Free Content Management System?

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The features list at http://www.yola.com/features-list under "Easy Maintenance" lists "Free Content Management System". I've searched the site and help to find some details on this but come up empty. A while back when I first discovered Synthesite, CMS "content management" (the ability to organize text into articles that flow to different pages, with excerpts, etc) was something the system really needed. So I'm wondering if it's been rolled in or am I reading that description incorrectly.

Can text/articles be managed automatically or does one have to create a text box, put in what needs to be there, then create a new box somewhere else and connect them manually with links?
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Buck

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Stephanie

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Hi Buck -

Yola offers a content management system in that we have a WYSIWYG editor that allows you to edit your website's content without touching the code. It does not allow for dynamic updating, management, or linking of content though. you can certainly accomplish the same by either using the blog or the text widget, but then content will need to be manually managed.

That said, we are looking into expanding our CMS capabilities, so hopefully we will be able to fit your needs in the future.

Thanks!

Stephanie
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Funny you should ask as I was just doing some research on this last night. I am remodeling my web design portfolio website and I am definitely calling Yola a content management system. You seem to be using an extremely narrow definition. If you look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_cont...
Yola fits 7 out of 10 of the CMS capabilities to some degree so I feel it can be called a CMS. Here's a quote from a developer about Joomla which is a popular CMS: "Ease of usability may be the Joomla claim, but after working with a half-dozen clients to train them on using it I never saw it. I never ended up in a situation where the client could do everything they needed through the front-end admin - and training them on the administrative panel and modules and plugins was always much more information than they needed or wanted." (from: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/forums/...)

So I think yola can be marketed as the easiest CMS around. And hopefully may do what you want in the future as Stephanie pointed out.
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Stephanie, thanks for your response. I understand what you're saying. It's still a bummer though because I LOVE the drag and drop and other super easy features in Yola.

Diane, thank you also for your response. I am definitely using a narrow definition of CMS because what I describe is the part of CMS that I need for the project I have in mind and since I'd not used Yola in a while I wanted to check back to see if those features had been added. So I guess I needed 10 out of 10 or at least the 3 that were missing and maybe 3 others not so much.

There are a million different kinds of websites that Yola is perfect for - just not this one for me. Maybe next time!