ForkCMS 5.4.0 Released — Here’s How to Install on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS Servers

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ForkCMS, a simple and powerful open source content management system (CMS) built on the LAMP or LEMP stack has been updated to version 5.4.0. It is a major release with some core changes, bug fixes and security enhancements.

If you haven’t updated, you should probably do so.

Webmasters looking for easy to manage CMS platform other than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, ForkCMS might be a great alternative.

For those who are not currently running ForkCMS and want to install it, the steps below should be a great place to start. This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install in on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 LTS.

This release brings some bug fixes and one change. for a list of changes, please check the link below:

Here’s a list of bug fixes and a change that were included with this release.


  • Core: Add way to display a collection in a symfony form as a tab
  • Core: Added the twig debug extention to the backend when debug is enabled
  • Core: Load tagged twig extensions in the backend
  • Extensions: Add option to include translations in a theme
  • MediaLibrary: Add options to control the amount of linked items


  • Core: Update jQuery to the latest feature version in frontend
  • Groups: Sort action rights alphabetically
  • Locale: Improve error message when adding locale
  • MediaLibrary: Changed the label for adding a folder to the root
  • MediaLibrary: Improved the flow of adding new media
  • MediaLibrary: Prevent deleting of folders that have subfolders
  • MediaLibrary: Stop urlising the folder names
  • Core: Updated composer and npm packages


  • Core: Fix ck editors not working in collections #
  • Core: Fix labels not being translated
  • Core: Fix not being able to empty the datepicker field
  • Core: Fix readability of the general symfony form errors


  • Profiles: Add brute force protection for profiles
  • Profiles: Make sure the login action is correct
  • Profiles: Sanitize querystring before redirect after profile login
  • Profiles: Sanitize redirect url after profile login

We have written about ForkCMS before and the posts below show you how to install on Ubuntu with Apache2 and Nginx support.

Installing ForkCMS with Apache2 HTTP Support

If you want to install ForkCMS with Apache2 HTTP support, the post below is a great one. follow it to install it.

Installing ForkCMS with Nginx HTTP Support

For those who want to install ForkCMS with Nginx support, the guide below is great. It shows you how to install it on Ubuntu servers.

Both tutorials are easy to follow and understand.

Either one of the above tutorials should get you help with installing ForkCMS on Ubuntu server. Hope these get you started.


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