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Alchemy CMS

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Alchemy is a powerful, userfriendly and flexible Rails 3 CMS.

Read more on the website and in the guidelines.


  • Highly flexible Templating
  • Gorgious End-User centric interface
  • Multilingual
  • Multidomain
  • SEO friendly
  • Access Control
  • Fulltext Search
  • RSS Feeds
  • Contactforms
  • Attachments and downloads
  • Powerful image rendering
  • Extendable
  • Integrates in existing Rails Apps
  • Caching
  • BSD License
  • Hostable on any Server that supports Ruby on Rails, a SQL Database and ImageMagick

Rails Version

This version of Alchemy runs with Rails 3.2.11+.

If you are looking for a Rails 3.1 compatible version check the 2.1-stable branch.

If you are looking for a Rails 3.0 compatible version check the 2.0-stable branch.

If you are looking for a Rails 2.3 compatible version check the 1.6-stable branch.

Ruby Version

Alchemy runs with Ruby 1.9.2 and Ruby 1.9.3 only.

For a Ruby 1.8.7 compatible version use the 2.3-stable branch.


Use the installer (recommended):

gem install alchemy_cms
alchemy new my_magicpage
cd my_magicpage

Start the local server:

rails server

Then just switch to your browser and open http://localhost:3000

Add to existing Rails project

In your Gemfile:

gem 'alchemy_cms', '~> 2.5.0', github: 'magiclabs/alchemy_cms', branch: '2.5-stable'

Run in terminal:

bundle install
bundle exec rake alchemy:install


If you did not mounted Alchemy on the root route '/', then you have to add Alchemy's view helpers manually to your app.

Just paste this in your app/controllers/application_controller.rb

helper Alchemy::PagesHelper


After updating Alchemy you should run the upgrader.

Run in terminal:

bundle exec rake alchemy:upgrade





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