Anastasia Publishing Platform (aka APP) is a publishing platform and cms built with Laravel. We aim to create the best publishing experience with our main focus on the average user. The project started as an idea some months ago when we needed something to replace WordPress on our sites (due to the many plugins exploits discovered lately).
Anastasia APP follows some WordPress philosophy in terms of ease of use, built in user friendliness etc but it also tries to add more. For example we didn't like how WP handles sidebars and we created more easy to use sidebars system that reflects the site design. This and many more are explained in depth in the documentation and features sections.