Installation instructions


This document describes the steps needed to install FeinCMS.

FeinCMS requires a working installation of Django version 1.7 or better See the Django documentation for how to install and configure Django.

You can download a stable release of FeinCMS using pip. Pip will install feincms and its dependencies. Dependencies which are automatically installed are: feedparser, Pillow and django-mptt. For outdated versions of Django the best place to find supported combinations of library versions is the Travis CI build configuration.

$ pip install feincms

In order to install documentation and tests install from the Git repository instead:

$ git clone git://

If you are looking to implement a blog, check out elephantblog.

You will also need a Javascript WYSIWYG editor of your choice (Not included). TinyMCE and CKEditor work out of the box and are recommended.


There isn’t much left to do apart from adding a few entries to INSTALLED_APPS. Most commonly you’ll want to add:


Also, you should add the request context processor to the list of TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS, the template tag and the administration interface require it:


The customized administration interface needs some media and javascript libraries which you have to make available to the browser. FeinCMS uses Django’s django.contrib.staticfiles application for this purpose. The media files will be picked up automatically by the collectstatic management command.

If your website is multi-language you have to define LANGUAGES in the settings.

Please note that the feincms module will not create or need any database tables, but you need to put it into INSTALLED_APPS because otherwise the templates in feincms/templates/ will not be found by the template loader.

The tools contained in FeinCMS can be used for many CMS-related activities. The most common use of a CMS is to manage a hierarchy of pages and this is the most advanced module of FeinCMS too. Please proceed to The built-in page module to find out how you can get the page module up and running.