About ProcessWire

Introductory information about ProcessWire including what makes it unique, background/history, a demonstration site, software requirements, license and more.

  • What you’ll love

    ProcessWire is the content management system that connects it all. Regardless of scale, it is simple, powerful, consistent, predictable, capable and just plain fun to use.
  • Why ProcessWire?

    ProcessWire exists to bridge the gap between the current content management landscape and the needs of many designers, developers and clients in a CMS.
  • Versus WordPress

    If you are a current WordPress user looking to better understand what ProcessWire offers relative to WordPress, this page offers a few points for comparison that you might find useful.
  • Background

    Additional background information on ProcessWire including its history, what the term “ProcessWire” means, and more.
  • Requirements

    ProcessWire is easy to install and use—you can be up and running in less than 5 minutes!
  • Demo site

    The demonstration site running ProcessWire provides a collection of skyscrapers in the United States and enables you to browse and search them by city, architect and various other factors.
  • Reviews

    See what others have to say about ProcessWire in this list of reviews from other websites.
  • Roadmap

    The following features are planned for upcoming versions of the ProcessWire core. These are not the only features planned, they are just a taste.
  • License

    ProcessWire is a pure open-source CMS that uses a business friendly Mozilla Public License.
  • Contact us

    Have a question or comment, feel free to get in touch with the ProcessWire developers.

Twitter updates

  • New post in the blog about all the fun we had driving around a DDOS attack on our forums, how we got it back under control, and what we learned along the way. Plus PW 3.0.150 dev details and links! More
    7 February 2020
  • New post: ProcessWire core updates (January 31, 2020)— More
    31 January 2020
  • Weekly update for Jan 10, 2020—front-end file uploads in LoginRegisterPro with InputfieldFrontendFile module: More
    10 January 2020

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #301
    In the 301st issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to check out the latest core updates, introduce brand new third party modules RockDaterange and Modules Manager 2, and highlight a brilliant new site of the week. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 15 February 2020
  • Driving around a DDOS attack
    Last Saturday we started getting hit with heavy traffic at the processwire.com support forums, and it soon became a full blown DDOS frenzy. This post describes all the fun, how we got it back under control, and what we learned along the way.
    Blog / 7 February 2020
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“Yesterday I sent the client a short documentation for their ProcessWire-powered website. Today all features already used with no questions. #cmsdoneright—Marc Hinse, Web designer/developer