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CommandBox commands for PresideCMS. This repository manages the code used to build the "preside" set of commands for CommandBox.


Before starting, you will need CommandBox installed. Head to for instructions on how to do so.

Once you have CommandBox installed, you can install our commands with:

~/> box install preside-commands

If you already have the commands installed, and wish to ensure you have the latest version installed, enter the following command at your command prompt:

~/> box install --force preside-commands


Create a new site

From within the CommandBox shell, CD into an empty directory in which you would like to create the new site and type:

CommandBox> preside new site

Follow any prompts that you receive.

Start a server

From the webroot of your Preside site, enter the following command:

CommandBox> preside start

If it is the first time starting, you will be prompted to download Preside and also to enter your database information, you will need an empty database already setup.

Once started, a browser should open and you should be presented with your homepage. To navigate to the administrator, browse to /{site_id}_admin/, where site id is the ID of the site you entered when creating the new site from the instructions above.

n.b. The admin path setting is editable in your site's /application/config/Config.cfc file.