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  • Rails 4.2+
  • MySQL 5+ or SQlite or PostgreSQL
  • Ruby 2.2+
  • Imagemagick


  • Install Ruby on Rails 4.2+ Visit here.

  • Create your rails project

    rails new my_project
  • Add the gem in your Gemfile (Stable versions,, 2.3.6, 2.2.1, 2.1.1)

    gem "camaleon_cms",  '>= 2.4.5'
    # gem "camaleon_cms", github: 'owen2345/camaleon-cms' # current development version
    # gem 'draper', '~> 3' # only for Rails 5
    # verify (gem 'sass-rails', '~> 5.0') only for Rails 5
  • Install required Gem and dependencies

    bundle install
  • Camaleon CMS Installation

    rails generate camaleon_cms:install
  • (Optional) Before continue you can configure your CMS settings in (my_app/config/system.json), here you can see the full settings.

  • Create database structure

    rake camaleon_cms:generate_migrations
    # before running migrations you can customize copied migration files
    rake db:migrate
  • Start your server

    rails server # and then go to your browser http://localhost:3000/

    Previous stable version (1x):

Camaleon CMS (It adapts to your needs)

Camaleon CMS is a dynamic and advanced content management system based on Ruby on Rails 4.2+ and Ruby 2.2+. This CMS is an alternative to Wordpress for Ruby on Rails developers to manage advanced contents easily. Camaleon CMS is a flexible manager where you can build your custom content structure without coding anything by custom fields and custom contents type.

To download or publish themes go to themes store:

To download or publish plugins go to plugins store:

Camaleon CMS is FREE and Open source

It was released on July, 2015 and tested previously with more than 20 projects by 6 months and on August 22, 2015 was published as a gem.

With Camaleon you can do:

  • Multiples sites in the same installation
  • Multi-language sites
  • Design and create the architecture of your project without programming by dynamic contents and fields
  • Extend or customize the functionalities by plugins
  • Manage your content visualization by themes
  • Advanced User roles
  • Integrate into existent rails 4+ projects
  • Other features:
    • Shortcodes
    • Widgets
    • Drag and Drop / Sortable / Multi level menus
    • Templates/Layouts for pages
    • Easy migration from Wordpress

Some features are:

  • Integrate into existent Ruby on Rails Projects
  • Easy administration Camaleon CMS permits you to adapt the CMS to all your needs and not you adapt to the CMS. I.E. you can create your custom architecture with all attributes that you need for each kind of content.
  • Security
    • Remote code execution
    • SQL injections
    • Advanced sessions security
    • Cross Site Scripting
    • Control of abusive requests
    • Cross-Site Request Forgery
  • Site Speed Camaleon CMS include a lot of cache strategies to optimize the site access velocity:
    • Cache contents
    • Cache queries
    • Manifests (compress and join asset files)
    • Customize your content visualization for Desktop, Mobile and Tablet
  • SEO & HTML5
    • Sitemap generations
    • Seo configuration
    • Seo for social media
    • All generated content is compatible with HTML5 and Bootstrap 3

Camaleon CMS come with basic and important plugins like:

  • E-commerce
  • Visibility of content
  • Web attack control
  • Contact forms
  • Content cache
  • Content reorder
  • many others here.



If you have problems, please enter an issue here. If you need support, need some extra functionality or need plugins, please contact us on:


Owen Peredo Diaz


Coming soon

  • Documentation and Videos
  • Create/Update Manuals
  • TDD (rspec)


  • Init DB
RAILS_ENV=test bundle exec rake app:db:migrate
RAILS_ENV=test bundle exec rake app:db:test:prepare
  • Configure/Install Poltergeist and change your phanthomjs path in spec/spec_helper.rb

  • Run testing

bundle exec rspec


  • Fork it.
  • Create a branch (git checkout -b my_feature_branch)
  • Commit your changes (git commit -am "Added a sweet feature")
  • Push to the branch (git push origin my_feature_branch)
  • Create a pull request from your branch into master (Please be sure to provide enough detail for us to understand what this change is doing)

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