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I created a Layout for a website with RLM and I edited it in the HTML editor. If I tweak the layout in RLM will it replace the changes I did with the editor back to the filler info of Lorem... We have a lunch business and part of the webpage updates daily I don't want to have to redo the whole site every time I tweak the layout.
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Hi Michael,

You can edit the text right in RLM.
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And to answer the question on if it will overwrite, that would be yes. Do what Steve suggests and you should be fine. You can do the editing as suggested and then export it and just upload the page(s) that you have edited. :)

Keep in mind though that if you change anything structurally in RLM you will want to upload the full site (or at last all of the CSS files) to be sure that it reflects and displays correctly. :)
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Have you considered looking at a simple CMS system that will populate your page from a database, this way you don't need to manually edit the template and re-upload each time, you could log into an admin area and edit the text there.

I have now completed 3 sites using a basic system as a cms and populating placeholders in the template, it works well..

Give me a shout if you like and I can go into more details.

Kind Regards
Carl
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Carl Hawkins wrote:
Have you considered looking at a simple CMS system that will populate your page from a database...

I've done that with a bunch of sites. It works very well.
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What's a good CMS to look at?
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Here's the basic way that a CMS works. You set up a database with an easy-to-use web forms that allow you to add, change and remove data from the database. In the case of the CMS, you would be adding the information that goes in the body of the pages. The pages themselves have programming that gets the data from the database and displays it on the page.

Typically, most CMS's are full-featured like Wordpress or Joomla but they require that everything be done their way. Consequently, designing your own theme for them is a painful and arduous process.

I don't know of any quick and simple CMS's that you can download. I usually just create one for whatever site I'm using.
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Perch CMS is nice because you buy it outright, rather than paying a subscription. ($89 for one site)
http://grabaperch.com/
Build a whole site with it or just make areas of your existing site editable – whatever you need.
It also includes several add-ons and plug-ins : http://grabaperch.com/add-ons/
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Hello Michael.
do you have a link to your site, for me it would be great to take a look, i use a fairly basic setup, so if i could take a look at what your doing then i would be able to tell you if my basic solution would work for you..

Talk Soon
Carl
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IMO ... a good (and free) CMS would be glFusion (http://www.glfusion.org/), comes with just about everything you are likely to need (forums, photo gallery, calendar, etc), also has very good and active developer & community forums. Theming support is not brilliant, but theming can be done in the .css.
If you're willing to wait a while until v1.5 arrives it will have a much better theming engine & also be fully responsive.

Hope this helps
Dave :)
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