A friendly and powerful open source CMS with an API that is a joy to use at any scale.

ProcessWire is a free content management system (CMS) and framework (CMF) built to save you time and work the way you do. With all custom fields, a secure foundation, proven scalability and performance, ProcessWire connects all of your content seamlessly, making your job fast, easy and fun. More

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Building websites with a CMS has never been more simple and fun

// Render your site’s primary navigation
echo $pages->get('/')->children->each('<li><a href={url}>{title}</a>');
// Find buildings: built before 1950, 10+ floors, sort by height
$pages->find('template=building, year<1950, floors>=10, sort=height');
// Output field “headline” when present or “title” if not
echo '<h1>' . $page->get('headline|title') . '</h1>';
// Get “email” field from /contact/ page and use it in link
<a href='mailto:<?= $pages->get('/contact/')->email ?>'>Email</a>
// Output first “images” field item on page at 90px width
<img src='<?= $page->images->first->width(90)->url ?>'>
// Set “headline” field value on page and save to database
$page->setAndSave('headline', 'Hello world');

Every bit of content in your site is never more than 1-line of code away. It doesn’t matter how large or small your site is, with ProcessWire all your content is connected, making it fast and easy to find, and incredibly simple to access, output and manipulate.

All fields in ProcessWire are custom fields that you easily define and edit in the admin. You can create as many of them as you want, and of any type. You can even bundle them in repeatable groups called Repeater fields. ProcessWire is built to adapt to your content needs.

Every field has a type and there are dozens of different types. It’s all here—text, rich text, numbers, files, images, multi-language, dates, page references, custom repeatable groups, and on and on… plus you can easily add more, since they are plugins/modules!

I just love the easy and intuitive ProcessWire API. ProcessWire rocks!” —Jens Martsch, Web developer

Clients love ProcessWire

“The end client and designer love the ease at which they can update the website. Training beyond how to log in wasn’t even necessary since ProcessWire’s default interface is straightforward.” —Jonathan Lahijani

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“To Drupal, or to ProcessWire? The million dollar choice. We decided to make an early switch to PW. And in retrospect, ProcessWire was probably the best decision we made. Thanks are due to ProcessWire and the amazing system and set of modules that are in place.” —Unni Krishnan, Founder of PigtailPundits

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    “We chose ProcessWire because of its excellent architecture, modular extensibility and the internal API. The CMS offers the necessary flexibility and performance for such a complex website like superbude.de. ProcessWire offers options that are only available for larger systems, such as Drupal, and allows a much slimmer development process.” —xport communication GmbH

    ProcessWire Blog

    Starting a site with the “blank” profile

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    ProcessWire 3.0.200+ comes with just 1 site installation profile, the site-blank profile. This profile makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it.  More 

    ProcessWire 3.0.200 new master/main version

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    This new main/master version has more than 220 commits, resolves more than 80 issues, adds numerous new features, performance improvements and optimizations, and consumes HALF the disk space of our previous release. This post covers all the details. More 

    “I am currently managing a ProcessWire site with 2 million+ pages. It’s admirably fast, and much, much faster than any other CMS we tested.” —Nickie, Web developer

    ProcessWire Pro Shop

    Professional modules to save you time, built and supported by ProcessWire’s core developer.

    • FormBuilder

      Whether you need a large registration form or just a simple contact form, ProcessWire Form Builder helps you get the job done quickly and easily. It’s the ultimate tool for building and processing forms in ProcessWire.
    • ProCache

      ProcessWire ProCache bypasses PHP and MySQL and enables your web server to deliver pages at the speed of static HTML. ProCache also includes CDN support, minification of HTML, CSS, JS, and many more optimizations.
    • ProFields

      ProFields are an powerful group of ProcessWire field types (with custom inputs) that enable you to manage more data with fewer fields. This saves you time, reduces overhead, and makes development more efficient and even more fun.
    • ProMailer

      ProMailer is the ideal tool for creating and sending email newsletters and managing subscribers in ProcessWire. It answers many of the same needs as services like MailChimp and Constant Contact, but without the recurring fees associated with those services.
    • ListerPro

      ListerPro is an amazing page listing and editing tool for the ProcessWire admin that enables you to find, filter, list, sort and even edit/manipulate pages (individually or in bulk) based on any of their properties.
    • ProDrafts

      ProDrafts enables you to easily maintain separate draft and live versions of any page in ProcessWire. It also provides automatic-save capability, live preview (preview as you type), group workflow functions and more!
    • ProDevTools

      ProDevTools is a powerful set of tools for web developers that enable your company to deliver a better, faster and stronger product. The flagship is ProfilerPro which helps you to profile and optimize your code.

    “We were really happy to build our new portfolio website on ProcessWire! We wanted something that gave us plenty of control on the back-end, without any bloat on the front end - just a nice, easy to access API for all our content that left us free to design and build however we liked.” —Castus, web design agency in Sheffield, UK

    ProcessWire News & Community

    Twitter updates

    • A review of weekly core updates, plus a simple recipe for a very effective listing cache—More
      24 June 2022
    • Weekly update: Making ProcessWire render pages at old WordPress URLs (or building a simple/custom URL router in PW): More
      17 June 2022
    • New post: ProcessWire now comes with just 1 site installation profile, the "blank" profile. It makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it— More
      10 June 2022

    Latest news

    • ProcessWire Weekly #424
      In the 424th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll check out the latest weekly update from Ryan, introduce a new third party module, and more. Read on!
      Weekly.pw / 25 June 2022
    • Starting a site with the “blank” profile
      ProcessWire 3.0.200+ comes with just 1 site installation profile, the site-blank profile. This profile makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it. 
      Blog / 10 June 2022
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    “…building with ProcessWire was a breeze, I really love all the flexibility the system provides. I can’t imagine using any other CMS in the future.” —Thomas Aull