What is October CMS?

October CMS (or October for short) is a content management system (CMS) platform, first released in 2014, designed to help developers create and edit a website.

October CMS in a nutshell

It is an open source (but self-hosted) platform that allows users to post text, image, or video content. Website design, user session monitoring, forum hosting, and collecting visitor comments can also be done just like other Content Management Systems.

October CMS is preferred because of its simplicity and advanced security. October CMS has reduced the workflow for building websites or web design and development (which can sometimes get quite complicated and confusing) to simplicity and simplicity.

Every website can be built via October. The question is whether it is necessary...

What are the features of October CMS?

Some of the features of October CMS at a glance:

Laravel PHP framework

October is built on Laravel PHP Framework, which is regularly updated with new PHP capabilities. Because it places no restrictions on page structure, CSS, or HTML formatting, it allows web designers to freely create and design websites using their imagination.

Simple template engine

October uses Twig as a template engine that has a simple and modern template language. With Twig, developers can separate their data from the templates.

Organized backend design

With its simple interface, October's backend design provides fundamental building blocks such as Pages, Partials, Layouts, and Components. Each building block is essential to creating a website, and developers can use them without running into any complexity.

Expandability and customization

October users or developers can extend and customize the CMS with separately installed plugins that integrate seamlessly with the back end and front end.

No programming skills required

With its user-friendly interface, not only developers but also non-technical users can easily manage page content, images, videos, and other files with the WYSIWYG editor and edit website menus with plugins.

Growing marketplace

Users can find third-party plugins and themes in the October marketplace. Users can also develop their own plugins, reuse them, and share them with the marketplace community.

Easily applied updates

October CMS provides regular secure core updates without breaking users' websites. Users can easily apply updates with a single click.

Advanced security

The October CMS core is based on the Laravel framework, so the only file that can be accessed directly is index.php from the root directory. Any suspicious activity would be eliminated before it reaches the internal components.

Translatable content

Translations can be done easily.

Documentation for an easier learning process

As mentioned earlier, October CMS is user-friendly. With documentation and support, they make the interface learning and using it easier for developers.

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Steven Maas

Steven is eigenaar van Rootsteps, wordt enthousiast van nieuwe technieken, houdt zich bezig met klantcontact, content-creatie, user experience design en Search Engine Marketing.