The best CMS for developers

Locomotive is a beautiful Open Source CMS that makes it super easy to develop and design exactly what your clients need.
European Resuscitation Council Niko Group University of Chicago UpGlobal

Super easy workflow

Install Wagon

Our development tool that lets you create sites with your favorite text and coding tools.

Craft your content

Create custom content and freely mark what parts of pages are editable for your clients.

Deploy website

With a single command, the back-office editor will be automatically generated for your client.

Love developing for your CMS as much as your clients love using it

In general, our jobs as developers have become easier. More importantly, we get great support from the people that make Locomotive. They’re always very responsive and they’ve helped us a lot with some of the more complex solutions that we've tried to build.

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Jeremy Seitz Jeremy Seitz, now Swisscom, Zürich, Switzerland: 4.5M unique visitors a day

The best feedback from clients when it comes to content management systems is zero feedback. They're amazed that they can actually do some of the things that they can do on their own with very little to no website or development experience.

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Paul Eckenrode Paul Eckenrode, Durango, CO, USA

I love the user friendliness of the back office and the different ways that I can tweak and do testing on my own has made it very successful for me as a designer.

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Christie Roberts Christie Roberts Under the Sun Graphics, Durango, CO, USA

I really hadn’t seen a CMS or any platform before that’s so elegantly divided: business concerns and developer concerns.

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David Pierce David Pierce UP Global, now Techstars, Seattle, WA, USA

Completely Open Source

LocomotiveCMS is completely Open Source. It's a free software released under the MIT license. Use is as you like. Copy it, modify it, tweak it and resell it. You're free to use it however you like, as long as the copyright notices remain in tact.


With Wagon, you can scaffold a new Locomotive site and start adding content types and templates you need using any text editor. And thanks to Wagon's built-in web server, you can preview the site with your prefered web browser.


Engine is the Ruby on Rails application, it is dedicated to the creation and editing of content and managing all your sites. Next to that it offers a huge variety of features that helps you or your clients edit their sites with ease.