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I've asked this question around the net and still haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Basically I have several sites that I run through a custom PHP framework. I'd like to add a way for users to content management but all I really want is a simple interface that lets users click and edit (similar to Concrete5).

All they really need is.. well, pretty much what I'm writing this with. A way to format text. All of the links/framework, that sort of thing are taken care of by me or automated through scripting.

Is there a good foundation to build on? It seems a little unnecessary to re-build everything into a CMS like Wordpress or Concrete. I know exactly what's in my programming, I'd rather use it. I just want an easy way for clients to edit content.

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closed as not constructive by Su', John Conde Mar 9 '13 at 16:28

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Although it could be considered a 'shopping list' question, I think this is a valuable resource and should be locked, not closed. – Casey Hodge Aug 27 '13 at 22:24
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Sounds to me your after a Inline WYSIWYG Editor, there happens to be many on the market that you can integrate into your current setup. Of course a content management system is better if you want to allow more than yourself using the engine.

Here's just a few to get you started:

  1. CKEditor
  2. TinyMCE
  3. Aloha Editor
  4. NicEdit
  5. Snippetedit
  6. Wymeditor
  7. PimenTech-scripts : jquery.jframe.js
  8. Jeditable
  9. jQuery Editable
  10. Edit in Place With Ajax Using jQuery JavaScript
  11. Table Editor (Useful for Editable Tables)
  12. jQuery Plugin: Inline Text Edit
  13. Ajax Instant Edit
  14. JeIP
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Thanks, exactly what I needed. – Casey Hodge Mar 5 '13 at 3:06
1, 3, and 13 seem like the best ones. I'll probably go with 13 for this project but thanks for the selection. (btw, 9 says it's outdated and to use 8 instead) – Casey Hodge Mar 5 '13 at 3:34
#1 and #2 seem to be the most robust and popular. WordPress uses #2 by default and Drupal 8 just settled to use #1 in its upcoming release. – Mario Awad Mar 8 '13 at 11:18

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