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Terms of use


CMSimple is an open source project under GPL 3, for free use, also for commercial usage.

A link to in the template (Powered by CMSimple) is not mandatory, but highly appreciated.

The license terms of templates and plugins may vary and depends on the provider. This applies no for the plugins, included in the download.

CMSimple-based projects

It is not allowed to publish CMSimple-based projects under the name "CMSimple" or "CMSimple + version number", which could be confused with the original CMSimple.

In all core files must be included a clear indication of the source CMSimple, with the URL "", and a reference to the GPL 3.

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CMSimple News

CMSimple is ready for php 8.2
System Requirements »

CMSimple 5.11 published


From CMSimple 5.11 there is no separate download for updates anymore, the normal CMSimple download can be used.

Beside this, some more php warnings under php 8.2 has been eliminated.

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 »

Sponsors Area

Become a CMSimple Sponsor »

You also can support CMSimple by a PayPal donation:

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