PHP content-management

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Top 13 PHP content-management Projects

  • Grav

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

    Project mention: I moved this blog from Medium | | 2022-01-23

    Congratulations. A big win for Internet decentralization! (It's not sarcasm, I'm all for having your own space on the Internet).

    I invite you to try Grav CMS[0], it's what I use for my personal blog[1].

    Grav is a flat-file CMS, it doesn't use RDBMS. It's highly perfomant. I also have CloudFlare in front of it, but it was already faster than your typical WordPress you see elsewhere.

    Grav also adheres to the latest PHP version, so you don't have to carry along legacy syntax around like other CMSes. Its error pages are comprenhensive and the stack traces are actually readable.

    I personally think it's the best out there technically speaking, the best of both worlds (Flat-file and at the same time, dynamic instead of compiling the build every new post), the only drawback is that its plugin ecosystem it's still in the early stages, so if you're to create marketing landing pages or similar, you'll still fall short there.


  • Pagekit

    Pagekit CMS

    Project mention: Exploring the 17 Content Management Systems of Symfony | | 2022-01-14

    The official site for Pagekit

  • 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.

  • Joomla!

    Home of the Joomla! Content Management System

    Project mention: Exploring the 17 Content Management Systems of Symfony | | 2022-01-14

    The official site of Joomla

  • Pico

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

    Project mention: Exploring the 17 Content Management Systems of Symfony | | 2022-01-14

    The official site for Pico

  • CraftCMS

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

    Project mention: Possible to make a website backend with only python? | | 2022-01-10

    Well aside from all the PHP-based CMSes that have built in headless capabilities (WordPress, Drupal, etc), you have some hybrid ones like Craft CMS and Statamic and then some full headless ones like Cockpit.

  • 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 (

  • 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).

  • OPS

    OPS - Build and Run Open Source Unikernels. Quickly and easily build and deploy open source unikernels in tens of seconds. Deploy in any language to any cloud.

  • MODX

    MODX Revolution - Content Management Framework

  • TYPO3

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

    Project mention: Exploring the 17 Content Management Systems of Symfony | | 2022-01-14

    The official site of TYPO3

  • Kirby

    Kirby's core application folder

    Project mention: Is there any Bootstrap CMS? | | 2022-01-05

    Try Kirby CMS.

  • 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

  • Flextype

    Hybrid Content Management System with the freedom of a headless CMS and with the full functionality of a traditional CMS

    Project mention: Styling console applications based on Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP, and other frameworks using Termage! | | 2021-10-26

    In August, I started working on a task that was on me - to make a CLI APP for the functionality of my CMS.

  • distributor

    Share content between your websites.

    Project mention: Same website on different servers | | 2022-01-18

    10up's Distributor plugin might be what you're looking for, although I haven't tried it with pages and posts created and edited with Elementor. Their WP Snapshots plugin might also prove useful.

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 2022-01-23.

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

Project Stars
1 Grav 13,132
2 Pagekit 5,455
3 Joomla! 4,046
4 Pico 3,505
5 CraftCMS 2,743
6 cms 2,348
7 Microweber 2,266
8 MODX 1,258
9 TYPO3 820
10 Kirby 648
11 Textpattern 647
12 Flextype 480
13 distributor 387
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