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Bolt is a tool for Content Management, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible. It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates, and above all: it's a joy to use.
Bolt is created using modern Open Source libraries, and is best suited to build sites in HTML5, with modern markup.
Basically, there are three groups of users we've created Bolt for:
- End users 'editors' that want to focus on producing and editing content, and not on clicking buttons in the CMS. This is the group that this manual is for
- Front-end designers and developers who like to write clean markup, and who want to build websites where the CMS doesn't dictate what the templates or site should look like. Readers belonging to this group probably want to look at the documentation after looking through this manual
- Developers who need a system that's easy to set up and configure, that is also easy to manage and maintain, but is flexible and versatile. Readers from this group probably want to skip directly to the documentation
Other pages in this section:
- Creating the first user
- Content overview
- Creating content
- Editing content
- Uploaded files
- Global actions
- Your Profile
- Field types