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Web development made just right.

Wolff is a ridiculously small and lightweight PHP framework, intended for those who want to build web apps without dealing with complexity.

Wolff is the perfect solution for building small and medium-sized web applications.

Note: The core code of the framework is available at Wolff-framework.


📓 Extremely easy: It's simple to use and comes ready to be deployed, giving you the opportunity to learn it in just a single night (sleep included).

🚀 Ridiculously fast: Due to its simplicity, the framework is able to handle hundreds of requests per second. It's very friendly with potato servers.

🛠️ Comprenhensive: It has everything you may need for building a web app, from a handy database abstraction layer to a dynamic template engine.

🦄 Elegant: Its source code and interface has been meticulously written, it's expressive and elegant, without depending on a single external dependency.

What's included

And much more...


  • PHP version 7.1 or higher

  • Composer (Only for installation)


Composer is required for installing Wolff, once you got it...

Run the following command in the folder where you want Wolff to be installed:

composer create-project usbac/wolff

This will download the whole project with everything ready to run.

More info about the installation process in the Docs - install page.


You can also download here the last bundle ready to be used.




namespace Controller;

use Wolff\Core\{Language, View};

class Home
    public function index($req, $res)
        $data = Language::get('home');    
        View::render('home', $data);

More examples available here.


PHPUnit is required for the tests, once you got it.

Run the following command with high privileges (sudo) in your wolff project folder:


Running the command with high privileges is required since some files will be created during the testing process.


First time using it? Read the Documentation.


Any contribution or support to this project in the form of a pull request or message will be highly appreciated. ❤️

You can read more about the contribution process right here. Don't be shy. :)


Wolff is open-source software licensed under the MIT license.