Installation instructions


This document describes the steps needed to get FeinCMS up and running.

FeinCMS is based on Django, so you need a working Django installation first. The minimum support version of Django is the 1.4 line of releases.

You can download a stable release of FeinCMS using pip:

$ pip install feincms

Pip will install feincms and its dependencies. It will however not install documentation, tests or the example project which comes with the development version, which you can download using the Git version control system:

$ git clone git://

Feincms, some content types or cleaning modules are dependent on the following apps, which are installed when using pip: feedparser, Pillow and django-mptt.

However, django-tagging is not installed because the blog module that uses it is merely a proof of concept. 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 works out of the box and is recommended.


There isn’t much left to do apart from adding a few entries to INSTALLED_APPS, most commonly you’ll want to add feincms, mptt, and feincms.module.medialibrary. 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.

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