How to use SitemapMgr
SitemapMgr creates page and module sitemap, robots.txt and humans.txt files. Ready to use sitemaps for several modules like News, CGBlog and Products are included!
Tips, tricks and tutorials to make it even easier to work with
CMS Made Simple
. CMSMS is an open source Content Management System. It provides website developers with a simple, easy to use utility to allow building websites.
Redirect (re)moved pages in CMS Made Simple
Moved pages, news or blog articles at your site, but don't want visitors to get an error 404 page. Redirect them to the current spot at your site.
Breadcrumbs for the CGBlog and News module
At www.welovecmsms.com I wanted a breadcrumbs trail as a navigational aid for the visitors.
Use module template output in multiple content blocks
How to use generated module content at different spots in your page lay-out. Gotta love Smarty.
Base CMS Made Simple page template with automated metatags
How to build a CMSMS page template and show the news/blog title as the page title, get the correct canonical value for module detail pages, pass a correct image to social media websites, etc...
Server Time Difference
Having problems with start and end time settings in a module? A news article is published, but isn't visible at the frontend of the website... You could have problems with the time settings at your website and/or server.
Adding previous and next links to the modules detail pages
This tutorial demonstrates the power and simplicity of Smarty template code by using it to add previous and next buttons to the CMS Made Simple News module without any UDT.
CMSMS modules and 'endless scrolling'
'Endless scrolling', 'lazy loading', 'endless pages', 'infinite scrolling', is a feature that only downloads extra content when you reach the end of the current content. Perhaps the most famous example is Facebook. You can scroll down your 'wall' and it will (probably) never end.
Create your own slider for news articles or images
I will describe the basics of how to create a slider, you can use it yourself in your CMS Made Simple module templates. Think of rotating summary views of the News or CGBlog modules or rotating company logos in the CMSMS Banners module.
Create a RSS feed without a module
I will show you an example RSS feed in combination with the CGBlog module for CMS Made Simple. You can also use it for several other modules, like News, CGCalendar, etc. You need to change the Smarty tags in the feed template matching with the module used.
Create dynamic sitemap, humans.txt and robots.txt files
To help search engines like Bing and Google index your website you can use sitemaps and a robots.txt file. A module like SiteMapMadeSimple is a great solution to create your static sitemap. A disadvantage of the module is that after each content change the sitemap file is recreated. For very large websites it can take a while... I had that problem at one of my own websites. A few hunderd pages, a few thousand...
Add tags to the CGBlog or News module
In this tutorial I will show you a simple methode (using Smarty) to add a tagging feature to the CGBlog, News and other modules in CMS Made Simple.