About pwtuts.com

Why did I make this website?

I wanted to give something back to a community that has been especially helpful in my own processwire journey. I want to make people aware that there is a CMS that will enable them to do many things straight out the box without requiring multiple plugins that can be manipulated with a simple API that anyone can pick up given a bit of time. The tutorials on this site are designed to help beginners ease into making websites with processwire with examples of common things that you need to do in order to get going.

Why processwire?

After using a number of CMSs over the past years, I stumbled across processwire accidentally when searching for something new to try, and I'm glad I did. I was always more into design than coding so wanted something where I could fully control the HTML output and be able to easily style it with CSS. A positive side effect of using processwire for me has been that because I enjoy using the software, my interest in coding has increased significantly.

What's so good about processwire?

  • It's free. There are also very good paid modules avialble that integrate seamlessly and more importantly, don't break other modules.
  • The community is amazing! Knowledgable, approachable, friendly and always willing to help. Get on the forum and you'll see what I'm talking about.
  • You can structure your project how you want. In this respect, Processwire is more of a content management framework (CMF) than a CMS.
  • It's intuitive. Basic programming knowledge is enough to get started (if/else/loops). If you know about basic objects/arrays then you're well on your way.
  • It has a huge amount of flexibility.
  • The docs are well written and easy to follow.
  • It doesn't require endless plugins to get the basic stuff done.
  • It can be integrated into any theme or framework., UIKit, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, whatever you want!

Thanks

I'd like to give thanks to all the members of the Proceswire forum who have been so helpful in getting me up and running. You're all awesome!

If you're not a member already, I suggest heading over there and signing up. You may be surprised how welcoming it is.