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

  • ProcessWire 3.0.174 core updates: improvements to the new path/URL hooks and more— More
    12 March 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.173 adds several new requested features and this post focuses on one of my favorites: the ability to hook into and handle ProcessWire URLs, independent of pages— More
    5 March 2021
  • This week ProcessWire gained powerful new tools for finding pages and controlling how they are loaded. If you like to maximize performance and efficiency, you’ll like what 3.0.172 brings— More
    5 February 2021

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #356
    In the 356th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll cover the latest core updates (ProcessWire 3.0.173), introduce new third party modules RockCalculator and RockIframe, and take a closer look at a brand new site of the week. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 6 March 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.173 core updates: New URL hooks
    ProcessWire 3.0.173 adds several new requested features and this post focuses on one of my favorites: the ability to hook into and handle ProcessWire URLs, independent of pages.
    Blog / 5 March 2021
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“ProcessWire is like a breath of fresh air. So powerful yet simple to build with and customise, and web editors love it too.” —Margaret Chatwin, Web developer