Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

17 posts


# 175207 21-Jun-2015 20:07
Send private message

If you have a website, it will be one of two types. Either a CMS (eg wordpress/drupal) which you can login to and easily edit your content Or it will be a static site which unless you want to muck around with a HTML editor and FTP client you are out of luck.

LiveRewrite makes it easy to edit your website. Once logged into Live Rewrite you can visit your website normally and click to edit anything on the page. Once you are done your changes are immediately visible to any of you website visitors.

Any feedback is welcomed.


Create new topic
15205 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1328850 21-Jun-2015 21:26
Send private message

There are still static websites? Is liverewrite your website, or is it something you find helpful?

17 posts


  # 1328855 21-Jun-2015 21:30
Send private message

Its my website.
There are a lot of static websites still being created today.  That said, I see the main target market as older websites.



10898 posts

Uber Geek

  # 1328907 21-Jun-2015 23:10
Send private message

Incorrect URL on your may24 twitter post.

15136 posts

Uber Geek

  # 1328915 21-Jun-2015 23:16
Send private message

How does this work, because if someone has a static website for example, that is hosted by a third party, you can't just edit that content without having to enter in your FTP details. I am guessing it will work similar to Adobe Contribute, but an online version of it. I can see some benefits of this type of system for some old websites. I would suggest some form of previoew and demo, and a portfolio, because people are unlikely to signup to anything without actually trying it out.

17 posts


  # 1328981 22-Jun-2015 09:05
Send private message

@gzt thanks, thats not the first time I've done that, I'm sure it won't be the last!

@mattwmz According to the wikipedia page on Adobe Contribute you need a "publishing server" whatever that means. Live Rewrite just requires FTP details. I agree about a demo, I've built a demo but I think I need a page less complex to demonstrate it on

289 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 1328999 22-Jun-2015 09:10
Send private message

Can you create new pages with this? If not, I'm not sure of the long term value - how many times would a static page need to be changed really...

Personally, I'm a Notepad++ &NppFTP kind of guy - pretty much live updating for me. 

Either way, best of luck.

17 posts


  # 1329002 22-Jun-2015 09:14
Send private message

@jeeves not yet, but I plan to,  its clearly not aimed at you then, if you are already using notepad++ you'll want a lot more control over the source. But if you are doing websites for others .... :)


BDFL - Memuneh
64623 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36

2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17

Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46

Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35

Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24

The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55

Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52

Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.