Note: You are currently reading the documentation for Bolt 4.0. Looking for the documentation for Bolt 3.7 instead?
With the release of Bolt 4 stable, there will be a number of ways to install the application. For now, we recommend the composer create-project as the fastest way to get an installation of Bolt up and running. If you don't have composer yet, see here.
Set up a new Bolt 4 project, using the following command, replacing
with your desired project's name.
composer create-project bolt/project myprojectname
Navigate into the newly created folder, and configure the database in
your environment variables:
# SQLite (note: THREE slashes, if the path is absolute!) DATABASE_URL=sqlite:///%kernel.project_dir%/var/data/bolt.sqlite # MySQL DATABASE_URL=mysql://root:"root%1"@127.0.0.1:3306/four # PostgreSQL DATABASE_URL=pgsql://root:"root%1"@127.0.0.1:5432/four
You can read more information about configuring the database here.
After configuring the Database, run
bin/console bolt:setup. This will create
and initialise the Database for you, then lets you create the first user, and
add some dummy content ("fixtures") to the database.
Alternatively, run the following commands in sequence to do it step by step:
# In one go bin/console bolt:setup # As separate steps bin/console doctrine:database:create bin/console doctrine:schema:create bin/console bolt:add-user bin/console doctrine:fixtures:load
Run Bolt using the built-in webserver, Symfony CLI, Docker or your own preferred webserver:
symfony server:start -d symfony open:local
Finally, open the new installation in a browser. If you've used one of the commands above, you'll find the frontpage at http://127.0.0.1:8000/
The Bolt admin panel can be found at http://127.0.0.1:8000/bolt
Log in using the credentials you created when setting up the first user.