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php – CMS based on CodeIgniter

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I’m looking for a CMS based on CodeIgniter. Can you suggest what CMS I could use?

I want to learn how to build a CodeIgniter application based using a CMS as a reference.

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PyroCMS have a good set of features, and modular design so you can use it as a base to develop a website. The code is in github, so you can download the latest version from it directly with ease, if you have git installed.

The creator of this CMS, Phil Sturgeon is also a member here, so you can put your question about this CMS here, and hopefully he can respond it directly.


You should all check Ionize CodeIgniter CMS


FuelCMS is the new kid on the block


Download video tutolrials of tuts+ Build a CMS in CodeIgniter

Its not free but you can download via torrent.

It will guide you to build a base for your CMS.

Tutorials include

  • admin panel
  • user management
  • page management
  • session management
  • news articles

I strongly recommend this to those who are willing to build a CMS based on codeigniter.


ExpressionEngine 2 – costs, but is clearly the best.

PyroCMS – free and although looks ugly as sin, the v0.9.8-dev branch is very promising. Does lots more than just blogging.

DBlog – just blogging, but does it well.


You can check out Bonfire.

It is not a CMS, but a starting point for new projects build with CodeIgniter that require ready-made tools like:

  • User Management with Role-Based Access Control
  • Fully Modular codebase built around HMVC
  • Powerful, parent/child capable theme engine


have a look on Egypt CMS, it’s a simple foundation of Database, authentication, dojo, datamapper that will simplify your work



FuelCMS comes with a decent UserGuide. have a look at the documentation for module creation. Design is very clean and takes a little time to understand the source.
I’ve used PyroCMS as well. Its powerful yet documentation is poor(Phil Sturgeon plz make a better documentation). So FuelCMS is my pick.


Codefight CMS is based on codeigniter as well.


For free solutions, there are most probably better options available if you look beside just the Codeigniter ones. However, building sites on top of CMS’s are in most cases very limiting. (Solely depending on the demanded level of the site of course.)

Take a look at this template library: https://github.com/bcit-ci/CodeIgniter/wiki/Simple-Template-Library/

Together with the active record class that codeigniter offers, you will be up and developing sites in no time at all. Without any boundaries of course!


MaxSite CMS is based on CodeIgniter. http://max-3000.com/


I agree that Codeigniter is great and easy to use as well. I have been using the FUELCMS and it is by far the easiest to set up and get going with site development. Easy to bring in your own CSS Frameworks(blueprint) and just start developing.


Here is another CodeIgniter based CMS with a paid version that includes eCommerce functionality. They also use Smarty for template management.



check ci cms, http://code.google.com/p/ci-cms/

I liked some parts of it, like modular seperation, install/uninstall for modules, themes and pretty url(seo) hyphens for the post urls.


Nakid CMS – For a solution that would be external from your website


Well i suggest Halogy. It is built on Codeigniter. Useful for designer with the most simplist structure



Open Source CMS: