Peter Harteg, the developer of CMSimple, sold all rights (i.e. code, name and websites) in November 2012 to Gert Ebersbach. Gert put the code in his web archive with the notice “Development abandoned”.
CMSimple Classic is maintained by Preben Björn Biermann Madsen. This fork is based on CMSimple 3.4.
CMSimple 4.x (not to be confused with the original CMSimple) is maintained by Gert Ebersbach. It is a fork of CMSimple_XH 1.5.3, the last XH-version to which Gert contributed, although he is contesting this and calls his system the original CMSimple. Gert has established his own infrastructure and forum, and is publishing his own plugins which are not compatible with CMSimple_XH. Moreover he warns agains using old plugins developed for CMSimple_XH with his system.
|System||CMSimple 4.x||CMSimple Classic||CMSimple_XH|
|Latest Version||4.5.4 (2015-08-24)||3.54 (2014-02-22)||1.6.7 (2015-06-30)|
|Content storage||content.php + pagedata.php||content.htm||content.htm|
|Scripting||page content, newsboxes||page content||page content, newsboxes|
|Focus||subsites||small footprint||usability, integrated code basis|
At present there are technically not many differences between CMSimple 4+ and CMSimple_XH, as both derive from CMSimple_XH 1.5.3 released in March 20121). Most newer plugins are incompatible between CMSimple 4.x and CMSimple_XH. With basic knowledge of php it is however still possible to easily adjust a plugin to the other system. The development however seems to go in different directions so that in future differences may become more pronounced.
Compilations of CMSimple bundled with plugins, addons, templates and/or preconfigured contents.
CMSimple StarterPack (apparently discontinued)
|CMSimple CE-DE||CMSimple 3.4 (2012-03-22)|
|CMSimple Flex||CMSimple_XH 1.5.10pl1 (2014-04-24)|
|CMSimple ME-DE||CMSimple_XH 1.5.5 (2012-10-26)|
|CMSimple StarterPack||CMSimple 2.9 (2007-05-01) (apparently discontinued)|
Collection of solutions which work in combination with CMSimple. This can be forums, shops, blogs etc., but also solutions which facilitate handling of CMSimple.