Install PanoplyCMS on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

PanoplyCMS is a light, ultra-fast, open source content management system (CMS) based on meteor framework with GUI to build extremely safe, fast and stylish HTML for blogs, portfolios and company websites.

It comes with feature such as menu module, HTML blocks, and slider module that can load at any given position. PanoplyCMS offers features that may not be available to other PHP based CMS, like WordPress Joomla or Drupal.

If you’re looking for a Meteor based CMS that’s SEO friendly design, flexible CSS framework and free, you might want to take a look at PanoplyCMS.

For more about PanoplyCMS, please check it homepage.

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install PanoplyCMS on Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 and 18.10.To get started with installing PanoplyCMS, please continue below:

Step 1: Install Node.Js

PanoplyCMS runs on Node.js and Meteor, java script runtime and frameworks. To install Node.js on Ubuntu from its LTS repository, run the commands below to install:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install curl git python
curl -sL  | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt install -y nodejs

After that, Node.js should be installed and ready to use as well.

Step 2: Install PM2 Process Manager

Another requirement for PanoplyCMS is PM2 process manager. To install PM2 package on Ubuntu, run the commands below:

sudo npm install pm2 -g

After that, your system should be ready for PanoplyCMS.

Step 3: Install Meteor

Meteor is an open source platform for developing JavaScript apps for web, mobile, and desktop. You can easily install it using the commands below

curl | sh

Step 4: Install PanoplyCMS

To get PanoplyCMS, you’ll want to clone it from Github to your home directory.To do that run the commands below

cd ~/
git clone 

After that, change into PanoplyCMS folder by running the commands below.

cd PanoplyCMS

After changing into PanoplyCMS folder above, run the commands below to install additional Meteor dependencies.

meteor add kadira:graphql
meteor add react
meteor add react-meteor-data
meteor npm install

Finally setup PanoplyCMS by running the commands below from inside PanoplyCMS folder.

meteor npm install
meteor npm install --save babel-runtime
meteor --settings settings.json

After that, wait for server to get started. It will automatically install all dependencies and will start running. When all dependencies are downloaded and installed, you should then be able to open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address followed by port 3000

I20181113-10:05:02.764(-6)? ********************************************
I20181113-10:05:02.765(-6)? *                                          *
I20181113-10:05:02.767(-6)? *                                          *
I20181113-10:05:02.768(-6)? *     Username: [email protected]         *
I20181113-10:05:02.768(-6)? *     Password: Pass@123                   *
I20181113-10:05:02.768(-6)? *                                          *
I20181113-10:05:02.770(-6)? *                                          *
I20181113-10:05:02.772(-6)? ********************************************
=> Started your app.

=> App running at: 

You should see PanoplyCMS home page.

That’s it!

  • Backend Link: admin
  • Initial Login Credentials of Backend :-
    Email: [email protected]
    Password: Pass@123

Now go and create some categories, then articles and finally some menus. Look at the changes at your front end.

PanoplyCMS ubuntu setup

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PanoplyCMS on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

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