PHP Frameworks

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Top 23 PHP Framework Projects

  • Laravel

    Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We’ve already laid the foundation for your next big idea — freeing you to create without sweating the small things.

    Project mention: Any one tried moving an existing Laravel project from Webpack/Mix to Vite? share with us your experience | | 2022-06-30

    I did it, but I'm using just Tailwind and Alpine, so was kinda easy. I just went to the PR of Vite on and made the same changes to my code. The only thing that was missing was a postcss.config.js for Tailwind works.

  • Symfony

    The Symfony PHP framework

    Project mention: Which Programming Language is Best to Start Working With | | 2022-06-24

    Vue JS Focus JS Clear Symfony Zend Framework/Laminas Project Yii (Framework) Laravel CodeIgniter Angular JS CakePHP Slight Phalcon FuelPHP Fat-Free Framework Python

  • Cloudways

    Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. Cloudways leverages advanced technology and powerful servers. Cloudways is a one-click managed cloud hosting platform that provides cloud application and server management solutions.

  • CodeIgniter

    Open Source PHP Framework (originally from EllisLab)

    Project mention: Ask HN: Web frameworks – which less popular framework are you using and why? | | 2022-06-03

    It's been a long time since I wrote any PHP in anger but back when I did, I got a ton of mileage out of CodeIgniter ( It looks like it's still around and being actively maintained. I can quite clearly remember a number of projects that went from being just an idea to 90% functional in the span of an evening.

    I write Python almost exclusively now, but still pine for something like CodeIgniter. Flask is nice because it lets you bolt on whatever you want, but you spend a lot of time choosing, prototyping, and often discarding libraries. Django does a lot of heavy lifting but has (IMO) a very steep learning curve. There doesn't seem to be anything (or at least anything I've liked) in between.

  • Yii2

    Yii 2: The Fast, Secure and Professional PHP Framework

    Project mention: The Story of a Startup | | 2022-05-14

    From that moment I decided that this is the idea! I am a developer and I can code it! There was a huge amount of enthusiasm, ideas and hazy vision of the final product. But I really wanted to get the first prototype as soon as possible. Although at the time I wasn’t thinking about the prototype, I was thinking about a finished product with lots of possibilities. On my first try, I took the tools I used every day. At that time it was a framework yii2 On the frontend I did not use anything except jQuery and this was enough. VueJS was released later. I started work. I immediately ordered a logo and landing page from a familiar designer. The familiar maker quickly turned the layout landing page into HTML. And the name came up immediately) Of course bought a domain for it.

  • Slim Framework

    Slim is a PHP micro framework that helps you quickly write simple yet powerful web applications and APIs.

    Project mention: Piko router, a fast router for PHP based on radix tree | | 2021-10-16

    Sounds like part of Slim's RoutingResults. Which then is pretty much:

  • Phalcon

    High performance, full-stack PHP framework delivered as a C extension.

    Project mention: Phalcon v5.0.0RC2 Released! | | 2022-06-10

    The changelog for this release (v5.0.0RC2) is as follows:

  • CakePHP

    CakePHP: The Rapid Development Framework for PHP - Official Repository

    Project mention: CakePHP 4.4.0 released | | 2022-06-07
  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • Laravel 6

    Powerful REPL for the Laravel framework.

    Project mention: 10+ Best Laravel Dev Tools For Faster Development🚀2021 | | 2021-10-26

    Laravel Tinker allows you to interact through a command line with any project that uses the Laravel framework. It allows users to access all the events and objects. Tinker is an optional add on, so we should manually install with the Laravel versions after 5.4.

  • swoft

    🚀 PHP Microservice Full Coroutine Framework

    Project mention: Anyone have production examples or prototypes you built in Swoole? | | 2022-03-27
  • CodeIgniter4

    Open Source PHP Framework (originally from EllisLab)

    Project mention: Codeigniter4 - Open Source PHP Framework (originally from EllisLab) | | 2022-04-30
  • FuelPHP

    FuelPHP v1.x is a simple, flexible, community driven PHP 5.3+ framework, based on the best ideas of other frameworks, with a fresh start! FuelPHP is fully PHP 7 compatible. (by fuel)

  • Spiral Framework

    High-Performance Long-Living PHP Framework for modern enterprise application development (by spiral)

    Project mention: Spiral: A High-Performance PHP/Go Framework | | 2021-11-05
  • Kraken PHP

    Asynchronous & Fault-tolerant PHP Framework for Distributed Applications. (by kraken-php)

  • Opulence

    A simple, secure, and scalable PHP application framework

  • MopaBootstrapBundle

    Easy integration of twitters bootstrap into symfony2

  • Ubiquity

    Ubiquity framework

  • ATK UI

    Low-code Framework for Web Apps in PHP (by atk4)

  • Aura PHP

    Dependency Injection System

  • KumbiaPHP

    Fast and easy PHP framework

    Project mention: KumbiaPHP VS leaf - a user suggested alternative | | 2021-12-03
  • PHP-Spellchecker

    🐘🎓📝 PHP Library providing an easy way to spellcheck multiple sources of text by many spellcheckers

    Project mention: Is there some opensource spellcheck i can integrate into my scripts? | | 2022-04-22

    Are you familiar with Composer and installing packages through it? You should look into installing this library: but you'll need to install an external server tool in order to use it. Thankfully, it looks like a lot of those libraries are easy to install.

  • OpenAPI PSR-7 Message (HTTP Request/Response) Validator

    It validates PSR-7 messages (HTTP request/response) against OpenAPI specifications (by lezhnev74)

  • PPI Framework 2

    The PPI Framework Engine (by ppi)

  • Equip

    A tiny, yet powerful, PHP micro-framework. (by equip)

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 2022-06-30.

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

Project Stars
1 Laravel 70,075
2 Symfony 27,022
3 CodeIgniter 18,186
4 Yii2 13,951
5 Slim Framework 11,334
6 Phalcon 10,592
7 CakePHP 8,516
8 Laravel 6 7,043
9 swoft 5,475
10 CodeIgniter4 4,160
11 FuelPHP 1,448
12 Spiral Framework 1,220
13 Kraken PHP 1,117
14 Opulence 733
15 MopaBootstrapBundle 719
16 Ubiquity 615
17 ATK UI 383
18 Aura PHP 339
19 KumbiaPHP 266
20 PHP-Spellchecker 240
21 OpenAPI PSR-7 Message (HTTP Request/Response) Validator 170
22 PPI Framework 2 156
23 Equip 117
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