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.

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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


Security update Siena 0.9.92012-04-15

An SQL injection vulnerability has been found recently in Administration part of Polls module by vekt0r, so we release 0.9.9 shortly as a security update for 0.9.x branch.

This update also includes significant changes in site security system and fixes for all recently discovered bugs.

Head to release notes page for more information.

Siena 0.9.8 is available2012-04-02

Thanks to the increasing interest for Cotonti Siena in the community during last 2 months, together we have found and solved over 33 bugs and made about 20 requested enhancements. The most important features in this release include:

  • Extension categories. Plugins are grouped by category in the Installer and there is Category View in Administration / Extensions.
  • A “Multihost” mode which allows the site to run on multiple host names and ports. See $cfg['multihost'] in config.php.
  • Built-in CAPTCHA management and Security section in Configuration.
  • Extra fields are supported in Forums, Comments and Contact.
  • An option to log out from all devices at once.
  • Category filter in Recent Items plugin.

Visit the release page to see other new features and more details.

By the way, do you have a cool site running Cotonti? Don't forget to add it to our showcase. It helps to demonstrate the newcomers what can be done using this wonderful system.

3 years on air!2012-02-01

Our project has been publicly available for 3 years by now! It's hard to believe but time passes so fast. I like measuring the progress by statistics, so here are some interesting facts about what we have achieved during these 3 years:

  • 36 releases! it is exactly 1 release per month on the average;
  • 20 people have made 4658 commits in our repository, of which 2284 are in the main branch;
  • 804 tasks completed;
  • 27242 downloads of just the core packages;
  • 165 plugins added to the downloads section;
  • main branch code base has grown from 30k lines to 63k lines of code.

Quite impressive, isn't it? And how about the birthday present? Here it is! It's called "Siena 0.9.7" and it contains over 30 bugfixes and over 10 enhancements among which there are:

  • Improved versioning and dependency checks in Administration / Extensions
  • Improved output and error pages for fatal errors, read more... and more
  • CKEditor 3.6.2
  • HTMLPurifier 4.4.0
  • PFS links for comments
  • SEO: correct canonical URLs and no duplicate URLs in forums
  • Hook for plugins and third-party presets in URLEditor
  • Meta keywords for page lists
  • Page start date updated upon publications

Now it's time to celebrate!

Genoa 0.6.21 is available2012-01-15

What's new:

  • CoTemplate 2.7.2 backported from Cotonti Siena (supports FOR loops and fixes a bug in expressions).
  • Sites can run on custom HTTP ports other than 80.
  • All page TPL-tags are available in tag search results (tags plugin).

Happy New Year 2012!2011-12-31

Cotonti Team and Community wishes you all the best in the New Year 2012. We have prepared some presents which could be useful for you in the upcoming year:

And guess what? TPL Tags Repository is back online, supporting both Siena and Genoa branches simultaneously!

2012 is going to be a great year for Cotonti project: it will reach v1.0.0, grow stability, documentation, the number of long awaited extensions and new themes. Let it be a great year for you too!