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Horizon Quick Content Management System

* New tutorial added : adjusting your website navigation

written by Cynthia Fridsma 

Horizon QCMS 5.0 - Event Horizon is now available on SourceForge.net. 


  • SimpleGallery edit fix for Mozilla browsers.
  • Removing of all old control panel tags.
  • Database class: fix on the sub category with current id.
  • File management: close fix on loading a template.
  • Control panel: fix on loading control panel when there's no slash.
  • Control panel: better message that your version of Horizon QCMS is out of date.
  • Navigation: members_only pages are no longer visible for visitors. Only members can see them.
  • Control pannel for the Internet Explorer: if Horizon QCMS detects  MS-IE then Horizon will load the controlpanel for MS-IE, so that you can maintain your website also with the Internet Explorer.

What's new?

  • Query Builder, you can now create customized queries for all your needs.
  • PHP Online tool so that you can create your own customized PHP plugins
  • PHP Assistant, only valid if your server has at least PHP 5.2
  • Formbuilder with database support: Formbuilder can now also create customized MySQL tables based on your web form. And Horizon will besides create a special PHP plug in order to retrieve the information from your web form.
  • Formbuilder offers a special newsletter support: create a web form with the subject newsletter and an email field in your form and Horizon will collect the email addresses for you. You can also ask for first_name and last_name, that is: if you use the field names: first_name and last_name. This will help you to create "personalized" newsletters.
  • You can now send HTML newsletters directly to your subscribers, with an automatic opt-out function.
  • E-commerce: if you enter your Paypal email address and select your currency, then you can sell your products on your website. Horizon will create all the necessary Paypal buttons for you to make it happen.
  • You can also adjust the control panel: you can now rename all control panel navigation buttons so that you can create your own "language" file.
  • Improved upgrade procedure: Horzion can now upgrade your existing version, starting with Horzion 3.5.x to Horizon 5.0 - Event Horizon.
  • HTML5 support for MP3 and MP4 media files.
  • Twitter support.
  • Cellphone support, Horizon will automatically display your website in a cellphone compatible layout.

Horizon only uses native MySQLi commands, which is way faster then PDO, although some geeks will disagree with me. However, let me put it this way: PDO is more like an SUV while native MySQLi is like a Ford Mustang with an American V8 engine, that's a lot of horsepower. Horizon is just like that.

You can download Horizon QCMS 5.0 - Event Horizon on SourceForge.net

Horizon Quick Content Management System

Horizon QCMS 6.0 - Galaxy

Currently under development: Horizon QCMS 6.0 -- Galaxy.


Hello world,

It's about time for me to work on a new version of Horizon. Your favorite CMS will now be packed with more--good looking--themes for your website.

Horizon QCMS 6.0 works pretty much the same way as Event Horizon but with a couple extra features that I'm working on.  

Currently working on:

  • import CSV-files into Horzion QCMS
  • creating a restore point so that you'll be able to restore your articles and navigation
  • creating newsgroups for the newsletter so that you can select a newsgroup to send your newsletter.

Already done:

  • added a dozen professional templates (like the one you see here on our site)
  • added a PHP-logger to keep a track on logged in users


Horizon QCMS 5.0 - Event Horzion

Horizon QCMS version 5.0

Horizon QCMS 5.0 - Event Horzion offers Cellphone detection
PHP Assistant
Horizon QCMS 5.0 - Event Horzion offers PHP Assistant
Horizon QCMS 5.0 - Event Horzion offers Querybuilder
Horizon QCMS 5.0 - Event Horzion offers Querybuilder
Horizon QCMS 5.0 - Event Horzion also offers all the tools and plugins of Horizon QCMS 4.1

Worldwide downloads of Horizon QCMS

Source : sourceforge.net  

Horizon QCMS downloads

Horizon QCMS 3.x 614
Horizon QCMS 4.x 367
Horizon QCMS 5.0 471


Horizon QCMS available downloads.

number of downloads (source: sourseforge.net)
Horizon QCMS (3.0) 68
Horizon version 3.2a 42
Horizon version 3.3 full product                   
Horizon version 3.4 full product 160
Horizon version 3.5.1 full product                   
Horizon version 3.5.2 no PDF 15
Horizon version 3.5.2 full product 248
Horizon version 4.0 248
Horizon 4.1 full product 119
Horizon 5.0 full product 451
Horizon 5.0. only new templates 12
Horizon 5.0 upgrade from 3.5 51
Horizon 5.0 upgrade from 4.x 3


Horizon Quick Content Management System 5.0 


  • * Improved security when compared with previous versions of Horizon *
  • * You can be now easy configure horizon to login with your username instead of your email address.
  • * Improved Gallery Upload function
  • * Disc Cache
  • * URL Rewrite option via the configuration file
  • * Jquery slideshow integration
  • * CRM Tickets (contact your customers via CRM)
  • * CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • * CAPTHCA form proteciton
  • * PHP Assistant (Works only on PHP 5.2 and higher)
  • * PHP Online tool, create your own plug-ins and use them in your webpage
  • *With Formbuilder you can now create your own MySQL tables and will also create a PHP plugin
  • * CRM now includes a search engine
  • *Query Builder, create your own customized queries and save them so that you can reuse them.
  • * HTML 5 display for mp4 and mp3 files
  • * Create backups and view them in MS-Excel
  • Automatic Navigation.
  • Youtube, GoogleMaps, GoogleTranslate and Facebook plug-ins.
  • Uses MySQL database.
  • PHP 5.2 or higher application.
  • Powered with the best WYSIWYG editor in the world: Xihna.
  • Support for URL rewrites.
  • The possibility to create members only webpages.
  • Change the layout of your site with a blink of an eye.
  • Password recovery tool.
  • Change userlevels or block users.
  • Change the layout of a web page, so that you can have different layouts for the same website...
  • Support for various multimedia files, including MP3 and MP4.
  • It's now possible to insert your own PHP code in an article.

 * are new features