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Create a CMS for your Dreamweaver website

Create a content management system

Generate a secure content management system for your Dreamweaver website quickly and manage content inline, via the CMS or in Dreamweaver.

The tools used to generate the CMS were once a stand-alone extension called PowerCMS Builder. Now they are integrated, along with other website-building tools, into our time-saving Dreamweaver extension, Design Extender.


Create content management systems for unlimited websites with just 1 license.

This is a great solution for anyone, but a how-did-I-ever-live-without-this solution for web professionals. Giving your clients the ability to make content changes frees you up to do what you do best. And just because you designate a content area as CMS-editable doesn’t mean you can’t update the content right in Dreamweaver also. It’s the best of both worlds. Learn about the other Design Extender tools and check out our multiple license discounts if you need this CMS solution for multiple clients.

arrow downBuild a new website with content management

If you are using our site-building tools in Design Extender to create a new Dreamweaver website, you can simply check a checkbox to add manageable content areas to each page and automatically generate the administrative CMS website, PowerCMS, as your pages are generated. If it sounds easy... well, it is.

Include CMS
arrow downAdd a CMS to your existing Dreamweaver site

If you already have a Dreamweaver website or are building one without Design Extender's Site Sculptor wizard, you can easily select content anywhere on your website and use a wizard to define your selection as a content-managed area. When you click Finish in the wizard, the administrative CMS website, PowerCMS, will be generated for you.

Database Search
arrow downManage PowerCMS

Whichever scenario above you choose, the same administrative content management system gets generated. We call the generated administrative website PowerCMS. PowerCMS gives you the ability to:

  • Log in securely
  • Search for content
  • Edit and delete content in any content management area
  • Organize your content into different sections
  • Create new content and obtain snippets of code for using anywhere on your website
  • View a history of activity in the CMS and revert content
  • Add new template-based pages to your website
  • Manage the location images (in the content areas) are uploaded to on your server
  • Manage your super admin username and password
  • Add new administrators; edit and delete administrators
DataAssist Page Layouts
arrow downThree flexible ways to edit your content

Content edits can be made in PowerCMS, in Dreamweaver or inline on the website. All edits will be reflected automatically on your website.

The live, current content displays in Dreamweaver for users who want to edit content directly in Dreamweaver instead of logging into PowerCMS. This is particularly useful for web professionals who are maintaining their client's site and want to make content edits at the same time as they are working on other features in Dreamweaver.

Inline editing was added to PowerCMS in Design Extender Version 1.1.2 (May 2013). Tour the new inline editing feature.

CMS Inline Editing Video
arrow downTwo ways to manage your web page meta tags

Manage your meta title, meta description and meta keywords from PowerCMS.

Managing SEO in the CMS

Or click a tab (you can see only if you are logged into your PowerCMS) to update your meta tags on-site.

Managing SEO inline
arrow downExtend PowerCMS flexibly

We offer many free tutorials to assist you not only with using the Design Extender wizards, but also to help you add custom functionality so you can create extremely advanced web applications. These are just a couple of tutorials to help you understand the power of our CMS solution:

Using Templates in PowerCMS

Use templates in PowerCMS

Learn how to use templates in PowerCMS - Design Extender's content management system.

Create new pages from CMS templates

New pages from CMS templates

Learn how to create new pages in PowerCMS and automatically display them on your site.


Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

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