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v8.0.0 2020-11-27 14:18 UTC


The repository for Coaster CMS ( a Laravel based Content Management System with advanced features and Physical Web integration.

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We aim to make Coaster CMS as feature rich as possible. Built upon the Laravel PHP framework, Coaster CMS is both fast and secure. Create beautiful content with TinyMCE and take a look into the future with the Internet Of Things.

  • Built with Laravel 8 (v8)
  • Responsive file manager
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Block based templating system
  • Beacon support

Quick Start

To get up and running with Coaster CMS as quickly as possible you can use Laravel's built-in php artisan serve command. Simply run the following command from your project's directory:

php artisan serve

This will take care of the web server side of things, but you'll still need to install and configure a local MySQL database.


(This installation assumes you have nginx/apache, php and MySQL already installed)

Install Coaster CMS using composer: Get composer:

Run the following:

composer create-project coastercms/coastercms [project-name]

Set up a MySQL database to host your content

Make sure the following folders/file are/is writable:

  • /public/uploads

  • /.env

  • /storage

Then follow the simple instructions in the install script.

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Add to an Existing Project

If you'd rather add Coaster CMS to an existing Laravel (v8) project, follow the steps through below:

  1. Go to the root directory of your project
  2. Run composer require coastercms/framework:~8.0 to install package
  3. Run php artisan coaster:update-assets to download admin assets
  4. Add the provider CoasterCms\Providers\CoasterRoutesProvider::class to your config/app.php file (near end as it registers a catch-all route)
  5. Go to a web browser and follow the install script that should have appeared
  6. Upload or create a theme