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Welcome to Frappe Framework Documentation

Frappe, pronounced fra-pay, is a full stack, batteries-included, web framework written in Python and Javascript with MariaDB as the database. It is the framework which powers Simpel ERP. It is pretty generic and can be used to build database driven apps.

The key difference in Frappe compared to other frameworks is that meta-data is also treated as data and is used to build front-ends very easily. We believe in a monolithic architecture, so Frappe comes with almost everything you need to build a modern web application. It has a full featured Admin UI called the Desk that handles forms, navigation, lists, menus, permissions, file attachment and much more out of the box.

Frappe is MIT Licensed and is hosted on GitHub.

Getting Started


Before you can use Frappe, you need to install it. We have a complete installation guide which covers all possibilities, this guide will also help you understand the backend stack.

Frappe Installation Guide →


The official documentation covers everything you need to know about the Frappe Framework.

Read the docs →


Learn how to build a Library Management System using the Frappe Framework.

Tutorial →

Join the community

Hang out with our growing community on our forum, ask questions, help others and be a part of the community.

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