Notice: PyroCMS v 2.2.x is depreciated and is no long under development. This documentation is provided as-is, free of charge, for reference in existing websites.

Download PyroCMS

Once you have an environment that meets the requirements, you'll need to download PyroCMS.

If you are familiar with git, you can clone a copy of the repository from our GitHub repo page:

git clone -o pyrocms -b 2.2/master

Make sure you are using the correct branch - the PyroCMS versions guide explains the difference between branches. If you are using git to pull down changes from PyroCMS, check out our example git workflow.

Open the Installer

Download and extract the PyroCMS files into your development folder of choice. Next, visit the URL where your install is. For example, if we extracted PyroCMS into a folder called pyro on our development environment, we'd visit:


The installer will load an walk you throught the necessary steps to install PyroCMS.

Installation troubles? Check out some troubleshooting tips in our Troubleshooting Guide.

Once it's done, you'll have a link to your PyroCMS site as well as the admin area so you can log in. The admin panel is always located at /admin, in our pyro folder example, you can find your admin panel at:


Once you log into your admin panel for the first time, PyroCMS may prompt you to delete your installation folder if it wasn't able to do so autmoatically. It's very important to delete your install folder!

Go ahead and log into PyroCMS for the first time with the account you created during the installation process. You're now ready to get started!

Next: Configuring PyroCMS