ProcessWire is an open source content management system and framework (CMS/CMF) that allows you to manage content both interactively and from the API. It is well suited to power web sites, applications, services and more at any scale.
Why use the Bitnami ProcessWire Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run ProcessWire in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami ProcessWire Stack is:
We track every release of ProcessWire and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of ProcessWire as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying ProcessWire or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami ProcessWire Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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When I first looked at ProcessWire, it confused the hell out of me. And rightly so. One thing you quickly learn is that if you want a list of items on a page (Say, a list of blog post types, or maybe a list of locations for an event) - each of those items has to be created as a 'Page'.
Initially that sounds stupid, overcomplicated and messy.
But after you start making your first site, it all becomes clear. It's actually a genius design and is the total opposite of stupid, overcomplicated and messy.
Take a way the fact that these things are called 'Pages' and what you actually have is without a doubt the most adaptive out of the box CMS.
Sure, you could go down the route of using Wordpress or Drupal, installing a ton of 3rd party addons. But why the heck would you do that?! That's madness.
I've yet to need a single 3rd party addon to manage, alter or enhance my content on ProcessWire. My travel information site runs a vanilla copy of it (with just the SEO module installed - that thing is awesome).
Despite only runnning a standard copy, I've got some seriously advanced relationships between content, and a huge number of custom fields.
For example one section is for theme park attractions. For each attraction, when editing them I have option such as ride length, ride type (with a big database of theme park ride types), location (complete with a map and GPS), related attractions, etc.
It's great for things like restaurant listing sites too. I've got a list of all restaurants in a theme park, then when you go into each one, you've got a tabbed view with each menu for that restaurant, all handled as separate, but integrated pages.
I can't speak highly enough of ProcessWire. As a PHP developer myself I'm always quite skeptical of lesser known platforms, but I'm extremely confident in the amazing thought process that has been put into this platform.
If I could make one recommendation to anyone considering ProcessWire it would be to pop over to youtube and search for ProcessWire and watch the video of the annoying (sorry) pirate voice guiding you through it - it's an eye opener.
I am sure that processwire is a great CMS for web developers but for me a web designer fluent in html and css etc it was very daunting. I think anyone could learn how to use it properly given enough time but for most people who are not developers there are many cms programs out there you would get on much better with than this.