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The most popular Ruby on Rails CMS

With more than 537,381 downloads, 3,516 watchers on GitHub and 384 contributors, 
Refinery is the leading open source CMS on the Ruby on Rails framework.

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Latest stable gem version 4.0.1 - Updated 13 days ago by Brice Sanchez.

Refinery CMS admin UI

Refinery CMS is perfect
for creating custom content
manageable websites. 

We use "The Rails Way" where possible so you have to learn as little as possible to get started!

  • 100% free and open source

    Refinery is available at no cost for anyone to use and modify. There have been contributions from users around the world.

  • Supports latest versions of Rails

    Refinery aims to maintain pace with the latest version of Rails so you always have the newest features.

  • Super simple and easy to use

    If you can point and click, you can use Refinery. And if you're building a site for a client, 10 minutes on the phone will get them up and running.

  • Slick, clean user interface

    The Refinery UI is beautiful and updated frequently to deliver the most intuitive experience possible for your users.

  • Modular and extendable

    If extra functionality is what you need, it's easy to create your own extension to get what you want.

  • Design flexibility

    Your website is your website, so Refinery is flexible enough to allow for any and every design imaginable.

  • Multilingual

    Refinery is available in over 30 languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and many more.

  • Vibrant and Active Community

    There are Refinery contributors from nearly every continent that are happy to help with your issues, or even coach you through your first contribution.