A simple CMS for blogging built with Tornado and MongoDB
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A simple CMS for blogging inspired by my beautiful wife and built with Tornado and MongoDB. See a demo site here.


For this project we have considered to move all MongoDB operations from PyMongo to Motor, the asynchronous Python driver for Tornado, any changes regarding this can be found in a branch named "motor".


Other modules are optionally required

Core features

  • Responsive UI with Twitter-Bootstrap.
  • Customizable theming.
  • Text types for posting:
    • Text plain
    • HTML
    • Markdown
    • reStructuredText
    • BBCode
    • Textile
    • MediaWiki
    • Creole
  • Posts sharing via Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Optional comments management via Disqus.
  • Supported localization:
    • Arabic (ar_AR)
    • German (de_DE)
    • English (en_US)
    • Spanish (es_ES)
    • French (fr_FR)
    • Italian (it_IT)
    • Japanese (ja_JP)
    • Macedonian (mk_MK)
    • Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
    • Chinese Simplified (zh_CN)
    • Chinese Traditional (zh_HK, zh_TW)
  • Support for Google Analytics and Gravatar.
  • Customizable search for publications using regular expressions or full text search.

Installing and Running

  1. Install the requirements using pip:

    pip install -r requirements.txt
  2. Configure your Selene instance using the configure.py script, setting all available options:

    python configure.py
  3. Run your Selene instance:

    python server.py


I want to improve this project with your help... I'm looking forward for all of your pull requests!