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 post covers a few of the bigger updates in ProcessWire 3.0.154+3.0.155. This includes new live replacement of text in core and modules, a new method for creating canonical URLs, and some major upgrades to our input->urlSegment() method! More
    24 April 2020
  • A brief look at what's new in ProcessWire 3.0.154 in this forum post: More
    17 April 2020
  • This week we’ve got a few new and interesting core updates in progress, though none quite ready to release just yet. So rather than releasing version 3.0.154 today, I thought we'd instead take a brief look at what’s coming over the next few weeks… More
    3 April 2020

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #310
    The 310th issue of ProcessWire Weekly is going to be short and sweet: in this issue we'll walk you through the latest core updates, introduce a third party module called Twack, and check out a really gorgeous new site of the week. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 18 April 2020
  • ProcessWire updates and additions in progress
    This week we’ve got a few new and interesting core updates in progress, though none quite ready to release just yet. So rather than releasing version 3.0.154 today, I thought we'd instead take a brief look at what’s coming over the next few weeks. This post covers all the details.
    Blog / 3 April 2020
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“I am currently managing a ProcessWire site with 2 million+ pages. It’s admirably fast, and much, much faster than any other CMS we tested.” —Nickie, Web developer