Using as the Source Code

Use Platformus CMS as the source code only if you consider it as a starting point for your own project and do not need any updates in the future.

  1. Create an ASP.NET Core host web application (or use an existing one):
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2. Download Platformus sources from the GitHub. Copy them into your solution folder.

  1. Add dependencies on the following projects to your web application project:
  • Platformus.Core.Data.EntityFramework.Sqlite
  • Platformus.Images
  • Platformus.Website.Backend
  • Platformus.Website.Data.EntityFramework.Sqlite
  • Platformus.Website.Frontend
  • Platformus.WebApplication
  1. Open your Startup class.

Add the services.AddPlatformus() extension method call inside the ConfigureServices method:

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)

Add the StorageContextOptions options class configuration inside the ConfigureServices method in order to provide the connection string (of course, you should take it from the application settings):

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
  services.Configure<StorageContextOptions>(options =>
      options.ConnectionString = this.configuration.GetConnectionString("Default");


Add the applicationBuilder.UsePlatformus() extension method call inside the Configure method:

public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder applicationBuilder, IWebHostEnvironment webHostEnvironment)
  if (webHostEnvironment.IsDevelopment())


Don’t forget to include the Platformus.WebApplication.Extensions namespace in order these extension methods to be resolved.

  1. Execute the Platformus database scripts on your database.

5. Run your web application and navigate to /backend to configure Platformus. Use the default “” and “admin” credentials to sign in.