october cms – create backend controller with “hello world” page

Sometimes you want to create a root level backend menu page with lists more controller or hold some information:

When i click on “Core” I want to see a page with “hello world”. I will call this “HelloController”.

All we need is:

  • the controller class
  • config_list.yaml
  • the hello world in index.htm

For the list and modelClass entry, just take other existing stuff.

Here we go 🙂

october cms: basic seo

within the layout/theme:

inside the component:


deployment for october cms theme/plugin with deployer

The goal is, to deploy a plugin and theme for october cms on a remote server over bitbucket.

  • add a deploy user to your deployment server and allow ssh login with key (help)
  • create public key on deployment server and add it to bitbucket as a deployment key
  • i run plesk on my server, so I added deploy user to psaserv and psacln

  • init and set up your deploy.php file (docs)
  • check that your project dir is writeable
  • create symlinks from the shown location to current/


october cms: relations



This is a (hopefully correct) working example of a 1 to n relation.




october cms themes


Basic Layout:

Here is a sample structure of a october theme. the layout file combines the header and the footer into a working layout, which can be used for pages.

Theme structure