[thelist] 100% editable CMS?

Simon MacDonald simonmacdonald at uk2.net
Mon Jun 21 11:16:14 CDT 2010

Thanks Pieter,

That's interesting, however I don't think it will be enough for him. He's
already 'designed' the site, in MS Publisher, like Jean-Luc Picard he seems
to want someone to 'Make it so" on the internet. But with the proviso that
he can go and edit everything as if it was in Publisher. I've tried to make
his expectations more realistic but it doesn't seem to work. I'm tempted to
tell him to use Publisher himself and generate the site, but the html/css
output is so awful it goes against my professional ethics to do so!

I may just decline to tender for it. He has already paid someone money to
build a site but they went bust. 



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Op 21-jun-10, om 12:26 heeft Simon MacDonald het volgende geschreven:

> I have a potential customer who wants to be able to edit 100% of his
> web-site including any themes/colour schemes and branding. He is  
> used to
> using MS Publisher which will allows him to edit pages and generate  
> html
> pages (horrible, horrible html/css).
> I use WordPress to build sites and find it a flexible easy to use  
> tool.
> There are lots of plugins that allow you create menus, and so on,   
> and to a
> limited extent edit the theme. I can't find a user friendly theme  
> editor
> plugin that has the ability to allow the user to change the theme  
> of their
> site. I've toyed with writing one myself, but don't have the time (or
> inclination) at the moment. I've searched the wordpress plugin  
> library and
> can't see anything close to what the client wants.
> Anybody know of a WP plugin?
> Incidentally, do other open source  CMS allow this degree of  
> flexibility for
> the user - I've looked at Joomla in the past, but can't recall that  
> it can
> do it?

FWIW, this is a theme that is very flexible and can be edited to some  
Maybe it's enough for your client.
I guess they don't want to edit really a whole theme because then  
they should be able to make one ;-)


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