PHP content-management

Open-source PHP projects categorized as content-management

Top 12 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: Ask HN: What products other than Obsidian share the file over app philosophy? | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-03

    There are flat-file CMSes (content management systems) like Grav: https://getgrav.org/

    I guess, in some vague/broad sense, config-as-code systems also implement something similar? Maybe even OpenAPI schemas could count to some degree...?

    In the old days, the "semantic web" movement was an attempt to make more webpages both human- and machine-readable indefinitely by tagging them with proper schema: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Description_Framework. Even Google was on board for a while, but I guess it never saw much uptake. As far as I can tell it's basically dead now, both because of non-semantic HTML (everything as a React div), general laziness, and LLMs being able to parse things loosely.

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    Side thoughts...

    Philosophically, I don't know that capturing raw data alone as files is really sufficient to capture the nuances of any particular experience, or the overall zeitgeist of an era. You can archive Geocities pages, but that doesn't really capture the novelty and indie-ness of that era. Similarly, you can save TikTok videos, but absent the cultural environment that created them (and a faithful recreation of the recommendation algorithm), they wouldn't really show future archaeologists how teenagers today lived.

    I worked for a natural history museum for a while, and while we were there, one of the interesting questions (well, to me anyway) was whether our web content was in and of itself worth preserving as a cultural artifact -- both so that future generations can see what exhibits were interesting/apropos for the cultures of our times, but also so they could see how our generation found out about those exhibitions to begin with (who knows what the Web will morph into 50 years later). It wasn't enough to simply save the HTML of our web pages, both because they tie into various other APIs and databases (like zoological collections) and because some were interactive experiences, like games designed to be played with a mouse (before phones were popular), or phone chatbots with some of our specimens. To really capture the experience authentically would've required emulating not just our tech stacks and devices, among other things.

    Like for the earlier Geocities example, sure you could just save the old HTML and render it with a modern browser, but that's not the same as something like https://oldweb.today/?browser=ns3-mac#http://geocities.com/ , which emulates the whole OS and browser too. And that still isn't the same as having to sit in front of a tiny CRT and wait minutes for everything to download over a 14.4k modem, only to be interrupted when mom had to make a call.

    I guess that's a longwinded of critiquing "file over app": It only makes sense for things that are originally files/documents to begin with. Much of our lives now are not flat docs but "experiences" that take much more thought and effort to archive. If the goal is truly to preserve that posterity, it's not enough to just archive their raw data, but to develop ways to record and later emulate entire experiences, both technological and cultural. It ain't easy!

  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • CraftCMS

    Build bespoke content experiences with Craft. (by craftcms)

  • Project mention: Different flavors of content management | dev.to | 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.

  • cms

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

  • MODX

    MODX Revolution - Content Management Framework

  • Kirby

    Kirby's core application folder

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

    Not sure if this is what you’re after but give https://getkirby.com/ a try

  • SaaSHub

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  • TYPO3

    The TYPO3 Core - Enterprise Content Management System. Synchronized mirror of https://review.typo3.org/q/project:Packages/TYPO3.CMS

  • Textpattern

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

  • Project mention: Modern WordPress – Yikes | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-05-08

    Checkout https://textpattern.com/ - its development started around the same time as WordPress, and still continues. Even though it didn't reach Wordpress' success, I've always felt that TextPattern is better coded than WordPress.

  • WonderCMS

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

  • distributor

    Share content between your websites.

  • Flextype

    Modern Open Source Flat Files Content Management System.

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).

PHP content-management related posts

  • Modern WordPress – Yikes

    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 8 May 2024
  • Revisiting Textpattern

    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2023
  • Joomla 5 Upgrade on new 4.4 website fails code 0 "libraries/src/Event/AbstractEvent.php on line 225"

    1 project | /r/joomla | 20 Oct 2023
  • What is a Headless CMS: a Visual Guide

    1 project | dev.to | 31 Aug 2023
  • Show HN: Primo – a visual CMS with Svelte blocks, a code editor, and SSG

    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Jul 2023
  • Kirby: Simple Flat-File CMS

    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Jul 2023
  • Grav is a modern open-source flat-file CMS

    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Jul 2023
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Index

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

Project Stars
1 Grav 14,320
2 Joomla! 4,666
3 Pico 3,799
4 CraftCMS 3,184
5 cms 2,797
6 MODX 1,345
7 Kirby 1,208
8 TYPO3 1,015
9 Textpattern 765
10 WonderCMS 639
11 distributor 602
12 Flextype 569

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