version 3.1.0 officially released in March, 2021

Version 3.1.0: GitHub(mirror 1), SourceForge(mirror 2).

Released in March 2021, Version 3.1.0 features:

  1. CMS engine is now separate from contents. This makes it possible to host multiple websites with one central CMS engine
  2. Backend is now powered by admin.php at root folder
  3. Support Php 7.x
  4. Templates rewritten with CSS3 and submenu
  5. Tested on both Apache & NGINX
  6. TinyMCE configured to version 5
  7. Built-in CAPTCHA support with SECURIMAGE
  8. Built-in image slide-show/carousal without JQuery
  9. Still lightweight and self-contained without any outside bootstrap or jQuery. This means a lot for websites targeting countries with slow internet and security firewall.

RiteCMS source code is now hosted on github and sourceforge. For most recent update, please visit there.Current stable version is V3.1.0 released in March 10, 2021. It is the recommonded version as of March 2021.

If you are a developer or designer, welcome to contribute to this project.

If you are an end user, feel free to share your website with us. We will showcase your website in our website.

Previous versions:

Version 2.1.0

RiteCMS 2.1.0 with TinyMCE included (only 620K total download size): download this file if you want to have TinyMCE (4.0.7) built-in.

Version 1.0.0 - for your reference only. Version is recommended

Update note: version 2.1.0

Version 2.1.0: security update - patched to avoid XSS/XSRF attack. Please download this version if you are concerned about XSS security.

Update note: version 2.0.0

Version 2.0.0 features:

  • Backup function added - you can back up content file before you make any siginficant changes
  • Compatible with the most recent TinyMCE (4.0.7)
  • Submenu feature - move your mouse to "support" menu item to see it in action
  • Inline CSS feature - you can add some CSS style for a specific page. The CSS will be included before </head>
  • Sticky feature in News pages - News Pages will now sort by include_order then time_desc, similar to Sticky feature in forums
  • New data folder - all data now are in /data instead of under cms/ folder
  • Improved pagination in page overview
  • QR code support
  • reCaptcha support
  • Cleaned up most codes

Update note: version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.0 was based on PhpSqliteCMS 2.0.4 with feature enhancements such as:

  • Customizable overview and news pages.
  • EazyMobile.
  • QR Code capability based on Google QR code api.
  • Some other bug fixes.

Old versions:

  • Version 1.0b has been deleted. It is not recommended.

RiteCMS is an open source CMS (Content Management System) software released under GNU/GPL license. Securimage & TinyMCE are copyrighted of their respective developers. The project began in 2009 as a fork of The project has been maintained by Lucas Zhuang. Version 3.X is a new released with new features and compatible with Php 7. It has been tested on Apache and NGINX.

While we try our best to make it run as smooth as possbile, we offer no explicit guarantee or warranty. Use at your risk.

The RiteCMS project is now maintained by Lucas Zhuang. We now accept service requests, such as server administration, RiteCMS installation, customization, etc. All reqeusts should be directed to

RiteCMS website is designed in Rhode Island, USA with love.

© 2021 Lucas Zhuang & the RiteCMS project.