Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: PHP
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only
Tags: CMS     Content Management Systems (CMS)     E-commerce     ecommerce     cms ecommerce     ecommerce cms    
Latest version: v2.4.3

Thelia alternatives and similar software solutions

Based on the "E-commerce" category.
Alternatively, view Thelia alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.

Do you think we are missing an alternative of Thelia or a related project?

Add another 'E-commerce' Software solution




This is the development repository of Thelia. If you want to create a project, please take a look at thelia/thelia-project

If you want to download a packaged, ready-to-use distribution of the most recent version of Thelia please download thelia.zip


Actions Status: test Scrutinizer Quality Score License

Thelia is an open source tool for creating e-business websites and managing online content. This software is published under LGPL.

This is the new major version of Thelia.

A repository containing all thelia modules is available at this address : https://github.com/thelia-modules


Thelia 2.1 Thelia 2.2 Thelia 2.3 Thelia 2.4
PHP 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 7.0 7.1 5.6 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3
MySQL 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.7
Symfony 2.3 2.3 2.8 2.8


  • PHP
    • Required extensions :
      • PDO_Mysql
      • openssl
      • intl
      • gd
      • curl
      • dom
    • safe_mode off
    • memory_limit at least 128M, preferably 256.
    • post_max_size 20M
    • upload_max_filesize 2M
    • date.timezone must be defined
  • Web Server Apache 2 or Nginx
  • MySQL 5

MySQL 5.6

As of MySQL 5.6, default configuration sets the sql_mode value to


This 'STRICT_TRANS_TABLES' configuration results in SQL errors when no default value is defined on NOT NULL columns and the value is empty or invalid.

You can edit this default config in /etc/my.cnf and change the sql_mode to remove the STRICT_TRANS_TABLES part


Assuming your sql_mode is the default one, you can change the value directly on the run by running the following SQL Command


For more information on sql_mode you can consult the MySQL doc

Archive builders

Thelia's archive builder's needs external libraries. For zip archives, you need PECL zip. See PHP Doc

For tar archives, you need PECL phar. Moreover, you need to deactivate php.ini option "phar.readonly":

phar.readonly = Off

For tar.bz2 archives, you need tar's dependencies and the extension "bzip2". See PHP Doc

For tar.gz archives, you need tar's dependencies and the extension "zlib". See PHP Doc

Download Thelia 2 and install its dependencies

You can get the sources from git and then let composer install dependencies, or use composer to install the whole thelia project into a specific directory

Using git for download and composer for dependencies

$ git clone --recursive https://github.com/thelia/thelia path
$ cd path
$ git checkout 2.4.3 (2.3.5 or 2.2.6)
$ curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
$ php composer.phar install

Using composer for both download and dependencies

$ curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
$ php composer.phar create-project thelia/thelia path/ 2.4.3 (2.3.5 or 2.2.6)

If something goes wrong during the install process, you can restart Thelia install wizard with the following command : php composer.phar run-script post-create-project-cmd

Install it

You can install Thelia by two different way

Using install wizard

Installing thelia with the web install wizard allow to create an administrator, add some informations about your shop, etc

First of all, you have to configure a vhost as describe in configuration section.

The install wizard in accessible with your favorite browser :


For example, I have thelia downloaded at https://thelia.net and my vhost is correctly configured, I have to reach this address :


Using cli tools

$ php Thelia thelia:install

or if you use a Thelia project :

$ php composer.phar run-script post-create-project-cmd

You just have to follow all instructions.

Docker and docker compose

This repo contains all the configuration needed to run Thelia with docker and docker-compose.
Warning, this docker configuration is not ready for production.

It requires obviously docker and docker-compose

To install Thelia within Docker, run :

docker-compose up -d
docker-compose exec php-fpm composer install
docker-compose exec php-fpm php Thelia thelia:install

By default if you haven't changed the docker-compose.yml you'll have to answer these questions like this

Database host [default: localhost] : mariadb
Database port [default: 3306] : 3306
Database name (if database does not exist, Thelia will try to create it) : thelia
Database username : thelia
Database pasword : thelia

Next just go to http://localhost:8080 and you should see your Thelia installed !

tip : create an alias for docker-compose, it's boring to write it all the time

If you want add some sample data just execute this command (still in your container)

docker-compose exec php-fpm php setup/import.php

If you want to access your database from your computer (with DBeaver, Sequel Pro or anything else) by default the host is localhost and the port is 8086

Obviously you can modify all the configuration for your own case, for example the php version or add environment variable for the database configuration. Each time you modify the configuration, you have to rebuild it :

docker-compose build --no-cache


Thelia documentation is available at https://doc.thelia.net


See the documentation : http://doc.thelia.net/en/documentation/contribute.html

If you submit modifications that adds new data or change the structure of the database, take a look to https://doc.thelia.net/en/documentation/contribute.html#sql-scripts-modification


Consult the page : https://localhost/thelia/web/index_dev.php

You can create a virtual host and choose the web folder for root directory.

To run tests (phpunit required) :

$ phpunit

We still have a lot of work to achieve but enjoy this part.

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