Nesta - a CMS for Ruby Developers
A CMS for small web sites and blogs, written in Sinatra.
Content can be written in Markdown or Textile and stored in text files (though you can also use Haml if you need to add some HTML to your pages). There's no database; write your content in your editor. Publish by pushing to a git repository.
Begin by installing the gem:
$ gem install nesta
Then use the
nesta command to generate a new site:
$ nesta new mysite.com
If you intend to deploy to Heroku, you'll also want the Heroku rake tasks, so run this version instead:
$ nesta new --heroku mysite.com
Install a few dependencies, and you're away:
$ cd mysite.com $ bundle install
You'll find basic configuration options for your site in
config/config.yml. The defaults will work, but you'll want to tweak it
before you go very far.
That's it - you can launch a local web server in development mode using shotgun...
$ bundle exec shotgun config.ru
...then point your web browser at http://localhost:9393. Start editing
the files in
content/pages (see Creating Your
Content for full