We recommend to use MAMP PRO ( instead of Xampp to create develop environment. With MAMP, you can easy to add/manage virtual domain like flex-home.local.

  • Apache, nginx, or another compatible web server.
  • PHP >= 7.2 >> Higher
  • MySQL Database server
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • Exif PHP Extension
  • Fileinfo Extension
  • XML PHP Extension
  • Ctype PHP Extension
  • JSON PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • Module Re_write server
  • PHP_CURL Module Enable

{warning} On this project, I use the latest Laravel version (currently 6.x). Please go to Laravel documentation page for more information.

Install on hosting

  • Upload all files into public_html.
  • Create a database and import data from database.sql (it's located in source code).
  • Create .env from .env.example and update your database information
  • Config for media:

    • If your hosting support SSH, you just need to cd to public_html and run command php artisan storage:link
    • If your hosting doesn't support SSH. You have to open file config/filesystem.php

      Then change

      'public' => [
         'driver' => 'local',
         'root' => storage_path('app/public'),
         'url' => env('APP_URL').'/storage',
         'visibility' => 'public',


      'public' => [
         'driver' => 'local',
         'root' => public_path('storage'),
         'url' => env('APP_URL').'/storage',
         'visibility' => 'public',

      Copy all files from /storage/app/public to public/storage.

Install locally or in VPS

  • Run composer install to download vendor packages (if you're using Windows, please delete folder /vendor then run composer install)

  • Create .env file from .env-example and update your configuration

  • Run php artisan migrate to create database structure with no sample data or import default database from database.sql if you need sample data.

  • Run php artisan cms:user:create to create admin user

  • Run php artisan vendor:publish --tag=cms-public --force

  • Run php artisan cms:theme:activate flex-home

  • This project requires some plugins. Run following commands to activate it.

php artisan cms:plugin:activate real-estate
php artisan cms:plugin:activate location
php artisan cms:plugin:activate blog
php artisan cms:plugin:activate language
  • Run php artisan storage:link

Note: If you can't run php artisan storage:link (some hosting doesn't support it), you can change config in /config/filesystems.php like this then move all uploaded file from /storage/app/public to /public/storage.

  • Run the first test with command php artisan serve. Open http://localhost:8000, you should see home page of Botble CMS

If you need sample data, you can import it from database.sql

FlexHome should run on a virtual host. Create a virtual host like cms.local to run FlexHome. Follow these steps to see how to config virtual host: Setup virtual host.


This site can only be run at domain name, not folder link.

On your localhost, setting virtual host. Something like http://flex-home.local is ok.

Cannot use as http://localhost/flex-home/....

Please remove public in your domain also, you can point your domain to public folder

or use .httaccess (

Follow these steps to see how to config virtual host: Setup virtual host.

Well done! Now, you can login to the dashboard by access to your_domain_site/admin.

Username: botble
Password: 159357