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Any good solutions out there? I've searched the usual places, but might be using the wrong phrases. Coming up empty so far.
Like you I have been seeking a simple, efficient, easy to install and easy to use editor for the last couple of years. The first company who provide one of these will make a fortune. Not everyone needs a complex CMS system.
If you've been looking, you've probably been here, but I've found it to be a useful site: [opensourcecms.com...]
[edited by: Beagle at 3:19 pm (utc) on Feb. 11, 2007]
ETA: I feel like I don't understand what you're looking for. The complex part of a multi-user set-up isn't the page editing but the user access (setting who has the ability to change what), and that's what a good CMS should take care of. You have to have some way to restrict - and allow - access. A blogging set-up could do this, as well as some forum-connected things (amember comes to mind, although I've never used it).
The other feature that needs something out of the ordinary is allowing online editing. For people who don't know even basic HTML, the system has to be able to convert the code to a WYSIWYG interface while it's still on the server (as I understand it, which I might not). Besides CMS, blogging, and forum software, the only type of program I can think of that offers that is the kind some ISPs offer for their free webspace, which allows for simple online editing (in fact, it can only be edited online) but also really limits the site itself. A system that's meant to be multi-user allows the site to be as complex as you want while still allowing simple editing for the non-tech people who have access to it - because they don't have access to everything.
[edited by: Beagle at 5:46 pm (utc) on Feb. 28, 2007]