The Simple CMS plugin converts WordPress into a basic CMS (Content Management System) for creating and editing simple static websites. Simple CMS removes all of the complicated blogging functionality which is not needed for a basic static website. This allows for easier use of the admin panel by non web designers.

The simplified WordPress administration panel after installation of the Simple CMS plugin

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Simple CMS WordPress Plugin download


Simply upload the folder to your plugins directory, then head to the plugins page in your WordPress admin panel and activate the plugin.

If you are a “WordPress Administrator” you will not see any difference, but if you log in as a “WordPress Editor” or below, you will see a vastly simplified administration panel suitable for simple static websites.

Simplify the admin panel for admins and super admins too

If you want your admins and super admins to also see a simplified administration panel, then set the following constant in your wp-config.php file.

define( 'SIMPLECMS_EVERYBODY', true );


To help with developing themes for static websites powered by WordPress, we have released the Simple CMS WordPress Theme.


This is a very basic plugin so we will not be providing any support for it. We are however interested in receiving bug reports. Please post any bugs you may
find in our support forum.