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    A different take on Content Management?

    I'm looking for a way to let users edit the content of various webpages, but I'm not looking for a CMS system in the traditional way.

    My idea is to have tags in the html code, start and end so to speak, and let users log in an edit the code between these tags and then of course save the whole thing back to the server. This way I can have users edit any type of webpage without having to cope with all the "rules and limitations" of a CMS system.

    Any idea if such a script already exist or if it takes much work creating such a thing? A bit of a PHP newbie here.

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    http://cms.webword.biz/

    Is that similar to what you want? I think you described it pretty good.

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    If your're wanting to do something like this it is possible and I don't think it would be too difficult.

    You would simply read in your files, grab the text between your two tags, display in a form box.

    then once they submit you just re-write the data between the two tags.

    It would sound much easier to simply save all of the text you want them to edit in a database and just use a normal CMS to allow them to edit it.
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    Or..

    Creat the pages and have them include the content like

    include('/path/to/content/page_name.inc.php');

    Kind of deal. Then you could have your "editor" just know that the files in that directory can be edited.

    When I think about it, this is brilliant. Someone whould pay me
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Had a look at the Webword CMS and it certainly looks like a great product, might be a bit overkill for what I want to do though (especially with the 199$ pricetag).

    I've also searched around a bit and found this one that I will have a closer look at:
    http://www.m-tecs.net/?a=products&b=pwe

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    Exactly what you need

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