Key features of XOOPS


XOOPS uses a relational database (currently MySQL) to store data required for running a web-based content management system. Fully Modularized Modules can be installed, uninstalled, and activated or deactivated with a click using the XOOPS module administration system.


Registered users can edit their profiles, select site themes, upload custom avatars, and much more!

User Management

XOOPS offers users the ability to search for users by various criteria, and send email or private messages to other users through a template-based messaging system.

Supported World-wide

XOOPS was created and is maintained by a team of several hard-working volunteers from all over the world. The XOOPS Community has more than a dozen official support sites around the world for support of non-English speaking users.

Multi-byte Language Support

XOOPS fully supports multi-byte languages, including Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Korean among others.

Versatile Group Permissions System

XOOPS comes with a powerful and user-friendly permissions system which enables administrators to set permissions by group.

Theme-based skinnable interface

XOOPS is driven by a powerful theme system. Both administrators and users can change the look of the entire web site with just a click of a mouse. There are also over 60 themes available for download!!

XOOPS has received numerous awards:

It was a Finalist for the Best Project of SourceForge 2008 Community Awards and finalist for Best PHP Open Source CMS organized by Packt Publishing. In addition, XOOPS received Awards from “Adobe Edge” as a Top CMS, received 5 out of 5 Stars from Germany's CHIP Magazine, or placed as a top CMS on a list published by ONDD.

XOOPS has over 6,600,000 downloads from the SourceForge Website.


XOOPS CMS is an extensible, OO (Object Oriented), easy to use dynamic web content management system (CMS) written in PHP. XOOPS is the ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more.XOOPS is easy to install and allows a website administrator to be productive quickly. XOOPS is an open source project used to achieve a dynamic, interactive website for community, corporate portals, intranets, or just a simple web log. After using the web based installer to install the XOOPS core scripts and configuration a website administrator can log in to the management area through a web browser to install content modules, manage content and users. Management of these key areas means the administrator has intuitive, web based tools that do not require any programming. XOOPS constists of a software package, a resource website and a very friendly community from around the world. These three are closely linked to provide a world class internet experience.XOOPS is highly scalable, from a simple personal weblog or journal, a community website, or a full fledged enterprise installation. XOOPS has numerous modules that can be used to create all the functionality required of the system, e.g. News, Forums, Downloads, Web Links, etc. Customized modules can be developed by users and integrated seamlessly with the core to serve specific needs.Where did the term XOOPS originate?XOOPS is an acronym of eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System. Though started as a portal system, XOOPS has evolved over the years to provide many features of a content management system. The XOOPS core can serve as a web framework for use by small, medium and large sites.Pronunciation guideThe standard pronunciation of XOOPS follows English rules, and is pronounced [zoo'ps].The main project website is https://xoops.orgXOOPS is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) and is free to use and modify. It is free to redistribute as long as you abide by the distribution terms of the GPL.
Design by: XOOPS UI/UX Team