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Elefant CMS

Elefant is a full-featured, but refreshingly simple CMS and PHP Web framework. It features an intuitive, streamlined admin interface, a tightly integrated WYSIWYG editor, dynamically embeddable content objects for building dynamic Web sites without touching code, and an extremely fast, secure, and flexible framework for add-ons and themes. The core CMS includes page editing, a blogging engine, site navigation, file and user management, automatic version control, a tool for translators and multilingual site management, and an in-browser theme/layout editor. It is also extensively documented and has a small but friendly and active developer community.

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Last announcement

Elefant is the first CMS to fully support Composer/Packagist 11 May 2012 15:47

Elefant is the first PHP CMS to fully support Composer and Packagist, PHP's new dependency manager and package library. With Composer, you can easily install Elefant apps and themes, as well as any third party libraries you need. For usage information, visit:

Recent releases

  •  28 Feb 2014 03:35

    Release Notes: This is a security update to fix an XSS vulnerability in user profiles.

    •  23 Apr 2013 19:32

      Release Notes: This release adds the final feature for Elefant 2.0, role-based access control (RBAC), including an elegant GUI for managing roles and a simple API for app developers. It also includes numerous bugfixes and new settings to control sessions and file paths, which make it possible to use a single Elefant install in a multisite setup.

      •  25 Mar 2013 17:14

        Release Notes: This is the first feature-complete beta of Elefant 2, featuring a new WYSIWYG editor with tight integration with the internal pages, files, and dynamic embedding. The file manager supports drag and drop uploads and moving files/folders, transparency-aware image resizing, and editing text files and images (via Aviary). There were many improvements to the translation manager and multilingual support, new Italian and German translations, and updated Russian and Chinese translations. Also included were a new default theme and streamlined admin UI, client-side helpers for app developers, and dozens of framework improvements.

        •  13 Sep 2012 15:12

          Release Notes: This release includes new translations in Chinese, Czech, Russian, and Ukrainian, as well as better transliteration in URLs, localization of dates/times, language negotiation with Safari, API changes, and other internationalization improvements. It includes database and query builder improvements, better standards compliance, more template syntax flexibility, a new CRUD scaffold generator, refactored input validation, better REST error handling, HTML5 multiple file uploads, an improved CLI utility that can be extended with custom commands, and numerous other improvements and fixes.

          •  13 Sep 2012 15:01

            Release Notes: This is a security update that fixes an issue with the layout and CSS preview features.


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