Smart CMS For Small Sites: GetSimple

GetSimple is an open source XML-based CMS application that is very easy to setup & customize.

The use of XML rather than a SQL database for storing the data makes it ideal for small websites. But this is a "plus" on the performance side as the risk for a "possible slowness while connecting to a SQL database" is eliminated.

GetSimple PHP CMS

GetSimple is built with PHP & offers a great feature which is the ability to "undo" almost every action, a time-saver on mistakes made.

The application has a simple & slick admin interface that is so easy to learn.

With a detailed documentation, it is possible to findout the details of GetSimple like "theme customization" or "how to create a contact form".

And, GetSimple enables you to backup & restore the entire website with just a click.

  1. Reply hasan movahed August 5, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    oh mr very very good script
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  2. Reply Marc Neuhaus August 5, 2009 at 3:20 AM

    This CMS is for my taste way to immature.
    Just take a look at the source Code. Inline PHP in the core Files, no multi language capablities at all because of hard coded strings, etc.

    Nice UI and some nice ideas, but a bit rough implementation

    Greetings Marc

  3. Reply jzlosman August 5, 2009 at 7:17 AM

    Looks pretty good for the small XML jobs – I wonder if I can modify this to have clients use it to modify their XML-driven flash apps I create.

    Have a few drinks before writing this post? You’ve got a few more spelling errors than usual. 🙂

  4. Reply Steve August 5, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    too bad it doesn’t support multiple users

  5. Reply Umut M. August 5, 2009 at 10:10 AM


    I think it is the weather :). Just fixed them.

  6. Reply Chris August 5, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    @Marc – It’s still in it’s infancy stage – and in the roadmap I have listed the two things you’ve spoke of. Once I get a bug free package working, I will be updating with some of the roadmap features.

    @jzlosman – thanks! if you need any help, i’ve setup a google groups list to handle stuff like this.

    Thanks everyone for checking it out! I hope it works out for a couple people out there!

  7. Reply dominik August 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    For file based CMS check out NanoCMS at

  8. Reply fo August 5, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    I’m going to have to disagree with the performance bit regarding xml vs sql. Unless you have a super-slow MySQL server, a DB connection is likely to perform as well or better than an xml implementation.

    XML does have other benefits over a DB driven site, but performance is not one of them.

  9. Reply just August 14, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    I don’t think that a XML-based Application is faster than a databased. Usually these are faster, but maybe there is a good chaching….

  10. Reply YASIN August 26, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    very , that a XML-based Application is faster than a databased

  11. Reply ricbax August 28, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Looks like a downsized WordPress, very simple, lookforward to seeing what happens though and if you can keep it simple and still give it some flexibility

  12. Reply Zábavná videa August 30, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    Nice CMS, easy and lite. Thanks

  13. Reply thom April 12, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Try Pulse CMS.

  14. Reply Atmoner January 28, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    I have tet this cms:

    It’s very good coding 😉

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