== Welcome to Radiant
Radiant is a no-fluff, open source content management system designed for
small teams. It is similar to Textpattern or MovableType, but is a general
purpose content management system (not just a blogging engine).
* An elegant user interface
* The ability to arrange pages in a hierarchy
* Flexible templating with layouts, snippets, page parts, and a custom tagging
language (Radius: http://radius.rubyforge.org)
* A simple user management/permissions system
* Support for Markdown and Textile as well as traditional HTML (it's easy to
create other filters)
* An advanced plugin system
* Operates in two modes: dev and production depending on the URL
* A caching system which expires pages every 5 minutes
* Built using Ruby on Rails
* And much more...
Radiant is released under the MIT license and is copyright (c) 2006-2009
John W. Long and Sean Cribbs. A copy of the MIT license can be found in the
== Installation and Setup
Radiant is a traditional Ruby on Rails application, meaning that you can
configure and run it the way you would a normal Rails application.
See the INSTALL file for more details.
== Installation of a Prerelease
As Radiant nears newer releases, you can experiment with any prerelease version.
Install the prerelease gem with the following command:
$ gem install radiant --prerelease
This will install the gem with the prerelease name, for example: ‘radiant-0.9.0.rc2’.
== Upgrading an Existing Project to a newer version
1. Update the Radiant assets from in your project:
$ rake radiant:update
2. Migrate the database:
$ rake production db:migrate
3. Restart the web server
== Development Requirements
To run tests you will need to have the following gems installed:
gem install ZenTest rspec rspec-rails cucumber webrat nokogiri
The best place to get support is on the mailing list:
Most of the development for Radiant happens on Github:
The project wiki is here:
The Radiant Dev Team