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ProcessWire

ProcessWire is a friendly and powerful open source CMS and CMF with an exceptionally strong foundation.

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Avg rating of 4.3 (11)| 11 comments

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  • Developed byRyan Cramer Design, LLC
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.3 (11 ratings)
  • Alternatives105 alternatives listed

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  • English

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  •  809 Stars
  •  180 Forks
  •  42 Open Issues
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Our users have written 11 comments and reviews about ProcessWire, and it has gotten 156 likes

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M_O_Z_G
  
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No more unfamiliar documentation, no more unhandy APIs, no more incompatible solutions... NO MORE BARRIERS between you and your idea!

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MikeAnthony
  
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My ProcessWire journey only began last year (2014). Several months in, I couldn't be happier. Why? Because ProcessWire solves almost every single problem I've faced with other systems - without me having to install anything. And that's not to say it's bloated in features. It's to say that the right features have been implemented well.

One thing can be used for many things. The system is highly flexible - you can bend it and shape it to your needs.

What's more: it has an excellent, dedicated community. So, getting support is never an issue. It also has a great module ecosystem. Each module serves a very specific purpose, and does it well.

I highly recommend ProcessWire. It's a truly fantastic system.

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Jonatanr
  
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So powerful, simple, flexible. And has an amazing community

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shl
  
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ProcessWire is just so incredingly intelligently designed. A small, really generic core doing the exact right thing, providing access to all the content with minimal code, and providing a good admin UI. The API makes it so easy to implement custom functionality yourself, without relying on 3rd party Drupal modules, and it makes implementing processwire as a backend for existing web themes a breeze. It's pure goodness!

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mustafanline
  
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The Most Powerful CMS Ever .. every one can start to work with it in no time :)

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Jsanglier
  
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I have used a huge number of systems over the last 15 years or so, from early days playing with Corel Webmaster Suite (!) to working with Joomla and Wordpress, Impakt with Dreamweaver and simple hand coding.

ProcessWire opens up the idea of development for both the experienced developer and the newcomer by offering a system that is incredibly powerful while being unbelievably simple to use.

Data (content) is stored in field related tables in a clean and uncorrupted manner, meaning that once you use the very simple directives to retrieve the data, you are free to format it and present as you wish - there is no set formatting, no wildly complex arrays stuffed into overcrowded table rows, and assumptions as to how you wish to design your site.

Want to use Bootstrap - it works out of the box.

Want to hand code your html/css? Just get on with it and put your fields where you want.

Want to use Dreamweaver to create template files? Go ahead.

Want to use a JQuery plugin? No need to convert it into some mad CMS module, just use the plugin developers instructions and add your data.

This is a strong, carefully crafted application that the developer has grown and nurtured over many years and now is properly ready for the mass market.

The active and friendly community is incredibly helpful both to the development of the project and to any new users whatever their level of expertise.

And, of course, it is free.

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Panictree
  
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I've worked with a number of CMS applications over the years, such as Joomla!, Drupal and CMS Made Simple, to name just a few. As my needs as a web designer and developer evolved, I became increasingly frustrated with these solutions, as I often felt I was working for the system, adjusting my ways to fit its needs, rather than the other way around.

Fortunately, one day, following a recommendation from a blog post, I decided to take ProcessWire for a spin. And boy, was it worth it. The beautiful, jQuery-inspired API, the flexibility of the whole system, the power that was suddenly at my disposal, the friendly and helpful community behind the system, everything was just a breath of fresh air.

This might all sound too good to be true, but, hey, that's how I feel about this system. So, I encourage you to head over to the ProcessWire website and have a look around. Download a copy and have a play with it. If you need help, you will find yourself in heaven as far as helpful communities go.

All things considered, ProcessWire is an all-round solid CMS. It is easy enough to be used by novice developers and designers, flexible enough to let you build anything you want and powerful enough to make experienced developers extremely happy.

[Edited by Panictree, March 23]

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