Bricolage 2.0

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“The only web publishing system that doesn’t think it’s smarter than you are.”

Bricolage 2.0 was released in April 2010. It’s faster, smarter, and easier to use than ever. See the following pages for more information about the release:

Bricolage 2.0 Press Kit
Bricolage 2.0 Changes

About Bricolage

You can download Bricolage, try a demo, read about the latest updates, see a showcase of Bricolage based websites at the official Bricolage CMS website:

Bricolage CMS — Official Website

Although quite old by web standards, the following articles are still relevant, and they provide some good background information about Bricolage. Discover the power of Bricolage, and determine if it is right for you:

Content Management with Bricolage

Done right, you get the Holy Grail of one canonical document and unlimited representations of that document.

by David Wheeler August 27, 2004

Document Modeling with Bricolage

Bricolage encourages a highly structured model for your documents

by David Wheeler November 23, 2005

Ten things to love (or hate) about Bricolage

a tireless workhorse — a system that just keeps giving and giving

by Phillip Smith on July 6, 2009

Ten things to love (or hate) about Bricolage. Part II.

The core of Bricolage’s ewwy-chewy-goodness … is its flexible approach to describing assets and creating interfaces

by Phillip Smith on July 15, 2009

Installing Bricolage

How to get Bricolage

Installing Bricolage 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
A complete step-by-step guide to installing Bricolage 2.0.1 on a clean Ubuntu 10.04 installation.

SFTP Publishing on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
A quick guide to setting up SFTP publishing between two Ubuntu 10.04 servers.

Virtual FTP Server on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
A quick guide on how to get the Bricolage Virtual FTP Server up and running on Ubuntu 10.04.

Installing Bricolage
by David Wheeler on October 28, 2004

Bricolage 2.0 On Ubuntu Lucid Server Installation Notes
by Cameron Miller on July 7, 2010

Installing Bricolage 2 on Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”
by Phillip Smith on July 2, 2010

HOWTO: How to run Bricolage on a Virtual Host and on Non Standard Ports

HOWTO: Running Bricolage on the Same Machine as the Front End Server


Bricolage API Browser

Database ERD (2.0.1)

Bricolage Mailing List Archive
A good place to look if you have a problem for which you cannot find documentation.

Recommended Reading

Bricolage Element Administration Guide

Producing Templates on the Bricolage System

Template Producing: Advanced Topics


The Bricolage Security Guide

Permissions, though confusing as hell, is one of the areas where Bricolage really shines. For a general overview, just have a scan through the Bricolage Security Guide. And, if you want to know more, just read it another five times. ;-)

Bricolage permissions 101
The link to the associated notes in the 101 article is out of date. You can find the associated notes here.
by Phillip Smith on April 2, 2008

How To & Tutorials

An Introduction to Bricolage Templates
This document introduces Bricolage templates, and shows how they can be used to simplify designs and reduce code repetition. If you’ve read Bric::Templates or Bric::AdvTemplates and not quite grasped it, then this document may help.

HOWTO: How to Use Bricolage Workflows
Understand the power of workflows and permissions in Bricolage.

HOWTO: How to Include Images in Your Stories
Use related media to insert images into your stories.

HOWTO: How to Create a Simple Nested List
Create multi-level list elements suitable for things such as unordered HTML lists.

HOWTO: How to Create a Complex Nested List
Create multi-level list elements, with the choice of ordered or unordered types, and the ability to add multiple paragraphs per item.

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