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Ariadne is a feature-rich open source CMS with a simple user interface.   Designed from the ground up to be secure and scalable, Ariadne is enterprise ready.   Ariadne is free, download the latest version now!



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We've sneaked Ariadne 9.3 out forgetting to post a release notice here. Sorry about that. But to make up for it, we've pushed a brand new 9.4 release with a lot of new stuff.
The most important one is that Ariadne 9.4 is ready for PHP7! And its a lot faster as expected. Even with PHP5 we've improved the performance at least 10%, just by adding micro optimizations in a lot of core methods.
In addition we expanded the scaffolds to support most content types. So you can now create prefab pages, directories, sites, etc. The scaffolds now also copy any content in the prefab/scaffold object itself, including configuration settings.
We made the PINP compiler more robust, so that it now can handle any kind of parse error without crashing. This makes editing through the FTP or Webdav loader a lot more reliable.
Finally we fixed an annoying bug in the tar/untar module, that made installation under Windows problematic.

Quickest release ever! Ok, so we made a small error, ar::callSuper() (and call_super()) were broken in the last dash to make Ariadne 9.1 a reality. We fixed it, don't install 9.1. Sorry.

Another 6 months of hard work have resulted in numerous improvements and bugfixes. The most important improvements are in the Vedor Editor. It is now much more at home in mobile devices and in FireFox. It now supports switching languages in a multi-language website and allows you to dock the hovering toolbars. In addition we've shipped a lot of plugin libraries for the editor, allowing you to do all kinds of cool stuff with it. Check out the new scaffolds to see how they work. Finally we've updated and improved the muze libraries, including the base, base layout and the development libraries. You can read the Changes file for a full list of changes.

Note: export files made with Ariadne 9.1 can only be read by Ariadne 9.1 and up, because we added an extra field to all properties ('scope').

Ariadne 9.0 released

Its been almost a year since the last major Ariadne release, but we think its been worth the wait. This is the biggest Ariadne release we've done in a long time. It includes:

  • A new inline WYSIWYG editor, mobile and touch-friendly, made by Vedor since 2004, now Open Source for the first time.
  • The Muze.cms and packages, making it easier than ever to work with Ariadne.
  • Scaffolds. Instead of copying existing projects or creating them entirely from scratch, you can now select a scaffold and the project is preconfigured en filled in for you.
  • Closures in PINP templates.
  • The Magic Cache. Never see outdated pages anymore.
  • Markdown, Less and Bootstrap included.

Read on for the full list of new goodies.

Ariadne 8.3.2 released
This is the last Ariadne release to support PHP 5.3. It contains the latest ACE template editor, which works with Chrome 38. It now also works better with XDebug, showing correct parse errors in templates. But this release mainly fixes a number of annoying bugs: The ar\connect\xmlrpc library now handles nested method names correctly in the client as well as the server, fixed the ar\html\menu menubar to correctly handle links, there was a problem with the formSecret handling in the CSRF protection. In addition we fixed a problem when adding users to a group which is a subtype of pgroup. ar\http\client now sets the responseheader even if the result of the request is empty. loadtext('current:lib.nls') now works correctly. Finally we fixed the backwards compatibility of psite's url handling. See the changes file for more information as always. 

ARC: Ariadne Components library
There's a new github project related to Ariadne, called ARC. It is a refactored version of the AR api. This will become the core of future Ariadne CMS releases but is meant to be usable for any other PHP project. The homepage is at 
Take a look and if you are working on other PHP projects let us know if you think this is something you might use.