Using a CMS with Freeway

Hi.

I’ve used the excellent WebYep CMS and Max’s fantastic Freeway Action. But I need a CMS that can make new pages with proper URLs.

I’ve started to use Surreal. But it appears that unlike WebYep it doesn’t use a database, but inserts the content directly into the HTML pages. So if I make changes to my FW document and re-upload, all content added by Surreal is over written. So if the layout needs to be tweaked, the only way to do this is to download the HTML pages from the server and hand code it before re-uploading.

Is there a simple CMS that will create new pages with proper URLs and have a database, so that I can continue to make changes to the FW document without over writing the CMS content?

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Have you looked at Pulse? It’s FW-friendly.

Most FWers stick to what they know which is typically Pulse and WebYep and don’t venture too far, so you may have to expand the scope of your search. Google “simple lightweight CMS” or similar. There are numerous options. No doubt there’s something that meets your needs.

Todd
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Is there a simple CMS that will create new pages with proper URLs and have a database, so that I can continue to make changes to the FW document without over writing the CMS content?


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Might be worth looking at sNews: http://www.snewscms.com (which is
completely free).

Even I managed to integrate it into a Freeway site without much difficulty.
Unfortunately it’s a few years since I did it and I’ve forgotten much of
what little I knew, although I do remember that it worked pretty well.

Roger

On 6 July 2013 16:05, Mark email@hidden wrote:

Hi.

I’ve used the excellent WebYep CMS and Max’s fantastic Freeway Action. But
I need a CMS that can make new pages with proper URLs.

I’ve started to use Surreal. But it appears that unlike WebYep it doesn’t
use a database, but inserts the content directly into the HTML pages. So if
I make changes to my FW document and re-upload, all content added by
Surreal is over written. So if the layout needs to be tweaked, the only way
to do this is to download the HTML pages from the server and hand code it
before re-uploading.

Is there a simple CMS that will create new pages with proper URLs and have
a database, so that I can continue to make changes to the FW document
without over writing the CMS content?

Thanks


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But I need a CMS that can make new pages with proper URLs.

Perch will do that but you will have to be fairly well versed in coding and css. My one time with it required going way off piste (beyond my comfort zone anyway) and in the end it just piste me off:) I’ve seen excellent sites created with it so just me then.
You would have to create the design in FW and then insert relevant code via a text editor, that actually wasn’t an issue really.

In the end I would have been better off using Pulse, creating the few extra pages the client required for them, when needed. Pulse just gets better and better - excellent galley, blog with search (no tags), etc…
Though I see Max’s webyep has just had an update.

Not sure if ModX can create pages - Todd ??

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I agree with seoras, Pulse is a nice lightweight option. Definitely worth investigating.

Yep, MODX can do this but it’s more like Expression Engine and Joomla!, I wouldn’t classify it as lightweight even though it can and does work perfectly fine for small uncomplicated sites. If Mark finds Perch too complicated then MODX wouldn’t be a better choice.

Todd
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Not sure if ModX can create pages - Todd ??


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