Hello and welcome to our FAQ.
Before you continue reading, remember, our Templates won't function without the Content Management System CMSimple_XH (totally free cms system - Download here ). In order to be able to use these website templates you must have CMSimple installed. (On a PHP enabled webhost ).
MYSQL is NOT required as this system is a flat file database CMS system . CMSimple_XH has been designed to run on the many different website browsers, as well as under many versions of PHP under two operating systems however CMSimple_XH cannot anticipate all the changes and / or restrictions that might be imposed on your hosting by your website server / hosting account.
This is a totally free Content Management System script. Once you have installed the base CMSimple_XH, then you can look around this site for your templates. If you are visiting us from outside Australia, then you will need to find the best hosting provider in your area that allows PHP files.
What is CMsimple CMSimple_XH is a simple Content Management System for the smart maintenance of small commercial or private sites. The complete Content Management System is ca. 4,5 MB (Default installation).
Simple to install and easy to modify. You can edit your entire site with your favorite HTML editor, upload the content file and get a dynamic website. There is an integrated online WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor with link validation, image handling, online editing of system files and an automatic backup on logout. These are the features that makes CMSimple_XH so smart.
There are a lot of templates in our collection now so you are sure to find something that will suit your online presence.
Any of the templates can be edited to suit any type of site.
These Site Layouts, Web Templates and Website Themes are NOT standard HTML website templates and won't NOT function with Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal, Movable Type, Zimplit, Mambo, Xoops, ExpressionEngine, Plone, eZ publish, b2 evolution, PostNuke, PHP-Nuke, CMS Made Simple, MODx, Nucleus ,Textpattern ,Typo3, Etomite, Serendipity, Scoop, e107, Geeklog, Xaraya, OpenCms or Website Baker.
Our Most Common Questions & Answers Question:
Question: I have purchased a Licence, but now I want to use a different template. Do I have to buy another License.
Answer: No. Your license covers you for your website domain name. You may download and remove our link on any template you wish to use. However you can only use one template per domain name. If you have sub domains or other websites in subfolders etc, these require a separate license.
Question: Your Demos have Site Names & Demo text. How to I edit them. ?
Answer: The site names ( cmsimple.pw ) and demo text is only there for visual reasons. Your downloaded template will usually have blank files for you to edit in your favourite image editor to add your own site name and slogans. Remember when you edit the PNG files, some do have transparency, so make sure you edit and save in PNG format to retain the image.
Question: OK, What do I need to do to start a site using your templates ?
Answer: Quite simply, a webhost that has PHP enabled, that's it. The cmsimple script uses PHP only, no MySQL database.
Question: How do I contact you / cmsimple.pw ?
Answer: You can use our contact form here.
Question: Who makes all these templates & are they found on all the other website template websites ?
Answer: We personally make all the designs you see on our website. They are not available for any other system other than CMSimple_XH.
Question: Do you use images in your templates that are royalty free for business and commercial use?
Answer: YES ! All imagery you see on any of our templates are either from our licensed library of images or photos that have been taken by our staff. If you see an image that you consider has been used against your copyright, please send us an email via our contact form & those images and templates will be removed immediately upon clarification of your copyright claims.
Question: My design / template has blank areas in the right column
Answer: These areas are reserved for the cmsimple news box function. Depending on the template you have downloaded, you will need to make a News box page that is used for that location of the site. Make a new page called News, or News2, News3, News4, News5 or News6. It will depend on how many news box pages are in that particular design. Once you make the page, add some content & that information will then show in that area of your site once you save and logout of your site. All you need to do then, is to HIDE the page name from the menu.
Question: What can I change and modify on these templates ?
Answer: You can modify or edit anything you like. The images, colours, virtually the whole template.
Question: I really like the design of the template named ?????, but I would rather use different images.
Answer: Most cmsimple.pw main images are editable via software programs like Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop etc to adapt the template to your specific needs. We try to cater to the broad spectrum of both personal & business users, however it is not always possible to accommodate all template users.
Question: My template is all stretched out of alignment.
Answer: The fixed width templates will not stretch and look the same. This happens when you have an image too large to fit inside the template or one or more of your page names is too long. If the template is all stretched in edit mode, this is normal for fixed width templates in order to accomodate the editor. Once you save and exit admin mode, the design will revert back to normal. Don't worry, while you are in edit mode, your visitors will not be able to see the site out of allignment, only you do.
Question: Where is the login link ?
Answer: On some of the templates, the login link is disguised as the same color as the background to avoid people trying to login in all the time. In most cases, the login link is situated underneath the last update date area. If you hover your mouse in that region, you will see the login link activate.
Question: Why can't I see my site name title at the top even though I have updated the administration area with my site name.
Answer: Just about all of the templates on this site assume that you will incorporate a logo or site name within the graphic header. Most headers are left blank for this reason, so you can edit the top image and include your details.
Website Template Install FAQ
Here is a quick guide on how to install one of our website templates.
Make sure you have cmsimple installed first, otherwise these templates simply will not function. Download CMSimple_XH here.
- Unzip / UnRar the file and retain the directory structure exactly as it is and you will then be left with1 folder, which contains a few folders and files.
- Upload this folder exactly as you see it into the templates folder of your cmsimple installation.
- Login to your website and goto:
>> Settings >> CMS
You should then see some the options to change your template in a drop down menu.
- It is also possible to have different templates for each page, just use the admin section for each page.
- The process should now be complete. Just logout and you will now see the new template for your site.