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Maybe it's really a niche problem, but I recently had to provide a simple way to allow others to modify a page as part of a published site. Here is what I found out.

Problem: you mantain a site for someone else. Maybe your dojo or whatever. A subset of the site "owners" needs to edit one or parts of a page, possibly not to have to depend on you to update it on time.
Unfortunately they are not technically savvy, or you have used a specific product that they don't want to register and pay for just for updating half a page... moreover, this would require you to coordinate with them to avoid update collisions.

What to do? From what I managed to discover, you have basically two options:

CushyCMS
This site offers a free and a for-pay version (functionally they are similar, the for-pay allows you to brand the editor's interface for example). You can designate people (by email) to edit one or more page, and what they can change is regulated by "class" tags in the HTML file. They can write text using a WYSIWYG editor and upload pics.
Pros:
Extremely easy to set up (nothing to install on the server - or the client, works with any kind of static file), easy to administer, easy for users.
Cons:
You have to give them (it's all hosted by CushyCMS) an FTP account and password to allow the service to get the files, parse them and replace them. This may be unacceptable for some.
There is no versioning of the pages and no preview.
Interface and emails from the product are in English.


WebYep
This is a PHP module you have to install (and pay for the licence, but it's quite reasonable). Pages under its control have a little lock icon - clicking it you are asked for a password and if correct you can modify it in the browser. There is a minimal interface but you can use TinyMCE or other wysiwyg editors as add-ons. You can upload images and files.
Pros:
No privacy/security risks. Setup is not hard, but you obviously need PHP. Has plugins for Rapidweaver and Dreamweaver.
Cons:
Allegedly can't work on windows hosted sites (I tried on Linux and had no problems at all). Making parts of an existing page react to WebYep is a bit cumbersome, but the plug-ins alleviate this somewhat.
There is no versioning of the pages and no preview.
Docs available in English and German only.



There is another service (PageLime) which looks similar to CushyCMS in philosophy. Haven't tested personally so I can't add much to this.