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’re proud to announce the newest ProcessWire master version 3.0.164. Relative to the previous master (3.0.148) this version adds a ton of new & useful features and fixes more than 85 issues, with more than 225 commits over 7 months— More
    7 August 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.163 resolves more than a dozen issue reports and adds new hooks and configurable module install options, among numerous other updates. In addition, a major update to ProCache (v4.0) has been released— More
    24 July 2020
  • Weekly update for 17 July 2020 and a look at new features coming in next week's version of ProCache— More
    17 July 2020

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Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #326
    In the 326th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to introduce the latest ProcessWire master version, take a quick look at a brand new third party module called Textformatter Video Markup, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 8 August 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.164 new master version
    This week we’re proud to announce the newest ProcessWire master version 3.0.164. Relative to the previous master version (3.0.148) this version adds a ton of new and useful features and fixes more than 85 issues, with more than 225 commits over a period of 7 months.
    Blog / 7 August 2020
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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