I’ve just signed up to a free 14 trial to SurrealCMS (and Peloton but that’s a different conversation).
I’ve had a few good reports about this and it appears to be super simple to implement. You just add your FTP detail so some code can be added to your site by SurrealCMS, then just add the class editable (or any other class name you choose) to anything you want to make editable on the live page.
There are several pricing tiers but the first one is 5 sites for $10/month which if you are doing several appears to be quite reasonable.
I’m hoping to find some time in between the pies to try it out.
It’s a good all-round CMS, and like CushyCMS, it has been around for a great many years. I think the company I work for were using SurrealCMS in at least one website, before we went over to concrete5 / WebYep.
SurrealCMS have announced the new version 7. Interestingly there is a new freemium plan which allows you to use it on up to 3 sites for free.
It must be the simplest of CMS’s there are.
You load the SurrealSMC code to your site and add the class cms-editable to what ever you want to edit online. So if you want to make a Header Pro editable, just add the class to the HeaderPro Class box and you are good to go.
Hi, this looks pretty interesting. Can I ask a few things…
For the $9 a month I can add CMS to any of my client sites, with each client being able to log into a unique dashboard and edit only their site?
How/what content is editable? I get the idea of how to set an editable zone on my website, but how/what content can be dropped into it? Do you have a range of “widgets” that get dropped into the zones from from site? Tat’s a bad explanation, have you any demo videos on how things actually work?
The $9 plan is Surreal CMS branded, whereas The $19 plan lets you use your own branding (i.e. white-label). In either case, clients will only see the website(s) you’ve given them access to. They will not see other clients or other websites.
Content regions are defined by adding the cms-editable class to various elements on the page. What you can add to a content region depends on the type of element you’ve made editable.
For example, an editable <div> will give you a block region, which is the most flexible. You can add headings, paragraphs, images, videos, lists, alignment, etc.