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Top 23 PHP CMS Projects

  • GitHub repo Grav

    Modern, Crazy Fast, Ridiculously Easy and Amazingly Powerful Flat-File CMS

    Project mention: Open-source personal blog sites | | 2021-11-14
  • GitHub repo october

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

    Project mention: Why WordPress is an utter load of crap to build a serious business website with | | 2021-11-23

    I've used OctoberCMS[1] for a smaller project, and this looks similar on first glance. (Might just be the Lavarel underpinnings.)

    What I really like about October is the ability to quickly spin up small CRUD database functionality (index + detail pages and simple backend updates for "custom" objects like staff members, white papers, etc.) using their Builder plugin. Any idea if Statamic offers something similar without diving into custom code?

    However, October seems to be a little stagnant: you search, and most of the forum discussions are from 2016, and many plugins are no longer maintained well.


  • Cloudways

    Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. Deploy PHP applications on Cloudways web hosting platform to get high uptime and optimized performance. Use the BFCM promo "BFCM2021" to get 40% FLAT discount for FOUR months straight.

  • GitHub repo PrestaShop

    PrestaShop is an Open Source e-commerce platform, committed to providing the best shopping cart experience for both merchants and customers.

    Project mention: Autoriser les images avec des longs ID dans PrestaShop | | 2021-06-09
  • GitHub repo Pagekit

    Pagekit CMS

  • GitHub repo 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)

  • GitHub repo Joomla!

    Home of the Joomla! Content Management System

    Project mention: A dictionary website | | 2021-11-15

    Joomla with the Dictionary extension. Both free. Could be setup in less than hour.

  • GitHub repo Pico

    Pico is a stupidly simple, blazing fast, flat file CMS.

    Project mention: Is there a PHP "Blog" framework that can be plugged into Boostrap? | | 2021-11-08

    I used Pico for a similar purpose

  • Nanos

    Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels.

  • GitHub repo CraftCMS

    Craft is a flexible, user-friendly CMS for creating custom digital experiences on the web and beyond.

    Project mention: 10+The Best PHP Projects GitHub 2022 | | 2021-11-08

    Craft is a self-hosted PHP application built on Yii that emphasizes custom development plugins. When using Craft CMS, developers have the basic structure in place that could be customized to fit a broad range of project specifications.

  • GitHub repo platform

    A @laravel based RAD platform for back-office applications, admin/user panels, and dashboards. (by orchidsoftware)

    Project mention: Laravel Nova vs Voyager | | 2021-03-24


  • GitHub repo 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. (by area17)

    Project mention: Best Laravel Vue Projects GitHub | | 2021-11-26


  • GitHub repo cms

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

    Project mention: Lavalite: a Content Management System developed with Laravel and of course, it's open source | | 2021-09-17

    Github: LavaLite/cms: Multilingual PHP CMS built with Laravel and bootstrap (

  • GitHub repo Pimcore

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

    Project mention: The Best Open Source PIM Platforms | | 2021-04-15

    Pimcore GitHub

  • GitHub repo Microweber

    Drag and Drop Website Builder and CMS with E-commerce

    Project mention: You guys have no idea how much I miss Laravel and hate Drupal right now. | | 2021-08-25

    Microweber (never tried it).

  • GitHub repo 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: Google photos alternative | | 2021-11-02

    PhotoPrism is a good option something you've mentioned above in your OP, along with NextCloud Photos (I've never used this). Piwigo, Lychee, and of course Synology Photos is pretty popular.

  • GitHub repo cms

    Statamic 3: The Core Composer Package (by statamic)

    Project mention: CMS options | | 2021-10-11

    You can also use Pro locally and in dev, without paying...also technically for production internal .local business sites but that's a little against the spirit of the license. And they are pretty clear and transparent with their licensing and phoning home (which only happens while using the admin panel)'s a not secret or sneaky: can even inspect exactly what's in the data package since you can read the code openly: ...and they've been known to work with folks where there are corporate restrictions and such.

  • GitHub repo Bludit

    Simple, Fast, Secure, Flat-File CMS

    Project mention: A good replacement for Drupal that is docker friendly? | | 2021-10-14
  • GitHub repo Known

    A social publishing platform.

    Project mention: Known: A Social Group Platform | | 2021-08-08
  • GitHub repo TYPO3

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

    Project mention: File Location of main index.html/index.php | | 2021-06-23

    It depends on how you installed your site. Is it composer installation or did you download the files from the If composer based - did you use helhum's secure installation?

  • GitHub repo Backdrop CMS

    Backdrop core code repository.

    Project mention: Does it make sense to learn Drupal 7 now? | | 2021-11-25

    Another important alternative is Backdrop CMS. It's essentially an updated fork of Drupal 7, so migrating is really the easiest choice. Remember, even with D8 and D9, more than 50% of Drupal sites are still on D7.

  • GitHub repo ProcessWire

    ProcessWire 3.x is a friendly and powerful open source CMS with a strong API. (by processwire)

  • GitHub repo pH7-Social-Dating-CMS

    😻 pH7Builder (formerly pH7CMS) :couple: is a Professional & Open Source Social Dating CMS written in OOP PHP with the MVC pattern. This Social Dating Script wants to be low resource-intensive, powerful and secure. pH7CMS 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

    Project mention: How much interest would you have in a Catholic version of SALT? | | 2021-10-02

    Actually, it looks like there's already software for an open source dating site:

  • 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 Textpattern

    A flexible, elegant, fast and easy-to-use content management system written in PHP.

    Project mention: Textpattern CMS | | 2021-08-10

    >It bills itself as a "Content Management System", which I've always thought was an amorphous term. I suppose you could use it for a blog, wiki, or something similar.

    Textpattern person here. It's readily usable as a blog, corporate site, etc. A wiki would be less straightforward, especially if you have multiple users doing stuff, since we don't have any revision history built into the core software.

    Textpattern 4.0.0 (the first production version) was released in 2005, and we're currently working on Textpattern 4.8.8 for release in Q4 this year after PHP 8.1 lands at the end of November.

    The 4.9 release series is also being worked on, we'll probably see the first cut from that branch in 2022.

    Some links:

    * (core software)

    * (community forum)

    * (docs)

    * (demo landing page)

    * (CVEs on

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 2021-11-26.

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

Project Stars
1 Grav 13,023
2 october 10,733
3 PrestaShop 6,160
4 Pagekit 5,455
5 Bolt 4,132
6 Joomla! 3,947
7 Pico 3,487
8 CraftCMS 2,695
9 platform 2,587
10 twill 2,519
11 cms 2,327
12 Pimcore 2,313
13 Microweber 2,203
14 Piwigo 1,629
15 cms 1,467
16 Bludit 914
17 Known 902
18 TYPO3 806
19 Backdrop CMS 806
20 ProcessWire 724
21 pH7-Social-Dating-CMS 723
22 Concrete 5 CMS 674
23 Textpattern 640
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