ProcessWire software license

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

ProcessWire 3.x primarily uses the MPL 2.0 license, but also designates some files as using the MIT license. Both are business friendly and do not require you to maintain the same license for your own original code/files. Regardless of ProcessWire version, 3rd party modules, templates and site profiles may use different licenses at author discretion.

Third party libraries used by ProcessWire specify their own compatible license in file headers or in a LICENSE.* or README.* file present in the same directory. Files native to ProcessWire that to not indicate license in file header or in the directory can be assumed to be MPL 2.0.

  • MPL 2.0 License

    Most files in the ProcessWire core source code use the Mozilla Public License, version 2.0.
  • MIT License

    Some specific components in ProcessWire core use the MIT license (where specified).
  • 3rd party files

    Third party files may in ProcessWire may specify their own license. This page contains more details.
  • CLA

    ProcessWire Contributor License Agreement (CLA), based on the language from the GitHub CLA.

Twitter updates

  • New post: This week we’ll take a look at a new version of FormBuilder that's on the way (with a screencast), as well as the latest version of the core: ProcessWire 3.0.140— More
    6 September 2019
  • We added WebP image support this year and many have been adopting it in existing projects. We look at a process used for migrating existing websites to WebP images— from preliminary considerations to implementation & testing, w/lots of tips & tricks too: More
    16 August 2019
  • Core version 3.0.137 on the dev branch adds the ability to hook multiple methods at once, in a single call. This post details how it works and provides a useful example of how you might put it to use in your development environment— More
    2 August 2019

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #279
    This week in the 279th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to introduce some of the latest third party modules out there, and highlight a brand new site of the week. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 14 September 2019
  • ProcessWire 3.0.140 and FormBuilder v40
    This week we’ll take a look at a new version of FormBuilder that's on the way (with a screencast), as well as the latest version of the core: ProcessWire 3.0.140.
    Blog / 6 September 2019
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