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Grav (CMS)

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Developer(s)Andy Miller, Djamil Legato, Matias Griese[1]
Initial release30 July 2014; 9 years ago (30 July 2014)[2]
Stable release
1.7.45[3] / 2024-03-18[±]
Written inPHP
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeContent management system
LicenseMIT License
Websitegetgrav.org Edit this on Wikidata

Grav is a free software, self-hosted content management system (CMS) written in the PHP programming language and based on the Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend.

Grav is designed to have a shallow learning curve, and to be easy to set up. The focus of Grav is speed and simplicity, rather than an abundance of built-in features that come at the expense of added complexity.

The name Grav is a shortened version of the word gravity.[4]

Grav is the most starred PHP CMS on GitHub, with over 14,245 stars.[5]

A lot of interesting articles about Grav CMS and its possibilities are available in the Czech language on the microsite Grav.cz (gravcz.github.io).[6]


  • CMS Critic Awards – Best Open Source CMS 2016[7]
  • CMS Critic Awards – Best Flat File CMS 2017[8]
  • CMS Critic Awards – Best Flat File CMS 2019[8]
  • CMS Critic Awards – Best Flat File CMS 2020[8]
  • CMS Critic Awards – Best Flat File CMS 2021[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Grav". getgrav.org. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Grav blog". getgrav.org. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Releases - getgrav/grav". Retrieved 20 March 2024 – via GitHub.
  4. ^ "What is Grav?". getgrav.org. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Most Starred PHP CMS projects on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved 20 March 2024.
  6. ^ "Articles | Grav.cz (gravcz.github.io)". Retrieved 20 March 2024.
  7. ^ "The Winner of Best Open Source CMS for 2016 is Grav". CMS Critic. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2024-01-19.
  8. ^ a b c d Critic, C. M. S. "CMS Critic Awards". CMS Critic. Retrieved 2024-05-31.