Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Adobe® InContext Editing online service*.
- Service information
What is InContext Editing?
Adobe InContext Editing is an online service* that allows designers to create, manage, and control editable web pages. With InContext Editing, web designers can allow content editors and publishers to update website content through their browsers — without learning HTML, installing software, or compromising design integrity.
- Changes to InContext Editing
What changes will be made to InContext Editing and when?
Beginning May 5, 2010, Adobe will discontinue the development of InContext Editing as a standalone service. The following changes will be made:
- New websites cannot be registered with the service. This means that the Add Site function will be disabled.
- New user registrations will no longer be accepted.
Also on May 5, 2010, the main functionality of InContext Editing is expected to become a part of the Adobe Business Catalyst® service*, a hosted application for building and managing online businesses.
In early to mid-2011, InContext Editing will be discontinued as a standalone service. At that time, InContext Editing will only be available as a part of Business Catalyst.
Why is Adobe discontinuing the development of InContext Editing?
Improved content management support was the most commonly requested feature from customers. To meet our customers' demands for more advanced functionality, InContext Editing will be integrated with Business Catalyst, our online business platform. In addition to offering an advanced yet easy-to-use content management system, Business Catalyst combines more than five essential online business tools in one integrated solution. It enables web professionals to build what their clients need, whether it's a simple informative website or a powerful online store — quickly and without programming.
Where can I provide feedback to Adobe about the changes to InContext Editing?
You can post your feedback on the InContext Editing forum.
- Using InContext Editing
Does this mean that I can't use InContext Editing anymore?
No. You can use InContext Editing as a standalone service until early to mid-2011.
If you are registered as an Administrator, you can continue to define editable regions, configure your website settings, and add Editors and Publishers to or remove them from websites that you've registered with InContext Editing before May 5, 2010.
If you are registered as an Editor or Publisher, you can continue to make and publish edits to websites that were registered with InContext Editing before May 5, 2010.
I'm an Administrator: What will happen to my clients' websites that I've registered with InContext Editing?
Your clients will be able to make and publish edits to their websites until the InContext Editing service is discontinued in early to mid-2011. You will also be able to add or remove Editors and Publishers.
Can I still use Adobe Dreamweaver® to define editable regions?
Yes. During the period from May 5, 2010, to when the InContext Editing service is discontinued as a standalone service, you will still be able to take advantage of integration with Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 software.
Will there be any future updates to InContext Editing?
No further updates are planned at this time for the InContext Editing standalone service. However, Adobe will continue to make updates and improvements to InContext Editing features as part of Business Catalyst.
Will I still have technical support for InContext Editing?
No. Although technical support will not be available, the InContext Editing forum will remain open and available for community support until early to mid-2011.
- Business Catalyst
Is there an easy way for me to transition websites to Business Catalyst? Where can I learn more about using InContext Editing as part of Business Catalyst?
Yes. InContext Editing users will be able to import their websites into the Business Catalyst platform. Learn more about transferring existing websites to Business Catalyst.
Why would I be interested in trying Business Catalyst?
In addition to the ability to build websites easily, Business Catalyst lets you build powerful online businesses with out-of-the-box online store capabilities like shopping carts, easy-to-use email marketing, integrated web forms and CRM, powerful reporting and analytics, and database-driven web applications. Learn more about Business Catalyst or see the FAQ.
How much does Business Catalyst cost?
View the pricing of Business Catalyst.