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Mayak Rails Website Template

Mayak - is simple Rails application made for fast start of a common web-project. I called it 'site template' because rails 'application templates' already exist. Website template gives you major components of (almost) any website:

  • admin panel
  • settings
  • arbitrary files upload
  • pages managment
  • seo parameters system
  • navigation items
  • news
  • feedback form — project's website.

Software and coventions

Template based on Ruby 2.2.3 and use many brilliant ruby gems (check full list and versions in Gemfile):

Also we use:

And we respect humans.txt convention.


  1. Get copy of code of this project (without git history).

  2. Make sure that you have Ruby version installed, specified in .ruby-version file.

  3. If you're using RVM, add '.ruby-gemset' file to the root of the application. More info.

  4. In the config/application.rb file:

    • replace module name from 'Mayak' to your project name;

    • set your timezone and default_locale;

  5. Replace all secret keys in file config/secrets.rb. You can use bin/rake secret for keys generation or some web-generators. You can use secret_key_base: <%= ENV["SECRET_KEY_BASE"] %> for production if you need to hide production key from repo, but do not forget setup this ENV variable on server.

  6. Create file config/database.yml for database connection. There is config/database_example.yml for example.

  7. Create file config/application.yml for app configuration management with Figaro gem. There is config/application_example.yml for example.

  8. Change default-host setting in the file config/sitemap.rb (and do not forget about sitemap during development).

  9. Setting up the mailer in config/environments/production.rb file, if you need to sending emails from site.

  10. In the file config/initializers/active_admin.rb replace config.site_title with title of your site.

  11. In the file config/initializers/devise.rb replace value of config.mailer_sender.

  12. In the file config/initializers/session_store.rb replace session key _mayak_session with your project key.

  13. In the migration file of site settings (db/migrate/20170307000002_create_settings.rb) you can change default settings values and add new settings. TODO

  14. In the seeds file (db/seeds.rb) you can change email and password of admin user. By default it with password 'password'.

  15. Check file app/assets/browserslist file and set settings you need for Autoprefixer.

  16. Replace or remove LICENSE and files.

  17. When done, run:

    $ bin/bundle install --without production
    $ bin/rake db:create db:migrate

Demo data you can install with command: bin/rake db:seed

Else you want to remove demo data you need to: TODO.

Do not forget to change public/favicon.ico and all icons in directory public/ico/, fill public/humans.txt with correct data and uncomment correct lines in public/robots.txt before publishing.

Your application ready for use. You can launch webserver with command bin/rails server and see a home page at http://localhost:3000 url.

And, when you finish installation, replace content of this file with description about your project and other usefull information. Example:

Your project name

Short project description here.

Production url is [](

This is Ruby on Rails project,
based on [Mayak Rails website template](

Getting Started

Make sure you have Ruby version installed, specified in the `.ruby-version`
file in the root directory of the application.

If you use [RVM]( add a '.ruby-gemset'
to the root directory of the application.

You will need [ImageMagick]( installed.

The application uses PostgreSQL. Versions 8.2 and up are supported.
Create database and config file `config/database.yml` for connection.
File example:

      adapter: postgresql
      database: database_name
      pool: 5

There is `config/database_example.yml` file for full example.

When done, run:

    $ bin/bundle install --without production
    $ bin/rake db:create db:migrate

Install demo data using command: `bin/rake db:seed` if you need.

Application ready for start. You can launch webserver with
command `bin/rails server` and see home page
at [localhost:3000](http://localhost:3000/) url.

Project life cycle

### Adding new routes

Put added route path to a config.fixed_pages_paths array
(in 'config/application.rb') if a Page object should cover this path.

Add the new route to the 'config/sitemap.xml' file.


Run deploy with command `mina deploy` or `mina production deploy`
for production instance.

Before the first deploy to server you'll need to run 'mina setup'
or `mina production setup` for production. Also you'll need create file
'application.yml' in 'shared/config' directory on the server.
Example of this file you can find in 'config' directory of the project.


Mayak Rails Website Template is released under the MIT License.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

Feel free to use code of the project as you want, create issues or make pull requests.