Simple Web Design CMS

Simple CMS system made for Web Designers written in PHP. Just one PHP file easy setup and no database required. Works fine on *nix systems on windows i don't know (you can try).

Current release:




A webserver like Apache and PHP >= 5 running.


Update (2009-11-09):

  • It is now possible to create and edit hidden files like .htaccess
  • There is no need to set or create a upload folder any more
  • Design is a bit nicer now

Update (2009-11-06):

  • Some PHP warnings are gone now

Update (2009-11-04):

  • Setting multiple usernames with password is now possible
  • You can set the file size limit for file uploading
  • The logout link works fine now

Update (2009-11-03):

  • Uploading files is now possible
  • A nice hover over the directory list (not in IE)
  • If you make a change you get a notice in red
  • Documentation and License link at the bottom

How to:

  • Download
  • Unzip download
  • Open simplewebdesigncms.php in your favorite editor
    • Set your username and password (or multiple usernames with password)
    • Disable extentions for editing (e.g. .gif .jpg .png .ico) or leave default
    • Set path to document root or leave default
    • Set maximum file size for file upload or leave default
    • Upload simplewebdesigncms.php to your Apache webserver
  • Give write permissions to document root directory like CHMOD 0777
  • Open a browser like Firefox and surf to simplewebdesigncms.php
  • Login with your username and password
  • Create folders, create files, edit files or upload files
  • That is it!


Found a problem:

Please let me know if you find any problems at joosthoeks[AT]gmail[DOT]com


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