Posts Tagged ‘cmsms’

CMSMS hosting

May 9, 2011 by QR | Tags web_hosting, cmsms, general

Quantumrealms.com is based on CMS Made Simple, a lightweight, yet powerful, yet easily manageable CMS. Since the very dawn of QuantumRealms I've been searching for a web host that actually supports CMSMS hosting.

Today I found it - Arvixe. QuantumRealms  is not affiliated with it in any way, this is a mere recommendation for those still looking for the best web hosting.

Visit their website to find out more: http://www.arvixe.com.

PacktPub Open Source Awards 2010

Nov 25, 2010 by QR | Tags cmsms, cms, wordpress, open_source_awards, pimcore

PacktPub recently announced the winners of their annual Open Source Awards. As it reads on their homepage, "the Open Source Awards is a contest that aims to encourage, support, recognize and reward Open Source projects". People were able to nominate applications in the following categories (amongst others): Open Source CMS, Hall of Fame CMS and Most Promising Open Source Project.

The winners are listed below:

Open Source CMS - CMS Made Simple

Hall of Fame CMS - Wordpress

Most Promising Open Source Project - Pimcore

CMSMS 1.9 released

Nov 8, 2010 by QR | Tags cmsms, cms

The development team behind CMSMS announced the release of CMS Made Simple 1.9. Although the last release was 1.8.3, major new features made it to the new release. The most important ones in my opinion are as follows:

  • fully customizable URLs
  • the News Module now also supports fully customizable URLs
  • major MenuManager performance increase
  • jQuery support

Considering that the work on CMSMS 2.0 has taken already 2 years and is still ongoing, this release got a very warm welcome from the user base.

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How to add a blog in CMSMS

Apr 30, 2010 by QR | Tags cmsms, blog

Step-by-step instructions how to install the blogging module CGBlog in CMS Made Simple

Step 1: Install CGExtensions and CGSimpleSmarty

CGBlog requires CGExtensions and CGSimpleSmarty in order to function properly. So we cannot proceed without this.

Step 2: Install CGBlog

Now that the dependencies are in place, navigate again to the Module Manager and install CGBlog. A new selection under Content should appear - Calguys Blog Module.

Step 3 (optional): Adjust the settings

Let's click on the Options tab. We get a lot of options that we can customize to fit our needs. I personally changed the Prefix to use on all URLS from the blog module option from cgblog to blog. We can change the settings at any time.

Step 4 (optional): Adjust the templates

The best thing I like about CMSMS is that we are able to customize the layout and design of everything. We can change the summary and detail templates as we see fit.

Step 5: Write first post

There is a Add Blog Entry link under the Entries tab. You need to assign a title, write the content and click Submit.

Step 6: Add {CGBlog} tag

To display the blog entries, you need to add the {CGBlog} tag into the content of a page or into a page template.

That's it. It's as simple as that.

Blogroll

  • If you fancy tech blogs with occasional posts about design and web standards, morfonaut.net might be of some interest to you.
  • Visit webstandards.org to keep yourself updated on WaSP's newest projects.
  • Tips about web design can be found on Web Design Hug. The blog site will inform you how to improve your site for free.
  • The site template-wizard.com is another excellent place to find free web templates and web design tips.
  • For all the CMSMS fans out there we highly recommend cmsmshelper.com.