Refinery CMS

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Refinery CMS
Refinery-cms-logo.png
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Original author(s) David Jones, Resolve Digital
Developer(s) Philip Arndt, Uģis Ozols, Rob Yurkowski
Initial release May 2009 (2009-05)
Stable release 2.1.2 / March 14, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-03-14)
Preview release 3.0.0.dev / March 24, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-03-24)
Development status Active
Written in Ruby
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Ruby on Rails
Available in Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Norwegian Bokmål, Português, Slovenian
Type Content management system
License MIT License[1]
Website http://www.refinerycms.com/

Refinery CMS, often shortened to Refinery, is an open source content management system written in Ruby as a Ruby on Rails web application with jQuery used as the JavaScript library. Refinery CMS supports Rails 3.2[2] and Rails 4.0 via 3.0.0.dev, still in development.

Refinery differs from similar products by targeting a non-technical end user and allowing the developer to create a flexible website rapidly by staying as close as possible to the conventions of the Ruby on Rails framework.[3]

Version 1.0.0 was released[4] on 28 May 2011 - exactly 2 years after it was first released as open source software.

Version 2.0.0 was released[5] on 29 February 2012.

Version 2.1.0 was released[6] on 5 August 2013.

History[edit]

Refinery started as a closed sourced project written by David Jones at Resolve Digital in 2004[7] and went on to be released as open source software under the MIT License on 28 May 2009.[8] Since then it has, under the direction of Philip Arndt and Uģis Ozols, gained popularity[9] and is now the most popular Ruby on Rails CMS [10] with more than 200 contributors [11] and an active community extending the application with engines.[12]

Features[edit]

  • Engine architecture
  • WYSIWYG content editing
  • Localisation (currently supports 29 languages [13])
  • Page management
  • Image and File management
  • Contact form and inquiry management
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Licence". Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ Ruby Weekly (2012-03-01). "Ruby Weekly Issue 83 - March 1, 2012". Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  3. ^ "resolve's refinerycms at master". Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Refinery CMS 1.0 Released". Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Refinery CMS 2.0 Released". Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  6. ^ "Refinery CMS 2.1.0 Released". Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  7. ^ Patrick Morrow (2009-06-04). "RefineryCMS Goes Public". Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  8. ^ David Jones (2009-05-28). "First checkin - public release begins". Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  9. ^ Dan Benjamin and Jason Seifer (2010-01-21). The Ruby Show: Episode 104: Something New (MP3) (in english). Event occurs at 09:58. Archived from the original on 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  10. ^ "The Ruby Toolbox - Content Management". Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  11. ^ "Contributors to resolve/refinery - Github". Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  12. ^ "Engines - refinerycms - Github". Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  13. ^ Gregg Pollack and Nathaniel Bibler (2010-07-06). Episode #91 - July 6, 2010 (Flash) (in english). Event occurs at 01:54. Retrieved 2010-07-12.