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CMSimple is a php based Content Managemant System (CMS) , which requires no database. All data are stored in a simple file system.

CMSimple PHP Flat-file database https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMSimple (Be careful not to confuse CMSimple with CMS Made Simple which is NOT a Flat-file database CMS

I really like CMSimple because it was extremely quick and easy to get a site up and running.

The primary language of the CMSimple developer is German. Even though the website has an option to display in English there are times that while naviagting the support site pages come up in German. Likewise the support forum has a mix of posts in German and English.

The license is also a bit muddy. The site says, “CMSimple is an open source project under GPL 3, for free use, also for commercial usage.” But there are templates on the site with the following terms, “So these templates are usable for free on non-commercial sites, but on commercial sites for a small license fee.”

IMHO, seems like CMSimple is controlled by a single developer who is releasing the core code as open source but making money off of templates.

You also need to be careful if you are searching for information on CMSimple as there different forks of the project.

The CMSimple_XH version has its own community.

Also at CMSimple-XH templates are free http://www.cmsimplexh.momadu.de/#Templates

https://sourceforge.net/projects/cmsimplexh/ – Not updated in years? https://github.com/cmsimple-xh/cmsimple-xh –> Moved here https://www.cmsimple-xh.org/ – Looks updated 2019 https://cmsimpleforum.com/

The history of CMSimple_XH https://www.cmsimple-xh.org/?The-XH-Story

CMSimple_XH - Templates http://www.cmsimplexh.momadu.de/

https://wiki.cmsimple-xh.org/doku.php/extend:start

I discovered CMSimple a few weeks ago, and I really liked it because it was extremely quick and easy to get a site up and running. I was a little concerned about using it because the license is also a bit muddy. The site says, “CMSimple is an open source project under GPL 3, for free use, also for commercial usage.” But there are templates on the site with the following terms, “So these templates are usable for free on non-commercial sites, but on commercial sites for a small license fee.”

IMHO, seems like CMSimple is controlled by a single developer who is releasing the core code as open source but making money off of templates.

I discovered CMSimple-XH and I am very excited to see there is an active community here, and things don't appear to be controlled by a single developer.

I am looking forward to taking the lessons learned from CMSimple and using that knowledge to spin up a few sites based on CMSimple-XH



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cmsimple.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/28 20:30 by theguru

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