Two months ago we announced our own CMS: Pagekit! We want to thank everybody for the overwhelming feedback. Three days after the announcement we've already got more than 700 followers on Twitter and till today we've got more than 400 emails in our pagekit inbox. If you haven't heard about Pagekit yet, head over to our concept page. Pagekit is a modular and lightweight CMS built from the ground up with modern technologies like Symfony components and Doctrine. It will have a build-in marketplace to provide an awesome platform for theme and extension developers. Pagekit will be MIT licensed and hosted on GitHub.
How it all started
Creating a new CMS is a huge undertaking and we are really excited about it. It all started four years ago. We had just finished our ZOO 2.0 extension, which allows you to build applications for content management on the fly. We also started working on making our Warp theme framework cross-platform compatible. In this time we learned so much about content management and how CMSes work that we came up with the idea to start our own CMS. Besides Joomla and WordPress which we know inside out, we looked into Drupal, Typo3 and many more and we started quickly, evaluating all the new PHP frameworks like Symfony 2 and Laravel. We just found a picture of us on Google where we attended the Symfony Live conference 2011 in Paris :-) And here we are, three years later working on Pagekit. Finding the right name, several logo redesigns and hours of coding are behind us. Even our current administration theme is the third completely redesigned version. The public announcement back in November 2013 and putting our concept page online was a big relief for us. Finally, we could present what we had been working on :-)
Start developing for Pagekit
Are you curious about new technologies and opportunities? :-) We are now looking for developers and companies who want to join the Pagekit development. Pagekit will be a true open source project and open for everyone to contribute. Because it is MIT licensed you will have the freedom to do anything you want. No restrictions! You decide which license you want to use for your themes and extensions, whether it is MIT, GPL or any other. This gives you real freedom as a developer!
Pagekit will have a built-in marketplace from the start. This makes it super easy for anyone to publish and share themes and extensions instantly with the Pagekit community. This is great, if you don't have the time to set up a large website or shop. Get in touch with us whether you are single developer or a large theme or extension provider for Joomla, WordPress or Drupal. We will answer all your questions about Pagekit and the marketplace and help you get started.
When will Pagekit be ready?
We are working hard on the first ALPHA version to share it with the theme and extension developers. We hope to get it ready in February. The first public BETA release is planned early in the 2. quarter of 2014. With the first BETA version we will create a space where the community can share ideas. We are really looking forward to the first users taking Pagekit for a test drive. Exciting times :-)
In the meantime follow Pagekit on Twitter.