Announcements12/11/2018 UserSpice 4.4 Beta 1 Released! - Check it out!
11/8/2018 PHP 5.x is losing its security support at the end of 2018. It is strongly recommended that you update your server to at least 7.1 and ideally 7.2
6/17/2018 Important Security Patch! UserSpice 4.3.25 released! Update here. Download full version below.
5/15/2018 UserSpice 4.2 has been retired. Please use the patch on the updates page to get you to 4.3.12 and further. 2/3/2018 Attention 4.2 Users! A mega release has been issued to take you from 4.2.12 to 4.3.12! Read the instructions! Update here.
1/24/2018 Did you know you can also ask questions on our subreddit and on the UserSpice Discord channel?
11/11/2017 UserSpice 4.2.12 released! Security update. Everyone should patch. Details on patch page.
8/3/17 We just bought UserCake!!! Story developing. Donations still needed. See link below.
Why I'm Passionate About UserSpice
What is UserSpice?
UserSpice is a PHP User Management Framework. It is designed from the ground up to be the perfect starting point for any web development project that requires users to login. It handles the...
Database Connections and Sanitization
Tokens, Sessions, and Cookies
Page, Site, and Database Security
How is UserSpice Different?
What makes UserSpice different from almost any other PHP User Management Framework is that it has been designed from the beginning to get out of your way so you can spend your time working on your project. Other systems may force you to use their rewriting rules, template engines, frameworks, etc. UserSpice doesn't. You can use as much of it or as little as you choose. It just sits there and does its job.
In most cases, UserSpice can control access to your existing pages with a single line of code. From there, we provide an incredible set of PHP Classes and Functions that you can choose to use or not use. Don't like the look? It's built using Bootstrap. You can change the look and feel of your site in seconds with a new css file and some well-documented tweaks.
Most importantly, UserSpice is constantly in development. It's constantly getting better and more secure while maintaining the goal of getting out of the way. As additional major features are added, they will be in the form of plugins to keep things modular.
So you can get on with the business of designing your project. All while being Bootstrap compatible so you can easily change the look and feel of your project. The goal of UserSpice is to strike a balance of being feature-rich without being bloated.
Welcome UsercakeIf you're not aware, the UserCake project was shut down in the spring of 2017. With a lot of UserSpice users being former UserCake users (or at least appreciative of the project), some of our users chipped in to buy the domain and IP from the UserCake maintainers. Over time, we will make a full upgrade path from UserCake 2.0.2 all the way to our latest version (probably bypassing version 3). In the mean time, feel free to use our forums and check out UserSpice 2.5, which is a drag and drop upgrade for UserCake. If you're absolutely determined to stick with only using procedural PHP, check out UserSpice 3 below. Click here to jump to our UserCake links.
For UserCake Users
UserCake is a procedural PHP user management framework that we've made more secure and more responsive! Although UserSpice 4.x has gone way beyond the original scope of UserCake, we still make these files available to UserCake users.
New Features in 2.5
- Fully Responsive Bootstrap Design
- Fully Backwards Compatible with UserCake
- Improved Upgrade Path to Version 3/4
- New reCAPTCHA 2 System
- Dynamic Design Options
New Features in 3.x
- Improved Password Encryption
- CSRF Mitigation
- Password Migration for Existing Users
- Improved Responsive Design
- Improved Form Security
- Many Sample Pages