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Bolt is a simple CMS written in PHP. It is based on Silex and Symfony components, uses Twig and either SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL.
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Sophisticated, lightweight & simple CMS, homepage:

Bolt is a tool for Content Management, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible. It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates, and above all: It's a joy to use. Bolt is created using modern open source libraries, and is best suited to build sites in HTML5 with modern markup.

From a technical perspective: Bolt is written in PHP, and uses either SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL as a database. It's built upon the Silex framework together with a number of Symfony components and other libraries. Bolt is released under the open source MIT-license.

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Create a new folder, and clone from github. Then use composer to get the Silex micro-framework and components:

git clone git:// bolt
cd bolt 
curl -s | php
php composer.phar install

And you're good to go.

More detailed instructions can be found in the Setup section in the documentation.

Unit tests

For running unit tests you need phpunit

After installing, you can run the unit test suite by running

phpunit -c app/
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