[Pro] CMS solution

I am looking for a content management solution that integrates easily with Freeway.

I need to be able to add ‘Latest News’ articles to my home page, create a news page on its own relating to the article and archive all articles on another ‘News Archive’ page.

All of these elements need to link and work correctly, managed by a log in area (CMS)

Does anybody know of a solution that would suit my requirements that is easy to use/set up?

I’ve heard of one called Expression Engine but i’m not sure whether it can solve my requirements.

Any help/advice is gratefully received

thanks

Jim


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WepYep is easy to set up using the action here http://actionsforge.com/actions/view/62-webyep-action

And is quite powerful when you get familiar with it.

David

On 13 Mar 2009, at 15:25, lfcredbird7 wrote:

Does anybody know of a solution that would suit my requirements that
is easy to use/set up?

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would you say that this would best suit my requirements??


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I have recently looked into a similar thing and found that WebYep pretty much the answer (for me). It integrates really easily into Freeway with Max’s set of actions (he has a tutorial too which is great to get you started). There are other alternatives like EE or MiniCMS so you may like to read up before you make a decision which is right for you.

Max’s page of WebYep actions (click on video for a tutorial) for a simple CMS page:
http://www.max-izzat.co.uk/index.html

View WebYep online demo:

Hope it helps!
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There are a few of us here who have tried both (WebYep and EE) and it really
depends on your expectations. I really like EE and the incredible scope of
options to make it work to meet your long term needs. Having said that
though, there is a steep learning curve. I’ve gotten some great help here
and there is an EE action suite for FW available.

Bill

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 8:45 AM, wingnut email@hidden wrote:

I have recently looked into a similar thing and found that WebYep pretty
much the answer (for me). It integrates really easily into Freeway with
Max’s set of actions (he has a tutorial too which is great to get you
started). There are other alternatives like EE or MiniCMS so you may like to
read up before you make a decision which is right for you.

Max’s page of WebYep actions (click on video for a tutorial) for a simple
CMS page:
http://www.max-izzat.co.uk/index.html

View WebYep online demo:
http://www.obdev.at/products/webyep/index.html

Hope it helps!
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If its a commercial site EE costs $249 per site. WebYep only costs €
29.00 or $37 per site commercial or not.

So if you don’t need the features EE brings its a no brainer.

David

On 13 Mar 2009, at 15:52, Bill McCarroll wrote:

really like EE and the incredible scope of
options to make it work to meet your long term needs.

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WepYep is great. I have used it in many sites for teh last 3 years and can’t think of a better solution at the moment - and it is still improving. Adding TinyMCE as editor is an option (looks like Word) but found that customers struggle with that. Although most of them have Word in their pc they dont really know how it works… :wink: (neither do I…).

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Paulvw - are you able to create archive pages though in webyep?

i.e. if the client is filling in content to an Events page using the loop system, is it possible be automated for out-of-date events to move to an Archive Events page?

There would ned to be a Archive page menu on the current Events page.

Any help appreciated.


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Hi Mark
There is no actual archive system but what you can do is hide menu items so the links and corresponding pages are not visible to the general public.
And you can also turn off loop items so for example if you create an article with say an image a title and a summary then placed that in a loop you could (once you felt that you had too many old articles in that loop) just turn them off so they are not seen any more.

I hope that helps
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I can’t recommend WebYep enough. Max has done a great job of making the whole process of integrating it into Freeway a relatively simple affair, and with first class support.

I’ve run a test site using Expression Engine, and it takes a lot more discipline to think things through before starting a project, and some technical ‘faffing’ with setting up a MySQL database is required. It doesn’t have the immediate simplicity of WebYep, but the EE actions suite does help get things moving. It is also much more powerful. That’s the trade off, power versus complexity.


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