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Developer(s) Patrick Peak, Paul Barry, Jeffrey Dettmann, Juan Alverez, BrowserMedia
Initial release June 2, 2009 (2009-06-02)
Stable release
3.5.5 / February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12)
Preview release
master / December 29, 2012 (2012-12-29)
Development status Unmaintained
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Ruby on Rails
Type Content management system
License LGPL

BrowserCMS is an open source web content management system written in Ruby built as a Ruby on Rails Engine. It was created by BrowserMedia. Its main goal is to serve three distinct user groups:[1]

  • Non-technical clients who need to maintain their website content.
  • Designers who want to build elegantly designed sites for clients with few constraints on their page layout and design.
  • Rails Developers who want a CMS that can be extended using common Rails conventions.

It is distributed via RubyGems. There are over 30 available modules developed by the community and commercial companies.[2] It can be extended using standard rails conventions via the use of Engine, ActiveRecord Models and controllers.


BrowserCMS originally started as a commercial Java project at BrowserMedia in 2003. For the 3.0 release, it was rebuilt using Ruby on Rails and released as an open source project[3] in June 2009 under an LGPL license.[4] It is among the top 5 most popular Rails based CMS's.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Project Goals". 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Available BrowserCMS Modules". 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ "From Propertiary Java to Rails". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  4. ^ "First Public Release". Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  5. ^ "The Ruby Toolbox - Content Management". Retrieved 2012-01-06. 

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