Meet Radiant CMS: Small Wonder

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What is Radiant

Radiant is a Content management system which allows users to create websites and blog sites with
ease. It is freeware that is built on Ruby on Rails technology, which serves as deriving force behind it.
Radiant is produced under GNU/GPL (General Public License), it was created by John W. Long and was
extend by Sean Cribbs with passing time is continuously improving and becoming more powerful.

Well Radiant is not pre-provided with high end features that you will find in other CMS, it not feature
rich and is produced with limited set of functionalities. The control panel consists of only three basic
components: Pages, Snippet and Layouts.

Radiant can be downloaded from its official website.

How to install Radiant:-

Radiant is supplied with its own version of Ruby on Rails which supports multiple databases like Db2, My
SQL, SQL Lite, Postgre SQL and SQL Server.

Run this code and follow simple instructions

# gem install radiant
$ radiant 
Alternatively, you can install the Radient GEM without the use of SVN.
# cd ~/yourapp
# gem install radian
# radiant --database [database adapter] [path] 
-- Example: 'radiant -- database mysql ~/yourapp'

Key: Where `database adapter` is the name of the name of the database driver that you are using (“mysql”, “postgresql”, “sqlite3” or “sqlserver”) and `path` is the path to a directory where you would like to create your new project. If the directory doesn’t exist, the `radiant` command will create it for you.

What you can do with Radiant

You can create a simple and beautiful site with Radiant using HTML. Well
Radiant allows you to use CSS and Java script to produce dynamic effects.

This is an example of Radius tags inside page layout:

Radiant is supported with nearly 200 hundred extensions this is just the
beginning and in near future to come it will be supplied with more functions

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