Built for designers

Compiled, ultra-fast templates
Elefant compiles your templates into secure PHP code, so rendering is as fast as possible.
Dead simple, concise template tags
Familiar syntax to other template languages, with some added conveniences for dynamic embeds and internationalization.
Clean, easy to use site editor for your users
Elefant comes out of the box with a full-featured, 100% open source CMS for your users.

Syntax highlighted editor with live preview

Sophisticated in-browser editing with highlights and references at your finger tips.

Theme builder templates

Download guides built on your CSS framework of choice (960.gs, HTML5 boilerplate, responsive) to get you designing faster.

White-labelling is easy

Elefant makes it easy to offer your own custom-branded website editor to your clients.

Built for developers

Quickly built custom apps
With all the tools you need, and a very low learning curve, Elefant gets you writing code quickly.
Extensively documented
Including full API reference, cheat sheets, tutorials, code samples, and much more.
Strong security by default
Flexible input validation and automatic prevention of XSS, SQL injection, CSRF, and other types of attacks.

Very fast and low memory
Elefant uses less memory per request than any of the major frameworks, so you can serve more visitors with the same resources.

Solid debugging tools

Debug mode prints full traces with highlighted source code and variable state to help you fix bugs faster.

Minimalist MVC/Model2 architecture

Elefant takes a unique but proven approach that helps minimize boilerplate without sacrificing code organization as your project grows.

Shared apps to save you time
From blogs to user management, events to search, Elefant saves you time not reinventing the wheel with high quality shared apps.

Thoroughly unit-tested
Elefant's core framework is covered by extensive unit tests, ensuring a stable base to build on.


Elefant apps are automatically i18n aware, with built-in multilingual capabilities and locale awareness.

Download the latest release or try the online demo.