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


Cotonti Genoa 0.6.3 Is Available2009-09-15

This update contains fixes for 14 non-critical bugs in: forum post anchors, RSS, cache, user birthdate, polls, comments, extra fields, new post indication, magic_quotes_gpc, e-mail links, XSS and CSRF protection. Keep your Cotonti stable and up2date!

Download page
0 | Author: Trustmaster

Cotonti Genoa 0.6.2 Update2009-08-16

An 0.6.2 update is now available. It contains bug fixes only, so this update is recommended to everyone. What has been changed:
  • Fixed bugs in: polls, extra fields, category counters, user birthdates, update checker, new posts on forums, XSS and CSRF protection.
  • XTemplate 2.2 with better cache and less RAM use
Go to Download page
Don't forget to check updates in Skin Competition and help us to make more people involved!
10 | Author: Trustmaster

New IRC Chat2009-08-05

Not many people use the chat, probably because it was Java. Which mostly sucks.

So I have looked around for a while and found a new solution.

Ajax IRC Client and a new server that hosts it up easy for use. So with just a simple Iframe we have Ajax IRC chat now.

What this means is that anyone can easily use the IRC chat now, i've also included a simple popup link, to open a window with it.

2 | Author: Kilandor

Cotonti Genoa 0.6.1 released!2009-07-31

As you can see we have changed versions a bit, so that now Genoa branch is 0.6.x and Renaissance is 1.0.x. We hope it causes no confusion and lets you know we are not so far from 1.0 as it was supposed before.

This release solves most problems which were found in 0.0.6 (which in fact was 0.6.0, that is why so many changes and so much confusion). Now your Cotonti site should run much smoother.

What's new in this version:
  • New version checking admin.php (will notify you of Cotonti Updates)
  • XTemplate 2.1 with structure cache and better compatibility with 1.0
  • Support for multiple ratings on the same page
  • A button to select all PMs
  • Radio buttons for extra fields and a few extra fields improvements
  • BBcode editor for user text in user profiles
  • Fixed bugs with: XTemplate, FTP links, extra fields, user birthdates in future, category structure sorting, referers, polls, news and more
  • Code optimization and more caching to improve performance
Visit Download page and update as soon as possible.

Other good news is that Cotonti Skin Competition will stay open for a bit longer. Works are accepted up to the end of August. The voting week is from September 1st and the results are coming on 8th.
1 | Author: Trustmaster

Cotonti Server Move2009-07-27

First off if your seeing this your DNS has propagated to the new site!

I know this move was a kinda ninja and stealthy, but its for the best!

The team had some slight advanced notice of upcoming move but not when. Previously we was hosted on my shared host, but clearly we have outgrown that, and sometimes having long sql/execution times related to the server. So thanks to Trustmaster, we are on his dedicated server which is located in Germany/Frankfurt.

So there should be much improved performance with executions and such and no worries of a bloated server.

Some people may see improved access speeds and download speeds. Hopefully no one has any decreased speeds due to a new server location.

Sorry if we caused any inconvenience.

Thanks and Enjoy!
2 | Author: Kilandor