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Download papaya CMS. The comprehensive system offers numerous features that are available under an Open-Source-License (GPL) completely free of charge. You can add more features trough free and paid extensions.

Short download and installation guide for papaya CMS
(using PHP + SQLite3, composer and phing)

Since May 2014 the papaya CMS is being hosted and developed in a public repository on github.com. If you want to install the latest version, follow the steps listed below and the mentioned commands:

  1. Make sure you have PHP (with SQLite3), composer and phing installed and working on your system.
  2. Open a terminal (command prompt) with your projects directory.
  3. Create a new papaya CMS project, remove git files when asked. Command: composer create-project papaya/cms-project test
  4. Navigate to the new project directory. Command: cd test
  5. Copy the "build.properties" file from "dist.build.properties". Command: cp dist.build.properties build.properties
  6. Build the project. Command: 

  7. Start the PHP webserver. Command: php -S localhost:80 -t ./htdocs server.php
  8. Open the administration user interface at http://localhost/papaya in your webbrowser, make sure JavaScript is enabled and follow the installer steps.
  9. Congratulations! Thank you for using papaya CMS.


After completing these steps, you will have a complete papaya CMS on your system. You can set it up using the instructions in the various official documentations; use the English papaya CMS Wiki http://en.wiki.papaya-cms.com/wiki/Main_Page to get started.

More information is available in the "read me" file for the GitHub package.

Tools / Skripte

.htaccess Generator (opens in new window/tab)
gopapaya.php (zip-file, 4kb) 
With this script you can test, if your server meets all the prerequisites for running papaya CMS. Upload and run the script and you are done.