October CMS is built on Laravel Framework, the best existing PHP framework. Laravel framework includes all the tools and classes necessary for making quality websites and applications.
OctoberCMS adds even more power to Laravel’s simple and flexible features collection. Development with October can easily be adapted to any existing team workflow.
Use your favorite version control system for storing and deploying website themes and plugins. You can build any website or web app with OctoberCMS, from simple promotional sites to high-load social networks.
October CMS Features
There are many features of October CMS. I will be showing you one by one.
The simple modern templating engine
Twig is a simple templating engine explicitly created for web designers. It won’t slow down your app and automatically takes care of escaping and other tedious tasks.
Components are the building blocks for Pages. Add the component to a Page to add new functionality and configure it with an Inspector.
An Inspector is a visual tool for managing component properties.
Extend the platform with Plugins that seamlessly integrate with October’s back-end and front-end. Plugin classes are elementary, and you can describe the Plugin and register the features you want in October.
Easy administrative interfaces
Effortlessly create back-end interfaces for your plugins. Back-end pages require minimal PHP coding and use simple configuration files.
Simple AJAX framework
The AJAX framework lets you efficiently bind the AJAX request to the form or a button. These requests can be handled by the components or your code in a Page or Layout.
How To Install October CMS on Mac
First, you need to download the zip file from its documentation. You can find it here.
There are some system requirements. I am listing it here.
- PHP version 7.0 or higher
- PDO PHP Extension
- cURL PHP Extension
- OpenSSL PHP Extension
- Mbstring PHP Library
- ZipArchive PHP Library
- GD PHP Library
After downloading that file, you must place that zip folder inside your server root. For example, if you use localhost via MAMP or XAMPP, your web root might be an htdocs folder. So you need to place that zip file inside that folder and now unzip them.
The next step is to permit the folder and its subfolders.
The next step is to open the browser and navigate to this URL: http://localhost/install-master/install.php.
My OctoberCMS folder’s name is install-master, and yours might also be.
If you navigate this URL, you might see the screen below.
Click agree and continue to the next step.
Now, you need to create a database inside MySQL. So make one database inside phpmyadmin.
After that, navigate to the octobercms database configuration page and fill in the details.
After filling in all the information, click the Administrator button.
Now, fill in the administrator details.
After clicking the Continue button, you have three options.
For this demo, let us start with the Start from scratch option.
Now, you can see that our installation process has begun. Finally, our installation has been successful, and you can see that we got the two URLs — one for the front end and one for the back end.