Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Alchemy CMS

Alchemy is a powerful, user-friendly and flexible Rails 3 CMS. This is not everything Alchemy can do, but is is a great start to see what it can do for you and more importantly how it feels to use it. It is a Full of Features like Highly flexible Templating, SEO friendly, RSS Feeds,Contact forms, Attachments and downloads,Powerful image rendering,Caching, Hostable on any Server that supports Ruby on Rails, a SQL Database and ImageMagick etc..

Alchemy runs with Ruby 1.9.2 and Ruby 1.9.3 and Rails 3.2.11+.only. You can install it by fallowing way...
gem install alchemy_cms
alchemy new Your_app_name  
E.g. alchemy new alchemyapp (alchemyapp is my rails application name.)

cd alchemyapp

bundle install

It´s recommended to create the folders Alchemy CMS needs.

rails generate alchemy:scaffold

rake alchemy:install:migrations

Migrate the database to get the table structure.

rake db:migrate

Seed the database with initial data.

rake alchemy:db:seed

Now that you have Alchemy CMS successfully installed. Then just switch to your browser and open
http://localhost:3000 and use it

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