Create a blog
If you want to create a no-hassle blog, the starter blog is for you!
Click on the button below and let Forestry CMS guide you.
Create a website
Create a website – from scratch – in 4 steps!
Step 1: Install Cecil
cecil.phar from your terminal:
curl -LO https://cecil.app/cecil.phar
You can also download Cecil manually from the website.
PHP 7.1+ is required.
Step 2: Create a new website
php cecil.phar new:site <mywebsite>
Step 3: Add some content
php cecil.phar new:page blog/my-first-post.md <mywebsite>
Now you can edit the newly created page with your favorite Markdown editor (I recommend Typora):
Step 4: Check the preview
Run the following command to build and serve the website:
php cecil.phar serve --drafts <mywebsite>
Then navigate to your new website at
servecommand run a local HTTP server and a watcher: if a file (a page, a template or the config) is modified, the browser’s current page is reloaded.
--draftsoption is used to include drafts.