bitweaver is a full featured web framework, and CMS. So what? There are hundreds of such applications available. With bitweaver, you are in control. bitweaver goes out of it's way to let you make the decisions and design choices that best suit your problem. Here are things that we think make bitweaver shine above all the rest:

!Speed, Speed, and more Speed
Our schema and queries are optimized for speed to be scalable to millions of pages. We noticed other CMS's don't utilise the most efficient queries with scalability in mind - but it has been one of our objectives from day 1. There are several massive traffic sites running bitweaver, and this forces us to be stingy with queries and diligent about JOINS. We are constantly rooting out ways to reduce our query counts. When we started with ((bitweaver and ((bitweaver and ((bitweaver and TikiWiki)), an average page load took 200 queries, we are now down to ~25 for a basic page load.

!Choice of Database
We support PostgreSQL (pgsql), Firebird/InterBase, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase and SQLite. We have to be one of the few CMS that can say it runs on all these databases. This leaves the choice open to the administrator to install on their favorite database backend. We also support Apache and IIS web server installs.

!Easy Installer
Our advanced installer really rocks! It checks your php settings, informs you of the pertinent settings and allows you to select how much of bitweaver you want to install. it even gives you graphical interface when upgrading your system or when converting from another system to bitweaver.

!Extremely simple theming
Our granular themeing system that easily lets you hand-pick just the piece of the UI you would like to modify. Look and feel are extremely easy to customise and can be designed to replicate any corporate theme.

!Powerful yet simple styling
We use a seldomly employed method of a well organised nested class system which gives you an immense freedom when it comes to CSS based styling.

!Intuitive interface
Despite the great configurability of bitweaver, you will always know where to click since we provide inline help where appropriate.

!Content Inheritance
Our LibertyPackage means all content is stored in a central table, but allows for "derived tables" to handle each content type's unique needs

!Easily integrated
We currently have a number of third party applications integrated with the Bitweaver framework, such as phpBB and Gallery2. For example, slaving users to another database: just create "function override_user_login" and you can do whatever magic you need to do to access your existing users database.

!Pretty Url's - your way!
Declare "function override_user_login" to make custom user home page URL's

!Developer Framework
Also an objective from day 1 - to be as customisable and easy to build upon as possible. We have provided a lot of integrated developer tools and gadgets to help speed up application development.

!On the Move
continuous developement from an active and dedicated community. fast moving progress and development in every aspect of the application.
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