Programming language: PHP
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
Tags: Blogging Platforms    
Latest version: v2020.04

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[简体中文](README_zh_CN.md), [Italiano](README_it_IT.md).

What can Chyrp Lite do for me?

Chyrp Lite makes it possible to host a blog on your own web server with minimal fuss. You can have a traditional blog, a tumbleblog, or you can add oodles of customisation and build a general-purpose web publishing platform with blogging features on the side. You get four beautiful blog themes and a friendly administration console, all fully navigable on a broad range of devices, thanks to the power of responsive HTML5. Semantic markup and comprehensive ARIA labelling ensure your blog will be accessible to visitors who use assistive technologies.

With a flexible system of Feathers and Pages, you can make your website whatever you want it to be. Feathers enable different types of blog content – you can restrict yourself to absolute textual purity, or you can create a multimedia rainbow. Pages let you publish articles separate from your blog content – be it a simple colophon or a hierarchy of multiple pages, optionally including a homepage that your visitors will see when they first arrive at your website.

What are the key features?

  • Easy to install, simple to maintain, extensible by design.
  • Built with responsive and accessible W3C-validated HTML5.
  • Universal support for plain text, Markdown, or raw markup.
  • Personalise your blog using powerful extensions.
  • Theme development is easy with the Twig template engine.
  • Manage users and visitors with a comprehensive rights model.
  • Text: write textual blog entries.
  • Photo: upload an image.
  • Quote: make a quotation.
  • Link: link to another website.
  • Video: upload a video file.
  • Audio: upload an audio file.
  • Uploader: upload multiple files.
  • Cacher: cache your blog pages for reduced server load.
  • Categorize: give each of your blog entries a category.
  • Tags: apply multiple searchable tags to your blog entries.
  • Pingable: register pingbacks from blogs that link to yours.
  • Comments: a comprehensive comments system for your blog.
  • Likes: allow your visitors to show their appreciation.
  • Read More: excerpt long blog entries on the blog index.
  • Rights: set attribution and copyright/left for your entries.
  • Cascade: ajax-powered infinite scrolling for your blog.
  • Lightbox: on-page image viewer with image protection.
  • Sitemap: index your blog for search engines.
  • MAPTCHA: use simple mathematics problems to prevent spam.
  • Highlighter: syntax highlighting for your code snippets.
  • Easy Embed: the easiest way to embed videos in your blog.
  • Post Views: maintain a view count for your blog entries.
  • MathJax: A JavaScript display engine for mathematics.


  • PHP with default extensions (Session, JSON, Ctype, libxml, SimpleXML)
  • PDO
  • MySQL 4.1+
  • SQLite 3+
  • PostgreSQL 10+


You can install Chyrp Lite in three steps:

  1. If using MySQL, create a MySQL database with a username and password.
  2. Download the latest release, unzip, and upload to your web server.
  3. Run the installation process by visiting [install.php](install.php) in your web browser.


You can upgrade Chyrp Lite in six steps:

  1. Backup your database before proceeding!
  2. Download the latest version of Chyrp Lite.
  3. Move your uploads folder and includes/config.json.php somewhere safe.
  4. Overwrite your current version with the new one.
  5. Restore your uploads folder and includes/config.json.php.
  6. Run the upgrade process by visiting [upgrade.php](upgrade.php) in your web browser.


The Chyrp Lite wiki has comprehensive documentation for users and developers.


Chyrp Lite was created by the following people:

  • Lite Developer: Daniel Pimley
  • Chyrp Developer: Arian Xhezairi
  • Project Founder: Alex Suraci
  • Module authors and other contributors.


Chyrp Lite is Copyright 2008-2022 Alex Suraci, Arian Xhezairi, Daniel Pimley, and other contributors, distributed under the BSD license. Please see the [licenses](licenses) directory for the full license text of all software packages distributed with Chyrp Lite.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Chyrp Lite README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.