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BigTree CMS is an open source content management system built on PHP and MySQL. It was created by - and for - user experience and content strategy experts.

Version 4.0.3 Has Landed

We're excited to announce our official release.

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Designed for All Skill Levels

BigTree facilitates building complex Websites with minimal PHP experience, but allows expert coders to work swiftly without limitations.

Clean, Sensible Database

BigTree utilizes SQL best practices and JSON-encoded data to cleanly store your content.

Intuitive User Experience

Developer, administrator, or end-user — no matter your role, BigTree is designed to be a pleasure to use.


Every aspect of BigTree can be customized while maintaining a cohesive user experience.

No Feature Bloat

BigTree's core features are carefully curated and executed. Start fresh with every install and customize BigTree to your project's needs.

Brews Fresh Coffee

We're just checking to see if you are paying attention — but seriously, BigTree does a lot of stuff.

Editorial Workflow with Granular Permissions

BigTree's user system is designed for a single webmaster or large distributed teams. Users can be editors or publishers of a single page or the entire site.

Helps Keep Content Fresh

Scheduled content publication and expiration dates let you automate changes. Customizable content age alerts gently remind you when a specific page or feature is getting old.

Lets You Code Your Way

BigTree allows you write clean, standard HTML, CSS, JS, and PHP code. There's no proprietary markup to learn.

Additional Features

  • Open Source
  • Dynamic Navigation and Breadcrumb
  • WYSIWYG Content Editing
  • Friendly URLs
  • Many Built-in Resource Types
  • Publication Revisions
  • Drag and Drop Usability
  • Content Scheduling
  • Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloud Resource Management
  • Integrated Google Analytics
  • Built-in Message Center with Daily Digest Emails
  • Optional Load Balancing
  • Streamlined Install Process

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