Crafter CMS is a truly modern open source content management platform written and based on Java. It allows anyone to build enterprise-class websites for any purpose. The Community edition is free and licensed under the GPLv3 open source license.
Some of the features include: Truly decoupled CMS, Composed of independent microservices, Dynamic / personalized delivery of every request at speed ,tagging, and strong rights management and more.
Whether you’re creating a personal or business website, Crafter CMS can help you create and manage your content on every device with its intuitive and powerful admin dashboard…
For more about Crafter CMS, please visit its homepage.
This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Crafter CMS on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04.
When you’re ready to install Crafter CMS follow the steps below:
Crafter CMS is a Java based CMS, so you must have Java installed in order to use it. To install Java JDK 8, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Add A Third Party PPA to Ubuntu
The easiest way to install Oracle Java JDK 8 on Ubuntu is via a third party PPA. To add that PPA, run the commands below
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
After running the commands above, you should see a prompt to accept the PPA key onto Ubuntu. accept and continue
Continue below to install Java 8.
Step 2: Download Oracle Java 8 Installer
Now that the PPA repository has been added to Ubuntu, run the commands below to download Oracle Java 8 installer. the installer should install the latest Java JDK 8 on your Ubuntu machines.
sudo apt update sudo apt install oracle-java8-installer
When you run the commands above you’ll be prompted to access the license terms of the software. accept and continue.
Step 3: Configure Oracle JDK8 as Default
Set Oracle JDK8 as default, to do that, install the oracle-java8-set-default package. This will automatically set the JAVA env variable.
sudo apt install oracle-java8-set-default
The command above will automatically set Java 8 as the default. and that should complete your installation, you can check you java version by running following command.
Step 4: Download and Install Crafter CMS
Now that Java is installed, run the commands below to download Crafter CMS packages. The zip file will install a fully functional Crafter Studio instance and a Crafter Engine in Preview Mode. Out of the box, the Studio instance uses a local directory as the repository and a Derby database, which allows a quick and easy set up for local development.
cd /tmp && wget https://downloads.craftercms.org/3.0.14/crafter-cms-authoring.tar.gz
After downloading the file, run the commands below to extract the downloaded file.
tar -xvzf crafter-cms-authoring.tar.gz
After extracting the archived file, run the commands below to move Crafter folder to the /opt directory.
sudo mv crafter /opt/
Next, install required package and startup Crafter service.
sudo apt install lsof
Finally, run the commands below to start Crafter service.
To shutdown the service, run the commands below
When the service is started, open your browser and browse to the hostname or IP address followed by port 8080
This will bring up Crafter CMS logon page.
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