Cotonti / Open Source PHP Content Management FrameworkContent Management Framework

Cotonti is a powerful open-source web development framework and content manager with a focus on security, speed and flexibility.

Why choose Cotonti?

Cotonti combines the flexibility of a web framework with the rapid deployability and featureset of a content management system. Despite having features such as user accounts, content creation, file management and community tools out of the box, it can be easily extended using modules or plugins. Cotonti is powered by its own template engine which is both fast and easy to learn, even if you are not an experienced programmer.

Read more about Cotonti's Benefits...

Major features

  • Open source, community driven
  • Secure and reliable
  • Fast and lightweight
  • Modular and extensible
  • Layout separated from logic
  • Fast and easy template engine
  • Internationalized

News

Cotonti Skin Competition2009-07-20

Cotonti is an agile website engine with rich history and new capabilities arising every release. We like it for its clarity, reliability and speed. But how about more unique layouts available? Let's give this CMS a fresh look and handy controls!

You can do that by entering the skinning contest in 2 nominations at once. First one is web vote: visitors will vote for their favorites and top 3 skins will get a bunch of dollars in addition to their titles. The second nomination is jury prize: if you win it, your skin will become a new default layout of Cotonti with your name and a link to your site shown at the bottom of thousands of pages online!

If you are not a skin maker but would like to support this contest and new skins to emerge, you can make a donation which will be added to the prize.

For more details please visit Cotonti Skin Competition Terms page.
If you have some questions, feel free to ask them in Contest thread on forums.

Submission is open from July 20 to August 20. Then there will be a week for a web vote. Hurry up!
2 | Author: Trustmaster

Midsummer release - Cotonti Genoa 0.0.62009-07-16

Welcome to the seaport of Genoa, your transit station before Renaissance! This intermediate branch will help you to migrate from legacy Genesis to magnificent Renaissance without storms and rolling. It includes many patches originally made for Renaissance but keeps the same structure and behavior in general.

Here are the important changes in this release:
  • Skinable Administration area with hooks and AJAXeffects.
  • PHP 5.3 compatibility.
  • XTemplate 2.0 with logic blocks and vast performance improvements.
  • Removed annoying redirections, messages and errors breaking the normal workflow.
  • Search plugin v3.10 and improved Tags search.
  • More pagination and custom settings for it.
  • Improved PM usability.
  • Validation queue improvements and user-editable contents.
  • Comments/ratings enable/disable for exact categories.
  • Improved user management and profile security.
  • Reorganized language files.
  • Fixed a lot of bugs, including security flaws.
  • A vast number of small improvements.

More than 80 tickets closed in this release overall, see Trac report for more details.

Download page
TplTags updated in Genoa 0.0.6

It's been quite a rash race, so we need to take some restful days in this Genoa harbor to ensure that our ship is capable of reaching Renaissance. We assume that Renaissance will be delayed for a month or two more, while we focus on community support, plugin development and documentation. So, Mr. Bond is approaching you soon, hold on!
7 | Author: Trustmaster

Web Server Change2009-06-09

Just as a notice give or take within 72 hours(or so) my account is being moved to another server. I only know that its supposedly due to performance/stability. I assume with the server and not related to us.

So there could be some downtime though I hope not. Its supposed to be an emergency move, so I did get a upgrade on my account because of it (Woo unlimited storage/bw, (cough as if I needed it)).

But as of right now thats all I know. Hopefully no problems will arise.

Update: Its just the normal server move they planned to new hardware, although they made it sound like something urgent/bad happened.
1 | Author: Kilandor

Genesis 0.0.5 is available2009-06-01

Spring months have passed silently, with most work being done behind the scenes. This release is probably the most minor ever because it contains just tiny fixes here and there. The update won't take you long.

The Cotonti Team is now mostly focused on Renaissance branch which is great amount of work. So if you'd like to see the most major release ever in Autumn, please participate in discussions, suggest features and make your contributions!

Get Genesis 0.0.5
2 | Author: Trustmaster

Cotonti Donations2009-05-20

Its now possible for anyone who wants to to donate to Cotonti to donate!

There is a link up top, on the front page, and on the bottom.

There is more information provided on the donation page.
0 | Author: Kilandor