eZ Publish 5 is a professional PHP CMS (content management system).
It strives to be database, platform and browser independent. Because it is browser based it can be used from anywhere, on any device, as long as you have access to the Internet. One of it's unique features is how you can model content without having to change your database. It allows you to effectively define model structures using fields, trees and relations, and has a very flexible permission system which allows you to define who has access to perform actions under which limiting factors.
eZ Publish exists in two versions; this, the community version is available under the GPLv2 license, while several extended versions for enterprise & business is available under a more permissive business license, see ez.no for more info.
For installation & upgrade instructions, see INSTALL.md.
To get started with coding, see GETTING_STARTED.md.
Minimum PHP version is 5.3.3, but 5.4.x is recommended.
eZ Publish 5 is 100% data compatible with version 4, as in the same database can be used by following the normal upgrade path.
eZ Publish 5 relies on a flexible, layered, service oriented API. The Public API consists of the Model (the M in MVC) and all apis related to operations available for this Model. More info can be found in /vendor/ezsystems/ezpublish-kernel/Readme.md after installation.
eZ Publish 5 is built on top of Symfony2 full stack framework, taking advantage of every component provided, including all its Hierarchical Model View Controller (aka HMVC) power.
A chain router is introduced, allowing to take advantage of declared routes in the
routing.yml config file as well as
URL aliases to match content (aka dynamic routing), or routing fallback to the old eZ Publish 4 modules.
The default template engine used by the system is Twig. Twig is a modern, powerful and easy to extend template engine.
As Symfony2 allows usage of multiple template engines, it is also possible to do so in eZ Publish 5, but all the content oriented functionality are only available with Twig.
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