Croogo - Open Source CMS built for everyone

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4.0.6 2020-06-27 06:58 UTC


Croogo is a free, open source, content management system for PHP, released under MIT License.

It is powered by CakePHP MVC framework.

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  • Apache with mod_rewrite OR nginx
  • PHP 7.1 or higher
  • MySQL 5.7 or higher


Installation using composer

The preferred way to install Croogo is by using composer.

composer create-project croogo/app myapp
cd myapp
composer install
$EDITOR config/app.php # change database access credentials
bin/cake server # then browse to http://localhost:8765 or use vhost

If you want hack on croogo, you can use the --prefer-source flag, ie:

`composer create-project --prefer-source croogo/app myapp`

Web based installer

  • Extract the archive. Upload the content to your server.
  • Create a new MySQL database (charset utf8mb4 with utf8m4_unicode_ci collation)
  • Visit from your browser and follow the instructions.

Manual installation

  • Extract the archive. Upload the content to your server.
  • Locate your config directory, and rename the following files:
    • config/app.default.php to config/app.php, and edit the details.
  • You can access your admin panel at The installer should display a page for you to create the administrative user.