Simple CMS PHP HELP

How to install Simple CMS PHP script? Setting MySQL database. Unzip or unrar, upload and install Simple CMS PHP. How to use the Simple CMS PHP. CSS - Visual Options. Create Users.

How to install Simple CMS PHP?

You can watch our video tutorial or read the tutorial below the video:
Set up MySQL database
Simple CMS PHP requires PHP 7.1 or higher version and MySQL 5.0 or higher version to run on your server - you can see the current version of PHP and MySQL in the control panel of your website.
Before starting the installation wizard of the script you will need to create a database for the script:
- Open the Control Panel(cPanel, Plesk or any other) of your hosting account.
- Find the Databases section, where you will be able to create a MySQL database.
- Durring database creation you will need to supply a Database name, Database user and password. You will also need to know the database server name — usually 'localhost'. Save all these details on your local machine for future reference on something such as Notepad.
- If you use your hosting account's 'cPanel' to create your database you must set Privileges to "ALL" for the Database user.
- If you have problems with creating a database - ask your web hosting company - normally they provide 24h email, phone or chat free support. Also, you may send us an email request and we will create database and install the script on your website.
Unzip or unrar, upload and install Simple CMS PHP
- Unzip the .zip file received from us. You can use programs such as Winzip, Winrar, or Stuffit Expander (Mac). They have all have trial versions.
- Next, upload all files to your website. You can either upload the complete folder (for example named "SCRIPTFOLDER") or you can upload all the files individually to a folder you created in the root directory of your website.
- Next step is to run the installation file(wizard) like typing in your browser:
https://www.YOURDOMAIN.com/SCRIPTFOLDER/installation.php
* note that, you should replace "YOURDOMAIN" with your real domain name and "SCRIPTFOLDER" with the folder you created into the root of your website.
- On your screen will appear the Installation wizard and will ask you to complete the form below:
Simple CMS PHP installation wizard
- This information is what you saved when creating your database:
  • MySQL server name which is usualy 'localhost'
  • MySQL username - when you create a database you need to assign minimum one user
  • MySQL password - this is the password of the user assigned to database
  • Server path to script directory, Full URL to script directory, script directory name - they will appear automatically. You can change if they are different - usually on windows web server.
  • Admin Username - this will be your username for the protected administrator pages
  • Admin Password - this will be your password for the protected administrator pages
* note, that sometimes the servers does not send correct information about the version of MySQL and a message "Server version of MySQL is not ok!" might appear. The minimum requirements of MySQL for all of our scripts is version 5.0, so if you already created a MySQL database - go ahead and install the script.
- Click on 'Install Script' button and if all the database details are correct, you will see intermediate screen with message "Script successfully installed" and a link to the admin login form "Login here":
Simple CMS PHP - message for successful installation
- Once you click on the link 'Login here', you will be redirect you to the administrator login page.

How to use Simple CMS PHP?

Enter Admin username and password that you set earlier:
Simple CMS PHP - admin login form
Once the login is successful, you will enter admin area -> Page contents. Here are listed all the created page contents(sections). From here the admin will be able to add, edit and delete page contents for the sections on the web page:
Simple CMS PHP - admin landing page
Create Page Content. To create page content, click on "Create Page Content" button and fill the "Page Name" and "Page Content" and hit "Create Page" button. You could use the WYSIWYG(text) editor to format the text, upload/add images and flash videos, add youtube, vimeo and other videos:
Simple CMS PHP - create a page content
Put content on webpage. Once the page content is created, then a link named "Put on WebPage" will be shown on the same lane of the page content. Click on this link and will see two codes - iframe and php include:
Simple CMS PHP - Put content on webpage
Copy one of the codes and paste it on the place where you want to appear on the section on your web page. We recomend to use php include code:
Simple CMS PHP - page contents controlled by administrator of the script
CSS - Visual Options. On the same line of the page content in the list you will see a link named "Change CSS". Click on it if you want to change fonts, colors, sizes etc... css styles of the page content:
Simple CMS PHP - change css of the page content
Users. Admin is able to create users with different access level:
Simple CMS PHP - users list
Create User. Here is how to create user:
Simple CMS PHP - admin create user
Fill the Name, email, username and password, then choose the access level - "create", "edit", "delete" page contents, allowing edit css styles of page contents, and/or allow to see and copy the code for page contents.
If the manual above is not clear enough, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@simplephpscripts.com
Also, if you don't find answer of your question, please refer our FAQ section.