What is Piranha CMS

Piranha CMS is a lightweight, cross-platform CMS library for NetStandard 2.0, .NET Core & Entity Framework Core. It can be used to add CMS functionality to your existing application or to build a new website from scratch. It has an extensible & pluggable architecture that can support a wide variety of runtime scenarios.

Piranha CMS is totally package based and available on NuGet. You can read more about the different packages available in the documentation.

Getting started

The easiest way to get started is to install the project template from NuGet.

dotnet new -i Piranha.BasicWeb.CSharp

After that is done, just create a new project and get going.

dotnet new piranha
dotnet restore
dotnet run


Piranha CMS is released under the MIT license. It is a permissive free software license, meaning that it permits reuse within proprietary software provided all copies of the licensed software include a copy of the MIT License terms and the copyright notice.