Client Updating

Hi,
I currently run freeway express 4 and I have a client who want to have one general news page that he can update by himself. I there any easy way to do this with freeway?
Any help much appreciated,
Fergus T


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I would highly recommend WebYep and Max’s WebYep actions:

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On 13 Jul 2008, at 5:39 pm, Fergus T wrote:

Hi,
I currently run freeway express 4 and I have a client who want to have one general news page that he can update by himself. I there any easy way to do this with freeway?
Any help much appreciated,
Fergus T

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Hi Fergus
WebYep is what I’ve used for just this purpose. < http://www.obdev.at/products/webyep/index.html > Highly recommend it.


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On 13 Jul 2008, at 18:16, WildCottage wrote:

WebYep is what I’ve used for just this purpose

Doesn’t Max’s WebYep Action suite only work with Pro?

Fergus T wrote:

I currently run freeway express 4

=o)

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On 13 Jul 2008, at 18:26, Heather Kavanagh wrote:

Doesn’t Max’s WebYep Action suite only work with Pro?

Um, to answer my own dumb-ass question, no, it works with Express as
well.

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Sometime around 13/7/08 (at 12:39 -0400) Fergus T said:

I currently run freeway express 4 and I have a client who want to
have one general news page that he can update by himself. I there
any easy way to do this with freeway?

There are two very good ways of doing this with very little work
required, but I’m afraid one requires Freeway 5 (Pro or Express).

Max’s WebYep actions (and the WebYep product itself, purchased
separately) work in Freeway 4 and 5, and I believe you can use them
in Freeway Express. Freeway 5 has a set of built-in Blogger template
actions.

I reckon you should consider upgrading seriously - and your only real
option now is to get Freeway 5. The big choice for you now is whether
you get Express or Pro. I strongly recommend Pro, but of course that
will cost a little more.

I’ve used both techniques in a site I put together recently, a new
site for the MA Publishing course at the London College of
Communication:

http://www.ma-publishing.com/

It was made with Max’s WebYep actions for the majority of the pages,
and practically all the actual content of the site is input by
logging in with a browser and typing into or uploading images with
the WebYep forms. I have to say that I am seriously impressed with
this method of making a client-updateable site. (Or in this case a
colleague-updateable site.)

The News/Blog page is a Blogger-driven thing, made using the same
Freeway page design but using Blogger content instead. This is
updated by logging into the Blogger account and posting new articles.
This is less flexible in general terms than WebYep pages can be, but
it is far better if what’s wanted is automatic ordering of new
content and a searchable and browsable archive.

There are still a few pages with missing content and some old info
that’s been put in for the moment, but that’ll be dealt with before
the end of this coming week.

(BTW, if you go to the Staff page you’ll see me down there at the
bottom, hiding behind my camera as usual. :slight_smile:

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Its not just clients site, we’re finding parts of our own sites, would much quicker to update, by having editable WebYep sections - enabling quick editing from any location, from any machine with a browser.

On 13 Jul 2008, at 6:55 pm, Keith Martin wrote:

I have to say that I am seriously impressed with

this method of making a client-updateable site. (Or in this case a

colleague-updateable site.)

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Thanks for all the help. I have a couple more questions:

I read this:
'What’s included in the action suite:

  1. The WebYep Action Suite (Containing 10 WebYep action Items)’

does this mean that you can only use the action 10 times per website?

Also, I know I need to download Webyep but do I have to pay for it? It says the demo is fully functional except for a popup window… does this window just pop up when logging in to alter content or does it appear each time the site is viewed?

Many Thanks,
Fergus


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No, the action has 10 different items to apply in various part of the page, or items.

The WebYep software is free from the Obdev site, so you will get a warning pop-up window saying its unregistered when you apply the actions to an active web page visited by someone. To disable the pop-up, you buy a license, which lasts for the life of the domain.

David

On 19 Jul 2008, at 11:17, Fergus T wrote:

does this mean that you can only use the action 10 times per website?

Also, I know I need to download Webyep but do I have to pay for it? It says the demo is fully functional except for a popup window… does this window just pop up when logging in to alter content or does it appear each time the site is viewed?

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