About Craft CMS

Craft is a flexible, user-friendly CMS for creating custom digital experiences on the web and beyond.

It features:

  • An intuitive, user-friendly Control Panel for content creation and administrative tasks.
  • A clean-slate approach to content modeling and front-end development that doesn’t make any assumptions about your content or how it should be consumed.
  • A built-in Plugin Store with hundreds of free and commercial plugins, all just a click away.
  • A robust framework for module and plugin development.
  • An active, vibrant community.

You can learn all about it at craftcms.com.

Tech Specs

Craft is a self-hosted PHP 7 application, built on Yii 2. It can connect to MySQL and PostgreSQL for content storage. Templating is powered by Twig.

Resources

We highly recommend you check out these resources as you’re getting started with Craft:

Diving In

To start getting acquainted with how content modeling works in Craft, read Sections and Entries and Fields.

When you’re ready to install Craft, read Server Requirements and Installation Instructions.

Finally, read the Front-End Development section when you’re ready to start building out the front-end of your site or application.