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What is BrowniePHP?

BrowniePHP is a plugin for the CakePHP framework that saves you the work to create a back-end for your app. With minimal configuration, the plugin adapts itself to any CakePHP application and automatically provides you a very intuitive and easy to use admin panel.

Developers familiarized with CakePHP might see it as an advanced ready-to-deploy scaffolding system.

Is BrowniePHP a CMS?

Yes, you could say so, but we prefer to say that BrowniePHP is a meta-framework; some kind of high-level framework built upon CakePHP that makes your development more agile, giving you an automatic content management system and some tools for the creation of front-ends.

What is the difference between BrowniePHP and other popular CMS like Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress?

Most CMS in the market can be deployed and used turnkey, you only have to run the installer and a few steps ahead you are ready to use them. BrowniePHP is a CakePHP plugin and it works based in the models you create for your application. That means: BrowniePHP by itself is useless, you have to create an app to give it life.

Who is BrowniePHP for?

BrowniePHP is a plugin for the CakePHP framework, therefore, you have to know how to develop websites and webapps with CakePHP in order to use it.

How do I use it?

Follow the setup instructions

Where can I find help?

The documentation is under development and unfortunately we cannot predict when it is going to be completed. In the meantime, you can grab the demo app that will give you a pretty good idea of how to use it.

You can ask a question at twitter, stackoverflow and CakePHP Questions. Be sure to tag your question with 'browniephp' so we can find it. We will try to answer you as soon as possible.

How can I contribute to BrowniePHP?

Same as any open source project: you can open a ticket or fork the project, change the code and then make a pull request.


Check out the Requirements page


BrowniePHP is released under the MIT license

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