Para CMS

Installation Instructions

  • Download the latest release from the para-cms GitHub project's download page (You can also clone the para-cms GitHub repository - note that versions found in the repository should be considered in-development and unstable).
  • Extract Para CMS to the location on your web server that you'd like to deploy it.
  • Copy config_default.php to config.php and edit it to contain appropriate details for your new site.
  • Set up your desired menu/site structure by creating folders within the content path you specified in config.php (each folder will be a new menu item, and subfolders will appear as submenus).
  • Replace images/background.png and images/logo.png with your own images.
  • Add text files with a ".txt" suffix into all folders without subfolders (content in folders with subfolders is ignored).
  • Add any additional styles to new CSS files in styles/ and add them in your config.php in the format described there.
  • Make any desired customisations to index.php.
  • Relax!

Last updated: 31 Oct 2012


If you'd like to upgrade to a newer version of Para CMS (or try out a development version), you can do so by extracting a para release over the top of your old one, being sure to exclude the content folder and any custom logo or background images in the images folder. For safety, back up your old install before attempting an upgrade.

Some new versions may require additional images, styles, or config settings. Please see the README.mb and CHANGES files for details.

Last updated: 31 Oct 2012