PHP Frameworks

Open-source PHP projects categorized as Frameworks

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: Making the case for Laravel as a Next.js alternative | | 2023-08-18

    Laravel is a PHP framework that's been in development for almost a decade. In that time it has solidified itself as one of the most-loved options for building web applications powering the needs of both startups and some of the largest companies around. It also has amassed a massive community of individuals and organizations that provide world-class packages and libraries to enhance its already renown developer experience.

  • Symfony

    The Symfony PHP framework

    Project mention: Symfony 7.0 Type Declarations: Requesting Feedback from the Community | /r/PHP | 2023-09-13
  • 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.

  • CodeIgniter

    Open Source PHP Framework (originally from EllisLab)

    Project mention: but BuT mYsQL iSn't weBscALE | /r/ProgrammerHumor | 2023-02-11
  • Yii2

    Yii 2: The Fast, Secure and Professional PHP Framework

    Project mention: Yii framework – An easy to learn PHP MVC framework | | 2023-08-21
  • Slim Framework

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

    Project mention: Slim, possívelmente o framework ideal para quem vem do Golang | | 2023-01-14
  • Phalcon

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

    Project mention: Kubernetes and feeling defeated | /r/devops | 2023-05-02

    PHP itself is not that bad. Lack of a native ability to serve HTTP requests is annoying, but newer things like Phalcon help:

  • CakePHP

    CakePHP: The Rapid Development Framework for PHP - Official Repository

    Project mention: Coming soon: Named and typed option support for ORM finders | /r/cakephp | 2023-04-28
  • Mergify

    Updating dependencies is time-consuming.. Solutions like Dependabot or Renovate update but don't merge dependencies. You need to do it manually while it could be fully automated! Add a Merge Queue to your workflow and stop caring about PR management & merging. Try Mergify for free.

  • Laravel 6

    Powerful REPL for the Laravel framework.

  • swoft

    🚀 PHP Microservice Full Coroutine Framework

  • CodeIgniter4

    Open Source PHP Framework (originally from EllisLab)

  • Spiral Framework

    High-Performance PHP Framework (by spiral)

    Project mention: RoadRunner: High-performance PHP application server written in Golang | | 2023-07-29

    From the same developers :

    PHP framework :

    ORM library :

  • FuelPHP

    Fuel PHP Framework 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 now fully PHP 8.0 compatible. (by fuel)

    Project mention: Which PHP Framework Should You Use in 2023? | | 2022-12-09

    You can download it and review the documentation here:

  • 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

    Project mention: Any suggestions for lighter frameworks than Laravel? | /r/PHP | 2023-02-13
  • ATK UI

    Robust and easy to use PHP Framework for Web Apps (by atk4)

  • Aura PHP

    Dependency Injection System

  • KumbiaPHP

    Fast and easy PHP framework

  • PHP-Spellchecker

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

    Project mention: Creating an Abstraction around Search Engines (First Release) | /r/PHP | 2023-05-15

    Approach seems similar to my own package to abstract Spellchecking Engines so I kind of relate to your work. I like how you've setup a monorepo while still being able to split your engine related code into specific package. I'll steal that!

  • 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)

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

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 2023-09-13.

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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 74,699
2 Symfony 28,683
3 CodeIgniter 18,225
4 Yii2 14,134
5 Slim Framework 11,670
6 Phalcon 10,722
7 CakePHP 8,643
8 Laravel 6 7,217
9 swoft 5,569
10 CodeIgniter4 4,834
11 Spiral Framework 1,554
12 FuelPHP 1,470
13 Kraken PHP 1,116
14 Opulence 731
15 MopaBootstrapBundle 718
16 Ubiquity 669
17 ATK UI 424
18 Aura PHP 344
19 KumbiaPHP 291
20 PHP-Spellchecker 263
21 OpenAPI PSR-7 Message (HTTP Request/Response) Validator 167
22 PPI Framework 2 156
23 Equip 118
Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time
Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.