ive just finished making a site for my client <snip/>
im no good at programming so have not been able to set him up with a cms.
i basically need to add a news page to the site so that he can regularily update this page. but my php knowledge is very limited. i was thinking of setting my client up with an external blog which he can easily use, and then importing the posts from his blog onto the site (rss?).
Does anybody know how possible this is and how i can go about doing this?
I'm not sure about that. If a news page needs to be solely updated, and in a basic way, it would be easiest to do this with a database and PHP - if you could basically learn (say from w3schools.com or do a Google search) of the basics of PHP and connecting to a database, setting up a form, etc. you may be good to go. You can password-protect his "admin" directory with the help of your server support, or a simple .htaccess file.
This would be a start if you do want to learn the basics - but if you don't, I'd suggest you outsource to a PHP developer.