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Before you update a CMSimple Installation, you should make a backup of the whole installation on your PC.

An update CMSimple 4.0 => 5.8 is available, with this update you can update your installation of  CMSimple 4.x.x absolutely easily to CMSimple 5.8.

You also should update the language files of CMSimple.

Get the new language files »

Download Update CMSimple 4.0 => 5.8 »
(ca. 1.6 MByte zip - 2022-05-03)

The folders, beginning with "2", are copy templates for second languages and subsites and not needed on the webserver.

Just upload the other folders (not beginning with "2") and files to the root folder of your CMSimple installation and ignore any browser messages (eg "ok" to confirm).

Following folders and files should be writable for an update:

  • ./content/ (chmod 777)
  • ./cmsimple/languages/ (chmod 777)
  • ./cmsimple/languages/all files  (chmod 666)

An update is recommended.

This update does NOT change the URI separator, it will only allow multi-character URI separators.

After the update, do the following steps:

  • give the new file ./cmsimple/log.php writing permissions (chmod 666)
  • go to the CMS Configuration and save it once (1x).
  • go to Settings => language and save it once (1x).
  • open one page and save it once (1x).
  • Delete cookies and clear browser cache
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CMSimple is ready for php 8
System Requirements »

CMSimple 5.8 published


This version includes an improved link check, an improved editor toolbar and much more. A php warning under
php 8.1.3 has been eliminated.

An "easy to install" update
CMSimple 4.0 => 5.8
also is available.

Download Area »

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.

more information »


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

Test the responsive templates of

Demos & Downloads »


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:

Demos & Downloads »

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You also can support CMSimple by a PayPal donation:

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