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Creative website publishing

Koken is a free system designed for photographers, designers, and creative DIYs to publish independent websites of their work.


Built for publishing images

Robust, intuitive media management that looks and feels like a desktop app.

Koken Library

Unlisted content

Shareable content links accessible only to clients and contacts. May unlist albums, sets, as well as individual media.


Group media with albums, then group albums with sets. Media is independent and may be shared across multiple albums.

Favorites, featured

Mark media as featured or favorite to group together the cream-of-the-crop for your published website.

Drag and drop ordering

Drag and drop media inside albums into your preferred order. Public albums and sets may be manually ordered just the same.

Tags and categories

Everything can be tagged and categorized. Images with IPTC are automatically classified using their metadata after upload.

Replaceable content

Upload new versions of existing images and videos anytime. All media data and site links are maintained.

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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


Live site previewing and editing

Customize your website's style, structure and layout using simple controls. May also append your own style markup using a built-in CSS editor. 


Editable settings

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.


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

Navigation builder

Add and remove site 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.


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


No advertising

We set the stage for you, not for us.
Koken sites contain no ads or promotional links of any kind.

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Themes and plugins

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

Koken Store


Syncs with Adobe Lightroom

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

Lightroom sync


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  /  ImageMagick, Imagick or GD

Download Koken 0.12

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