Automad CMS 1.2.2 Released with Improved Engine Performance – Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Automad, a flat file content management system (CMS) and template engine written in PHP has recently been updated to version 1.2.2 – a minor fix to the much improved 1.2.0 which adds support for custom dashboard translation, composer autoloading, improved template selection and many more.

Automad CMS might be a great alternative to WordPress, Joomla and Drupal for some. For one, it’s a flat-file CMS with all its content is stored in text files instead of a database‚Ķ This may be a plus if you just want to run simple, fast-loading websites and blogs.

For those running Automad and haven’t upgraded, they may want to upgrade to take advantage of some of the latest features added and the improvements over previous version.

For more about this release, please read its release-notesFor a list of features recently added, read below:

  • Added support for custom Dashboard translations
  • Added support for Composer autoloading
  • Improved template engine performance
  • Improved template selection
  • Improved theme information and added a modal window for readme files
  • Separated variables of the currently selected main theme from all other variables in the Shared Data & Files section
  • Minor theme fixes
  • Minor Dashboard fixes
  • Fixed update issues on Windows

Below are two posts that show you how to install Automad on Ubuntu:

Install Automad CMS on Ubuntu with Apache2 Support

For those who want to install Automad CMS on Ubuntu with Apache2, they can read the post below:

Install Automad CMS on Ubuntu with Nginx support

For those who prefer Nginx instead, the post below should help there install Automad.

Upgrading Automad

If you already have Automad installed and you wish to upgrade, then go and trigger the update by going to the Update tab in the System Settings section. The click the Update button.

Automad update ubuntu

Command Line

Automad can also be updated by using the console. To initiate updates, run the following command in your command line interface within Automad’s installation directory.

php automad/console update

That should do it!

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