Installation and Quick Start Guide

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Add to the Gemfile of your Rails project:

gem 'comfortable_mexican_sofa'

Then from your Rails project's folder run these commands:

bundle install
rails generate comfy:cms
rake db:migrate

The generator will create the initializer, database migration, example CMS fixtures and will move route sets.

Take a look at routes.rb and make sure that the content serving route appears last:

comfy_route :cms_admin, :path => '/admin'
comfy_route :cms, :path => '/', :sitemap => false

If you are upgrading from an older version of ComfortableMexicanSofa, please take a look at Upgrading ComfortableMexicanSofa.

Quick Start Guide

Run the default web server:

rails server

Now visit and you should be able to connect with username and password.

You can change the default credentials by editing /config/initializers/comfortable_mexican_sofa.rb:

ComfortableMexicanSofa::HttpAuth.username = 'username'
ComfortableMexicanSofa::HttpAuth.password = 'password'

Before we can populate the site with content, we will need to create a Site. The Site is what defines the hostname, content path, and the language. After creating a Site, you need to make a Layout, which is the template for your content; allowing you to define reusable content (such as the header and footer) and placeholders for content.

A very simple Layout can look like this:

    <h1>{{ cms:page:header:string }}</h1>
    {{ cms:page:content:text }}

    <!-- You can add as many blocks as you want -->
    {{ cms:page:another_block:rich_text }}

Once you have a layout, you may start creating pages and populating content. It's that easy.