building a church website

a website without a log in, how can my clients add archives, pics, vid

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building a church website

Post icon  Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:47 PM

Hello guys. I'm basically making a website for our church. And I was looking around the internet for church websites and I noticed they didn't have any log in form.

I was wondering how can they change the websites banners, add pics & videos, add archives or bulletins, or simply edit the site contents but not the layout? I'm talking about client editing. What do I have to do so the client can add contents & uploads on their own website without the use of any forms (log in feature)?

do i have to create a special web page for them to log in and add new contents and/or edit?

I'm considering adobe contribute but i'm looking for a cheaper way to do this.

Ideas anyone?

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:47 PM

Is it a Content management system your after?
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:55 PM

View Posttommyflint, on 28 Aug, 2009 - 12:47 PM, said:

Is it a Content management system your after?


i made the website from scratch using dreamweaver. i was just wondering how other church websites update their sites without having to log in.

were they using CMS?
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:59 PM

well there are many ways they might update it, using dreamweaver, contribute, cms. with out seeing examples of the sites its kind of hard to tell you

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:03 PM

View Posttommyflint, on 28 Aug, 2009 - 12:59 PM, said:

well there are many was they might update it, using dreamweaver, contribute, cms. with out seeing examples of the sites its kind of hard to tell you

tommyflint


take a look at this website for exaple.

http://www.calvaryftl.org/

i don't see any user log in. and yet im sure they update their websites, maybe? without technical help.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:10 PM

well that website is done using coldfusion so it is quite likely it has a database which stores the content and there is likely to be a login area where they can edit pages but this will most likely be under a different directory that is not linked on the site as they dont want site visitors to find it.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:17 PM

View Posttommyflint, on 28 Aug, 2009 - 01:10 PM, said:

well that website is done using coldfusion so it is quite likely it has a database which stores the content and there is likely to be a login area where they can edit pages but this will most likely be under a different directory that is not linked on the site as they dont want site visitors to find it.

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oh i c. i get the idea now. thanks so much. i guess that was the answer i was looking for. i was just curious how they update sites without having the need to log in. turns out they always do. other than using Adobe Contribute.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:19 PM

Right, don't assume that a site must have their administrative services open to login from the public.

It may just be hidden, and not linked to. Or it may be restricted by IP. Or may be done through SSH, or whatever. Publicly advertising administrative login is pointless, because the administrators should already know how to authenticate, and any one malicious can simply write a script.

ClvaryFTL doesn't seem to link to their administrative login, but it's not exactly difficult to guess the URL...
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:24 PM

Not a problem :)

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:05 PM

Hiya,

There is a user login and the site is made on CF. If you want your site to be dynamic as possible use a CMS or make your own admin pages either via front-end or has dedicated pages.
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:31 PM

I stumbled upon this church website. Check out the dramatic splash page and how their site is setup.

International Congress of Churches & Ministers
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