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    Question Alternatives to Expression Engine

    I develop CMS-driven sites so that the website owners can update their own content. I've developed bespoke CMS solutions (PHP/MySQL) and have also used Expression Engine.

    I find EE powerful, but the control panel interface isn't great for non-techy users. Particularly, no wysiwyg editing of content, and the image handling is poor.

    Doing bespoke work I can make things much better, but there's a lot more time/effort involved on my part.

    Does anyone have advice on alternatives to Expression Engine that give the non-techy user a good interface, but give me the power to develop a site without reinventing the wheel? Or am I searching for the impossible?

    Thanks

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    Have you seen the TinyMce extension for EE? http://leevigraham.com/cms-customisa...ne/lg-tinymce/

    Works a treat for adding WYSIWYG to any text area field.

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    Thanks bluedreamer - I've used tinymce in custom sites and it hadn't occurred to me to look for an EE extension - that will be a great help!

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    No problem, Leevi writes some excellent EE extensions

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    I believe the CP is in for a big revamp in v2

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    You can use Wordpress for informational sites as well as blogs. Another CMS I've used that is as easy as it can get to update is Website Baker

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    For basic client updating without having to go the whole CMS route, ContentSeed is reportedly very good - doesn't make as much of a mess of the code as similar type products.

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