PHP content-management

Open-source PHP projects categorized as content-management

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: Creating a blog what software to use? | | 2023-03-24
  • Pagekit

    Pagekit CMS

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • cms

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

  • MODX

    MODX Revolution - Content Management Framework

    Project mention: Looking for PHP based CMS-like platform | | 2022-10-14

    Check MODX

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Textpattern

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

    Project mention: Craft CMS 4 Released | | 2022-05-05
  • WonderCMS

    Fast and small flat file CMS (5 files). Built with PHP, JSON database.

    Project mention: WonderCMS VS BoidCMS - a user suggested alternative | | 2022-07-24
  • Flextype

    Modern Open Source Flat Files Content Management System.

    Project mention: Share your Build in Public progress, what are you working on? | | 2022-06-11

    I am building Flextype CMS - Hybrid Content Management System with the freedom of a headless CMS and with the full functionality of a traditional CMS. After almost four years of development, I'm preparing for the first 1.0.0 alpha release this summer.

  • distributor

    Share content between your websites.

    Project mention: Is there a way that I can have wordpress automatically sync two different websites? | | 2023-03-04

    You might look at the Distributor plugin from 10up, which syndicates content between different WP installs.

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 2023-03-28.

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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 13,702
2 Pagekit 5,505
3 Joomla! 4,420
4 Pico 3,674
5 CraftCMS 2,973
6 cms 2,605
7 MODX 1,314
8 TYPO3 910
9 Kirby 895
10 Textpattern 707
11 WonderCMS 543
12 Flextype 541
13 distributor 512
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