Install OpenOrchestra on your computer

Open Orchestra is composed of three projects : open-orchestra which is the CMS Back Office and open-orchestra-front-demo which is the Front Office part that will display the sites and pages created in the CMS Back Office and open-orchestra-media-demo which will display the images loaded in the CMS Back Office.

This tutorial has been tested on a debian 8.2.

Install the environment

Install the php server

Install php5 and the mongo extension :

$ sudo aptitude install php5-cli php5-dev php-pear php5-curl php5-imagick libav-tools
$ sudo pecl install mongo

Activate the mongo extension in php :

$ sudo echo "" > /etc/php5/mods-available/mongo.ini
$ sudo ln -s /etc/php5/mods-available/mongo.ini /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/30-mongo.ini

Install the database

Install mongo in the 2.6 version at least :

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv 7F0CEB10
$ echo 'deb dist 10gen' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb.list
$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude install mongodb-org

Check the mongo version :

$ mongo --version #MongoDB shell version: 2.6.*

Install NPM

As a prerequisite, install those packages :

$ sudo aptitude install wget curl make g++ gcc libcurl4-openssl-dev libsasl2-2 libsasl2-dev libcurl3

Download and install npm :

$ wget ./node-v0.10.24.tar.gz
$ tar -xvzf node-v0.10.24.tar.gz
$ cd node-v0.10.24
$ sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/ && sudo make && sudo make install

Install the project

Download Composer

Composer is the package manager used by modern PHP applications.

To install composer with curl:

$ sudo aptitude install git
$ curl -sS | php

If you don’t have curl installed, you can also download it with php:

$ php -r "readfile('');" | php

see [Download Composer](

Install OpenOrchestra

Install open-orchestra with composer:

$ ./composer.phar create-project open-orchestra/open-orchestra path/to/your/folder -s stable 1.1.x
$ ./composer.phar create-project open-orchestra/open-orchestra-front-demo path/to/your/folder -s stable 1.1.x
$ ./composer.phar create-project open-orchestra/open-orchestra-media-demo path/to/your/folder -s stable 1.1.x

Install the assets

Launch the grunt command to generate all assets

$ ./bin/grunt

Load the fixtures

Open Orchestra needs some fixtures to work (an admin user, a website, ...).

$ php app/console orchestra:mongodb:fixtures:load --type=production --env=prod

Launch the server

You can use the built in webserver to launch the backoffice of Open Orchestra :

$ php app/console server:run

Go on the homepage :

For the front office, you need to install apache and configure the server