phpWCMS open source web content management system
This is the outdated phpwcms project site.
Something new is coming soon. Always keep in mind to check GitHub for the newest release.
phpwcms feature list

phpwcms isn't ready and some features are rudimentary but the cms has a great potential and is fully usable. The list of features is not complete. If you miss one please ask me.

general features
platform independent - tested on Linux, Windows 2000/XP/2003, MacOS X
install/setup GUI (creates database, config file)
backend translated into 13 languages (English, German, Danish, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, Finnish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Lithuanian)
backend users (admin/normal user), frontend users in preparation
dynamic content creation

layout features
W3C conform frontend rendering
unlimited pagelayouts - pagelayout wizard supports content rendering as table, div or custom
unlimited templates (1 per site structure level) - template editor included with support for custom html head, onLoad JavaScripts and error messages, CSS file per template possible
unlimited nested site structure levels - there is no limitation
alias for every structure level possible, hidden level
support for meta tag keyword and description
many powerful replacement tags
articles/pages are build by using content parts - article can have summary and/or redirection info

general editing features
multiple WYSIWYG editors included: HTMLarea 3 (IE5.5+, Mozilla 1.3+), Spaw (IE5.5+), FCKeditor (IE5.5+),
frontend CSS editor
structures, articles and content parts can be cut and paste and sorted
image resize functions included (GD1/2 and/or ImageMagick/GhostScript) - upload high end image and use it for every needed size (automatic thumbnail creation)
file manager
backend messages
backend chat
user profiles
articles can have start and end date/time

19 different content parts
plain text editor - HTML tags will be stripped
HTML - like html text editor
WYSIWYG HTML editor for IE5.5+ and/or Mozilla 1.3+
code - monospaced plain text editor
text (WYSIWYG editor) with 1 image (custom size, click/zoom)
images - creates list of images (custom sizes, allows 1-10 columns, click/zoom image, captions)
bullet list (table based like this feature list)
link & email
link list - can have real link name and target
link article
article menu
multimedia - support for multiple formats like MP3, QuickTime, RealMedia, Flash (Audio and Video - with autoplay, external/internal)
file list
e-card system for sending images via email
e-mail form
search - full text search

replacement tags used in frontend
automatic menu creation (like on the left, breadcrumb, css styled menus, related/new article menu)
basic text formatting
links to articles or external targets
PHP code/includes, vars/functions
images, random images, spaceholder images
custom search form
keywords in text
real down/back/next/up (index) navigation
javascript back, top, print link/button

phpwcms flash introduction

I have prepared a flash animation 5 months ago showing some of the main features of phpwcms. It's spoken in German - but you can see a bit of what's in the package.

Choose the following link
download phpwcms introduction flash movie (hosted at

If you need a good unzip application visit the PowerArchiver website.