Mar 6, 2012

10 Most Popular Ruby On Rail Content Management System(CMS)

ROR Known as Ruby On Rail is the open sources framework for the Ruby programming language released on July 2004, which is used for build or develop web applications. After two year this framework reached millstone when Apple announced ROR with Mac OS X v10.5. Ruby on Rail is getting popularity among web application developers. This is the becoming famous of great combination of programming language and framework.

Templates enable the developer to generate a skeleton application with custom gems and configurations. Engines let one reuse application pieces complete with routes, view paths and models. The Rack web dedicated server interface and Metal allow one to write optimized pieces of code that route around Action Controller. For More( Wiki).

Ruby is the programming language and the Rail is the framework, this is the great combination to develop rich web applications, in development market number of popular CMS available for ROR developers. Today we cover some useful CMS(Content Management System) for Ruby on Rail developers.

These CMS provides simple and easiest way to build web applications, visit these list and choose the best one for you. I hope ROR developers would love to use these CMS. Also share your thought in our comment section below.

1) Comfortable Mexican Sofa

2) Locomotive CMS

Locomotive is an open source CMS for Rails. It’s super flexible and integrates with Heroku and Amazon S3.

3) Rails Yard CMS

CMS features

1) Hierarchy organized pages

2) Multilanguage frontend and backend

3) Backend actually in English, Italian and German

4) Different and independent pages for each language

5) Editing both from backend and directly from frontend

6) Pretty urls and other seo-friendly features

7) Drop-in themes

8 ) Easy to design layouts

9) Multiple independent layouts per theme

4) Webiva

We like to call Webiva a WBS (Website Building System) as opposed to a CMS (Content Management System) because Webiva’s focus is on the look and structure of your entire website rather than just letting you dump in content. Based on the idea of simplicity first – features later, Webiva began life in 2006 an micro-cms for a specific project and has grown steadily into tool for us as web developers to build websites more easily.

5) Flagship

Flagship Docs is a document management system that is pure, to the point, and easy to deploy and use in organizations of various sizes.  It features a clean, intuitive user interface, powerful search functionalities, and per-organization control and display options.

6) Radiant CMS

Radiant is a no-fluff, open source content management system designed for small teams.

 Radiant features:

An elegant user interface

Flexible templating with layouts, snippets, page parts, and a custom tagging language

A first-class extension/plugin system

Simple user management and permissions

7) Refinery CMS

Refinery is perfect for creating custom content manageable websites. We use “The Rails Way” where possible so you have to learn as little as possible to get started!


adva-cms is a cutting edge open source application platform based on Ruby on Rails and Rails Engines.

Different from others, adva-cms lives in vendor directory and keeps your main app directory clean and dandy. So you can reclaim app directory and use it only for your own application files.

9) Browser CMS

BrowserCMS supports larger teams of editors, has a robust set of features as part of its core, allows for varied permission models, and is customizable via modules.

10) Casein CMS

It provides scaffolding generators and helper functions to quickly create a lightweight CRUD interface for your data, along with a pre-rolled user authentication system.


  • Thanks for the third place!

  • Don’t forget Nesta, lightweight, text-based, Markdown & HAML centric CMS. Plays beautifully with git, GitHub & Heroku.

    Absolute delight to use, particuarly for front end developers and non-programmers.

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