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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Simple CMS

I am looking for a really simple editor that I can use on clients websites so that they can update a small part of each page: Title Meta Tags Heading Content The rest of the page will not be updatable by them (unless they literally FTP the file down and make changes, the re-upload it!). In other words, a system that's as foolproof as possible. Think of non-techie people who are just about able to type! Anyone got any suggestions? Free or paid-for - it does not matter. Thanks!

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At 10/11/2005 10:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could try something like Macromedia Contribute or convert the site to something like Joomla (joomla.org). Are they static html files currently or dynamic php?

At 10/12/2005 12:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checkout Limbo. Its a no database required CMS, with some pretty powerful features.

At 10/12/2005 08:11:00 AM, Anonymous Ryan Thrash said...

Gotta toss in MODx CMS to the ring (http://modxcms.com/) ... we've been working on it for just about a year now and it's really quite nice.

It can be as simple as you'd like or you can use it as an application framework ... and we're a few days away from our new front-end editor where your clients could simply edit their content as they surf their site. :)

Contact me at ryan at vertexworks.com for more info if you'd like... (Yes, it's GPL'd too.)

At 10/12/2005 11:11:00 AM, Blogger Gary B. said...

Thanks Guys, I'll take a look at all these.

The site is not started yet, as I want a good CMS foundation for it...

At 10/12/2005 06:58:00 PM, Anonymous calimeross said...

CMSimple (http://www.cmsimple.dk ) is pretty simple for end users to edit.
Though standard it doesn't support different meta tags per page, but that should not be that hard to code in. The latest version has a plugin architecture. All content is stored in a single content.htm file, using standard H1 .. H3 for menu levels, H4 for additional headings on a content page.

Both http://www.calimeross.com/nl/en/ and http://www.bruyndoncx.be use this.

Alternatively, you could also checkout transLucid. This also currently lags meta-tags, but I could add that for you. It's opensource and I'm part of the team.
The homepage is on http://www.pantha.net

My own slightly customized version you can sample at http://www.buy-a-perfectdraft.com :p


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