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- License: Dual license AGPL v3 / Proprietary
- Github Repository: https://github.com/shopware/shopware
- Issue Tracker: https://issues.shopware.com
Shopware 5 is the next generation of open source e-commerce software made in Germany. Based on bleeding edge technologies like
Doctrine 2 &
Zend Framework Shopware comes as the perfect platform for your next e-commerce project.
Furthermore Shopware 5 provides an event-driven plugin system and an advanced hook system, giving you the ability to customize every part of the platform.
Visit the forum at https://forum.shopware.com/
Shopware Server Requirements
- PHP 7.2.0 or above
- Apache 2.2 or 2.4
- MySQL 5.7.0 or above
Required PHP extensions:
- gd (with freetype and libjpeg)
Installation via Git
Follow the instruction below if you want to install Shopware 5 using Git.
1.) Clone the git repository to the desired location using:
git clone https://github.com/shopware/shopware.git
In case you wish to contribute to Shopware, fork the
5.6 branch rather than cloning it, and create a pull request via Github. For further information please read the section "Get involved" of this document.
2.) Set the correct directory permissions:
chmod -R 755 custom/plugins chmod -R 755 engine/Shopware/Plugins/Community chmod -R 755 files chmod -R 755 media chmod -R 755 var chmod -R 755 web
Depending on your server configuration, it might be necessary to set whole write permissions (777) to the files and folders above. You can also start testing with lower permissions due to security reasons (644 for example) as long as your php process can write to those files.
3.) A psh Buildfile is used to set up the configuration and database connection:
- Optonal: Copy
.psh.yamland modify variables if needed
4.) Download the test images and extract them:
Go to the root directory of your shopware system and download the test images:
wget -O test_images.zip http://releases.s3.shopware.com/test_images_since_5.1.zip
For older Shopware versions < 5.1
wget -O test_images.zip http://releases.s3.shopware.com/test_images.zip
Unzip the files inside the root directory:
You can now access your shop
The backend is located at
Backend Login: demo/demo
The test_images.zip file includes thumbnails for the new responsive theme and the old deprecated template.
If you want to have full featured demo data, you should download the respective demo data plugin in the First Run Wizard or in the Plugin Manager.
Frontend users in demo data
Shopware is available under dual license (AGPL v3 and proprietary license). If you want to contribute code (features or bugfixes), you have to create a pull request and include valid license information. You can either contribute your code under New BSD or MIT license.
If you want to contribute to the backend part of Shopware, and your changes affect or are based on ExtJS code, they must be licensed under GPL V3, as per license requirements from Sencha Inc.
If you are not sure which license to use, or want more details about available licensing or the contribution agreements we offer, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about contributing to Shopware, please see [CONTRIBUTING.md](CONTRIBUTING.md).
How to report bugs / request features?
We've always had a sympathetic ear for our community, so please feel free to submit tickets with bug reports or feature requests. In order to have a single issue tracking tool, we've decided to close the GitHub issue panel in favor of our Jira issue tracker, which is directly connected to our development division.
Copying / License
Shopware is distributed under a dual license (AGPL v3 and proprietary license). You can find the whole license text in the
The changelog and all available commits are located under https://github.com/shopware/shopware.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Shopware Community Edition README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.