I’m considering purchasing RW8 at the moment, for what amounts to re-spins of several of my domains and sites. Each site is numerous pages, with a general intro, about + contact, and then a series of categories, under which are effectively blog-type articles with text, images, sometimes an image gallery or video…which are only created by me, so I’d like to use RW8 for the content creation versus an add-on blogging module, at least at this point in time.
The out-of-box RW8 blog type is sort of lacking from what I’ve seen (image placement, no drag and drop, just very basic although the archive functionality is fine), while modules abound, but I’m unsure which would help, so here’s an example workflow.
- Set up basic site theme, layout, nav/menu locations. Don’t come back and mess with this once done. (for the most part)
- Create basic intro content, about, contact page - don’t touch again once done. (for the most part)
- Define sections of the site - for example, this might be something like:
Outdoor Fun / Camping
Outdoor Fun / Camping / Gear
Outdoor Fun / Camping / Locations
Outdoor Fun / Camping / Trips
Outdoor Fun / Boating
Outdoor Fun / Boating / Choosing a boat
Outdoor Fun / Boating / Gear
Now, normal usage - I’m going to be adding content pages to each section, and sometimes a new section. Focus is on the content to get it done and published. Let’s do a dry run.
I bought a new tent and we gave it a ‘workout’ on a trip. Lots of pics synced to my Photo Library as a result. I’m going to do two articles/posts here - 1 each under Gear and Trips.
Create a new sub-page under the section. Title appropriately, possibly modify date if I’m slack as usual… Use a pre-defined general template, but mostly a blank page with site heading, nav and possibly some predefined H2 sections for Overview and Conclusion, and otherwise add text, drag in images preferably automatically resampled from with captions, sometimes links, drag them around within reason… proofread then publish it. I would expect menus etc. to update accordingly and within a section, at least maintain a previous/next in section type of links…
Repeat the above fairly often and there’s a fair amount of content in a timespan of a year, like the hundreds of pages I’ve got to migrate from currently…
What would best enable making something like the above reasonably easy in RW8?
Bonus if there’s a way to sanitize image importing to re-sample and re-size vs doing all outside of RW8.
Any thoughts or help? Please note I’m not looking for an added CMS to allow others to online edit in this case? I’ve done Drupal and other CMS sites in the past, but this workflow is for a specific reason/need and I prefer to handle layout + content publishing from within one tool for these sites…