For years I have been frustrated with overly complex CMS -- my clients mostly need a clearly-defined set of basic functions in an easy-to-understand interface. Joomla and Drupal have a learning curve way beyond the average customer. GetSimple hits all the bases for most of the sites I host, so far it is rock-solid, easy to implement and then (very important!) easy to teach to a client. I have used this software for four sites now, it certainly won't do for complex sites with special needs for functionality, but hey, that's not most of my small-business customers. As we update sites, I will be converting a number of customer sites to GetSImple. Thanks, Chris Cagle, for some great, straightforward work without crazy furbelows and trumpery. GREAT WORK, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you need Drupal with a hundred plugins, please don't complain about GetSimple, that's not what it's for.
Pixinfinity Mar 26 2012, 5:21 pm
Easy, clean, fast, no database, free. Very good project.
TheFish Mar 16 2012, 11:34 am
It is a a really great peace of software.
I've seen a lot of CMS and actually I prefer Joomla if needed, but in all other cases GS is the answer. I looked around for a little CMS with sqlite-Database, but I've found no matching one. Getsimple based on XML. The first time I read this I was not impressed.
XML as CMS storage? Yes, a good solution.
It is true that there are no mass of plugins or themes like Joomla, but it's easy to create and almost everything is possible with some template changes.
I've found no important bugs. Its simply nice. Nice to work with and nice to setup.
It's true that you can setup an entire site under 5 min (I think I am faster ...)... Ready to run. And like other CMS its very helpfull to have some html and php skills for templating or integrating stuff.
Chris Feb 26 2012, 3:20 pm
Like this simple lite CMS every day more (using it over 1 month now)
capnix.com Feb 4 2012, 11:13 pm
Best CMS! As the name suggest it is really simple and easy to use. Easy to install, very easy to modify templates, php/html code integration is a breeze, diverse plugins with excellent documentation and demos.
Draxeiro Jan 24 2012, 10:17 am
@steven k: Have you actually taken the time to properly test this CMS? Comments like 'trashcan software' and 'total waste of time' lead me to believe you either only had a quick glance at the demo here or you haven't even given it a proper test drive.
I've used this CMS on various production sites, as do many people on the forum. It is stable, very extendable (more plugins every day) and has a very dedicated community. It is easy to setup, very easy to create templates and a breeze to install plugins. Very much recommended as far as I am concerned.
With regards to your 'many unsolved bugs', in day-to-day use you do not run into them all that often (or in my case: hardly at all). But doesn't any program tend to have bugs? Even a powerhouse application like Adobe Photoshop which has been out for eons has bugs. Fact is that this CMS is under active development and work is done on any bugs found.
Is it perfect? No, improvements can always be made but as far a lite CMSes go, GetSimple is damn near close.
Just my 2 cents...
vasitellapahki Jan 11 2012, 7:45 am
GS is a great lite CMS! I'm really happy to have found it.
Steven K. Jan 5 2012, 7:37 am
Current GS is still a total waste of time.
The latest GS version has no login link, etc.
Due to no option(s) to select password during installation, it makes it a waste of time to test GS on a localhost, etc.
@Chris Cagle??? Blue Rocket CMS or the domain has nothing to do with me.
@NickW: Still too many unsolved bugs make GS a trashcan software. About login, see following reply:
@Anonymous: "Opensourcecms bar" has nothing to do with the original GS.
I hope most of the current bugs/problems is solved in v3.1
Regards: Steven K.
Chris Cagle Dec 6 2011, 11:25 am
Help GetSimple test it's next version, 3.1. We need all the testers we can find... Thanks!
@Steven K: Thank you for that honest opinion. We will try to fix some of those hundreds of problems before we release our 3.1 version.
Also, when I get a free minute to test out your Blue Rocket CMS [ http://www.stevenword.com/2011/07/07/blue-rocket-cms/ ] product, I will make sure that I am just as honest in my critique. Good luck!
NickW Oct 16 2011, 11:50 am
@Steven K. : "Can not find any link at the demo to log in to the administration."
Click on the 'Demo Pages' icon on the OSCMS panel at the bottom of the screen, then click 'Admin Page'. That's a feature of this demo site, not GetSimple.
Comment on things you have actually tried ...
GetSimple is the finest no-database CMS that I have used (and I have tried many). In fact, for most common uses, it beats the big-name alternatives hands down, with or without a database.
Easy enough for an end-user to master; flexible and accessible enough for professional web development.
Anonymous Oct 11 2011, 8:25 pm
@Steven K. Have you tried using the Opensourcecms bar at the bottom, which contains a pop-up menu with a link to the admin page? Perhaps, GetSimple is too intellectually taxing for you? You could always try an easier and simpler CMS. Welcome to Open Source! People do this stuff for free in their spare time! Sorry it doesn't live up to your "expectations".
Steven K. Oct 9 2011, 5:33 pm
Getsimple is a total waste of time...
Can not find any link at the demo to log in to the administration.
On the getsimple forum there is hundreds of unsolved problems with getsimple.
If you manage to test getsimple demo here, then here is the place to share your experiance.
Well, there is no stable getsimple if you read all problems with the 'stable' version at getsimple forum.