Install Crafter CMS from Zip

The zip file will install a fully functional Crafter Studio instance and a Crafter Engine in Preview Mode. Out of the box, the Studio instance uses a local directory as the repository and a Derby database, which allows a quick and easy set up for local development.

  1. Download the install zip from
  2. Unzip the contents in any directory.
  3. Start the Tomcat, by navigating to the INSTALL_PATH/bin directory, and executing (in Unix systems) or startup.bat (Windows).
  4. In your browser, go to http://localhost:8080/studio.
  5. Login in with admin/admin (any username password will work, the security provider is faux by default).
  6. Click on Create Site, enter the Site Name, the Site Id and pick a blueprint.

After all the previous steps, you should be redirected to your site’s dashboard.