Camaleon CMS is a dynamic and advanced content management system based on Ruby on Rails 4 and Ruby 1.9.3+. This CMS is an alternative to wordpress for Ruby on Rails developers to manage advanced contents easily. Camaleon CMS is a flexible manager where you can build your custom content structure without coding anything by custom fields and custom contents type.

Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: CMS     Ruby On Rails     Content Management Systems (CMS)     Ruby    
Latest version: v2.6.0

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Camaleon CMS is a dynamic and advanced content management system based on Ruby on Rails that adapts to your needs. This CMS is an alternative to Wordpress for Ruby on Rails developers to manage advanced content easier.

Camaleon CMS is a flexible manager where you can build your custom content structure without coding anything by custom fields and custom contents type.

To download or publish themes go to Theme store: http://camaleon.tuzitio.com/store/themes

To download or publish plugins go to Plugin store: http://camaleon.tuzitio.com/store/plugins


With Camaleon you can do:

  • Integrate into existing Rails projects
  • Multiples sites in the same installation
  • Multi-language sites
  • Design and create the architecture of your project without programming by dynamic contents and fields
  • Extend or customize the functionality using plugins
  • Manage your content visualization using themes
  • Easier administration. Camaleon CMS permits you to adapt the CMS to all your needs and not you adapt to the CMS. You can create your custom architecture with any custom attributes that you need for all content types.

Some features

  • Camaleon CMS is FREE and Open source
  • Shortcodes
  • Widgets
  • Drag and Drop / Sortable / Multi level menus
  • Templates/Layouts for pages
  • Advanced User roles
  • File Uploads with built in Local and Amazon S3 support
  • Easy migration from Wordpress
  • Security
    • Remote code execution
    • SQL injections
    • Advanced sessions security
    • Cross Site Scripting
    • Control of abusive requests
    • Cross-Site Request Forgery
  • Site Speed Camaleon CMS include a lot of cache strategies to optimize the site access velocity:
    • Cache contents
    • Cache queries
    • Manifests (compress and join asset files)
    • Customize your content visualization for Desktop, Mobile and Tablet
  • SEO & HTML5
    • Sitemap generations
    • Seo configuration
    • Seo for social media
    • All generated content is compatible with HTML5 and Bootstrap 3

Camaleon CMS has many useful Plugins such as:

Camaleon CMS has many useful frontend Themes such as:


  • Rails 4.2 or 5+
  • PostgreSQL, MySQL 5+ or SQlite
  • Ruby 2.2+
  • Imagemagick


  • Install Ruby on Rails
  • Create your rails project
  rails new my_project
  • Add the gem in your Gemfile
  gem "camaleon_cms",  '>=' # (Current stable versions are 2.5.0,,, 2.3.6, 2.2.1)
  # OR
  # gem "camaleon_cms", github: 'owen2345/camaleon-cms' # latest development version

  # gem 'draper', '~> 3' # for Rails 5+
  # gem 'draper', github: 'drapergem/draper' # ruby 3.x

  # For Ruby version < 2.5 
  # gem 'sprockets', '< 4' # Sprockets 4 requires Ruby version >= 2.5 
  • Install required Gem and dependencies
  bundle install
  • Camaleon CMS Installation
  rails generate camaleon_cms:install
  • (Optional) Before continue you can configure your CMS settings in (my_app/config/system.json), [here](config/system.json) you can see the full settings.
  • Create database structure

    rake camaleon_cms:generate_migrations
    # before running migrations you can customize copied migration files
    rake db:migrate
  • Start your server

  rails server

Sample App / Demonstration


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  • Init DB bash RAILS_ENV=test bundle exec rake app:db:migrate RAILS_ENV=test bundle exec rake app:db:test:prepare
  • Run tests bash bundle exec rspec


  • Fork it.
  • Create a branch (git checkout -b my_feature_branch)
  • Commit your changes (git commit -am "Added a sweet feature")
  • Push to the branch (git push origin my_feature_branch)
  • Create a pull request from your branch into master (Please be sure to provide enough detail for us to understand what this change is doing)

Version History


Previous stable version (v1.x): https://github.com/owen2345/camaleon-cms/tree/version_1x

Camaleon CMS was originally released in July 2015 and tested previously with more than 20 projects by 6 months and on August 22, 2015 was published as a gem.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Camaleon CMS README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.