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: Leveraging WordPress as a Headless CMS for Your Astro Website: A Comprehensive Guide | | 2024-02-21

    WordPress as the backend headless CMS, offering a versatile content management foundation.

  • Grav

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

    Project mention: Grav is a modern open-source flat-file CMS | | 2023-07-16
  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • filament

    A collection of beautiful full-stack components for Laravel. The perfect starting point for your next app. Using Livewire, Alpine.js and Tailwind CSS. (by filamentphp)

    Project mention: O poder do FilamentPHP | | 2024-02-06
  • october

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

    Project mention: Step-by-step guide: Launching a website with October CMS on Linode using PHP and Laravel | | 2023-08-23

    git clone your-website

  • PrestaShop

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

    Project mention: 📜 RepoList - A tool to generate wordlists based on GitHub repositories | | 2023-11-24

    I know for a fact that the website is using an open source e-commerce platform called PrestaShop for its backend. So I thought of creating a wordlist based on the files and directories of PrestaShop.

  • Joomla!

    Home of the Joomla! Content Management System

    Project mention: Joomla 5 Upgrade on new 4.4 website fails code 0 "libraries/src/Event/AbstractEvent.php on line 225" | /r/joomla | 2023-10-20
  • 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)

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • Pico

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

    Project mention: EZ Question: Image Files in Obsidian Vault | /r/ObsidianMD | 2023-08-08

    I'm cooking up a really cheap publishing solution using Pico CMS ("stupidly simple") and rsync or something from my Obsidian Vault to my PHP server.

  • 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: Pocketbase alternative made with php | /r/selfhosted | 2023-05-21

    Since you're asking for PHP, it sounds like you want a framework to build your site with, and to manage content. There's Twill based on Laravel, or Ghost and Wordpress if you want tools in that space.

  • cms

    The core Laravel CMS Composer package

    Project mention: 9 best Git-based CMS platforms for your next project | | 2024-02-02

    Statamic is one of the best flat-file CMSs. It’s built with Laravel and can be used as a headless Git-based CMS as well. The paid professional version allows you to use REST APIs and GraphQL APIs for content management and offers a GitHub integration for content storage and editorial workflows.

  • Pimcore

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

    Project mention: Need advice on image management tool | /r/foss | 2023-06-23

    In this case, Pimcore appears to be free software, as it is offered under the GPLv3.

  • CraftCMS

    Build bespoke content experiences with Craft. (by craftcms)

    Project mention: Different flavors of content management | | 2023-08-28

    The most typical approach is having a CMS admin panel sit somewhere on the server; everyone with an account uses this. This is a very convenient approach, especially when working with a team. This way, many people can work on different articles simultaneously without worrying about potential conflicts or overwriting stuff. The only con is related to security - everyone can try to get inside, and if you forget to update our CMS or some user have a weak password, it can be someone outside of our team. WordPress, Drupal, CraftCMS, or Ghost are perfect examples of such CMSs.

  • 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 Drive misplaces months' worth of customer data | | 2023-11-27

    This is not for everyone, but I host my family photos myself, most recently with this: I have been doing this since 2007 (started on a different software, called "gallery". Was able to migrate from gallery2 to gallery3 and now piwigo), and so far no major issues. Advantage: I can easily share photos with family, no need for iCloud, Facebook, or indeed any service- they just need a web browser on their desktop computer or phone.

  • cms

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

  • winter

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

  • Bludit

    Simple, Fast, Secure, Flat-File CMS

    Project mention: Bludit CMS v3.15.0 Released | | 2023-07-21
  • Kirby

    Kirby's core application folder

    Project mention: Show HN: Primo – a visual CMS with Svelte blocks, a code editor, and SSG | | 2023-07-21

    Not sure if this is what you’re after but give a try

  • sulu

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

  • Known

    A social publishing platform.

  • TYPO3

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

    Project mention: Classic Themes with Block Patterns in WordPress | | 2023-05-23

    I doubt that WordPress is in danger. Its multiverse / flexibility and ease of use compared to real content management systems like Typo3, NEOS or Drupal, and the ability to just install it and control your content on your own webserver, try that with Wix, WebFlow, SquareSpace, Shopify and all those "serverless" software as a service servers. Hopefully, the core team will either get their block editor right some day (WordPress 7.0?) or make it completely optional. That would still be better than a fork, but I'd wished they had improved security, performance and internationalization instead of releasing the new editing features in an unstable beta state.

  • htmly

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

    Project mention: HTMLy, simple and fast databaseless PHP blogging platform | | 2023-12-28
  • craftable

    Admin panel builder / CRUD generator for Laravel.

  • Backdrop CMS

    Backdrop is a full-featured content management system that allows non-technical users to manage a wide variety of content. It can be used to create all kinds of websites including blogs, image galleries, social networks, intranets, and more.

    Project mention: Cold-Blooded Software | | 2023-12-28
  • 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 2024-02-21.

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Project Stars
1 WordPress 18,558
2 Grav 14,228
3 filament 12,941
4 october 10,956
5 PrestaShop 7,688
6 Joomla! 4,628
7 Bolt 4,154
8 Pico 3,775
9 twill 3,522
10 cms 3,276
11 Pimcore 3,139
12 CraftCMS 3,129
13 Piwigo 2,956
14 cms 2,771
15 winter 1,262
16 Bludit 1,216
17 Kirby 1,160
18 sulu 1,089
19 Known 1,016
20 TYPO3 992
21 htmly 976
22 craftable 960
23 Backdrop CMS 953
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