Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Siteswitch?
Siteswitch is a content management system (CMS) designed to be no-nonsense and very simple to use.

See here for more information about Siteswitch.

  • How can I login to my website?
Go to the login.php page on your website. For example, if your website is on then you can login at
By default, both the username and the password is user. You should change that after the first time you login to whatever you want them to be. You can change your username and password in the site settings.
  • How do I publish posts/articles to my Siteswitch-website?
After you log in, just click "Create a new post".
  • Can I create a post without publishing it?
If you want to start creating a post but not publish it yet, for example because you want to continue working on it later, you can hide the post by switching Show on homepage? to No - hidden. You can find this option below the editing field when you edit your post.
  • What is Code Editor?
By default, the Wysiwyg-editor (what you see is what you get) is used when you create or edit a post. You can use the toolbar to make fonts bold, italic, different size, etc. without knowing any HTML. But if you want, you can click Switch to Code Editor and edit the HTML code for your article. This is useful for example when you want to add certain extra code, like Facebook plugins or analytics code.
  • How do I add a cookie warning to my website?
By default, Siteswitch doesn't use cookies for your visitors. The only cookie it uses is for you when you login. Therefore, for a default Siteswitch installation, you don't need a cookie warning for your visitors. If you manually add code in the Styles-files, such as for a web tracker or social plugins, you are legally also required to add a cookie warning for your visitors. There are several services online that can help you with that. Their code is best placed in the footer.php file in the styles folder.
  • I'm hiring a web designer to make my website. What files should they edit?
If you hire a professional web designer, they should edit the files in the layout folder. The file names are pretty straightforward: header.php is loaded into the top of your website, footer.php is the bottom, separator.php separates the posts on your homepage or portal page, sidebar.php is the homepage's sidebar and notfound.php contains whatever is displayed when a certain article is not found. As long as the web designer edits only these files, your website can have exactly the desired layout but the simple to use posting functionality remains intact, so you can easily post new content to your website.
  • I know nothing about making websites and I don't want to hire a web designer. Can I change the look of my website?
Of course! There are some basic options you can change without having to edit the layout files (editing those is completely optional). When you logged into your website, just click Change page settings to adjust the colours and font for your website, add or remove the sidebar to your homepage, or change your website's logo (you should first upload one using Manage images), as well as some other options.
  • How do I install Siteswitch on my website?
To install, you need FTP or SFTP access to your website. Download the latest version and extract the ZIP. Now you can upload all files and folders that were in the ZIP, to your website. Note that usually, when you FTP to your website, you first have to go to a folder called public_html or www, and place the files in there. Installation is now finished and you can navigate to login.php on your website using your webbrowser to login and customise your website.
  • My webhost doesn't provide MySQL. Can I still use Siteswitch?
Yes, Siteswitch doesn't use SQL. As long as your web host supports PHP, you should be able to use Siteswitch.

Last modified: 21 March 2022 10:33:35.