Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ProcessWire added to Bitnami Library!

ProcessWire, our last contest winner, is now part of the Bitnami Library!
ProcessWire is a free PHP5 content management system and framework (open source CMS/CMF) built to save you time and work the way you do. ProcessWire gives simpler and stronger control over your pages, fields, templates and markup at any scale. And it provides a powerful template system that works the way you already do.

Thanks to the amazing community votes, ProcessWire is now ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami ProcessWire installers, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, Virtual Machine images (VMs) and cloud images for the Amazon EC2 and Azure clouds.

ProcessWire administration Panel

If you just want to check out ProcessWire, you can launch a free cloud demo server in minutes with the Bitnami Cloud Launchpad by clicking the button below. The default admin user is "user" and the password is "bitnami".

Ryan Cramer, lead developer of the ProcessWire open source project, was kind enough to answer a few questions, to let us know more about the project.

1. What is the goal of the ProcessWire application?

ProcessWire brings joy and fun back to web development. It is both a content management framework (CMF) and a content management system (CMS). ProcessWire is an incredibly powerful tool and foundation from which to manage content both interactively and from the API. It is well suited to power web sites, applications, services, and more... at any scale. It is a tool that web developers/designers and content editors/publishers will fall in love with. The goal: enable you to build bigger, faster, stronger and easier, while saving you huge amounts of time.

2. What are some of the features of ProcessWire?   

For developers: It empowers developers with a truly solid and powerful framework to build bigger, faster and easier. It's highly flexible and suitable for almost any project: whether a blog, a web-application or a content-heavy corporate portal. It can be easily extended and integrated with other modern web technologies due to its powerful and intuitive API, hook system and modular structure. It's created for those who like to make things the proper way rather then hack them. It has a unique system of fields and templates that lets you build content types of almost any complexity with little effort.

For designers: Creativity without barriers! ProcessWire enables full control of the creative process. Everything you can design in HTML and CSS you can realize in ProcessWire. You don't need to re-design or re-code anything for ProcessWire. It adapts to your workflow rather than the other way around. It is delightfully simple and fun to populate content in your design with ProcessWire.

For content-managers: ProcessWire has a beautifully minimal and easy-to-use backend. But don't be fooled by the simplicity-there's incredible power and flexibility here. ProcessWire makes your content management tasks a joy, regardless of scale. Focused on ensuring the portability, semantics and accessibility of your content, ProcessWire is a breath of fresh air for content managers and editors.

For enthusiasts: ProcessWire has something to offer for those who just need a ready-to-use blog or website. It already has several website profiles that can just be installed and used immediately, or serve as a starting point to build a more personalized project on top. After you download ProcessWire, you can literally have a website up and running in under 5 minutes (and even less thanks to Bitnami). 

3. Which projects or organizations are using ProcessWire currently?  What kind of projects do they use it for?

ProcessWire is equally adept at powering both small and large sites. But it was designed specifically to grow with you and work at the large scale while maintaining the same speed and simplicity. ProcessWire is especially well suited for single or multi-language sites needing to manage large inventories of custom data. As a result, it is widely used by the travel industry, the research and information provider industries, and the design, education and science industries. However, these are just examples as actual usage is far broader than that. For fresh examples of organizations and sites running ProcessWire, visit our Showcase board/.

4. What do you expect will be the main benefits of having Bitnami packages available for ProcessWire?

ProcessWire is an able, flexible and highly intuitive package both as a CMS/CMF and site creation tool. It is also a powerful, enterprise ready development environment. Bringing ProcessWire to Bitnami users will not only introduce them to the benefits and shear enjoyment of working with ProcessWire, but will also in return help build further the already strong and enterprising ProcessWire community.

Would you like your favorite app to be part of Bitnami? Be sure to suggest and vote for it in our monthly contest!