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 take a look at what’s in ProcessWire 3.0.126 which focuses largely on resolving issue reports, but also includes a handy new Page if() method— More
    15 February 2019
  • New post: ProcessWire 3.0.125 has several useful new Sanitizer methods & options, plus new ways to access them directly from the Input API variable. This makes handling user input even easier than before. Plus updates to our i18n functions & API docs— More
    25 January 2019
  • New post: In this week’s post, we’ll take a look a look at the new website and focus on some parts of it and how they were built. Then we’ll dive into the latest version of ProcessWire on the dev branch, version 3.0.124— More
    11 January 2019

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #249
    In the 249th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to walk you through the latest core updates (ProcessWire 3.0.126), introduce a new third party module called Page Access Releasetime, and pick a new site of the week. Read on! / 16 February 2019
  • ProcessWire 3.0.126 core updates
    This week we take a look at what’s in ProcessWire 3.0.126 which focuses largely on resolving issue reports, but also includes a handy new $page->if() method. 
    Blog / 15 February 2019
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