Dependency Status

LocomotiveCMS is a simple but powerful CMS based on liquid templates and mongodb database. At my company (NoCoffee), we use it for our clients when they request a simple website.

If we have to give a couple of features to describe our application, there will be:

Strategy / Development status

We already developed a fully functional prototype in Rails 2.3.2 with both active record / mongomapper and it worked quite well. We are even using it for some client websites. Now, our goal is to port our prototype to Rails 3 and migrate from mongomapper to mongoid. Besides, we put a lot of efforts to make it as robust as we can by writing better specs than we wrote for the prototype at first.


Here is a short list of main gems / technologies used in the application.


See the installation documentation on the official website


We work on the procedure to upgrade from a previous version of the engine (below the 2.0.0)


Contributing to LocomotiveCMS

LocomotiveCMS is an open source project, we encourage contributions. If you have found a bug and want to contribute a fix, or have a new feature you would like to add, follow the steps below to get your patch into the project:

For new features (especially large ones) it is best to create a topic on the Google group first to make sure it fits into the goals of the project.



Bernd Hauser from designhunger funded the following feature: has_one / has_many between content types.


Rodrigo Alvarez for his plugin named Congo which gave us a good starting point and for his availability for (very late) tech discussions.

Emmanuel Grard designed the awesome locomotive illustration in the old locomotivecms.com landing page.

Font Awesome for providing the best icons. Make the whole back-office Retina-ready.


Feel free to contact me at didier at nocoffee dot fr.

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