To install and set up the X3 CMS is not a difficult task.

Using the installer

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. copy files into your web space
  2. create a mysql database with charset utf8
  3. set set write permissions (777) on:
    cms/files folder and all its contents
  4. open a browser and go to http://your_web_space and follow the instructions
  5. enjoy with X3 CMS

First configuration

After installation, the CMS is ready to operate, is already configured with settings that work well for most simple sites, if you need to change some rules of operation of CMS go to:

Settings -> Site -> configure

You'll see a form containing a number of configuration parameters. Names should be explanatory enough, but let's see in detail:


With this you can enable / disable Notices and updates on the home page of the administration area.


Toggles debug mode. If active is shown in the footer a row like this

X4WebApp see © Cblu.net 0.2 - Execution time: 0.0208 - Memory usage: 1.19MB - queries: 12 - included files: 17

If active a database error displays a message that shows the query that generated the error and info about it.


Toggles development mode. If active some test operations such as sending e-mails are not executed but the system behaves as if they were sent.


Toggles multilingual mode. If disabled the system behaves as if there was only one language, not show the language code in the page URL of the public area, not show the switch between languages in the pages of the administration area.


Toggles multiarea mode. If disabled the switch does among the areas in the administration pages not appear.
Leave this enabled if you do not know what to do.


With this you can enable / disable caching. Caching reduces the time of page generation. If your site has a little traffic not enable page caching.

NOTE: caching does not affect pages with forms, so if all your site pages containing a form (even for research within the site) should NOT enable caching.

Cache time

This allows you to specify the duration in seconds that a template cache.

Advanced editing

With this you can enable / disable advanced editing mode.
If disabled the CMS works with the simple editing mode that means

ONE page -> ONE section -> ONE article

If enabled the CMS works with advanced editing mode that means

ONE page -> MANY sections and EACH section -> MANY articles

NOTE: if you activate the advanced editing mode you must place each article in their respective section on each page.

NOTE: Advanced editing allows you to manage sites from complex interfaces but also requires some familiarity with the workings of the CMS.


Toggles the AutoRefresh. If enabled after editing an article this will be active, so if you edit a page article it goes online. If disabled after editing an article you have to activate it to go online.


Defines the number of items per page to display with paging.

Max doc

Defines the maximum size in kilobytes of files uploaded to the site.

Max img

Defines the maximum size in kilobytes of images uploaded to the site.

Max w

Defines the maximum width in pixels of the images uploaded to the site.

Max h

Defines the maximum height in pixels of the images uploaded to the site.

NOTE: all these limits are circumvented if the file is loaded through the plugin FLMNGR.


Allows you to specify the email address that will be set in the meta tag http-equiv = "Reply-to", the same address will be used as sender address for email sent by the modules of the site.

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