likes more (active record vs datamapper, facade/helpers vs dependency injection, blade vs twig, ...), as already mention above this kind of CMS make sense if Website is just one part of your application and you have to build more then just a simple digital business card / website. In Laravel world there are CMS like October CMS / Winter CMS, which target the same providing a CMS based on the Full Stack Larave framework and give you all features of that framework. Another already mention CMS in Laravel world is Statmatic.

  • Known

    A social publishing platform.

    Project mention: Known: A collaborative social publishing engine | | 2022-05-01

    an issue to add ActivityPub support is one thing I'd look at longingly:

  • sulu

    Core framework that implements the functionality of the Sulu content management system

    Project mention: What's the best way to allow a non-developer to write landing pages for an application developed with Symfony 5? | | 2023-02-14 or if you want to stay with symfony. Both solid options

  • TYPO3

    The TYPO3 Core - Enterprise Content Management System. Synchronized mirror of

    Project mention: best php-based cms/tech choice | | 2022-12-28

    In a more business feature based CMS but still more like traditional CMS are Typo3 and Drupal, both have there usecase and sure a big community around them with a lot of modules and co. And both allow customization and building, installable plugins and themes. But modern version allow give more control from the system to the dev. We also should not forget of Typo3 called Neos CMS, which has its own way and Framework around it.

  • Kirby

    Kirby's core application folder

    Project mention: Headless CMS with the best documentation for vue/nuxt.js | | 2023-03-28
  • Backdrop CMS

    Backdrop core code repository.

    Project mention: The Magic of Small Databases | | 2023-01-28

    I see you decided on Wordpress, if you were going to use a CMS I think Drupal 7 would have been a good choice. Drupal has concept of entities and views. An entity as the name suggests is essentially a table and you can add all sorts of different fields to it. From simple text and number fields to images and fields that lookup other entities thus creating relationships between entities. Views is another construct that lets you choose how to display the entities. As a list of as a table a two possible views. Most of this can be done in Drupal 7 without writing code. I say Drupal 7 because you mentioned Wordpress. Drupal 8 and above is more of a developer framework and requires knowledge of Composer. Backdrop [0] is fork of Drupal 7.


  • htmly

    Simple and fast databaseless PHP blogging platform, and Flat-File CMS

    Project mention: Open Source Alternatives to Wordpress | | 2022-05-03

    I can recommend HTMLy

  • pH7-Social-Dating-CMS

    😻 pH7Builder (formerly pH7CMS) :couple: is a Professional & Open Source Social Dating CMS written in PHP 8 🚀 This Social Dating Script wants to be low resource-intensive, powerful and secure. pH7Builder is included with 40+ modules and based on pH7Framework. It is also the first Professional, Free & Open Source Social Dating Site Builder Software and the first choice for creating enterprise level Dating Apps/Service or Social Networking Sites

  • SaaSHub

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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 2023-03-30.

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Project Stars
1 WordPress 17,269
2 Grav 13,711
3 october 10,842
4 PrestaShop 7,095
5 filament 6,211
6 Pagekit 5,505
7 Joomla! 4,423
8 Bolt 4,146
9 Pico 3,674
10 twill 3,100
11 CraftCMS 2,973
12 Pimcore 2,793
13 cms 2,605
14 cms 2,562
15 Piwigo 2,463
16 winter 1,118
17 Known 975
18 sulu 958
19 TYPO3 910
20 Kirby 895
21 Backdrop CMS 890
22 htmly 883
23 pH7-Social-Dating-CMS 847
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