9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2008 12:00 PM by tozier99

    Editable text area for client

    tozier99 Level 1
      I am making a site for a client. They have requested to have an area where after I build the site they can open up a text document and just edit that and resubmit it through the .ftp. So I was thinking there must be a way to make a box and have it call a .doc .txt or .xml file and whatever is in the file will show up in that text box.

      Any ideas or comments are welcome! THANKS
        • 1. Re: Editable text area for client
          tozier99 Level 1
          Sorry about the double post
          • 2. Re: Editable text area for client
            Level 7
            Now it's a triple. :-)

            2 possible solutions (to your original post):
            1. Check DW Help (F1) for "server-side includes"
            2. Check out TinyMCE (Google it)

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            "tozier99" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > Sorry about the double post


            • 3. Re: Editable text area for client
              Level 7
              3. Check out the use of Content Seed ( http://www.contentseed.com)
              4. Check out the use of InContext Editing (in DW CS4)

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              "Walt F. Schaefer" <walt@waltswebworx.com> wrote in message
              news:gfl74e$eei$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Now it's a triple. :-)
              >
              > 2 possible solutions (to your original post):
              > 1. Check DW Help (F1) for "server-side includes"
              > 2. Check out TinyMCE (Google it)
              >
              > --
              >
              > Walt
              >
              >
              > "tozier99" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              > news:gfl4ui$bqi$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >> Sorry about the double post
              >
              >

              • 4. Re: Editable text area for client
                tozier99 Level 1
                Thanks for the quick replies. After reading both your posts:

                The server side includes sounds the best for my application. But which type of file does it have to be? Do I save it as an .shtml file and it calls that?

                TinyMCE sounds interesting. Now would my client be able to just edit one section with that? All I need edited is a small text field thats like an updated news box.

                Content seed...I rather not pay for but sounds good.

                And I am using CS3

                Thanks
                • 5. Re: Editable text area for client
                  malcster2 Level 1
                  google cushy cms. client won't need to fiddle with uploading docs.
                  • 6. Re: Editable text area for client
                    Level 7
                    When you use server-side includes, there are at least two files involved:

                    1. The parent file
                    2. The include file

                    The parent file (the one RECEIVING the included file's code) must be named
                    with a file extension that triggers a server parse to find the include
                    directives (e.g., *.shtm(l), *.asp, *.php, etc.). Of course, the extension
                    would have to match the server models supported by a) your site definition,
                    and b) the hosting server. The include file (the code fragment file) may be
                    named with any extension you desire (we joke here about naming them with the
                    'monkeybutt' extension, since that extension name is irrelevant to the
                    function of the file itself). HOWEVER, if the include file is named with an
                    extension that DW doesn't recognize, then you will not get a Design view
                    option when the file is opened.

                    For this reason, it's best to just name your include files with the *.htm(l)
                    extension. Alternatively, if you *really* like '*.monkeybutt', you can add
                    this extension to the list of file extensions that DW recognizes -

                    http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_16410&sliceId=1



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                    "tozier99" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:gfnvqd$751$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > Thanks for the quick replies. After reading both your posts:
                    >
                    > The server side includes sounds the best for my application. But which
                    > type of
                    > file does it have to be? Do I save it as an .shtml file and it calls that?
                    >
                    > TinyMCE sounds interesting. Now would my client be able to just edit one
                    > section with that? All I need edited is a small text field thats like an
                    > updated news box.
                    >
                    > Content seed...I rather not pay for but sounds good.
                    >
                    > And I am using CS3
                    >
                    > Thanks
                    >

                    • 7. Re: Editable text area for client
                      tozier99 Level 1
                      Cushy CMS looks like the way to go...Any tips?

                      So in my site I just create a text box that is editable? Then tell cushy which one it is, and thats it?
                      • 8. Re: Editable text area for client
                        malcster2 Level 1
                        on the cushy website, there is a short video. this explains it all.

                        the client doesn't edit a text box neccessarily, the edit actual divs. you just tell cushy what divs you want to be editble by assigning the class .cushycms

                        the client logins in, they are given a username, password, and can then edit the divs you have set them up as editable.

                        once it's done, it's very simple
                        • 9. Re: Editable text area for client
                          tozier99 Level 1
                          wow sweet thanks