Spina is a CMS built upon the Rails framework. This guide is designed for developers with experience using Ruby on Rails.

To start using Spina CMS simply add the following lines to your Gemfile:

Code Quality Rank: L5
Monthly Downloads: 481
Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: CMS    
Latest version: v2.12.0

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Getting Started

Read the guide to learn more about how to use Spina. If you just want to get started, create a new Ruby on Rails app and follow these instructions:

Add the following line to your Gemfile:

gem 'spina'

Run the installer to start the setup process:

rails spina:install

The installer will help you create your first user interactively.

Then start rails s and access Spina at /admin.

Browser support

Spina's admin UI requires Chrome/Edge 89+, or any other browser with basic ESM support (Safari/Firefox). This is due to a recent browser feature called import maps and will be used in Rails 7 as the default way to deploy javascript assets.

Browser support for websites built with Spina is entirely up to the developer. Spina doesn't force you to build your frontend a certain way.


Check our [Contributing Guide](CONTRIBUTING.md) for instructions on how to help the project.


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Spina is released under the [MIT license](LICENSE.md).


Icons were designed by @steveschoger - Heroicons.

HotKeys support via Hotkeys.js

Email templates based on Wildbit's Postmark Templates

The font used in Spina's admin panel is called Metropolis and was created by Chris Simpson Metropolis

Copyright (c) 2015, Chris Simpson <[email protected]>.

This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.
This license is copied below, and is also available with a FAQ at:

Version 2.0 - 18 March 2012

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