Client uploading

Fairly new to Freeway and am now testing out new possibilities. I’m constructing a site where on one of the pages I would like the client to be able to insert news about his business on a semi regular basis.
I’ve searched on this forum and there seems to be some outside programs/software like WebYep that can be used.
These can be an option, but can it not be that there is some easier solutions, take that the client only wants to write fairly simple things on a white background? I.e. the client can upload the file as gif, png or something thereby changing the previous one? Or making a html from a powerpoint document into a snippet? Or? The client is familiar with most programs in windows and know how to upload to a ftp host, but can not use Freeway. Any creative souls out there? Or can it simply not be done? Please look at this test page:

http://winkels-herding.com/untitled1.html

Some news in that white box, anyone?


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Have a look at this article: http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/62/
Server+Side+Includes

This looks pretty much like what you are talking about doing here.

The most important rule to give your client when doing this is to
never upload complete pages – only page fragments. By this I mean,
not a whole page of code such as would be output by Word or Excel
when saving as “HTML”, but just the meat of the story – a single
DIV, perhaps:

<div class="news">
	<h3>Headline 1</h3>
	<p>Exciting news story here</p>
	<h3>Headline 2</h3>
	<p>Exciting news story here</p>
	<h3>Headline 3</h3>
	<p>Exciting news story here</p>
</div>

Save that as ‘news.inc’ somewhere, and follow the instructions to
include it in your page using .shtml (Apache server-side includes),
and you will be home and dry.

Walter

On Oct 16, 2008, at 10:42 AM, Jon wrote:

Fairly new to Freeway and am now testing out new possibilities. I’m
constructing a site where on one of the pages I would like the
client to be able to insert news about his business on a semi
regular basis.
I’ve searched on this forum and there seems to be some outside
programs/software like WebYep that can be used.
These can be an option, but can it not be that there is some easier
solutions, take that the client only wants to write fairly simple
things on a white background? I.e. the client can upload the file
as gif, png or something thereby changing the previous one? Or
making a html from a powerpoint document into a snippet? Or? The
client is familiar with most programs in windows and know how to
upload to a ftp host, but can not use Freeway. Any creative souls
out there? Or can it simply not be done? Please look at this test
page:

http://winkels-herding.com/untitled1.html

Some news in that white box, anyone?


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The real issue is not whether there is another way other than WebYep (etc.) to edit a published page. The real issue is:

  1. Assuming you have the choice, do you really want to give the client full editing ability to turn your work into garbage which you have to then go back and recreate?

There is an alternative using server side simple includes. The way it would work basically would be for client to upload text files via ftp that you would then publish using SSI.


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Thanks a lot, both of you. By some trial and failure I am now Master of Server Side Includes, after never have heard of it 2 hours ago. This is what I was looking for.

And Chuckamuck, I’m not that worried about my client’s destroying capabilities; He’s a close friend (which of course doesn’t exclude him from doing something foolish) but I will be very stern with him from day one. Anyway, I’ll give it a try for some time, have my backups at hand and take things as they come.

I just love this forum!


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