October – award-winning flat file content management system

October is a self-hosted content management system platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework.

It supports MySQL, SQLite and PostgreSQL for the database backend and uses a flat file database for the front end structure. The October CMS covers a range of capabilities such as users, permissions, themes, and plugins.

October is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Components, a key feature which are configurable building elements that can be attached to any page.
  • Building an interface requires minimal programming.
  • Flat files are used to serve the website structure.
  • Includes an Ajax framework built in for back-end and front-end.
  • Uses Twig as templating engine. This makes it possible to completely separate data from the templates.
  • File manager with CDN support and image cropping.
  • CSS and JavaScript assets can be combined and minified with just a single tag in the CMS templates.
  • The whole setup is event driven which enables the user to hook into core or plugin processes and extend them.
  • Updates and plugins are delivered with a package manager.
  • Community-contributed extensions in the October CMS marketplace.
  • The backend is translated in 36 languages.

Website: octobercms.com
Support: Documentation
Developer: Alexey Bobkov, Samuel Georges
License: MIT License

October is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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