facebook: the meeting point   ebay: the market place   CMSimple: your home at the www

CMSimple - Documentation

information  documentation  downloads  forum
You are here:   Home > Installation > Important Settings > Password
German CMSimple Website English Danish


The password is encrypted, but a new password needs to be entered in plain text. After saving the new password you will be logged out (by any activity) and can log in with the new password again.

Forgotten password?

The price for the extra security by the encrypted password, is that you no longer will find the password in config.php.

If you have forgotten the password, you have to reset it to "text".

You have to download the file ./cmsimple/config.php via ftp and open it on your PC, with a code editor, that is able to save the file as utf-8 without BOM (Byte Order Mark).

Then set the variable $cf['security'] ['password'] back to the original value of "test":


Then you upload the config.php back to your server, login with the password "test" and enter a new password.

« prev top next »

CMSimple News

CMSimple is ready for php 7.2
System Requirements »

CMSimple 4.7.5 published


CMSimple 4.7.5 is ready for Download. CMSimple now is prepared for php 7.2, and the Filebrowser has been optimized for Apple devices.

An "easy to install" update CMSimple 4.0 => 4.7.5 also is available.

Download Area »

CMSimple Hosting

USA & Canada:

Link to CMSimple Hosting

You have nothing yet? No domain, no webspace, no idea? Or your provider annoys you with bad services? So this is your solution:

Get CMSimple preinstalled on high performance serverspace!

  • 1-Click-Installation possible
  • No download necessary
  • No installation necessary

Login - change password - work

more information »


Just to avoid misunderstandings: The firms listed below are no hotlines for free. Therefor the forum » is available.

ge-webdesign.de offers:



Responsive templates are suitable for all visual output devices, from smartphones up to HD screen.

Test the responsive templates of ge-webdesign.de:

Demos & Downloads »


With plugins you can extend the functionality of CMSimple. There are Blogs, Comments, Photo Galleries, MultiMedia, MembersArea and much more.

Here you can find demos for most of the available plugins:

Demos & Downloads »

Sponsors Area

Become a CMSimple Sponsor »

You also can support CMSimple by a PayPal donation: