phpList Demo and Information

Free phpList demo installation

Want to quickly see how the open-source software phpList works? You'll find a free and updated demo installation of phpList here.

Before using this demo please notice:

Option 1: Shared and self resetting phpList demo

There is a public demo installation of phpList which is shared with others and resets itself hourly. You can access it by visiting the following link:

Option 2: Request your own phpList demo installation

You can request a own demo instance with a lifetime of 24 hours. This is ideal if you don't want to have your settings overwritten by other users of this website. Just use the following form and receive a link to your free custom instance within seconds:


About phpList

PhpList is a free open source email management software developed using PHP as a programming language and a MySQL database to store information. The software was initially built by Michiel Dethmers and was first launched in March 2000. Now it’s being built and maintained by a UK registered company and a community of developers who are constantly working on improving phpList features. In 2017 phpList sent 25 billion messages using sophisticated built-in deliverability tools and comprehensive permission marketing systems.

PhpList features are everything you would expect from a newsletter and email marketing software that allows you to disseminate and advertise your message to a list of subscribers. Some examples include subscribers management and collection, creating individualized campaigns and inbuilt statistics like Google Analytics or Open Source Piwik. The software can be easily integrated within a content management system allowing you to display a subscription page on your website to start collecting subscribers. You can also use its database independently or alongside a CRM.

If you want to get a complete phpList review you can use the links above to login to our phpList demo. The admin demo will walk you through all the phpList features and show you how you can use the software to your advantage. The screenshots below will give you a preview of how an admin demo looks like and how you can customize your subscription box in the frontend. If you want to set up your own phpList demo you can follow the link below to download the software. Before going through the installation process make sure you comply with the system requirements. In order to successfully set up your phpList demo site you will need MySQL or MariaDB, PHP 5.3 or higher with a number of PHP extensions installed like mbstring, curl and mysqli. Another thing to remember when creating your online demo is that if you use Puppet to manage the software on your server, there is a puppet module available on Github that allows you to automatically install phpList.

Another important phpList feature is privacy protection. Each phpList installation and database on their servers is self contained, ensuring that your data belongs to you. If you liked the phpList demo there are a few options you can choose from depending on how many messages you want to send. The free trial account allows you to send up to 300 messages monthly with unlimited subscribers, or you can try one of the other packages. You can also choose to pay per subscriber, per message.

The public interface of phpList is translated to 35 languages, while the documentation is partially available in Spanish, French and Dutch. The latest version released us 3.3.1 and became available on February 14, 2017 under the Affero General Public License.

Key Facts

CMS namephpList
User rating1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (36 votes, average: 4.31 out of 5)
CMS CategoriesCMS / Portals
Current version (stable)3.3.1
Latest release date (stable)02/14/2017
First release date03/01/2000
LicenseAffero General Public License
Supported languagesEnglish
CMS Demo available (see above)
Admin Demo available (see above)
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