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CMS Made Simple Templates from

These free templates have been ported to CMS Made Simple. You do not need any HTML knowledge to use this tempaltes. All templates include:

  • template builder (!) to simple hide template elements on every page without HTML knowledge
  • all required images and style sheets
  • built-in modules: search, news, top and sidebar navigation
  • built-in tag: recently updated articles
  • global content block for your copyright notice
  • SEO-Coding: page title, headings for page title, footer links built from navigation, link tags to eliminate double content and previous/next navigation
  • Formatting for up to 2 levels in sidebar navigation

Explore README to discover how to import these CMS templates into your website. To customize templates you need basic HTML / CSS knowledge and understand smarty tags.

CMS Template: Unbound Unbound

This CMS template originates from Templates from Styleshout are very professional and include all conventional format styles for tables, forms, lists and inline elements. Bonus! You can customize sub heading for each page. Use the "Extra Page Attribute 1:" in tab "Options!"



CMS Template: Color PaperColor Paper

This CMS template is ported from blog template of FTL Wordpress Themes. Do not be afraid of the word "Wordpress", the template here is fully adapted for CMS Made Simple. All standard features, such as search, news or page navigation are fully integrated.



CMS Template: Jet30Jet30

This template is created by There are awesome looking WEB 2.0 templates (some of them are free). Unfortunately these templates are not easy to customize since a lot of elements do not suit into the dynamic websites. You can customize up to 2 lines in the head for each page.



CMS Template: NewYork New York Magazine

The template is originated from Use short page titles of one or two words, to gain enough place to display more items in the main top menu. Bonus! Assign different page pictures to the content.



CMS Template: WatchThis! WatchThis!

The template is designed by You will find more free professional templates on their website that can be easily converted to CMS templates. Their templates are suitable for business websites and can be used without limitation for commercial projects as well.



CMS Template: Salt & Soap Salt & Soap

This CMS template originates from It has to be modified heavily for CMS Made Simple since the origin template does not dynamically expand the height of the content. This is a great disvantage of the templates from this resource.



CMS Template: Flavour Flavour

The original template is taken from All templates there are free but look a bit semi-professional. Nevertheless the templates are all light-weighted, table-less and contain no or very few images. They are all easy to convert to cms templates.


Comments to "CMS Made Simple Templates from"

  1. mica August 10, 2009, 10:09 am


    I am working on my web site ( I love your templates. Thanks for it. But I prefer the template of your site Is it possible to have the same please or similar please?

  2. Sofia August 10, 2009, 5:44 pm

    The template of this website is based on Unbound template (please see the template section). Though it has been modified, you can detect similarities.

  3. Hidayet Ok August 14, 2009, 2:22 am

    Thanks for this great templates.

  4. Paul September 3, 2009, 8:30 am

    Nice. I'm a big CMSMS fan so it's really nice seeing other people's advocate sites! I really like the way you've passed 'tpl' variable to each of the template links too. And it persists. Cool!

  5. NaN September 18, 2009, 6:34 pm

    Very nice templates and documentation.
    Thanks for this.

  6. diego ITA November 16, 2009, 9:59 pm

    thanks for ypur great great and useful informations about cmsms.

  7. Hans December 2, 2009, 12:53 am

    Thanks very much for a very clear description combining the various aspects when are needed to know when starting a web site.

  8. Alexander February 2, 2010, 7:27 pm

    I like this CMS and use templates in my site. Thank you for you job.

  9. Patric Ahlqvist February 25, 2010, 5:07 pm

    Hi again, Sofia...

    I'm so inspired to port free designs to CMS ms. Thank you for making it easy. Next step is to make my own, so I can contribute some... There isn't to many free CMS ms templates up, i think...

  10. Laska March 13, 2010, 9:04 am

    CMS made simple is the best CMS I 've ever used. Got a theme and have a site now :) Thanks.

  11. catur July 7, 2010, 8:29 am

    great, thanks alot :)

  12. incomen October 5, 2010, 12:50 am

    Excellent templates! It's a shame that you can't find great themes for CMSMS. Thanks for your work!

  13. Dmitry October 13, 2010, 6:51 am

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