Only one week behind schedule, but with a slew of changes, CMS Made Simple v1.6 has recently seen the light of day.
One of the open source, PHP-based content management systems out there, CMS Made Simple introduced new permissions in this release. In addition to that, there are new themes, templates and modules. Not to mention a gazillion of bug fixes.
Let’s just say it doesn’t look like it’s going to be an easy upgrade, but it may very well be worth the effort. As it sometimes happens, if you bite too much, it can be difficult to swallow. CMS Made Simple chose not to do diff releases for 1.6. What that means is that you have to do more work compared to a simple upgrade (but, hey, when the upgrades were simple anyway?).
CMS Made Simple users have to download the full package and transfer “the whole thing up to your new website.” Make sure to triple-check and validate you’re downloading the appropriate checksum package. Good luck!
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