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Zend Framework 1 now for PHP 8.1!

Classic ZF1 Reborn

Zend may have abandoned the original Zend Framework, but the global Zend Framework Community has not! Since Zend sentenced ZF1 to EOL, the Zend Framework community around the globe has continued to work and build on what we consider to be one of the best PHP frameworks of all time. Framework is tested by users up to PHP version 8.1. Note, that with 8.2+ you can experience some incompatibilities.

ZF1-Future Sponsors

Products and Projects built with ZF1-Future:


Creators of the Tiger Development Platform featuring ZF1-Future

Seiden Group: IBM i modernization, PHP, Python, Node.js, and modern RPG

Creators of CommunityPlus+ PHP for IBM i featuring ZF1-Future

ZF1 is Now Version 1.21!

Over 200 updates and bug fixes since 1.12!

The ZF1 community has been hard at work updating Zend Framework with all of the latest features of PHP 8 and 8.1.


New ZF1-Future Manual: ZF1-Future Docs

Original Docs

The original docs can be found here:


Installable through git clone or through
composer require shardj/zf1-future

System Requirements

ZF1 Future runs on any version of PHP between 7.1 and 8.1! (see composer.json)


The files in this archive are released under the Zend Framework license. You can find a copy of this license in LICENSE.txt.

Related Projects

  • ZF1 Extras Future
  • ZF1s - Another community supported continuation of ZF1, with a focus on splitting the frameworks original components into individual packages

Known issues and solutions

  • Bootstrap error: Unable to resolve plugin "useragent"; no corresponding plugin with that name
    See comments in: #92