Rails-based content management system/framework
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slate is a content management system/framework originally developed at
West Virginia University Web Services (http://www.wvu.edu).


  • Configure your database connection (database.yml)
  • Create your database and load the schema (rake db:schema:load)
  • Run slate setup to create a login (rake slate:setup)

Local Machine Setup

  • Add slate.local.host to your hosts file. Point it at
  • Start mongrel (script/server)
  • Access admin at slate.local.host:3000


Please be aware: slate is still in early alpha stage. This version (0.5)
is a complete rebuild of the original system used at WVU. Many aspects
have not been rebuilt yet. Comments are welcome, but no support will
be provided at this point.