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PHP-Nuke is a web based automated news publishing and content management system based on PHP and SQL. The system is fully controlled using a web-based user interface.

The system has been released as free software under the GNU General Public License. It requires a web server which supports the PHP extension (such as the Apache HTTP Server), as well as an SQL database (such as MySQL, mSQL, PostgreSQL, ODBC, Adabas, Sybase or Interbase).

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1 Features of PHP-Nuke
2 Forks
3 External links

Features of PHP-Nuke

The main aim of PHP-Nuke is to allow a webmaster to create a community-based portal (similar to that used by Slashdot), with an automated web site allowing users and editors to post news items (user-submitted news items are selected by editors). Users can comment on these articles using the comments system.

Modules may be added to the PHP-Nuke system, allowing the webmaster to add more features (such as an Internet forum or calendar) to their PHP-Nuke installation in addition to the core modules such as News, FAQ and Private Messaging. The whole system is maintained by administrators using the web-based admin section.

PHP-Nuke is able to support many languages, such as English, Portuguese and Thai. Its look and feel can also be customised (to an extent), using the Themes system, although some people have found it difficult to make the site look any different to the standard 2/3 column layout (as used by the program's official web site [1]).


The PHP-Nuke project has been forked many times by different people, for different reasons. The most well known of these are:

These forks, and others, have all had their own ideas regarding several aspects of the system, and thus do many things in different ways in an attempt to produce a better product. Nevertheless, most, if not all of these systems can be used to produce a community portal similar to that which can be built using PHP-Nuke, although it is possible that these systems are better at doing some things than PHP-Nuke (and vice-versa).

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