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The replacement for SiteAssist Professional?

Thread began 5/28/2010 1:40 pm by info72555 | Last modified 6/04/2010 10:13 am by Ray Borduin | 1430 views | 9 replies |

info72555

The replacement for SiteAssist Professional?

I just bought the new version of Site Assist Pro a few days ago and have not even used it yet. At the beginning of the video for Site Sculptor you are suggesting it replaces Site Assist Pro.

It appears Site Sculptor is a LOT more powerful, considering it has the CMS built in. I am not too pleased you are releasing the new Site Assist Pro and the much more attractive Site Sculptor just a little later (I now feel I just wasted my money on Site Assist Pro). I would rather have Site Sculptor and it would be nice if you could offer free upgrades for anyone who purchased Site Assist Pro recently.

I also have a question regarding your licensing: The Power CMS 2 Solution is only good for one domain but since Site Sculptor is an extension, you can build as many sites as you want containing a CMS for the same price as a single CMS 2 license. I am somewhat confused. Would you please explain?

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Michael Lekse

No, we are updating accounts now and you will receive an email once your download center has been populated. We always provide free upgrades to anyone who has purchased within the past 30 days.

  I now feel I just wasted my money on Site Assist Pro  



You shouldn't because now you have Site Assist Pro and Site Sculptor.

Michael

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Justin Nemeth

Site Sculptor has a developer license like all of the other extensions, so you can build as many sites as you want with it. The CMS in Site Sculptor is not the same as PowerCMS 2. It is similar and offers quite a bit, but PowerCMS 2 has some more features.

From the FAQ:

  The built-in CMS included with Site Sculptor is a simplified version of PowerCMS, providing you with essential capabilities as it relates to updating content on your website. In addition, Site Sculptor’s content management feature includes the ability to specify Page Title and meta keywords. If you wish to utilize the full fledged version of PowerCMS with Site Sculptor you can do so by overwriting the CMS files generated by Site Sculptor.  



-justin

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Lee Firth

Is there a list of differences anywhere? It would be helpful if you are trying to pitch to clients what benefits PowerCMS 2 will give them.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Most "Super Admin" rights from PowerCMS have been removed. The primary difference is lack of user management, and no ability to add and delete content regions from the web.

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info72555

CMS Differences

I like Lee's idea about a direct comparison. It makes sense you don't have the Add and Delete content option in the CMS since the site is being built for you via an extension. Aside from that, are the features the same? If I were to add or remove pages via Site Sculptor the CMS is modified to adapt to the new site, correct?

I have to tell you that I was VERY excited to watch the video for Site Sculptor because more and more people want the ability to maintain content and your extension appears to make this a breeze!

Question for you: Is there a way that you can tie CSS into the edit features? Let's say the client wanted to add content for a new page. Instead of choosing a font size of 15, gold and bold, would I be able to define that as a "Header" in CSS that the client can choose from a menu instead of formatting all text from scratch every time? More flexibility would be great! Also for the image align options, having access to float (left/right) will make embedding graphics easier.

Thanks

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cpfusion

Originally Said By: info72555
  Question for you: Is there a way that you can tie CSS into the edit features? Let's say the client wanted to add content for a new page. Instead of choosing a font size of 15, gold and bold, would I be able to define that as a "Header" in CSS that the client can choose from a menu instead of formatting all text from scratch every time? More flexibility would be great! Also for the image align options, having access to float (left/right) will make embedding graphics easier.  



I too would like to know the answer to this question, as this would definitely make editing easier for clients if they could see exactly how text and images were going to look before committing their changes.

Craig

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neilo

If the Site Sculptor included HTMLEditor files are installed similarly to other WebAssist products, then adding styles will not be a problem.

There are two select lists in the HTMLEditor instance on your page that help with this, - one is called 'Format', and the other is 'Style'.

The Format box contains H1 to H6, and these can be customised to reflect six headings.

The Styles list can contain styles that you select from your stylesheet. You could also write classes for your headings to appear here if you prefer.

A tacky demo is Here

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adromidon

What about people who recently canceled their extentions library membership but owned a version of site assist prior to buy a membership in the extention library, will these people get site sculptor free.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Only if they purchased Site Assist in the past 30 days.

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