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XCMS - X-Cart Blogs, Information, News, Articles And More!

xcMS is the ultimate blogging module for X-Cart and integrates with CDSEO for advanced search engine optimization.

xCMS for X-Cart is a fully integrated, full featured content management system that allows you to post an x-cart blog, information, news, articles and more to X-Cart.

xCMS has been updated with a host of new features including: a blog home page featuring recent, most views and most commented articles, Google authorship and Rich Snippets/Structured Data integration, YouTube integration, Facebook Comments, a search feature and more! View the Changelog for full details.

SEO Optimization

  • Fully integrated with CDSEO Pro for X-Cart to provide xCMS with all the SEO optimization tools of CDSEO including xml sitemap integration, search engine friendly urls, custom page titles, meta descriptions, meta keywords and link titles.
  • Built-in Rich Snippets/Structured Data tags to help search engines understand your content and customize your search engine listings.
  • Integrated Google Authorship with support for multiple authors using custom biographies.
  • Integrated Google News Keyword meta tag.

Social Media Integration

  • Integrated Facebook Comments (optional).
  • Ability to easily embed YouTube videos.
  • One-click YouTube Subscription.

Category Features

  • Unlimited categories and unlimited subcategories.
  • Top-level categories are displayed in menu dialog boxes in your side navigation.
  • Default top-level categories include blogs, information, news, and articles which can be enabled/disabled/edited/deleted easily to customize your content needs.
  • Synopsis for categories allow ideal SEO keyword optimization for the pages.
  • Thumbnail images for categories can be easily added through the admin panel.

Entry Features

  • Integration with x-cart's WYSIWYG editor makes formatting entries simple.
  • Entries can be posted with an expiry date to display content that will automatically expire; ideal for mentioning sales and specials, etc.
  • Post date for entries can be specified so you can post entries to the past, or to the future. When posting to the future, entries won't appear until their post-date so you can post many entries at once for future post dates and search engines will believe your site is being constantly updated.
  • Records the number of times an entry has been viewed which can optionally be shown on entry pages.
  • Entries can be sorted by Recent, Most Commented, Most Viewed.
  • Article listings are paginated allowing you to configure the number to display per-page.
  • Synopsis for entries allow ideal SEO keyword optimization for the pages.
  • Thumbnail images for entries can be easily added through the admin panel.

Comment System

  • Captcha and optional url prevention in comments aid in the prevention of spam.
  • Comments aren't posted live until given admin approval.
  • Admin receives email notification of pending comments.
  • Comments can be disabled globally or for specific entries.
  • Comments are paginated allowing admin to configure the number to display per-page.
  • Comments can be batch updated to modify/approve/delete.
  • Admin can reply to comments when approving the queue.

Additional Features

  • RSS feed allow users to subscribe to your content feeds.
  • Most Viewed entries (All | Last 30 Days | Last 7 Days)
  • Most Commented entries (All | Last 30 Days | Last 7 Days)
  • Entry search functionality.
  • Modify CDSEO values from the add/modify screens.
  • Responsive layout.


  • Supports only the primary language of the store.
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"If I could only have one x-Cart Mod then this would be it. The reasoning is simple: GOOGLE LOVES BLOGS. Blog content is the best way to get found on google I have encountered. A couple of my more rare products are now appearing at #1 on google searches. There's a catch though - you need to write relevant, keyword rich articles. (Product reviews and how-tos do the trick me). This takes time and effort but it pays off, I recouped the cost of xCMS within a few weeks. Good articles will also generate trust by showing that you know your product; and the fact that you have bothered to write good content implies that your care about your products, and you are not a fly-by-nighter.

I have found xCMS to be very solidly coded and 100% reliable. The design is simple yet clever. My favourite touch is the (optional) list of recent blog post titles that appear on the main side bar - the side bar appears on every page of your x-cart store - so google really picks up on the keywords you use in the blog post titles.

I love.

- shawn -



"I've been using CDSEO for several years, I like the program very much and I have always received prompt help and support. The software is consistently being updated and when new releases are needed upgrades are reasonable price for existing clients. That's 5 star service and commitment in my book and I highly recommend WebsiteCM and their products!"

Jay (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Current Version: 1.4.8

1.4.8 - August 3, 2017

  • Updated for X-Cart 4.7.8 compatibility

1.4.7 - December 14, 2016

  • Fixed Rich Snippet errors appearing in Structured Data Testing Tool
  • Fixed issue where YouTube Subscribe button was not appearing when channel ID is used
  • Added support for PHP 7

1.4.6 - May 22, 2015

  • Fixed issue where the Image Selection popup not loading when clicking "Change Image" on an existing xCMS Entry (only applies to xCMS version 1.4.4 or greater)

1.4.5 - May 1, 2015

  • Updated for X-Cart 4.7 compatibility
  • New, responsive design

1.4.4 - February 9, 2015

  • Added custom WYSIWYG featuring an Image Uploader and Image Browser
  • Added Ajax auto-complete for xCMS Related Product search (X-Cart 4.4 and above)
  • Added Preview button to view unpublished xCMS Entries
  • Fixed pagination issue on xCMS search result sub-pages

1.4.3 - December 3, 2014

  • Fixed an issue where CDSEO data was not saved when creating a new xCMS Entry (when CDSEO is installed)

1.4.2 - September 30, 2014

  • Expanded search feature to detect xCMS Entry synopsis content

1.4.1 - February 06, 2014

  • Minor bug fixes.

1.4 - December 19, 2013

  • Added a Home/Index page showing:
    - Recent Entries
    - Most Viewed Articles (All | Last 30 Days | Last 7 Days)
    - Most Commented Articles (All | Last 30 Days | Last 7 Days)
  • Added search functionality.
  • Integrated Google Rich Snippets.
  • Integrated Google Authorship with support for multiple authors with custom biographies.
  • Integrated Google News Keywords meta tag.
  • Added easily embedded YouTube videos and YouTube subscription.
  • Integrated Facebook comments.
  • Added ability for the admin to reply to comments when approving.
  • Added a setting to support template integration on no-column layouts.
  • Integrated CDSEO so SEO values can be customized directly from the add/modify admin screen when CDSEO is installed and enabled.

1.3.4 - August 01, 2013

  • Updated for X-Cart 4.6 compatibility.

1.3.3 - May 27, 2013

  • Added a jQuery Calendar Picker for the Post On and Expiry On fields when adding/modifying an entry. X-Cart 4.4+ only.
  • Added exact time to the Post On and Expiry On fields when adding/modifying an entry. X-Cart 4.4+ only.

1.3.2 - March 06, 2013

  • Updated for X-Cart 4.5.5 security compatibility.

1.3.1 - October 16, 2012

  • Modified code to prevent a warning message returned by X-Cart's native func_get_categories_tree() function when adding/modifying entries.

1.3 - September 26, 2012

  • Module was tested on all X-Cart versions 4.1 through 4.5 and code and installation instructions were updated accordingly.
  • Installation instructions were updated with a new more friendly format.
  • Licensing system changed to use Ioncube.

1.2.6 - May 14, 2012

  • Updated for x-cart 4.5 compatibility.

1.2.5 - March 26, 2012

  • Improved entry comment pagination to ensure a valid page number of comments.

1.2.4 - September 5, 2011

  • Added an optional admin setting to show the entire entry body in RSS feeds.
  • Modified RSS feeds to show html for the entry body/synopsis.

1.2.3 - July 19, 2011

  • Fixed bugs in captcha where \"modify comments\" url wasn\'t working and on some x-cart versions the captcha wasn\'t functioning correctly.

1.2.2 - December 7, 2010

  • Fixed a bug whereby xcms would incorrectly display the post date as that of the uploaded entry image.

1.2.1 - November 6, 2010

  • Fixed a bug caused by x-cart redirecting disabled related products to 404 page.

1.2 - October 25, 2010

  • Entries can now be related to categories for display in side menu.
  • xCMS categories can now be toggled to not display in side menu.

1.1 - September 14, 2010

  • Updated for X-Cart 4.4 compatibility.

1.0.1 - June 09, 2010

  • Changed the ordering of comments to show newest comments first.

1.0 - February 6, 2010

  • Public release of the product.

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Compatible: X-Cart 4.1.x to 4.7.x
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