We strongly believe your content managements system shouldn't require you to compromise your vision. BigTree is an extremely extensible open source CMS built on PHP and MySQL. It was created by designers, UX experts, and content strategists to help you make and maintain better websites.

 

Intuitive Interface

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

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Installing BigTree CMS

Before the launch of the new website we were on a Drupal platform and there was literally one person in our organization who was able to update the site. One. So this site is beautiful and and well-executed and a major step for us, but I can tell you, the improvements on the back-end are as fundamental and significant as the front end. Our adoption of BigTree has dramatically improved our content creation and content curation capabilities at Mount Vernon. It’s really been a huge enabler of the content which fuels the site.

Robert Shenk

Senior Vice President, Visitor Engagement, George Washington's Mount Vernon

 

Develop Freely

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

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templates/basic/home.php
<?
	$testimonialsMod = new BTMarketingTestimonials;
	list($testimonialUser) = $testimonialsMod->getMatching(array("type","approved"), array("users","on"), "RAND()", 1);
	list($testimonialDev)  = $testimonialsMod->getMatching(array("type","approved"), array("developers","on"), "RAND()", 1);

	$sitesMod = new BTMarketingExampleSites;
	$sites = $sitesMod->getNonarchived("position DESC",6);
?>
<div class="landing home">
	<header class="page_header bordered padded wallpapered feature home" data-wallpaper-options='{"source":{"poster":"<?=STATIC_ROOT?>images/BigTree_Home.jpg","webm":"<?=STATIC_ROOT?>video/BigTree_Home_1080_Graded.webmhd.webm","mp4":"<?=STATIC_ROOT?>video/BigTree_Home_1080_Graded.mp4","ogg":"<?=STATIC_ROOT?>video/BigTree_Home_1080_Graded.oggtheora.ogv"}}'>
		<div class="row top">
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-full desktop-10 max-10 max-push-1">
				<div class="title contain">
					<h1 class="users">User Friendly</h1>
					<h1 class="developers">Developer Ready</h1>
				</div>
				<a href="<?=$cms->getLink(3)?>" class="button large">Download</a>
			</div>
		</div>
	</header>
	<div class="padded bordered">
		<div class="row">
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-full desktop-full max-10 max-push-1">
				<p class="primary"><?=$page_intro?></p>
			</div>
		</div>
	</div>
	<section class="padded bottom_zero bordered gray users">
		<div class="row ">
			<div class="min-full mobile-1 tablet-1 desktop-3 max-2 max-push-1">
				<span class="illustration user">&nbsp;</span>
			</div>
			<div class="min-full mobile-2 tablet-5 desktop-9 max-7">
				<h2>Intuitive Interface</h2>
				<p>Developer, administrator, or end-user - no matter your role, BigTree is designed to be a pleasure to use.</p>
				<a href="<?=$cms->getLink(2)?>" class="action">Learn More About BigTree</a>
			</div>
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-full desktop-full max-10 max-push-1 clear window">
				<div class="chrome">
					<span class="title">Installing BigTree CMS</span>
				</div>
				<div class="container video expander">
					<img src="<?=STATIC_ROOT?>images/video.jpg" />
					<div class="video_wrapper">
						<iframe data-src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PLxQznXvBmQ?autoplay=1&color=white&rel=0&showinfo=0&modestbranding=1&hd=1&autohide=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
					</div>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>
	</section>
	<div class="padded bordered">
		<blockquote class="row">
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-4 desktop-8 max-7 max-push-1">
				<p class="quote"><?=$testimonialUser["quote"]?></p>
			</div>
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-2 desktop-3 desktop-push-1 max-2 max-push-1 author">
				<img src="<?=($testimonialUser["image"] ? $testimonialUser["image"] : STATIC_ROOT."images/placeholder/150x150")?>" />
				<div class="contain">
					<h5><?=$testimonialUser["author"]?></h5>
					<p><?=$testimonialUser["title"]?></p>
				</div>
			</div>
		</blockquote>
	</div>
	<section class="padded bottom_zero bordered gray developers">
		<div class="row ">
			<div class="min-full mobile-1 tablet-1 desktop-3 max-2 max-push-1">
				<span class="illustration files">&nbsp;</span>
			</div>
			<div class="min-full mobile-2 tablet-5 desktop-9 max-7">
				<h2>Develop Freely</h2>
				<p>BigTree allows you write standard HTML, CSS, JS, and PHP. There's no proprietary markup or templating language to learn.</p>
				<a href="<?=$cms->getLink(1)?>" class="action">Learn More About BigTree</a>
			</div>
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-full desktop-full max-10 max-push-1 clear window">
				<div class="chrome">
					<span class="title">templates/basic/home.php</span>
				</div>
				<div class="container editor expander">
					<pre class="line-numbers"><code class="language-php"><?=htmlspecialchars(file_get_contents("../templates/basic/home.php"))?></code></pre>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>
	</section>
	<div class="padded bordered">
		<blockquote class="row">
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-4 desktop-8 max-7 max-push-1">
				<p class="quote"><?=$testimonialDev["quote"]?></p>
			</div>
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-2 desktop-3 desktop-push-1 max-2 max-push-1 author">
				<img src="<?=($testimonialDev["image"] ? $testimonialDev["image"] : STATIC_ROOT."images/placeholder/150x150")?>" />
				<div class="contain">
					<h5><?=$testimonialDev["author"]?></h5>
					<p><?=$testimonialDev["title"]?></p>
				</div>
			</div>
		</blockquote>
	</div>
	<section id="sites" class="padded bordered gray">
		<div class="row sites">
			<div class="mobile-full tablet-full desktop-full">
				<h2>Some Sites Running BigTree</h2>
			</div>
			<? foreach ($sites as $item) { ?>
			<div class="min-full mobile-half tablet-half desktop-4 site">
				<a href="<?=$item["link"]?>" target="_blank">
					<div class="window">
						<img src="<?=$item["image"]?>" />
					</div>
					<p class="secondary"><?=$item["title"]?></p>
				</a>
			</div>
			<? } ?>
		</div>
	</section>
</div>

BigTree takes on a lot of the heavy lifting of getting a CMS off the ground, allowing us to rapidly build a website and concentrate on the functions that make the site unique. BigTree gives us a solid CMS framework then gets out of the way, giving us the freedom to build creative websites and the speed to deliver quickly.

Mike Simon

President Mindscape