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Update from old versions

"Old versions" are versions up to CMSimple 3.4. These versions are ANSI encoded and do not have a pagedata.php.

Basically, it is recommended to prepare the update either on a local server environment or in a subdirectory on the Web server.

If everything works fine, you can copy the new installation to the place, where the old website was, or lead the domain to the new directory on the server side.

Updates from CMSimple_XH

Updates from CMSimple_XH up to version 1.5.3 to the current version of CMSimple are much simpler than an update to the current version of CMSimple_XH.

The contents of CMSimple_XH 1.6 and later are no longer compatible with CMSimple, switching from CMSimple_XH 1.6 or higher to CMSimple is conversion to a completely different CMS.


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CMSimple is ready for php 8.2
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CMSimple 5.12 published


CMSimple 5.12 includes some visual improvements and a php 8 bugfix. 2 new constants have been introduced.

In addition, some other warnings under php 8.2 have been eliminated.

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NEW in 4.8: Backup Manager

With the new Backup Manager you can restore and delete backups by the CMSimple backend.

NEW in 4.7.6: Admin Login

Since CMSimple 4.7.6, you can lock the permission to configure CMSimple and plugins for authors, and set up an admin login. The admin is allowed to do everything.

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Responsive templates are suitable for all visual output devices, from smartphones up to HD screen.

Test the responsive templates of

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With plugins you can extend the functionality of CMSimple. There are Blogs, Comments, Photo Galleries, MultiMedia, MembersArea and much more.

Here you can find demos for most of the available plugins:

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Sponsors Area

This is the place for banners and links to sponsors of CMSimple or any kind of advertising.

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You also can support CMSimple by a PayPal donation:

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