Redirect (re)moved pages in CMS Made Simple
Moved pages, news or blog articles at your site, but don't want visitors to get an error 404 page. Redirect them to the current spot at your site.
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CMS Made Simple
. CMSMS is an open source Content Management System. It provides website developers with a simple, easy to use utility to allow building websites.
Server Time Difference
Having problems with start and end time settings in a module? A news article is published, but isn't visible at the frontend of the website... You could have problems with the time settings at your website and/or server.
Simple Site Info and Mgr
These modules provide a way to monitor the maintenance status of your CMS Made Simple websites.
How to make a sub folder site appear as the root website
How to have a website in a sub folder but let it appear as the main domain. To have a more organized root folder at my web server I have my personal website installed in a sub folder. Now I have a better overview over all sub websites.
Customizing Admin theme without hacking files
If you want to make small changes to the default CMSMS Admin theme, you can change the core stylesheet files with the risk of overwriting it when upgrading the CMS. But creating a custom Admin theme might be a bit of an overkill for a few changes... CMS Made Simple™ has a - not very well-known - feature for doing this without any risk!
content_type UDT for use in CMSMS 1.12.x and 2.x
In several of my tips and tricks articles I use the content_type UDT to change the content type of the page. In the 2.x release of CMS Made Simple this method is changed and won't work anymore...
Risk is probability times impact
"The calculation of risk is probability times impact". This is not just a random quote (to me...) It is the basis of risk management that I used a lot in my daily job as a maintenance engineer. Now I still use it when I develop my websites, in example for...
Mousetrap for template errors
Sometimes difficult problems have simple solutions. I noticed in the adminlog of one of my CMS Made Simple™ websites some template errors have occurred, but I didn't know where exactly... Well, just browse the pages and search for the broken page you would say. But this is easier said then done, it is a huge website with let alone over 2000 blog articles. No way I could solve it this way. I created a...
Website maintenance tips
While helping people at the CMS Made Simple forum I have seen a lot of websites and different working methods. I also notice pitfalls and see people having problems that I think could have been prevented...
Create dynamic sitemap, humans.txt and robots.txt files
To help search engines like Bing and Google index your website you can use sitemaps and a robots.txt file. A module like SiteMapMadeSimple is a great solution to create your static sitemap. A disadvantage of the module is that after each content change the sitemap file is recreated. For very large websites it can take a while... I had that problem at one of my own websites. A few hunderd pages, a few thousand...
Send Email Notification on Page Change
This is a User Defined Tag / Event combination that sends an email when a page is changed.
Admin Login Info Mailer
A simple mailing script based on the existing CMSMS mailer module, to send the newly added admin user's login info to his/her e-mail.