Koken - A CMS dedicated to photographers and designers

December 2016

Koken - A CMS dedicated to photographers and designers

Koken is a CMS for photo galleries dedicated to photographers and designers.
Koken allows you to create a portfolio of all your creations.
It supports several media formats and has a feature-extensive back-office dedicated to the creation of albums and management of your media.

Features of Koken:

  • Koken is free
  • Themes are free (responsive design + infinite scroll)
  • Albums can contain both photos and videos. Your uploaded content can be edited very easily.
  • You can create collections, add tags create text pages.
  • Your content can be classified as public or private.
  • Koken provides several customizable responsive design themes .
  • Koken features several tools: create slideshow, add watermark....
  • It automatically detects Retina display (HiDPI).
  • Koken offers several modules to connect with instagram, flickr, SoundCloud , Youtube and vimeo. Koken also give you the ability to sync photos with Lightroom (via plug-ins).
  • The documentation is quite complete
  • Customizable through CSS
  • The installation is done by the mean of a simple php file which will require basic information and verify the capabilities of your server.

The limitations

  • Lacks multi-user support
  • Limited number of themes available.
  • Impossible to test localhost without a connection
  • A small community.



  • PHP 5.2.0 or higher / MySQL 5 or higher / ImageMagick, Imagick ou GD


  • Coppermine
  • zenphoto
  • gallery3
  • Piwigo
  • Wordpress + plugins
  • 4images

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