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What is PClib?

Lightweight PHP framework for php 5.4+. For development of small to middle size web applications.


  • Templates
  • Db: Database layer (mysql, pgsql or sql-lite)
  • Form: Rendering, validation and storing into database
  • Grid (datagrid): Pagination, sorting columns, summarization rows, filter
  • Auth: Authentication and authorization: users, roles and permissions
  • Translator: multilanguage support
  • Debugger: improved error messages, variable dumps and debug-bar
  • Logger, Tree view and more


  • PHP 5.4


  1. Download pclib
  2. Copy directory pclib somewhere at your webroot.
  3. Some parts of the library need a few database tables. You can found sql-dump in install/pclib_*.sql. Import this sql-dump into your database.
  4. Now you are ready to use pclib!

or install it using composer:

composer require lenochware/pclib


Render form

require 'pclib/pclib.php';
$app = new PCApp('test-app');

$form = new PCForm('tpl/form-template.tpl');
print $form;

Connect to database and show datagrid with data

require 'pclib/pclib.php';
$app = new PCApp('test-app');
$app->db = new PCDb('mysql://root@localhost/test');

$grid = new PCGrid('tpl/grid-template.tpl');
$grid->setQuery('SELECT * FROM products');
print $grid;

For more examples see



This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.