Pluf is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for developers who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications, with a vriety of addons/plugins.
The Pluf User Guide comes with the download. It contains an introduction, tutorial, a number of "how to" guides, and then reference documentation for the components that make up the framework.
No large-scale monolithic libraries
Pluf is not trying to be all things to all people. It is a lean MVC framework, with enough capabilities to improve your productivity, while providing for third-party addons/plugins for additional functionality.
Compatibility with standard hosting
Pluf only needs PHP 5.3.7, and plays nicely with almost all shared or dedicated hosting platforms. Many webapps need a database, and Pluf supports the most common, including MySQL.
Nearly zero configuration
Much of the Pluf configuration is done by convention, for instance putting models in a "models" folder. There are still a number of configuration options available, through scripts in the "config" folder.
No restrictive coding rules
Use your own coding and naming conventions, with only a few caveats that deal with classname conflicts. Pluf looks to empower you, not shackle you.
No need for template language
Pluf comes with a simple, substitution based, templating tool. Addons/plugins are available for most of the full-blown templating engines, if that is what you are used to.