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Creative website publishing

Koken is a free system designed for publishing independent web sites of creative work.

Library

Built for photography

Your images are your most important asset. Koken treats them with the attention they deserve by including a full-featured management interface that looks and feels like a desktop application.

Koken Library

Collections

Create albums to group images and videos by project. May also group albums (and sets) within sets for deep collections of content.

Unlisted content

Publish content at secret site URLs viewable only to you and those you trust, not the general public or search engines.

Favorites, Featured

Mark media as featured or favorite to easily publish your best work to your site for all to see.

Drag and drop

Entire interface is drag and drop. Drag images into albums, change their order, move albums into sets, and more.

Tags and categories

Everything can be tagged and categorized. Koken reads IPTC Keywords and automatically creates matching tags.

Replaceable content

Replace imported images and videos anytime with updated versions. All assigned data and site usage is maintained.

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Text

Work and words, together

Write about portfolio updates, inspiration, or anything that comes to mind. Images, videos, slideshows and content from Flickr, Instagram, Vimeo, SoundCloud and Twitter are a snap to display.

Editing essay

Site

Live site previewing and editing

Setup your navigation, add pages, and edit your site's color and layout with simple point-and-click controls. No HTML experience required.

Site

Simple theme controls

Edit your site's color, layout, typefaces and more with a point-and-click floating panel of options. No HTML experience needed.

Custom CSS editor

Append styles to any theme through an inline CSS editor. Edits immediately appear in the live site preview.

Drafts

Independent draft and live site states so you may make behind-the-scenes changes without affecting your live site.

Navigation builder

Add and remove navigation links with one click. Assign front pages, edit labels, filter data and more.

Live preview

See all site edits instantly inside the site editor. Build exactly the site you want then publish when ready.

Filters

Edit page content order and visibility using tags, categories, favorites or featured criteria.

No advertising

We set the stage for you, not us.
Koken sites display no advertising, badges or promotional links.

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Marketplace

Themes and plugins

Browse, select and install themes and plugins through an integrated store. Everything downloads and installs automatically to your Koken installation.

Koken Store

Sync

Syncs with Adobe Lightroom

Free publish services plugin for Lightroom to upload, edit or replace images from inside Lightroom.

Lightroom sync

Download

Always free

Koken may be installed and used on your own web server absolutely free.

Requires PHP 5.2.0 or higher  /  MySQL 5 or higher  /  Imagick, ImageMagick, GraphicsMagick or GD

Download Koken 0.16

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