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Timbow
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:23 pm    Post subject: Over Stowey goes live Reply with quote

www.overstowey.com

We are a very small parish indeed. I used a wonderfully simple CMS to do this. It all fits in the free 10MB of space we get with the 15 pa we pay for the domain. Very easy to set up. Very easy to edit.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have l loked at your site and I think it is excellent. Our Parish Council chose against my views to have a page on the local Village Community Web Site which is about as reliable as a Chocolate Tea Pot and I as the user have not been able to update anything for the last 3 weeks as it is broke ( again ) will certainly have a look at what you call CMS.? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Dave, kind of you to say so. I hope it is what is needed.

CMS = Content Management System. Web acronym which means in general terms a site which the user can edit through the browser. This one the clerk can post the minutes and notices up with no HTML and no FTP

There are just a few free lightweight CMS which you can use on free webspace without access to a MySQL database. Razor CMS is good, or the one I used is called Pluck. It was total simplicity to create the site, and even easier to update it monthly. Just a little knowledge of HTML and CSS required to adapt a standard 'Theme'. You could do it all in a couple of hours.

It may not be the best designed site but I was very pleased with it because it seems to fit the bill so well. Cost close to zero, two way communication with the Parish, simple to edit, and if I want to change the look next year I can use a new theme and the content will all stay unchanged.

Tim W
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