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IMPORTANT NOTE: This project is no longer maintained or active. In the meantime we've started a simillar but different project that we felt was lacking and should exist, a professional tool for web developers and designers, a Unity for the web. After more than 4 years in the making we've now launched on ProductHunt. Clutch is a low code tool that streamlines a professional team workflow and allows them to move together and faster. Go check it out and join us in our community slack, eager to hear everyone's feedback and thoughts. The tool is free to use!

What is Relax

Relax is a powerful new generation CMS on top of React and Node.js which aims for a better way of building websites.

It features a live page builder based on components and a smart and easy way of binding dynamic data to them.

Our goal with Relax is to update the world with a new standard, having as the basic premise that anyone should be able to create a website without having to code.

We're currently working on releasing the beta version which should come up in December. If you want to collaborate in the meantime or just say anything join us at Relax Slack.

Relax isn't yet ready for production, stay tuned for releases, beta version will come soon. You can see what we're working on here and what's missing in the beta milestone.



Relax uses sharp to resize images. If you're using OS X and have libvips installed globally, e.g. via brew, it may cause problems with sharp's compilation. You may need to uninstall via brew remove libvips. See for more information.

You'll also need yarn and MongoDB.

How to Relax

Since we are yet to tag our first release, git clone this repository and run the following commands:

yarn build
yarn start

By default the application runs at port 8080. Go ahead and visit http://localhost:8080/admin/init, here you can setup the first user and you're ready to relax.


To configure the application you can use a .relaxrc file. You can place it next to the application, on any parent folder, in your HOME folder, etc.

You can find a sample with the default values here.


Build and start


While in development it's convenient to keep your application running while watching for changes, for that you can run yarn dev.

The application will automatically restart when needed and keep your bundles up to date.


To build your assets ready to go for production run yarn build and yarn start to start the application.

With Docker

To use our latest docker image you just have to have MongoDB running on a different container and link it to Relax.

To start MongoDB in the background you can run docker run -d --name mongo mongo. Afterwards run docker run -p 8080:8080 --link mongo -it relax/relax to start Relax on http://localhost:8080.

For more information about Docker please check their documentation.


Relax is GPL-3 licensed.


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