Phire CMS 2 : A robust open-source CMS built with PHP

Version 2 is here!

Phire CMS 2.0.0rc1 is FINALLY here! Phire CMS is a simple and robust content management system that is built on the Pop PHP Framework. By itself, it provides very basic features and functionality for user and user role management, as well as module installation and management. The module functionality is where the strength of Phire lies. With it, you can install any of the pre-written modules, or write ones of your own and easily extend the functionality of Phire.

What does "Release Candidate" (rc1) mean? It means that we're finally out of beta and that Phire is at a place where it's just about ready for a full production release. So this rc1 release is a chance to announce that and let people get an early look at Phire 2 and test it out.

Modules are available and in the works over at GitHub. If you choose to download and install any of those modules, then you need to copy the module ZIP file under the modules folder /phire-content/modules. When you do that, and then visit the Modules screen in Phire, you'll see a button alerting you that there are new modules available to be installed.

Composer & GitHub

You can get the latest copy of Phire or any of its modules from either Composer via Packagist or GitHub.


Or, if you prefer, you can download a complete standalone snapshot of the Phire CMS release candidate 2.0.0rc1 from this website.

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We welcome community input and development. Please refer any questions, input, comments or issues to Github.

A more detailed, in-depth website coming soon!