Features

3rd Party Application Integration
If you have a compiled library, place it in the website /bin directory. Place your Web User Control file in a directory of your choice within the IIS Application. In the CMS, you can embed your Web User Control in several page types.  For...
AM4 Synchronization
The CMS synchronizes with AM4 every 24 hours, usually at night. If you would like to synchronize sooner than that, you can execute this function. This function requires administrator access rights.
Batch Operations
The CMS supports several batch operations using the Website Tree: Editing - Edit one page at a time, iterating through the selected list until completion Viewing Details - View details for one page at a time, iterating through the selected list...
CMS Data!
The CMS Data! feature allows you to search/sort/view/edit/create/delete records in most CMS/SocietyNet database tables.  This is a valuable tool for advanced users who want to drill down directly into data and make changes; as well as average...
Code Snippets
Code snippets: drop html right into your site!
Content Analyzer
The content analyzer is a tool built into the CMS that tracks the status of links within all content in the CMS. You can find it in the tabs in the CMS below: (note that this is generally an administrative tool, and will not be present for...
Copy / Paste Pages
It is often useful to duplicate pages inside the CMS for duplicating page structures with similar content.  For this you can use the CMS Copy / Paste page function. Copying Pages When you select Copy Pages from the Website Tree context menu, you...
Copy Page Property
Administration The Add Page Property function allows you to duplicate properties from one CMS page and place them in another CMS page.  This is useful for overriding specific behavior of any plugin that checks for overriding properties.  For...
E-mail Forms
You can send e-mail in the CMS by using a Code Snippet called, "Form: E-mail":   Once you insert this into the WYSIWYG, there are four important fields you must set values for:   The top four input fields must be set. You can set these values by...
Extended Page Titles
For the purpose of search engine optimization, and enriched content description, extended page titles have been added.  The extended page title can be accessed when editing any page type, under the Long Name field.  This Long Name is used as the...
Favorite Links
Favorite Links is a personalized list of links that the user can modify, which displays on every page, allowing the user to select a link at any time. Personalized links can be made in accessible in many ways.  An example is below:   The add...
Form Builder Plugin
The Formerful form tool plugin is a powerful tool to generate forms for use on your site. This application has a host of useful functions, and will allow your Association to have a one-stop-shop for all your form building needs. The Formerful...
Global Redirects
Global Redirects are a feature created to extend the capability of Friendly Urls by allowing the creation of a Url that is redirected to another Url. This is primarily intended for shortcuts and persisting links from existing websites. This...
Graphical Charts
The CMS supports Charts using the Google Charts API.  It currently supports ten different chart outputs: Area Bar Column Gauge Line Pie Table Stepped Scatter Geography A full list with examples can be found here:...
Live Edit
Live edit is a feature of the CMS that allows you to login to the website, and modify content simply by clicking "Edit Page Content" or "Edit Panel Content". Administrators are the only CMS user type that can modify panel content. Live Edit...
Making Application Pages Editable
An Application Page is a page in the CMS that represents a physical file with a ".aspx" extension that is external to the CMS; but has been integrated. You can define editable areas within Application Pages in the CMS. This requires a set of...
Page Editing Reminders
CMS Page Reminders allow one to set a specific date on which to remind staff of a specific CMS role that a page needs to be updated.  This can be done in the Edit Draft screen. At the specified time, all users under the selected CMS role will...
Page Icon
Page icons are a way to display a quick, topical image for your article, to draw your users' attention by giving them a visual cue as to the content of the article. Page icons can be set in the General tab of the WYSIWYG editor.  A file can be...
Page Property / Layout Inheritance
All pages in the CMS have two types of properties: Global Properties - properties that all pages contain equally.  These may only be on/off flags, and can be applied recursively, using the Save & Apply to Children button. Private...
Popular Pages / Events / Searches
The popularity feature tracks all views by user tier: Public Non-Member Member CMS User  These views are tracked in the following categories: Pages views (all page types) Events views (all events) Website searches Event searches Product searches...
Private Comments / Content Ratings
Comments / Ratings The CMS includes Comments / Ratings functionality.  This is built into the system and can work with any page type.  This allows users to Rate a page's content, and add an internal comment associated with the rating. Pages can...
Public Comments
Public comments are an extension of Private Comments / Public Ratings plug-in.  This documentation is separated for clarity.  Public comments are displayed on the website, unlike Private comments.  Public comments are also nestable for a reply...
Publish History
Publish History is a valuable tracking tool that maintains a copy of a page each time it is published.  These copies can be re-established as a draft, or as the published version of a page. Publish history is accessible on the Details page for...
RSS Feeds and Podcasts
The CMS is heavily oriented towards RSS and provides several methods to expose this on your website. Central RSS feeds Article List RSS feeds Event List RSS feeds Podcasts for any of the above Items listed in RSS feeds can be one of the...
Search Statistics
The CMS supports rudimentary search logs that include User ID, Keyword, and the result Count.  To request that the Search Statistics feature be enabled, contact support. Doug Shaner at the MACPA provided this query for periodic statistics: --This...
Sharp Search
Sharp Search tool generates useful and relevant search results on the first try of any search, even going so far as to provide real-time AJAX feedback, which provides users results as they type out their search term. Pages in the CMS can be...
Site Map
The Site Map plugin automatically generates a map based upon the "Show In Navigation" global property of pages.  This helps search engines find pages on your website, as well as advanced users who know what they are looking for. You can configure...
Superseding Search Keywords
All pages in the CMS, while editing, under the Information tab, have a superseding search keywords property. This will give that specific page the highest priority for the specified keywords. The Superseding Search Keywords can be set under the...
Take Website Offline
It is sometimes necessary to take your CMS website offline for maintenance.  This guide will help you to selectively take website applications offline, or the entire website. Open IIS (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > IIS). Notice the...
Web Experience / Segments / Topics
The concept of web experience is that various CRM or legacy data can be imported and applied to website content. This integration also allows for users on your website to have content they are interested in prioritized or filtered in Article and...

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LAST UPDATED 1/12/2009