Installation & Deployment Guide: Application Integration
Wheelhouse CMS can be easily integrated into your existing Rails applications, allowing you to add content management functionality to your web app with very little effort.
Assuming you do not have any existing routes beneath
/admin, you will not need to change anything within your application. Your application's routes will take precedence over those of Wheelhouse and over any pages created by Wheelhouse.
Ensure your system has the required dependencies as described in Installing Dependencies.
1. Add Wheelhouse to your Gemfile
From within your Wheelhouse Account (available soon), copy the source for your license into your app's Gemfile:
bundle install after updating your Gemfile to download and install the gems.
2. Create a symlink to the Wheelhouse media directory
Creating a media link allows your web server to statically access media files.
$ cd public
$ ln -s ../media media
If a media folder does not exist in your Rails root, Wheelhouse will create it for you on startup.
3. Run the Wheelhouse setup process
Start the rails server as you usually would and browse to http://localhost:3000/admin/setup to begin the three-stage setup process.
You will probably now want to create a new Wheelhouse theme for your content-managed pages, which can be done with
rails generate wheelhouse:theme mytheme (a server restart will be required for Wheelhouse to recognize the theme).