Multilingual CMS built with Laravel 4.2

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TypiCMS is a multilingual content management system built with Laravel 4.2. Bower and gulp are used for asset management and the user interface is built with Bootstrap 3 with Less.


TypiCMS screenshot

Table of contents



This kind of URLs are managed by the CMS:


  • /en/events/slug-in-english
  • /fr/evenements/slug-en-francais


  • /en/parent-pages-slug-en/subpage-slug-en/page-slug-en
  • /fr/parent-pages-slug-fr/subpage-slug-fr/page-slug-fr


  • PHP >= 5.4.0
  • MCrypt PHP Extension
  • Memcached or Redis or APC


Quick installation

  1. Install Node.js, Bower and gulp
  2. Create an empty MySQL database
  3. Create a new project

    composer create-project sdebacker/typicms mywebsite
  4. Enter the newly created folder

    cd mywebsite
  5. DB migration and seed, user creation, npm installation, bower installation and directory rights

    php artisan typicms:install
  6. Go to http://mywebsite.local/admin and log in.

Manual installation

  1. Create an empty database
  2. Download TypiCMS

    git clone mywebsite
  3. Enter the newly created folder

    cd mywebsite
  4. Install dependencies with Composer

    composer install
  5. Set a new encryption key

    php artisan key:generate
  6. Change the cache prefix in app/config/cache.php

    php artisan cache:prefix yourCachePrefix
  7. Rename .env.example to .env

    mv .env.example .env
  8. Fill in your database credentials in .env

  9. Migrate and seed the database

    php artisan migrate --seed
  10. Set permissions

    chmod -R 777 app/storage
    chmod -R 777 public/uploads
  11. Go to http://mywebsite.local/admin and log in:

    • email:
    • password: admin

Bower & Gulp

In order to work on assets, you need to install Node.js, Bower and gulp, then cd to your website folder and run these commands:

  1. Install bower packages according to bower.json (directory app/assets/components)

    bower install
  2. Install gulp packages according to gulpfile.js (directory node_modules)

    npm install
  3. Compile admin and public assets



  1. Set available locales and the default locale in app/config/app.php
  2. Cache driver is set to memcached. You can change it to another taggable cache system such as redis in app/config/cache.php



Pages are nestable with drag and drop, on drop, URIs are generated and saved in the database. A page has routes for each translation.


Each menu has nestable entries. One entry can be linked to a module, page, URI or URL. You can get a HTML formated menu with Menus::build('menuname'). An icon can easily be added to a menu item by filling the icon class field.


Projects have categories, projects URLs follows this pattern: /en/projects/category-slug/project-slug


Categories have many projects.


Tags are linked to projects and use the Selectize jQuery plugin. The tags moudle has many to many polymorphic relations so it could easily be linked to other modules.


Events have starting and ending dates.


Simple news module with linked files/images galleries.


Frontend contact form and admin side records management.


A partner has a logo, website URL, title and body content.


The files module allows you to upload multiple files. It uses DropzoneJS to upload them. Thumbnails are generated on the fly with Croppa.


You can create as many galleries as you want, each gallery has many files. Galleries are linkable to any module item through a polymorphic many to many relation, for now only the news module is properly set up to support galleries.

Users and groups

Sentry 2 is used to manage users, groups and permissions. User registration can be enabled through the settings panel (/admin/settings).


Blocks are useful to display custom content in your views. You can get the content of a block with Blocks::build('blockname').


Translations can be stored in the database through the admin panel (/admin/translations).

You can call DB translation everywhere with Lang::get('db.Key'), trans('db.Key') or @lang('db.Key').


Route sitemap.xml generates a sitemap file in XML format. To add modules to the site map configure app/config/sitemap.php.


Change website title, and other options trough the settings panel. Settings are saved in the database.


History table records changes and 25 latest records are displayed in the back office’s dashboard. Logged actions are created, updated, deleted, set online and set offline. It works for all modules except users and groups.


Modules that have their own Facade: News, Events, Projects, Places, Partners, Galleries, Blocks, Files and Menus.

In your views, you can call for example News::latest(3) to get the three latest news. Check available methods in each module's repository.

Artisan commands

Commands are located in app/TypiCMS/Commands

  • Initialisation of TypiCMS

    php artisan typicms:install
  • Set cache key prefix in app/config/cache.php

    php artisan cache:prefix yourCachePrefix
  • Initial migration and seed

    php artisan typicms:database


  • Improve user interface
  • Implement modules as packages
  • Build more tests


Feel free to fork and make pull requests directly on the master branch! TypiCMS follows the PSR-2 standard.

Thanks to elvendor and jekjek for their contributions!


Some admin controllers are actually tested, more tests needed.


TypiCMS is an open-source software licensed under the MIT license.