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  • # September 9, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Hello everyone. I have a question and maybe being new at this I am confused, so I need clarification from the experts here. The client from the first site I have created wants to be able to update certain portions of the site themselves. They also want me to send them pages I update prior to publishing them. I thought to myself "no problem" I believe CMS will handle this. I tried Joomla because it comes free with dreamhost. I also used CushyCMS. Now Cushy gave me the edit page function I needed but Joomla was just too completed for me. I am just beginning to understand divs! And it seemed template based and I did this page from scratch except for the jQuery scripts I used… and the many tutorials Chris has instructed me in.

    With all that said is there a CMS that will allow me to upload my pages, send them for approval, and allow the customer to edit certain sections?

    # September 9, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    check out wordpress. You can setup a page and then save it. It won’t show up until you publish the page. So you can login to the admin area, setup the page, and then tell the client to look at it. If they like it, then tell them to hit the publish button and all is done. I also love wordpress for the reason that the content is seperate from the theme. So you can update the look of the page without ever touching the content of the site. Chris did a 3 part video series here. Check them out in the video section of this site.

    pab
    # September 9, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    yeah wordpress looks like the perfect thing for you and like Cybershot said Chris ha a great tutorial on how to set it all up.

    best of luck buddy

    # September 10, 2008 at 7:16 am

    I started watching part one of the series. I apologize now if this is answered in a later serious. Does this mean I have to recreate my whole site? In the beginning Chris tour down his old site. I do not want to do this. I just thought I could say upload my pages into a system, designate areas that can be modified, and send to the user to approve before publishing.

    # September 25, 2008 at 9:52 pm
    "james.davis" wrote:
    I started watching part one of the series. I apologize now if this is answered in a later serious. Does this mean I have to recreate my whole site? In the beginning Chris tour down his old site. I do not want to do this. I just thought I could say upload my pages into a system, designate areas that can be modified, and send to the user to approve before publishing.

    You won’t have to recreate the whole site. Just make a template like Chris explains, and copy and paste the content of the pages into the WordPress Write Page section and hit publish. In the long run, it will save you and your client tons of time.

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