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Why choose CMS Made Simple™?

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CMS Made Simple offers an easy to use interface for end users, while maintaining a powerful backend for developers.With an extensive API combined with the Smarty templating engine, custom modules and tags are a breeze.If you can make it with HTML and CSS, it can be a CMS Made Simple design. No need to purchase templates or add PHP code.With a large range of third party modules and tags, you can easily turn your sites into feature-rich applications.We encourage open collaboration. Join the Dev Team and contribute, or fork the project to bend it to your will!

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Who is CMS Made Simple™ for?

For Editors

Maintain and update your site quickly and easily from anywhere with a web connection.

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For Designers

Freedom to design the site you want. Straightforward templating that makes turning your designs into pages a breeze.

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For Developers

A modular and extensible Content Management System that, with the Smarty templating engine, is easy to customize to create the sites and applications you want.

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CMS Made Simple 2.2.20 - Saguenay

Posted May 1, 2024 by digi3
Category: Releases

Hello fans of CMS Made Simple!

Today we are announcing the release of CMS Made Simple 2.2.20 - Saguenay, an incremental bug fix and stability release.

This version addresses the much awaited support to the most recent versions of PHP, making it stable with PHP 8.3.0+. We have also tested thoroughly its compatibility with mySQL 8.0+ and found no notable issues while running under these recent versions.

We have thus upgraded our template engine, Smarty, to version 4.5.2, the latest on the version 4 branch. While there is already a version 5 branch there are some important changes that will impact its use with CMSMS, most notably “dropping support for the use of unregistered callables (such as PHP functions) in templates” (see this discussion) which would break pretty much every CMSMS site on upgrade and would need a considerable effort from our users base to convert these templates back to usable ones. That doesn’t mean that there are no solutions, but instead that we are considering our options moving forward so that we can keep compatibility as much as possible, and breakage to a minimum, if any, when moving to Smarty 5.

In the meantime Smarty code will spam server PHP logs if not properly filtered. We recommend that you filter ~E_DEPRECATED on productions sites, to prevent these messages from crowding the logs as this won’t impact the site functionality in any way.

A side effect from using Smarty with PHP versions above 8.1 is that the regular PHAR installer will no longer work on Windows environments. We are addressing that issue but, in the meanwhile, the Expanded PHAR installer still works properly on all platforms and can be used to circumvent that issue.

As an added bonus, the PHAR installer and redirection loop issue, an ongoing obstacle that occurred on LiteSpeed web servers, seems to have been fixed with PHP versions 8.2.16 and above, so using the regular PHAR installer on these servers should no longer present any problem.

The UserGuide2 module, currently available as an add on, has become UserGuide and joined the core modules. It is released with a CMS Made Simple Foundation video course pre-installed, streaming a handful of lessons essential to an editor. These will show an editor how to use the file manager, the content manager and the news module as well as showing them how and where to get further help. For those not wishing to include this module, it can be deselected when doing an advanced mode install/upgrade.

Additionally, this version fixes many minor bugs that have been lingering over the past few years, as well as some usability and performance improvements. Please see the changelog for a full list of fixes and improvements.

As per the Dev Team's official support policy, the only versions of CMSMS currently supported are now v2.2.19 and v2.2.20. Please upgrade at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time, and have fun using CMSMS!

CMS Made Simple 2.2.19 - Selkirk

Posted November 28, 2023 by digi3
Category: Releases

Today we are delighted to announce the release of CMS Made Simple v2.2.19 - Selkirk. v2.2.19 - Selkirk is an incremental bug fix and stability release.

For further detailed information, please see the changelog where there is a full list of fixes and improvements.

As per the Dev Team's official support policy, the only versions of CMSMS currently supported are now v2.2.18 and v2.2.19. Please upgrade at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your continued support and use of CMS Made Simple!