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Quick Editor for RapidWeaver

You may remember that, last year, I composed a comparison of all the CMS systems available for RapidWeaver. Today, I should really extend that list and add 1LD's QuickEditor to it. Quick Editor is a set of two stacks that create editable content for RapidWeaver.

Quick Editor comprises an Admin and a Content Wrapper stack. Simply add the stacks to your page to automatically allow all images & text to be edited in a password protected admin area.
The Wrapper stack has four different settings: Editable Content, Non-Editable Content, Admin Only Content and Admin Hidden Content.
Why so many settings for editable content? Non-Editable Content allows you to display content on both the web page and the admin page, thus presenting a complete page in the admin area, but with restricted editability.
This may confuse some users. The confusion can be eliminated by hiding non-editable content by instead adding it to Admin-Hidden Content.
Finally with Admin Only Content, you can display messages such as user instructions in the admin area, that are not shown on the published web page.

The Quick Editor Admin stack should be inserted into each page that you wish to make editable. It adds your administration user name and password to the page and allows you to customise the login page with images, logos and/or text.

Quick Editor – One Little Designer

Once logged in, the admin page displays an Edit Icon and an Exit Icon. When the edit icon is clicked, a floating palette is displayed containing the typical editing tools that you'd expect; the end user may now edit anything on the page that you have deemed editable.
Once finished, 'the editor' may click the save symbol to save all changes, or the discard symbol to return to the original page state.

Quick Editor is possibly the simplest modern CMS solution available for RapidWeaver today. It uses a flat file system instead of a data base and set-up is non existent. Just add the stacks to the page that you wish to be editable and publish. Once you've added Quick Editor stacks to a page, it is automatically converted to a PHP page.
Quick Editor is the ideal stack for those who need to update page content often or for those who need to make changes without access to RapidWeaver.

Want to test Quick Editor before making a commitment? For a limited period, this page is editable and changes can be saved. The Username is rjh-webdesign; the Password is Gm6ZKpVPBw3fTahNMm.
I have not set up a cron-script to refresh the page and therefore request only respectful edits!

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Go Back to RapidWeaver

You may have noticed that just before Black Friday, Nick Cates retired a number of his brilliant stacks. The relatively new suite of Go stacks disappeared along with AB Switch, Production and others. You may remember that Go was a simple-to-use CMS system and it was disappointing to see it disappear after such a short time on the market.

Go adopters will be pleased to hear that Go has resurfaced. Not on the Nick Cates site, but on Mike Yrabedra's YabDab site! And there's more good news: instead of a single licence being necessary for each published site, Go is now tagged with the moniker Go CMS Unlimited; a single purchase (albeit rather more expensive than the original release) allows you to add Go CMS Unlimited to as many sites as you please AND for a [very] limited period Go CMS Unlimited is available at half price!

And, in case you forgot, Go CMS [Unlimited] is a suite of four stacks. Go Base, Blog, Content and Lock. Deployment of Go is simple, as is the editing of the published pages.

If you require a simple-to-use CMS system that includes blogging possibilities, be sure to. check out Mikes pages – quickly!

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Mailto:RapidWeaver.com

Allowing a visitor to easily contact you via email is simple enough using an HTML link: mailto:[email protected] The link can, of course be enhanced by pre-entering a subject and dummy content, e.g.: mailto:[email protected]?subject=Contact via my page&body=Just testing">Contact Me!

This works just fine. A new mail is created with the user's mail application and is pre-populated with your subject and dummy content; except that many users are confused by what they see and don't know quite how to continue.

Gary at Doobox has just helped to enlighten those inexperienced users by creating a simple Mailto stack which presents your visitor with a simple form into which your visitor can enter the details that you require. When your user then clicks 'Send', a mail is created with their onboard mail application; the mail can then be reviewed and, when they are satisfied with the content, she/he can just click send.

The advantage of Mailto stack is that you can add up to four different prompted fields for your visitor to fill, before they create their mail E.G.

Mailto – DooboxName
Telephone
Subject
Message
Then, as already mentioned, your visitor can then review their entries before finally sending off their mail.
Makes things a lot more logical than editing some dummy text.

And: the Mailto stack also has the advantages that you won't need to look for the specific 'Mailto' syntax every time you need it and, being based on standard HTML syntax, you won't need to convert your page to PHP.

Stack settings
To: Email, CC, BCC
Btn Sise?: Button Size – Small, Standard, Large
Btn Colour: Button, Text
Btn:Hover Colour: Button, Text
Activate Field #1 through #5
Field #1 through #5 Prompt text
Max Form Width
Align: Left, entre, Right

Grab Mailto stack now while it's available at a reduced launch price.

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