ExpressionEngine Core is a free, feature-limited edition of our award winning content management platform.
Core may only be used to power personal and hobby sites that do not engage in commercial activity† and must include a "powered by ExpressionEngine" credit on the website. Non-profit organizations are not eligible. If you are a developer doing pro-bono work for a non-profit org, contact us, we'd be happy to work something out. Please see the License Agreement for details. If you have licensing questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Modules and Features included||ExpressionEngine ($299)||ExpressionEngine Core (free)|
|Number of Users||unlimited||3, no self-registration|
|Multiple Site Manager||(includes 1 site)|
|Caching||File, Memcache, Redis||File Only|
|IP to Nation|
|Rich Text Editor|
|Third Party Add-ons*|
|Can be used for†|
|Client/Contract Work (regardless of nature of the site)|
|Free Community Support|
|Free 3 month EllisLab Support trial for new customers|
|Add to Cart ($299)||Log in to download ExpressionEngine Core.|
* Please refer to the third-party documentation for any add-on to determine licensing and system requirements.
† EllisLab, Inc. will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes commercial activities. Please refer to the software license for details.