Every client you deal with should have a unique solution to fit their needs. CushyCMS is definitely no end-all-be-all CMS solution, but it is absolutely perfect for a certain niche of websites. If you are developing a website that, for example, will often need a couple paragraphs on the front page changed often, or they’re a restaurant that just wants to update specials and prices every once and a while, then CushyCMS is a pretty optimal solution. You can let your client take control without damaging anything else on the website and, best of all, they get off your case on making updates! It’s extremely quick and easy to set up, and very easy to explain to your clients on how to use it as well.
Be sure to visit their home page, it has a nice little 3 minute screen cast and all the short and sweet details on what makes it great. Honestly, it would be a waste of my time and your time for me to go into explaining on how to use it, their website does a bang up job of it, and it’s so simple. I’m more or less just using this article to inform you of its existence, and also I’ll explain a little unique way that I made use of it.
In one situation, I had a client that wanted to give somewhat up-to-date news information about the area that his vacation home is located in. I made one page template used on many content pages that had a couple list items in it in a sidebar. Total, this list of news updates probably showed up on 90% of the website. In order to create quick and minimal access for the client to make these updates to his website, I created a single PHP document (we’ll call it news-include.php) that had nothing on it other than the unordered list and the CushyCMS class that you add to any field to make it editable. I then used a PHP include on my page like so:
Once it is uploaded, the client just makes a change to that single file on CushyCMS, and it gets published every where on the site! Enjoy getting creative with this, and I hope CushyCMS can come in handy for you.