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phpwcms is a very flexible, fast, robust, customer and developer friendly but yet powerful web based content management system and cms framework running under PHP and MySQL/MariaDB. phpwcms is created and maintained by Oliver Georgi.

To get started, checkout or the community driven HowTo Wiki (snapshot). Most questions are yet answered on the phpwcms support forum.

Quick start

Stable releases can be used by cloning the repository, git clone git:// or download the archive. To start with the latest development version use git clone -b v1.9-dev git:// or download the archive. If downloaded instead of git clone, unarchive and copy the files to your web document root or sub folder. Link your browser to the related URL and follow the install instructions.

Server system requirements

phpwcms version 1.9.36 requires a web server with PHP 7.4 or newer. and a MySQL/MariaDB database (minimum version 5.1, recommend 5.5+).

Known problems

Because of the project history there are several probable problems regarding the database. MySQL changed the time and date related default values over the last years. Check to setup the related config values to connect to the database in a more compatible way. MySQL Strict is no good option. I work on this to solve the problems soon.

Bug tracker

Did you find a bug? Please create an issue here on GitHub that conforms with necolas's guidelines.

In case it's a vulnerability maybe is an option:

Share with us

Keep up to date on announcements and more by following phpwcms on Twitter @phpwcms or on Facebook. (We are no longer active there, better you stay in touch with phpwcms on Github)


Oliver Georgi

Copyright and license

Copyright 2002-2023 Oliver Georgi

Licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 2 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at:

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.