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How can I update my own web site?

What are the advantages of self-managed content?

Is there any special software I need to manage my own content?

Are there any ongoing costs associated with self-managed web site content?

FAQ - Content Management

1. How can I update my own web site?

There are essentially three methods of updating your web site:

Engage a web developer to maintain your content

Engage a web content management firm or host your site in a web content management system

Enable your site for Macromedia Contribute and use the appropriate software to maintain your content.

2. What are the advantages of self-managed content?

If you self-manage your own content, you can update your website at any time, from the comfort of your own computer.

Imagine being able to add products to your web site, or produce your own web based newsletter without having to pay recurring fees

Important information can quickly and easily be included on your web site as and when the need arises.

3. Is there any special software I need to manage my own content?

Assuming you have chosen the 'Contribute Enabled' option, then yes... you will need Macromedia Contribute to update your site. But... you will recover the cost of this software in about 4 hours developer time, so if you plan to keep your site up to date, this can represent a considerable saving.

If you have chosen the 'Content Management System' route, then you might be able to update your content from any web browser.

4. Are there any ongoing costs associated with self-managed web site content?

If you choose the Macromedia Contribute method, then no... there are no ongoing costs (apart from web/domain hosting) in updating your site. Macromedia may, from time to time, update their software, but the decision is up to you regarding whether you upgrade your software or not.

If you choose the 'Content Management System' method, then most probably there will be ongoing costs associated with managing your own content, depending on the provider.


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