Xaraya is a community project PDF Print E-mail

Xaraya is a community projectXaraya is a cutting edge, open source, web application framework (written in PHP) on which developers can create sophisticated web applications and designers enjoy considerable flexibility.

In the simplest terms, Xaraya reduces web site development costs by introducing sophisticated administration tools & services which separate form, function, content, and design. With Xaraya, you work in a simple, structured environment to rapidly develop websites with diverse content, and customizable and functionality.

With developers spanning five continents and over ten languages, the Xaraya Development Team is a blend of some of the best and brightest developers found in the open source community. We expect the best of one another. As a result, you can expect the best from Xaraya.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Xaraya Project is to create an industry-leading web application platform, born from the talents of a strong community, on which developers can build sophisticated solutions for end-users.


Xaraya is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2. There are no plans to migrate to the recently released GPLv3. Third party modules and other extensions are licensed according to their author's discretion.

How do I pronounce Xaraya?

It is not as difficult as it may look. In fact, saying Xaraya is actually sort of fun. Phonetically, it looks like this:

Zah-rai-ah. Try pronouncing it yourself!

What does the name "Xaraya" mean?

The name Xaraya was selected by the development team after an internal contest. Submitted by Marty Vance (Dracos), Xaraya does not really mean anything. We were looking for a name which was both interesting and unique. Xaraya certainly fits the bill.

That said, Xaraya is reminiscent of raya, the Spanish word for Manta Ray. We rather like the nautical feel of that reference, particularly when one thinks of the Internet as an "ocean" of information. With this in mind, we developed the very first theme of our website, and followed up with a nautical theme for the second website revamp. The long-lived third design moved away from an aquatic motif, but the current theme focuses on a tropical look and feel, reflecting that most manta ray species inhabit such climates.

Source: http://www.xaraya.com

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