Farewell to CMS Made Simple

As some of you have already noticed, me (Goran aka uniqu3) and Tapio aka Stikki are no longer members of the CMS Made Simple Development Team. To put an end to the questions in our inboxes, speculations on Twitter or PM’s on various Social Networks we figured that in the current situation it would be best to quickly put together an official statement as we do not attempt to reply to...

Allow FrontEnd Users to edit specific content pages

Every now and then questions about Front End editing of pages in CMSMS appear, so in this post we will have a look at how you can easily create Front End content management for FEU user and specify which Pages a user may actually edit. I am not really a fan of Front end editing and if it really has to be a feature for the Project then it is best that you choose a system which supports this...

Adding Uploads Module categories dynamically

Just recently i was faced with a task of creating a per Registered User based Download area. My first thought was, oh thats easy simply connect FrontEndUsers Module with Uploads Module and done. But as we all know, there are always small issues that come along in each Project. So the issue with my thought was, that Uploads module does communicate with FrontEndUsers Module but not in a way i...

Creating a flexible MenuManager Mega Dropdown menu

In CMSMS Forums there are offten questions about MenuManager Templates, especially about a horizontal MegaDropwdown. So this time we will have a look at a simple and flexible MenuManager Template that can be used as in few different ways, like simple horizontal Dropdown, Flyout and MegaMenu. You probably first want to see what we are going to create.

Update your sitemap.xml with a UDT

With CMSMS we have a nice number of modules that help us with Automation of some tasks and make our webmaster life easier. So today we will have a look at   SiteMapMadeSimple module written by Robert Campbell . This module helps us generating a Sitemap .xml file for Searchengines. Downside of the module is, that it only detects changes concerning regular CMS content and...

CMS Made Simple 1.10 Martinique was released!

It is official! CMS Made Simple Version 1.10 has been released for the Public. After long public Beta cycle, CMS Made Simple DEV Team has released a new version with numerous improvements. Module Lazy Loading TinyMCE Editor replaced with lighter, faster MicroTiny Printing Module replaced with CMSPrinting  Revised ModuleManager Removal of nuSOAP Module News Module...

Create easy to control Module slider with AdvancedContent and jQuery Roundabout plugin

This is once again one of the posts showing advantages and flexibility of CMSMS combined with great AdvancedContent module. We can say we are back to AdvancedContent module Series. This time we are going to create a nice looking Slider using AdvancedContent module and Roundabout jQuery plugin. You will probably say, "Oh again some jQuery slider post" but this time it is different. Why?...

Put your CMSMS Metatags on autopilot

What i love about CMSMS and Smarty Templating engine is that many issues can be solved with very little effort. As we all know maintining a Website can sometimes become fairly painfull and timeconsuming and this can also involve setting and mainting Meta tags. Some of you probably know there is SEOTools module or Autometa plugin that can help in these terms, but as i am not a big fan of...

Using ListItExtended module and Isotope jQuery plugin for nice showcase page

After using ListIt Module for few times i fell in love with it. The Module is very simple to use and with enough imagionation you can do anything with it. As Original ListIt version was lacking of Summary and Detail view, was declared dead, some of us decided to bring it back to life and extend some of the function in forked version named ListItExtended . So this time i would like to...

Put Your CMS Made Simple Site on Steroids

This is a follow up post on " 3 easy steps for more speed " written by Jonathan. Recently i extended this article with few more tips and tricks and shared it on Arvixe blog. In case you missed that article follow this link for full post on Arvixe blog.

Give Your Clients even more Control of their Sidebar

This is a follow up post on Wayne's  Give Your Clients Control Of Their Sidebar  post, we could also call it AdvancedContent module series. Sometimes you find yourself in need for GCB's in your Template but the problem is you don't know how many will be used at last. With help of AdvancedContent module and get_gcb_list plugin, both written by Georg Busch (NaN), you can finally...

Adventure of upgrading CMSMS 0.12 to 1.9.4.1

Just yesterday i had a pleasure to run an upgrade on  CMSMS  0.12 Fiji to latest 1.9.4.1 Faanui release. Yes you read that right, from a version from back in year 2006, who would of known there still exist working sites like this.  Well to be honest i was actually surprised how easy or not it was to get it running on latest release, so if you want to know read on.

Another method of Multilingual CMSMS Page

In my last Project i was in need to create a CMSMS based Website with 5 languages and as we already know MLE Fork is no longer supported or better said it is declared as dead. To be able delivering a functional Website that didn't bring any risk of not being able to update it if needed i decided not to use MLE Fork and go with the Core version, until there isn't a better solution for this....

Create nice News Rotator with CMSMS News module and jQuery Cycle plugin

This time i will show you how easy it is to create a nice looking Header Rotator driven by CMSMS News module and jQuery Cycle plugin. Before we start we will need some tools, scripts to work with. jQuery Cycle Plugin jQuery Framework SuperSizer Plugin

Add Google Maps with UDT

Often there is a need to display a Google Map somwhere on the Website, but do you realy want to go through trouble of installing CGGoogleMaps module and dealing with fopen issue if it's disabled and you don't have access to change this on the Server just because of one single Google Map and a single Point? I did often bump in this issue or dealing with errors just because of disabled fopen...

CMS Made Simple™ wins Packt Publishing 2010 Open Source Awards

Congratulations to the CMS Made Simple Developement team, it is that time of year again, when Open Source Awards are being announced and this time CMSMS did it. This proves that my decision on choosing CMSMS as my primary CMS system was the right choice. You can read more about Open Source Awards and winners on official Packt Pub site.

Display Authors full name in CGBlog instead of Username

When using CGBlog module and writing posts, the displayed Author name using {$entry->author} is always our Username. I think this is not very wise, since we are providing our Administration Username for whole wide world. Ok there would be a workaround like creating another user with only Editor rights, so this wouldn't do much harm but do you really want to display something like...

Setup Comments extended with jQuery in CGBlog Module

When working on this blog, i needed comments function as every other blog in the virtual world. As we already know, CMSMS and Modules work a bit diferently than in other CMS Systems we know, but in a positive way. If we install a module in CMSMS we do not get a bloat of a code and other functions that we possibly do not need. To make it short, each module can be extended with additional...

Make your CMSMS website Mobile ready

With all those new Mobile Devices that are capable to display and handle any kind of data, it is only reasonable to provide your Online content to as much devices as possible and not only Computer. In this post you will see how easy it is to setup a mobile version of your Website without any Modules or Online Services that are being offered around. 

Piecemaker Flash Slider with Gallery module

There are many Wordpress Themes that use cool sliders like Piecemaker or Cuber, so i thought i would share my way how this can be used with CMSMS and load slider images dynamicaly with Gallery module. Before we start you should look at official Piecemaker homepage to see what we will be using.