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eZ Publish 5

What is eZ Publish?

eZ Publish 5 is a professional PHP CMS (content management system).

It is database, platform and browser independent. Because it is browser based it can be used and updated from anywhere as long as you have access to the Internet.


Public API

eZ Publish 5 relies on a flexible, layered, service oriented API. It exposes clear, content oriented domain objects.


eZ Publish 5 is built on top of Symfony2 full stack framework, taking advantage of every components provided, giving all its Hierarchical Model View Controller (aka HMVC) power.

Chained routing

A chain router is introduced, allowing to take advantage of declared routes in your 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.

Template engine

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 functionnalities are only available with Twig.


eZ Publish 5 meets the same requirements as Symfony2, plus the regular eZ Publish 4 ones.

Minimum PHP version is 5.3.3, but 5.4.x is highly recommended.

Backwards compatibility

eZ Publish 5 is 100% data compatible with version 4 (the same database can be used).

Legacy template inclusion

It is possible to include templates from the legacy kernel (*.tpl) in new twig templates:

{% ez_legacy_include "design:my/old_template.tpl" with {"someVar": "someValue"} %}

Fallback routing

A fallback mechanism is provided so that your modules built on top of eZ Publish 4 (aka Legacy kernel) can still be used in the new architecture.


eZ Systems AS & GPL v2.0


For installation instructions, see

To get started, see

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