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How to Install and Configure KnownCMS : PHP Content Management System

Known CMS


Known CMS is a PHP based content management system (CMS) that can be installed on shared hosting or a VPS. In this post, you will find my experience with this CMS, including installation, configuration any quirks, and final takeaways.

Documentation for Known CMS. Blog of Amar Vyas


I learnt about Known CMS through the list of Content Management Systems on Wikipedia. In a way, it is a re learning. Here’s why:

Over the past two or three years, I check this list once every six months. My main interest is to learn about any new developments in the world of CMS. This includes, but not limited to:

  • Updates to existing CMS’es
  • New additions or deletion from the list
  • Any projects that have come back from the dead, figuratively speaking. HTMLy, (or TypesetterCMS) for example.

The last time I had checked, Known CMS had not been updated for quite some time. Today, I was pleasantly surprised to see an update from June 15, 2020.


Configuration of settings for KnownCMS

Setup completed: Creating your first post

HTML editor in KnownCMS

Adding Images and media

To Add

First Impressions

Adding pages, Categories

Site Configuration


Many resources on Github (Community contributed plugins) are dated. 5 or 6 years in age!

Themes for KnownCMS


Parting Thoughts: Takeaways

I want to like this Content Management System, I really do! But cannot. That is my personal take, and I appreciate the work put in by the developers for this PHP based open source CMS.


  1. Known CMS- release page
  2. Youtube has a few tutorials on installing, conferring, securing and using Known CMS
  4. Installing Known CMS- Shared Hosting.
  5. Plugins for KnownCMS
  6. Known Guide

Update January 2022
This post is a part of ongoing series on Content Management Systems. In the past I have covered TypesetterCMS, ClassicPress among others. More CMS to follow in the coming days.

This post was updated on 2021-01-05