Congratulations! You now have a fully functional installation of CMS and you are almost ready to start building your site. First thing though, you should click here to check if your site requires a database upgrade. After you have confirmed you are up to date, then we can get cracking on the site development!

Below is some short introduction text to the basics of CMS Made Simple. The rest of this site is devoted to showing some of the layouts that can be achieved using various menu modules and other tricks. Just look at the source to see how they were achieved.

You have to login as the administrator (with the username/password you mentioned at first step of installation process) on your site at http://yourwebsite.com/cms/admin.

If you are right now on your own default install, you can probably just click this link.


As you create your content, each piece will have the option of a parent to assign to the selected Content piece. This hierarchy is what drives the menu you see on the left side of this page. When you login to the admin site, you will see the content hierarchy when you navigate to Content-->Pages. To change the order of items in the menu, use the move arrows to the right of each content piece.

Learning CMS Made Simple

On these example pages many of the features of the default installation of CMS Made Simple are described and demonstrated. You can learn about how to use different kinds of menus, templates and stylesheets and extensions.

Read about how to use CMS Made Simple in the documentation. In case you need any help the community is always at your service, in the forum or the IRC.


CMS is released under the GPL license