Like to keep using your favorite IDE and development tricks? With LocomotiveCMS you work locally just like any web project. You deploy your site whenever you want and can keep track of your code in your SCM.
Super friendly content editing interface
Your client should be able to edit the content without any training or any skills.
The author interface provides non-technical, simple and meaningful options, and most of the content can be edited directly inline. Just switch to editing mode.
Don't let your client mess up with your layout
… and don’t mess up with the content. Designers can change design, authors can change content. You can keep your development methods, like source code tracking and local development. Don’t be afraid to modify the layout, it won’t affect the content.
Open Source with professional support
The community helps us build a secured and well-tested CMS. Extend the code to fit your needs, and rely on the community to get help on our forum. And if you need more help, we offer professional support.
Beautiful code matters
With each upgrade, we can make changes that are easier to accomodate.
It makes maintenance easier
You’ll enjoy reading it
Why is LocomotiveCMS different from Wordpress?
The design mindset is different. LocomotiveCMS gives you the freedom to make custom designs easily. It comes with a templating engine. All you have to do is build your pages and assets the exact same way you would with static pages. You already know how to do that. Then you make content manageable : all you need to learn is a very simple templating system.
LocomotiveCMS’s most popular feature is content types. They make it very easy to manage models, like “Books” or “Authors”. These can have relationships. You don't need to code anything. You don't need to teach your client how to manage data because the backoffice is very simple and only has meaningful options, like a "Books" menu.
With LocomotiveCMS, your development process can follow standards. You develop locally when you create your site and when you update it. You can have all your code in a Git or Svn repo and keep track of your evolutions.
LocomotiveCMS is natively multilingual and multisite. Anything can be translated including urls. You don't need to find and install plugins to make it work.
LocomotiveCMS is designed to save your time and help you focus on what matters : front-end technology, standard development process and no-learning time for your client.
Why is LocomotiveCMS different from proprietary solutions?
LocomotiveCMS is an open source solution, which facilitates adoption by many more users. That means more people to share experiences and solutions with (Join our community on Gitub and Google Groups).
Developers, you have access to the source code, so you can tweak if to suit your needs.
Bugs are noticed and fixed more quickly since everyone in the community.
We’ll never make claims that you cannot check by yourselves. The visibility of the code behind our open source CMS means you can see for yourself and be confident.
If we all die in a plane accident (we hope you are not offended by black humor, well, LocomotiveCMS will outlive us. We all have the keys to make it an incredible CMS.
You have access to the same level of support that proprietary solutions offer.
We love to talk with you and hear about the great ideas you have for LocomotiveCMS. You can easily have access to the management team of our company.