Announcements

12/12/2017 UserSpice 4.3.10 released! Cool new cloaking feature. Update here. Download full version below.
11/11/2017 UserSpice 4.2.12 released! Security update. Everyone should patch. Details on patch page.
8/25/17 Attention UserCake users? We're looking for people to contribute their UC projects so we can work on providing better upgrades. Click here for more info.
8/3/17 We just bought UserCake!!! Story developing. Donations still needed. See link below.

New Features in 4.x

  • Completely Rewritten in OOP/PDO PHP
  • Powerful Admin Dashboard
  • Bootstrap Theme System
  • Built in WYSIWYG System
  • nStall Easy Installer
  • Completely Streamlined (60% smaller than 4.0)
  • Intelligent Path Handling
  • Google Login Option
  • Facebook Login Option
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Useful New Functions
  • Dynamic Form Generation

New Features in 4.3

  • Optional DB Driven Menus
  • Detailed System Logs
  • Invisible ReCaptcha
  • Streamlined Installation
  • Database Migrations for Better Updates
  • Force Reauth
  • IOT with MQTT/Mosquitto
  • Cron Manager
  • More Hooks for Customization
  • Better Data Validation
  • Pagination
  • Table Searching
  • IP Whitelist/Blacklist
  • Improved User Management
  • Improved Messaging System
  • New Notification System

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...
  • Login/Logout/User Creation

  • Password Management

  • Account Creation/Deletion

  • Page Permissions

  • User Groups

  • 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 Usercake

If 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.
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    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

    Getting Started with UserSpice

    Starting Fresh

    25 Mins To Your First Project

    UserSpice Don't Care

    How to turn almost ANY web project
    into a UserSpice web project