Current Version 2020


Can anyone inform me of what the current version of SiteCake is? My last update note was very old.


Well, no development really hapened for ages. This project is pretty much dead… :frowning:


That is a bummer. I really have enjoyed using Sitecake and appreciate the features and Simplicity of this tool. Are there there any future plans?


Sitecake is not a dead project. Support is very active for all our users. We will be adding more docs, videos and templates to the website.

On the other hand, if you need more features, it’s not going to happen soon. Sitecake can edit text, images, videos and add pages. That’s more than enough for 90% of our users. It’s a simple tool for simple websites and we really do not want to go beyond that.

Once we even tried a freemium model, text editing for free, images and video for $39. And you know what happened? People were just using the free version, text editing was enough for them.

So, there is a market for a CMS that can edit just text.
There is a market for a CMS that can edit text, images and videos.
There is a market for a simple blog CMS to add pages, videos, text and images.
There is a market for Wordpress, and beyond…

Sitecake will never go beyond text, images, videos and a few pages. It’s for a … five, six page website.

50% of small businesses in the world do not have a website. Not a single page. We want to serve them, once they have content for a few pages.

New Sitecake websites are created every day. Here are some of the latest that really represent our target group.

The latest Sitecake version is 2.4.10. It’s a free download for anyone who purchased Sitecake anytime.

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It’s funny to see that Martin has to say something negative again. But still, he’s posting on the forum, for more than three years now. :slight_smile:


Hi all, I’m new here and happy to have found Nik’s explanation.

I was going to install SiteCake as a test, but Softaculous gave a warning: " SiteCake has not been updated for more than two years and may no longer be maintained or supported by the script vendor"

That was disappointing, it looked like such a promising system. Then I saw this forum with still a lot of activity…
Maybe it would be good to publish a new release every year, with just one comma changed :wink:

Nik wrote:

The latest Sitecake version is 2.4.10. It’s a free download for anyone who purchased Sitecake anytime.

The version at Softaculous is 2.2.10…?
Is Sitecake free or must a license be purchased?



Thank you for the update. It is great to hear that there is an active support forum (This thread is a testament to that)

I agree that a majority of my clients only need to change text and Images and Sitecake has filled that role. The main reason I have enjoyed creating sites with Sitecake is that it does just what is needed and is easy to use (both as a developer and for the content editors).

I really enjoy seeing a list of sites that use Sitecake.

I will do a quick scan of the sites that I have built to verify they are on version 2.4.10.

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Version on the Softaculous is 5 years old. At that time Sitecake was free, but we haven’t been able to do support with free software. So Softaculous version has been never updated.

From version 2.2.10 we published more than 15 new version updates. Release notes for latest updates are here. Though I have to admit that our version numbering is confusing at least.

Here is a bit of history:

Version 1.x Sitecake CMS is integrated with the website, in the same way Wordpress is. If you remove Sitecake website is not operational anymore. Still, some websites are working without a problem with this version for more than 8 years. Can you imagine a Wordpress website working without maintenance for 8 years?

Version 2.1+ Sitecake is separated from the static HTML website. An editor, like Dreamweaver, just online. Can be deleted from the hosting at any time.

Version 2.3+ Sitecake backend is completely rewritten to support lightweight PHP websites (both .html and .php websites can be managed)

Version 2.4+ Sitecake page manager is introduced, able to manage main menu, clone pages, delete pages, do basic on-page SEO.

So, version 2.4.10 is much more powerful with a lot of bugs fixed compared to 2.2.10 And it costs $39 per domain.

Installation in cPanel does not work in GreenGeek

@jimiz Thanks man!

We’ve changed our payment processor and file delivery service from Simplegoods to Gumroad. So if you need a download link for the update just send us a ticket.

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Thank you Nik for explaining!
Just before your post I saw the Sitecake prices, after clicking the Download button. :hot_face:

Is there a way to try Sitecake before buying?
Thanks again.


We do not have a trial version. But there is a 30 days money back policy.

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Okay, thanks. I’ll buy the one site version.

[edit] hmm, Gumroad window keeps freezing. I’ll try again later today


I see you’ve bought the regular version. Thanks.

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That’s fantastic news Nik. I think you are right about how far you have taken the product as long as it still works with current new standards in responsive sites - i love this product as it makes it dead simple for clients to update and not ruin the carefully considered web builds with their bad “design” choices.

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Honestly, I’ve spent the past two days searching for a CMS to use, which would leave me to build sites without being dependent on template frameworks and also be easy for clients to update. Sitecake smashes them all. I’ve tested flat file systems like Grav, Statamic, Kirby, Wonder CMS and Pico and a few database ones like October and none of them, none of them hit the mark.

They either impose a specific templating language on you, require clients to learn markdown to edit their content, require regular updates or need a database to function.

Sitecake is simple but it does what it does better than anything else out there and all credit to Nik, who has been helping me with some of my specific questions over email, the support is great.

Sitecake currently feels like the best kept secret for those of us who still enjoy the Wild West of hard coding our websites, away from the world of frameworks. I’m just looking for some simple blogging software and a way to let clients update their own forms and I’m away. That’s one improvement I’d love to see, allowing clients to update form values, but other than that, it’s only after researching the competition that I realise just how high Sitecake has set the bar. Long may development continue, I’d be happy to pay for future updates. :slight_smile:


Thanks for the positive Sitecake review!

There is a way to blog with Sitecake, it’s rather basic, but possible. Sitecake has a page manager functionality that can clone existing article page and then you can just change the content. Articles can be listed either on the blog home or sidebar ul list of links. I will create a simple template for download to showcase that setup.

Our philosophy was to keep Sitecake simple but allow extra features to be embedded. These extra features can be Google Photos gallery, Slideshare presentation, Typeform survey, Disqus comments, Mailchimp email form, etc. and all of these extra content types can be edited on their own websites with their own editors.

Sitecake haven’t been envisioned as a swiss army knife. It’s rather a hammer. A hammer good for hitting text, image and video nails. But feel free to add a 3rd party screwdriver and a drill to your website toolbox. :slight_smile: