October CMS

The CMS platform trusted by thousands of digital studios and their clients. Based on Laravel.

October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. Thousands of digital studios and freelancers all over the world love October for its simplicity, flexibility and modern design. Their clients are happy, because October saves them both time and money.

Large community

The community contributes hundreds of high quality plugins and themes to the October CMS marketplace.

Simple modern CMS engine

October doesn't impose any restrictions on the website page structure, HTML or CSS markup.

Easy to learn and use

October CMS has a great documentation and is built on Laravel - the best available PHP framework.

Just enough features to make you happy

October CMS isn’t bloated with features that you don’t need. It brings you the power of Laravel with the simplicity of pure HTML. Universal extendable dashboard, Inspector, reusable CMS components - everything will make you smile. Use your favorite code editor and usual workflow for creating and updating websites.

October CMS is trusted by 30,000 developers all over the world

October CMS is an ideal tool whether you are a self-employed web artisan or a small-to-medium digital studio. October is used as a primary CMS platform by studios who have world famous brands in their portfolios, such as Toyota, KFC and Nestle. The Dallas Museum of Art uses October CMS in their information kiosks.

Many of October users are located in Europe and North America.

What October users say

October CMS has opened up new highways for rapid tooling & web development for us. New models and user interactions can be framed up tremendously fast using October CMS’s robust widget system. What used to cost our customers tremendous amounts of capital, are now much more attainable. All while maintaining fundamental Laravel patterns. It’s an absolute joy to work with!
October is a perfect platform to build everything from simple websites to complex web applications. October’s focus on developers and the powerful base that Laravel provides are a perfect match for increased productivity.
We at LOVATA chose October CMS a couple of years ago as one of the main technologies to develop new projects. The main reason was that it's based on Laravel, the best PHP framework ever, and continues it's best traditions of high security, performance, and flexibility.

October CMS provides a useful API on top of Laravel, and raises the Developer Experience (DX) to new heights! What separates October from other CMS is that it allows using best modern development tools and practices: ORM and DB migrations, package management (with a wide Laravel ecosystem) and easy integration with third-party software (Redis, Beanstalk etc.), deployment and QA automation.

We support the path Octobers CMS's core team has chosen and believe in the great perspectives of their project. That’s why we've started the development of our own product based on October CMS — Shopaholic e-commerce ecosystem!
  • Pavel Lautsevich, CTO
  • LOVATA
  • Belarus
OctoberCMS is a pragmatic product that gives value both for technical and non-technical users. Clear navigation and conveniently designed forms make it very easy to introduce this platform to our customers and the time and effort spend on training is minimized compared to other platforms. The number of available plugins may seem to be limited but in reality they cover most of the clients’ needs. On the other hand, if there’s ever a need to build a custom feature, we’re always sure that the development process will be smooth and undisturbed. It stands on top of Laravel technology so it's easy to develop and maintain custom functionalities. It's our platform of choice for most small and medium sized projects.
  • Mateusz Charytoniuk, owner
  • newride
  • Poland
Clients love the clean backend. Support and training time have dropped by 50%.

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Why a Switzerland Web Studio Has Transitioned from Joomla to October CMS

The Web agency, inetis sàrl from Switzerland, has been in business for 12 years. During their business history they’ve built more than 70 websites on Joomla. Two years ago, they made a crucial decision to adopt October CMS. As a result, October is now a primary platform for websites and web applications the company builds. As of today the company has built 25 websites on October and has migrated several websites from Joomla to October. We asked the team to tell us about the challenges they experienced before the transition and explain why October CMS became such a valuable tool for the company and their clients.

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