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PowerCMS Builder vs. PowerCMS

Thread began 3/05/2011 12:46 pm by rob294118 | Last modified 3/08/2011 10:21 am by Jason Byrnes | 2259 views | 7 replies |

rob294118

PowerCMS Builder vs. PowerCMS

What's the difference between PowerCMS Builder and PowerCMS? I have PowerCMS already. Is PowerCMS Builder better than just having PowerCMS?

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YellowCircleWeb

The main difference is PowerCMS Builder allows you to install the PowerCMS system on multiple websites - think of it as a developer license. So you buy it once and use it on as many websites as you want to, you don't have to buy individual copies for individual sites like you do with Power CMS.

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esmsBeta Tester

Originally Said By: Ian H
  The main difference is PowerCMS Builder allows you to install the PowerCMS system on multiple websites - think of it as a developer license. So you buy it once and use it on as many websites as you want to, you don't have to buy individual copies for individual sites like you do with Power CMS.  



Apart from the hike in price for the use of a developer's licence (which is justified), is this the only real difference? I ask because I still haven't bought it yet owing to other users reporting problems with it.

How important is the integration with Dreamweaver CS5? Unless I misunderstand (good chance of that!), you can't actually edit from within Dreamweaver.

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YellowCircleWeb

That's right - the developer licence is the main difference. Also, no you can't edit directly in Dreamweaver. You can view content from the CMS system in Dreamweaver, allowing you to see your pages properly. However, when you want to edit the content your browser opens up and you have to use the CMS system itself.

From my personal experience of this extension (btw I'm not associated with Webassist at all), I can tell you that I had a few problems getting it to work. I did manage to get it up and running eventually, but it took several hours and a bit of guesswork.

My advice, if you don't need to do regular CMS websites, stick with individual purchases of Power CMS and factor the cost into your quotes. However, I don't think CMS Builder is a bad product. It just needs some bugs ironing out before it becomes a great product.

Hope this helps you.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

We will be adding an edit in Dreamweaver feature in a free update soon because of the popular demand. Most issues that have come up so far have been associated with:

1) Doesn't work properly with Magic_Quotes_GPC enabled... we'll have this fixed in the update
2) Confusion when both a testing server and remote server are defined. It will try to use your testing server when it exists, but you may need to manually upload the connection file.
3) Using on a powercms created site where powercms is installed to a sub-directory. It can't find the connection in the sub-directory, so you need to manually create a copy of the powercmsConnection file in the root /Connections folder.

We will be working on correcting these issues as soon as possible, but we should have work arounds if you are running into any of these in the meantime.

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esmsBeta Tester

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  We will be adding an edit in Dreamweaver feature in a free update soon because of the popular demand. Most issues that have come up so far have been associated with:

1) Doesn't work properly with Magic_Quotes_GPC enabled... we'll have this fixed in the update
2) Confusion when both a testing server and remote server are defined. It will try to use your testing server when it exists, but you may need to manually upload the connection file.
3) Using on a powercms created site where powercms is installed to a sub-directory. It can't find the connection in the sub-directory, so you need to manually create a copy of the powercmsConnection file in the root /Connections folder.

We will be working on correcting these issues as soon as possible, but we should have work arounds if you are running into any of these in the meantime.  




Here's another great example of WA listening to user's concerns and responding with feedback about potential problems and how to overcome them. This is such a relief from previously when all we saw was 'support ticket opened'!

Thank you WA. My love affair with your products is coming back.

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info418979

Originally Said By: Ian H
  The main difference is PowerCMS Builder allows you to install the PowerCMS system on multiple websites - think of it as a developer license. So you buy it once and use it on as many websites as you want to, you don't have to buy individual copies for individual sites like you do with Power CMS.  



Is there any upgrade options for this? I purchased Power CMS a few months back.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Please contact the sales department at sales@webassist.com with any upgrade questions.

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