Wolff is a ridiculously small and lightweight PHP framework with useful functions and utilities like a template, route, extensions and language system.

It is intended for those who want to build light websites without having to do everything from scratch or using too large frameworks and libraries.

Programming language: PHP
License: MIT License
Tags: Micro Frameworks     PHP7     Framework     MVC     Db     Microframework     Web     Fast     Small     Apps     Full    
Latest version: v3.2.2

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Web development made just right.

Wolff is a ridiculously small and lightweight PHP framework, intended for those who want to build web applications without starting from scratch or dealing with complexity.

Wolff is the perfect solution for building small and medium-sized web applications.

Note: The core code of the framework is available at Wolff-framework.


๐Ÿ““ Extremely easy: It's simple to use and no initial setup is required, it comes ready to be deployed, giving you the opportunity to learn it in just a single night (sleep included).

๐Ÿš€ Ridiculously fast: Only the resources you need are loaded, the framework is able to handle hundreds of requests per second. It's very friendly with potato servers and works seamlessly.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Comprenhensive: Wolff has features that cover everything you may ever need for building a web app, from a handy database abstraction to a powerful template engine.

What's included

And much more...


  • PHP version 7.0 or higher

  • Composer


Composer is required for installing Wolff, once you got it...

Run the following command in the folder where you want Wolff to be installed:

composer create-project usbac/wolff

This will download the whole project with everything ready to run.

More info about the installation process in the Docs - install page.

You can also download the last bundle here.




namespace Controller;

use Wolff\Core\{Language, View};

class Home
    public function index($req, $res)
        $data = Language::get('home');    
        View::render('home', $data);


PHPUnit is required for the tests, once you got it.

Run the following command with high privileges (sudo) in your wolff project folder:


Running the command with high privileges is required since some files will be created during the testing process.


First time using it? Read the Documentation.


Any contribution or support to this project in the form of a pull request or message will be highly appreciated. โค๏ธ

You can read more about the contribution process [right here](CONTRIBUTING.md). Don't be shy. :)


Wolff is open-source software licensed under the MIT license.

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