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Kirby is a file-based CMS.
Easy to setup, easy to use, flexible as hell.

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Though Kirby's source code is available on Github:, you must purchase a license per website. Please go to for more information.


Installing Kirby couldn't be simpler. Just connect to your FTP-Server and upload all files contained in the Kirby package to the document root of your server – done!

Visit (you should probably replace the with your url :)) and take a look at your brand new, Kirby-flavoured site.

Adding your license code

After you've purchased a license for Kirby, please add your license code to site/config/config.php:

c::set('license', 'put your license code here');

Running Kirby in a subfolder of your domain

Kirby will try to automatically detect if your site is installed in a subfolder. I.e.:

Sometimes auto-detection might fail, depending on your server setup. In that case, go to site/config/config.php and make sure you manually set the url config variable:

c::set('url', '');

Afterwards make sure to also set the subfolder name:

c::set('subfolder', 'subfolder');

You probably also need to adjust the RewriteBase in the .htaccess file if you want to use mod_rewrite. You will find more information about all this in the default config file and the htaccess file.

URL Rewriting

If you are not allowed to have your own .htaccess file or to use mod_rewrite, go to site/config/config.php and search for the part where you can switch off url rewriting.





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