Setup SingleCMS in less than 5 minutes.


We assume you already purchased a SingleCMS Full license and downloaded the scms.php (If you still need a license you can get it on our main page).

Using SingleCMS from a subdirectory

If you want to use using SingleCMS from a subdirectory (e.g. /singlecms/ instead of /) please open the scms.php and change following line at the beginning of the file:

define('SCMS_BASE', "/");

Replace / with your sub directory path. E.g. if you have SingleCMS installed into the sub directory /singlemcs than change the path to /singlecms/:

define('SCMS_BASE', "/singlecms/");

Save the file and continue withCopy scms.php

Copy scms.php

Copy the scms.php in the main folder of your project

Rename your file

As SingleCMS is PHP-based you need to be able to execute PHP code in your project sites.

1) Open your file manager and navigate into your project folder

2) Rename the file your want to make SingleCMS-ready (in the example we use index.html) to a .php (index.html to index.php) and save it

It could be that you link to your .html file somewhere in your project. You need to re-target this link to the newly created .php file!

Include the base block at the end of your header

To activate SingleCMS for the certain file open index.php with your favorite editor and add the following code snippet to the end of your <head>

<?php include "scms.php";?>

Your <head> should look something like following

<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<title>My new page with SingleCMS</title>
<?php include "scms.php";?>

Include your content blocks

We use the basic SingleCMS block in this quickstart. For advanced block options, visit the section Advanced block options.

The basic block looks like following

<?php $scms->text("BLOCKNAME",[]);?>

You can simply put it where ever you want your customers to be able to edit the content.

Make sure every block has its own name, as if not data loss could occur

Let's try this:

<h1>My heading</h1>
<div class="thecontent">


<h1>My heading</h1>
<div class="thecontent">
<?php $scms->text("BLOCKNAME",[]);?>

That was easy. Now your customers can edit this section in the backend.

Reminder: You can access the login by simply appending a ?login to every site you included the base block

e.g. https://google.com?login

As we have a white-list user system, per default only the admin account is allowed to edit this block. More about the user management


Now upload the newly created index.php and the scms.php onto your server

Change admin password and enter license key

Access the backend (with appending ?login to the url) and login as admin (Password: admin )

For security reasons your are prompted to change the admin password. Please do that.

Also you have to enter the license key you received in the email from us.


The Quickstart is done and you can edit the entered block in the backend.

For further configuration visit the other articles in this documentation.