PHP Content Management Systems (CMS)

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Top 23 PHP Content Management Systems (CMS) Projects

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seems to be a little stagnant: you search, and most of the forum discussions are from 2016, and many plugins are no longer maintained well.


  • GitHub repo Magento

    All Submissions you make to Magento Inc. ("Magento") through GitHub are subject to the following terms and conditions: (1) You grant Magento a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no charge, royalty free, irrevocable license under your applicable copyrights and patents to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, display, publically perform, sublicense and distribute any feedback, ideas, code, or other information (“Submission") you submit through GitHub. (2) Your Submission is an original work of

    Project mention: Understanding Magento2 Versioning Specification | | 2021-11-22

    What Magento do is generally release a x.Y.z-p version and run it in tandem with a x.Y-1.z-p version, which is upgraded seperately. There are surely reasons for this, it is likely to introduce several significant changes in one area while allowing some vendors with heavy customisations to get the upgrades necessary in smaller iterations. This is how you ened up with Magento 2.4.0 being behind Magento 2.3.7 in terms of service versions like composer or Redis. This makes sense when you look at release dates. Magento 2.4.0 was released 28 Jul 2020, but Magento 2.3.7 was released at 11 May 2021. See

  • 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 WooCommerce

    An open source eCommerce plugin for WordPress.

    Project mention: What’s your recommendation for cookie policy plugin | | 2021-11-21

    Sure? The WooCommerce site is illegal in Europe then, because they force a "eat it or die" banner on you without customization, and not accepting it makes the site unusable.

  • GitHub repo OpenCart

    A free shopping cart system. OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online e-commerce solution.

    Project mention: My experience with the three applied CMS | | 2021-10-09

    Another powerful CMS is OpenCart. OpenCart is an open source system, but it does not have an attractive graphic format and requires a site designer to design it, but it can be used to build store sites.

  • 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)

  • Nanos

    Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels.

  • GitHub repo Bagisto

    An easy to use, free and open-source laravel eCommerce platform to build your online shop in no time.

    Project mention: What are the advantages of using VueJS with Laravel? | | 2021-11-15


  • 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 Drupal

    Verbatim mirror of the repository for Drupal core. Please see the PRs are not accepted on GitHub.

  • 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

  • GitHub repo Attendize

    Attendize is an open-source ticket selling and event management platform built on Laravel.

    Project mention: Event booking and management app | | 2021-09-11
  • 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 Open Source POS

    Open Source Point of Sale is a web based point of sale application written in PHP using CodeIgniter framework. It uses MySQL as the data back end and has a Bootstrap 3 based user interface.

  • 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 Gazelle

    Project mention: Kawhi Leonard dancing in new Drake, Future, Young Thug music video | | 2021-09-03
  • GitHub repo MODX

    MODX Revolution - Content Management Framework

  • 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 Thelia

    Thelia is an open source tool for creating e-business websites and managing online content. Repo containing the new major version (v2)

  • GitHub repo ProcessWire

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

  • 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.

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 2021-11-25.

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

Project Stars
1 october 10,733
2 Magento 9,777
3 WooCommerce 7,429
4 OpenCart 6,268
5 PrestaShop 6,160
6 Pagekit 5,455
7 Bolt 4,132
8 Bagisto 4,092
9 Joomla! 3,947
10 Drupal 3,624
11 Pico 3,487
12 Attendize 3,267
13 CraftCMS 2,695
14 Open Source POS 2,384
15 Pimcore 2,313
16 Microweber 2,203
17 Gazelle 1,702
18 MODX 1,252
19 TYPO3 806
20 Backdrop CMS 806
21 Thelia 772
22 ProcessWire 724
23 Concrete 5 CMS 674
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