Getting Started

Minimum System Requirements

To be able to run AsgardCMS you have to meet the following requirements:

  • PHP 5.5.9 or higher
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • cURL PHP Extension
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • Mcrypt PHP Extension
  • GD PHP Library
  • MySql 5.5
  • One of the following cache drivers: memcached, redis, apc. (defaults to array)

Install AsgardCMS

If you prefer a video to see how the installation process goes, watch the install video.

Get AsgardCMS

composer create-project asgardcms/platform=~1.0 your-project-name

Create a database

Install your preferred user system

  • Sentinel (installed by default)

More user implementations may be offered later on.

Run the install command

Now run php artisan asgard:install command to perform to start the installation process.

This install command will perform the following actions:

  • Setup database information
  • Running migrations
  • Running seeds
  • Publishing assets
  • Create a first admin account


You can now login on /auth/login with your email and password asked during the install command. After you've logged in you'll be able to access the administration panel on the /backend URI.

Feedback, ideas, etc.

If you have feedback to give, ideas you would like implemented, by all means share them on the dedicated uservoice page. Do not hesitate to share!

For issues/bugs your having, you can use the Github Issues to post those. All issues are grouped on the AsgardCms/Platform repository.

If you just want to talk, join our Slack channel.

Thank you for your participation!

Updating modules and themes

It's important to know that a module and a theme, is just a simple composer package. Meaning that if your module has a dependency on another package or AsgardCms-module, you can add those in the require key of the composer.json file of your module.

This also means that modules fetched via composer, cannot be edited, those changes will get overwritten in the next composer update.

But how does AsgardCms know to put the modules in the Modules folder and themes in the Themes folder ?

It's pretty easy actually, just check the type key in your composer.json file.

  • For modules: "type": "asgard-module",,
  • For themes: "type": "asgard-theme",.

That's it, thanks to this, AsgardCms knows where to put those packages. Make sure your modules and themes have the correct type set.

Installing modules and themes

Now that you know that a module or theme is a simple composer package, to install one on you AsgardCms project, just run the usual composer require vendor/name in your terminal.

If there are additional steps required to install the module, for instance running migrations, the module will have this stated in its file.

Running module migrations

To run the migrations of a module, run the following in your terminal:

php artisan module:migrate ModuleName

Running module seeds

Run the following command in your terminal:

php artisan module:seed ModuleName

Publishing module assets

Module assets are located in the Assets/ directory of the module. The have those copied in your public/ folder run the following command:

php artisan module:publish ModuleName

This will publish the module assets in the following directory:


Publishing module translation files

Sometimes you'll want to change the copy of static texts of a particular module. If that module is a module fetched with composer, you have to treat that module as a composer package, meaning you cannot perform changes in that module, or those changes will get overwritten in the next composer update.

Module translation files can be published by running the following command in your terminal:

php artisan module:publish-translation ModuleName

This will publish the translation files in the following directory:


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