Getting started with ProcessWire

Introductory topics on installation as well as some of the basics of ProcessWire’s structure, API and more.

  • Installation

    Covers installation of ProcessWire, troubleshooting installation and upgrading from version to version.
  • Structure

    Overview of ProcessWire’s structure in terms of pages, templates and fields. And an outline of the directory structure.
  • About the API

    What the API is, why we think you'll like it, and how it makes ProcessWire a unique platform in the CMS landscape.
  • Template files

    Every time a page is loaded on your site, ProcessWire loads its template file, gives it content, and then runs it as a PHP script. This section covers the use of template files and serves as an introduction to using ProcessWire’s API.
  • API variables

    ProcessWire provides various API variables to every template file. These variables provide full access to all site content. This page provides an introduction on how to use them.
  • API access

    In ProcessWire there are several ways that you can access the API and we take a look at the most common ones here. Regardless of what method you use, you are technically accessing what are called API variables.
  • Output strategies

    Template files receive content and how they deliver it to the user is what we call the output strategy. There are a few different options and this section covers each in detail.

Twitter updates

  • This week we’ve got a couple of really useful API-side improvements to the core in 3.0.151, including predefined image settings and static language translation improvements— More
    21 February 2020
  • 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

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #302
    In the 302nd issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to dig into ProcessWire 3.0.151, introduce a new third party module called PrivacyWire, and showcase some interesting ProcessWire highlights from the past week or so. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 22 February 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.151 core updates
    Blog / 21 February 2020
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