Easy to use
Quick to set up and easily extendible
Create all you need. The custom types and fields in the flexible contenttype structure give you all freedom to make your site just as you need it.
Built upon Silex with Symfony components, Bolt is free and open source.
Your design, your code.
Like to write clean markup and create your own templates?
Bolt uses Twig for its templates, an elegant, flexible and concise templating language, that allows you to write templates the way you want.
Easy and powerful editing
The fully responsive dashboard works on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones alike, so you can control anything from wherever you are.
You work with a team of editors? Bolt comes with a fully customizable structure for user levels.
Features that make Bolt an awesome CMS
Bolt uses Twig for its templates. A very elegant, flexible and concise templating language, that allows you to write templates the way you want. You don't have to know PHP or know how databases work in order to get whatever content you need from the backend.
Responsive / Mobile
Bolt's backend interface is fully responsive, so it works on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and phones alike. Very convenient, either on the road or on the couch.
Powerful content types
The flexible contenttypes allow you to use all kinds of different fields to create different types of content: pages, blog entries, events, book reviews or whatever you can think of. And all in a editable YML-file.
Bolt is competely Free to use for both personal as well as commercial websites. And we're not going to charge you for "premium" features either. Nope, completely free. And did we mention that Bolt is Open Source as well?
PHP 5.3 and higher
Bolt only requires PHP 5.3 (released in 2010) and some very common modules to be installed. It runs on different types of database engines, and it can be installed on basically any webserver.
All code on Github
All our code is hosted on Github and we use Github's issues as our tracker for bugs and issues. Bolt is licensed under the MIT license and developers are encouraged to use the version from Github, and we welcome code contributions.
- Quickly edit on desktop, tablet or mobile
- Upload photos from your device's camera
- Perfectly designed to build your own responsive websites
- Clear user interface
- Insert images easily with the Stack
- Preview your work quickly
- Save your work as a draft, publish at a future date or immediately
- Easy acces to your latest images
- Quickly move files around between contenttypes
- Upload everywhere
- Thumbnail view for quick selecting
- Add custom fieldtypes
- Organize in custom tags
- Structure your content as you wish
- Many fieldtypes to choose from
- As many different contenttypes as you want
- HTML, Markdown, checkboxes, galleries, image uploads, geolocation etc.
- The powerful Twig template engine
- Elegant and easy syntax
- Frontenders love it
- Quick and secure, no php in your templates
- Create relationships between all your contenttypes
- Add categories, tags, and other taxonomies
- Add as many taxonomies as you like
- Name your taxonomies to stay organized
Supported by a growing community
You don't want to be stuck while building your site. That's why we have an extensive community with a lot of ways to get in touch and to help you out.
We are active on several different locations on the internet like IRC (#boltcms on Freenode), Twitter and Github.
Or you can just pick a theme from the extensions.bolt.cm website and whip up a new website in a couple of minutes.Visit the communitypage
Extensive info for editors and developers
In the Bolt documentation developers and implementors will find answers to most of their questions.
For frontend developers there is a handy cheatsheet available with a lot of common snippets to get you up to speed.
And for editors we have a decent manual that explains working in the Dashboard and with CKeditor.Go to docs.bolt.cm
Work with us
Bolt is built and supported by over one hundred international developers. Started in 2012 as an open source project, it has currently over 6,000 commits on Github.
Fork Bolt if you want to contribute, or get in touch.
Also, check out the extensions website where you can find a lot of themes and extensions. You can contribute by adding your own cool theme for instance!View Bolt on github
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