BOOTSTRAPPING The Gluttonberg engine will not run a server by itself. Instead it needs to be booted within a stubbed out Rails application. Thankfully, this is pretty easy to do.

Say you have Gluttonberg stored in the following directory:


CD into the Code directory and generate a new Rails app:

$ cd ~/Code
$ rails new gluttonberg-test

Then inside the new rails app, open the Gemfile and edit it so it requires the Gluttonberg engine.

$ mvim gluttonberg-test/Gemfile

The require should look like this - assuming you use the same dirs as me:

gem 'gluttonberg', :path => '../gluttonberg'

bundle install

If this is the first time you are bootstrapping gluttonberg, you will need to copy the migrations to the host app. There is a simple generator that will do this for you.

 Change your config/database.yml file
 create your database by running rake db:create

$ rails generate gluttonberg:installer

Then boot your Rails app.

$ cd gluttonberg-test
$ rails generate gluttonberg:installer
$ rails server

Simple as that!


First, you should install ImageMagick ( on your machine. Command line tools of ImageMagick must be in your system path. You can check this by running the command:

Customise your asset library settings in application.rb file. gluttonberg:installer will generate an example setting in readme file.


At this stage there is no signup form. You will need to fire up a console and run the following commands (Change email, first name and password accordingly)

user = => "[email protected]", :password => "password1", :password_confirmation => "password1" , :first_name => "first_name" )
user.role = "super_admin"

You will now be able to log in.

** require_user ** require_user is called on every admin page via the Gluttonberg::Admin::BaseController.

To skip require_user use

skip_before_filter :require_user, :only => [:method]


rake gluttonberg:library:bootstrap
rake gluttonberg:generate_default_locale
rake gluttonberg:generate_or_update_default_settings


If you want to make your make versions of your model data. Put following line in your model



is_versioned opts_hash # for more detail about opts hash Please read acts_as_versioned documentation

please add following lines in your application.rb file and customize according to your requirement

config.filter_parameters += [:password , :password_confirmation] config.app_name = “Gluttonberg Test” # Human readable name of your application config.localize = false # or true : if you want localized pages then please set it true


rake jobs:work


set this host_name for urls in email. config.host_name