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Original author(s) Marc Worrell
Developer(s) The Zotonic Team
Initial release November 2009 (2009-11)
Stable release 0.12.4 / February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)[1]
Development status Active
Written in Erlang
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual
Type Content management framework, Content management system and Web framework
License Apache License[2]
Website zotonic.com

Zotonic is an open source CMS and web framework built in Erlang and released under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.[2] The CMS part of Zotonic is designed to be user friendly and hides development tasks from the user. One of Zotonic's primary goals is speed, and it claims to be up to ten times faster than PHP-based frameworks. It's also easily extended with modules, scomps, filters and models.[3]


  • Fast: Zotonic claims to be 10 times faster than PHP-based content management systems.[4]
  • Simple user interface
  • Easy to design through a templating system
  • Extensible
  • Event-driven: It is possible to build event-driven Ajax websites without writing JavaScript.[4]
  • Pluggable access control modules.[4]

Used technologies and methods[edit]


  1. ^ http://zotonic.com/download
  2. ^ a b "Licensing". zotonic.com. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Zotonic: the Erlang Content Management System". Linux Journal. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  4. ^ a b c "Features". zotonic.com. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 

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