HELP!! editable website from abroad software

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  1. thompsontwins macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody!!!

    Please help me out, I need to locate a (cheap) program that will allow less web skilled people edit text and images from a website on another computer.

    I built a website using iWeb and Dreamweaver, now i want to allow my clients (parents) edit it from abroad.


    Really appreciate the help!
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Unless you built the website with that in mind, it's going to probably require them having iWeb/Dreamweaver, downloading the files, changing them, then uploading them.

    To get a website editable by other users, say from a back-end web form, you need to create some type of dynamically created system. A CMS would work (something like Drupal). I created my company site with php/mysql and built a back-end access to my boss could edit.

    But I don't know how to do that with an already-created, standard html site.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Adobe Contribute is not super cheap, but it is exactly intended for editing Dreamweaver sites from a client machine, with little experience in HTML.

    It does not require any server-side modifications. Just make the site in DreamWeaver, use Templates and Editable Areas, and the client buys and installs Contribute on their machine, and they can edit / add to whatever you have defined as Editable.
     
  4. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Huh. I always wondered what Contribute was used for, but was too lazy to find out. That definitely sounds like the best solution in this case.
     
  5. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure what skill level you have, mentioning iWeb, but look into something called web-edit pro. Its a web based system more similar to contribute than a cms system. If you can usderstand how to connect that to your site, it might be a cheeper alternative to Contribute. Also, as it is web based, the client can edit it from anywhere.

    We've used it at work for a couple client sites that werent big/dynamic enough to need a full CMS, but needed the ability to edit a few static pages every once in a while.
     
  6. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you need a CMS, not web editing software, unless your parents are web gurus :)
     
  7. thompsontwins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey thanks InLikeALion I'll check-out Web-Edit Pro. Adobe Contribute is also an idea, i new id work out something eventually. Thanks forum answer! :cool:
     
  8. tominated macrumors 68000

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    cushyCMS looks really good and crazy simple to use
     

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