VS2015 and IIS

Download C1 CMS as a ZIP for VS2015 and IIS

C1 CMS is a web application that requires no custom installation or registrations and you can use "xcopy deployment" and either VS2015 (or later) or IIS to run the web application.

  1. Download the C1 CMS ZIP from GitHub.
  2. Unzip it on your local machine.

If you are using Visual Studio (WebMatrix or ASP.NET Development Server), do the following:

  1. Open the solution file “C1 CMS Website.sln”
  2. Open the “Property Page” for the web project
  3. To rule out file permission errors, select “Start options” and make sure “NTLM Authentication” is not checked.
  4. To skip waiting for website compilations:
    1. Under “Build”, “Start action” select “No build” 
    2. Under “Build”, “Build solution action” uncheck “Build Website as part of solution”
  5. Launch C1 CMS by pressing F5 in Visual Studio, then follow the steps in the C1 CMS setup wizard and create a starter or demo site.

If you are using IIS 7 or newer, do the following:

  1. Create a new IIS site
  2. Point the website to the “Website” folder
  3. Make sure the website is running in an ASP.NET 4.0 / 4.5, Pipeline mode AppPool
  4. Make sure that the Identity running the website have Read, Write and Modify permissions
  5. Open your website in a browser by the address, then follow the steps in the C1 CMS setup wizard and create a starter or demo site.

C1 CMS will automatically log you in to the CMS Console.