Combine the full power of .NET together with the richness of the WordPress ecosystem.

WpDotNet runs on pure .NET and can be integrated natively into any .NET application.


You can write plugins, themes or extensions in C# and seamlessly integrate them in your app.


WpDotNet is configured using the industry standard ASP.NET Core config providers and settings files.

What exactly is WpDotNet?

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you dive into WpDotNet, please get familiar with some of the basics of the product. Watch our introductory video to help you get started.

Yes, it is licensed under GPL 2.0 just like the original WordPress source code. That means any derivative work, which you want to distribute, also has to be licensed under GPL 2.0. However, you can of course use WpDotNet to build closed-source apps for your own use.

With WpDotNet, you get all the richness of the WordPress ecosystem, but with the robustness, security and performance of .NET. There are, however, a few key differences compared to regular WordPress:

  • - Sourceless distribution: you don’t need any PHP sources on your server with WP.NET
  • - No server-side PHP changes: because WP.NET is compiled PHP code, we do not allow for unsafe practices, such as making changes to the code on the server. If you want to modify the sources, you’ll have to re-compile and re-deploy the project. You’ll thank us later.
  • - Plugins and themes: due to the previous point, plugins and themes also need to be compiled; therefore, you won’t be able to upload a new theme or download and install plugins like you’re used to from WordPress.

If you need any custom development or more extensive help, please use the contact form to get in touch and we'll take it from there. For all other problems, please get in touch on Gitter or submit an issue.

No, we do not provide hosting. To launch WpDotNet, you will have to reference it in your .NET app and host the solution on your environment of choice. You can also use the 'Deploy to Azure' button to fire up a web app with WpDotNet on Microsoft Azure quickly.



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