What is CMS Made Simple?

CMS Made Simple is a completely free open source CMS built using PHP as a programming language with definite support for MySQL. The first version was introduced in July 2004 under the able leadership of project leader Ted Kulp. Since then, CMS Made Simple features went through many customizations, turning this CMS into a market leader. After releasing version 1.6 on June 22, 2009, and going through an important rework in terms of design and functionality, CMS Made Simple bagged the Packt Publishing award for open source content management system in the year 2010. At that particular time, CMS Made Simple features were at par with the ones of Drupal, WordPress or Joomla!.

What Does CMS Made Simple Do?

CMS Made Simple features make it extremely simple for both developers and ordinary users to use it as a way to generate, maintain and update any website. It provides a web-based admin section where developers or system managers can simply customize CMS Made Simple themes and templates or implement different add-ons modules. Other instances of CMS Made Simple features are assigning user groups and permissions and configuring page content clocks. If you want to see how an admin demo appears and get a 360 degree CMS Made Simple review you can just log in to our CMS Made Simple demo using the links mentioned above. The screenshots below will definitely give you a preview of an admin demo and some of the CMS Made Simple features that are readily available.

You can also put up your own CMS Made Simple demo site if you simply follow the links mentioned below and download the content management system. Before going through the whole installation process you just need to know that CMS Made Simple is not simply an entry-level content management system. This means that you might require working knowledge of Internet hosting, web servers, web content, databases, and remote administration. In order to successfully install and run the CMS Made Simple demo you might require an Apache 1.3 or 2 WebServer, PHP 5.4.11+ and MySQL 4.1+. You might also need session cookies and JavaScript-powered admin browsers like Chrome, Firefox, IE7+, Safari or Opera. The default installation will definitely come with some important modules like a news manager, search function, and WYSIWYG editor (TinyMCE).

CMS Made Simple can be easily customized by developers by generating Plugins, modules, and extensions. All the credit goes to the internal template and stylesheet system, you might also customize CMS Made Simple themes to appear as you want or simply buy CMS Made Simple themes from various third-party developers who have already done work on the same.