Launched in May 2014 October quickly established itself as something special within the CMS market and was voted the “People’s Choice - Best flat file CMS of 2018”. It continues to quickly grow its user base into 2021. Developers appreciate its speed, structure, and total accessibility whilst users love its clean and logical interface. Installation for non-tech users is smooth and friendly with no coding skills required thanks to an easy installation wizard.
The official October Marketplace features an ever expanding library of free and premium themes and plugins. These can be easily imported, configured, and then styled, transforming the default set up into a powerful, data driven installation with no special PHP and Laravel knowledge required. As with WordPress themes can be installed and selected with a single click and then modified as you wish.
For developers and those who are comfortable with code, the directories and hierarchies are semantic and logical with the functionality of plugins neatly separated from the more structural theme folders. October’s base installation can be examined at https://www.opensourcecms.com/october/.