Elegant Interface

The best interfaces are the ones you barely notice. Symphony’s back end is all about workflow, dispensing with the proverbial bells and whistles and focusing on helping you complete the task at hand.

  • Immanently Usable

    The clean, almost minimal design of Symphony’s admin interface keeps the focus on your work, not ours. Layouts and interactions are kept straightforward and consistent. Easy to learn and easy to use, the UI becomes second nature in no time at all.

  • Intuitive interactions

    Click on a row to select it. Drag and drop to easily reorder your pages. Add and reorder fields in place while modeling your content types. Symphony’s admin interface aims to make even the simplest tasks a little bit simpler.

  • Bulk editing

    Work more efficiently by managing multiple entries, sections, pages, or extensions right from the index view. Quickly change your entries’ checkbox states or select values, install and uninstall extensions, and even delete items.

  • Front-end debugging

    Symphony puts an entire suite of tools at your fingertips for debugging front-end pages. Check source code (from XML to XSLT to output), dynamically test XPath selectors, review build and load statistics. You’ll wonder how you ever developed a website without it.

  • The power of jQuery

    Symphony’s admin interface employs the widely-used jQuery library, making it a cinch for developers to customize and extend.


Symphony's interface is simple and elegant. Symphony's bulk editing features will save you time. Symphony gives you a powerful front-end debugging interface.

Symphony • Open Source XSLT CMS

Server Requirements

  • PHP 5.3-5.6 or 7.0-7.3
  • PHP's LibXML module, with the XSLT extension enabled (--with-xsl)
  • MySQL 5.5 or above
  • An Apache or Litespeed webserver
  • Apache's mod_rewrite module or equivalent

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