Video Tutorials and Documentation

Our extensive video tutorial library lists all documentation pages that have a video component.  To best serve our customers, we provide audio and visual components to our documentation, to cater to any learning style.

Ad Rotator
The Ad Rotator plug-in can be inserted into any page or panel in the CMS. This allows you to display a list of images with variable durations and start / end dates. This can be used for images other than advertisements, for example, on your...
Add a Page
Adding a page in the CMS is something any user role is capable of doing.  There are multiple ways to add a page, and they are as follows:  The Website Tree can be used to create pages as well. An Author may locate in the Website Tree where...
Administrator Tutorial
Administrators are the keepers of the website.  They control all of the media and articles that become a part of the website.   They have the article writing capabilities of an Author role , the page editing capabilities and access to layout,...
Apps Tab
The Apps tab currently allows Administrators to edit the site forum, including the page structure and the content.
April 2012 Training
The April 2012 BWG Training covers the following: -- Using the Tabstrip Plugin --The Copy/Paste page feature --The Batch Edit feature -- How to customize CMS Roles
Article List
The Article List WYSIWYG Plug-in is extremely flexible and powerful.  It is designed to allow the creation of dynamic lists of articles, which update automatically upon the creation of new Article Pages.  Articles Pages can be of these page...
August 2012 Training
August's training covers nesting the CMS plugins for an even more dynamic website!
Author Tutorial
Authors are restricted to writing articles and editing their own articles. They are restricted from editing any other portion of the website. All articles written by an author must be approved by an editor or administrator before they can be...
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...
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...
Content Tab
The first four pages of the Administrator Content Tab, Metadata, Templates, Snippets and Layouts, are all identical in functionality and ability to the Editor Content Tab, and their capabilities are detailed in the Editor Tutorial . The following...
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...
Edit a Page
Editing is changing the content of a page, and can be done multiple ways. This How To walks a user through editing a page.
Editor Tutorial
An Editor is capable of both creating and editing pages and publishing them to the website.  They are also able to edit pages they did not create.  Editors have more control over the content of the website than Authors.  An Editor will have a few...
Event List
This documentation will show you how to use the Events List Plugin.  An Event List on your website can be used to maximize member experience through interest based matching of users to events they will find interesting.  Events lists can be...
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 Form Builder 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 Form Builder...
Gadget List
The Gadget List allows you to reference any CMS page as a Gadget.  This can be used for Applications, Topics, RSS Readers, etc. Overview The Gadget List is a WYSIWYG plug-in that can be inserted into any page type.  It can be referenced on a...
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...
Home Tab
The Home tab has a front page with gadgets that can be edited, added and removed, just like the Author and Editor roles.  The Administrator also has a "Panels" and "Files" page in their Home tab. The Panels page gives the Administrator access to...
Image Gallery
The Image Gallery allows you to display a simple but elegant gallery of images on your website. This gallery provides fade effects and automatic navigation for the user; though, appearance and behavior is customizable with CSS / JS. Adding /...
July 2012 Training
How to Feature an article, and how to best use the Text page type.
June 2012 Training
How to add a video to an article, adding an author to an article, and an in-depth look at the website tree.
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...
March 2012 Training
The training covers: --The Gadget Plugin --How to best use the Content Analyzer --The "Publish History" feature --How to add panels to your layouts to customize restricted access, secondary navigation, and other layout features.
May 2012 Training
The System Tab: how to best use it , creating a Podcast RSS List, creating and managing CMS users: best methods and how to use an iframe in a tabstrip plugin to ensure a Twitter widget or a form works properly.
October 2012 Training
This month's training features the creation and use of Content Templates, as well as an in-depth look at how different page types can be used in your site
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 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...
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...
Restricted Access
The SocietyNet Restricted Access plugin allows restricting user access by: User / Member, Firm, Committee, etc.
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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...
RSS Reader List
The RSS Reader List WYSIWYG plug-in allows you to list RSS feeds from external websites in a way very similarly to Article Lists. Overview RSS Reader Lists have most of the same features as Article Lists.  One nice feature is the ability to...
September 2012 Training
September's training covers web experiences/topics and segments, and how to best use the restricted access plugin.
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...
System Tab
The System tab contains the most sophisticated tools within the CMS, available for Administrators to use to alter the functioning and structure of the site itself.   The Settings page allows an Administrator to edit the overall settings of the...
Tabstrip
The tabstrip plug-in allows you to embed CMS pages into a single page. The user on the website can then select a tab to display page content dynamically. This is often useful for showing large amounts of content that is related on a single page....
Text File Page
Text File Pages are designed to allow editing of a physical text file on the server. Although permissions must be changed appropriately for the CMS to edit the file, there is no additional configuration required for updating the files through the...
Training: April 2013
Society Solution forum: a demonstration!
Training: August 2013
Web Experiences, Topics and Segments, and how they work with Sharp Search.
Training: December 2011
December 2011 training video covering the form builder and the sharp search.
Training: February 2012
The February training covers the creation of RSS Channels, using an RSS plugin, and a quick overview of page types
Training: February 2013
This training covers the customization of CMS user roles.  You'll notice I had some issues with adding a page using the custom CMS role.  I neglected to check the "Inherit Page Access" box under the "Enforce Page Restrictions" checkbox during the...
Training: January 2012
How to create an article list and an event list.

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