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CMS written in Ruby for cloud computing.


  • Performs in the cloud environment such as Google App Engine and Heroku as well as Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • Designed with reference to WordPress for WordPress users to easily understand.
  • Easy installation
  • Easy to create a theme for designers.
  • A clear plug-in API for Rubyists


$ git clone git://
$ cd lokka
$ bundle install --without=production:test
$ bundle exec rake db:setup
$ bundle exec rackup

View at: http://localhost:9292/

Deploy to Heroku

$ git clone git://
$ cd lokka
$ heroku create
$ git push heroku master
$ heroku addons:add heroku-postgresql:dev
$ heroku pg:info | head -n1 | awk '{print $2}' | xargs heroku pg:promote
$ heroku rake db:setup
$ heroku open

or just copy and paste

\curl -L | bash -s

to your terminal


$ rake spec

How to make a theme

Make a directory for theme in public/theme and you need to create entries.erb and entry.erb at least. (erb, haml and slim is available.)

Index page


!!! XML
    %title Example
    %h1= @site.title
    - @entries.each do |entry|
      %h2= entry.title
      .body= entry.body

Individual page


!!! XML
    %title Example
    %h1= @site.title
    %h2= @entry.title
    .body= @entry.body

How to make a plugin

Lokka Plugin is subset of Sinatra Extension. but Lokka had a specific rules of nomenclature. If you need display "Hello, World" when access to "/hello", Write a following.


module Lokka::Hello
  def self.registerd(app)
    app.get '/hello' do


Copyright (c) 2010 Masaki Komagata. See LICENSE for details.

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