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Standard modules

 

The following modules are standard and comes for FREE with your emagiC CMS.Net license:

 

 

Add To Any - content sharing

 

The AddToAny module let you share website content.  By adding sharing buttons to your pages you not only share your content with other professionals, clients, friends, ..., but you also generate more traffic to your site and you get better rankings.
The sharing buttons let you share your content via email, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Messenger, WordPress, MSDN, TechNet, NetLog, Plaxo Pulse, ... and many more.
The sharing buttons can be customized if needed..

 

 

Breadcrumb

 

The breadcrumb shows the visitor where he is on the site by displaying the path that was followed starting from the homepage. The name breadcrumb comes from the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel". These two kids laid a trail of breadcrumbs to find there way back home. The visitor can return to the higher level pages by clicking on them in the breadcrumb.

 

 

Document gallery

 

emagiC CMS.Net includes document management in the administration interface. The Document Gallery brings the uploaded documents to the website. The overview shows all documents, including additional information such as file size and description. The visitor can download the documents from the site.

 

 

Document list

The Document List module allows you to render an ordered list of documents.  The documents can be chosen arbitrarily or belong to a given document folder.

 

 

Dynamic menu

 

The dynamic menu builds the structure for the navigation on the site. Through third party menu components (ComponentArt, ...) or custom development, the navigation is rendered on the website.

The elements in the navigation are derived from the structure in the sitemap. For each page you can select if it should be included or not. The administration of the module lets you choose:

 

  • From which page to start the navigation
  • The number of level visible
  • Whether extranet pages should be included or not

 

 

External content

 

External content can be included on the site. This module makes only one datapart as external content, while the external URL page type gets the entire page from outside. External content can be any URL.

 

 

Generic datapart control

 

Dataparts can be added dynamically to the pages, but the designer could prefer to fix some of them already in the skins. E.g. the dynamic menu, which is needed on each page, can be hard coded in the skin with the Generic Datapart Control so it cannot be left out.

 

 

Google maps

 

With the GoogleMap module, you can embed Google maps in your web pages. Each Google map can contain several markers that could have an info window which contains more information about the marker.

 

 

Image gallery

 

emagiC CMS.Net includes image management in the administration interface. The Image Gallery brings the uploaded images to the website. The overview shows all images as thumbnails. The detail shows one image in its original size with the ability to browse through the gallery.

 

 

Image list

The Image List module allows you to display an ordered list of images.  The images can be chosen arbitrarily or belong to a given image folder.

 

 

Mailform

 

The MailForm module enables rapid development of feedback forms on the website. The form itself is template based and rendered on the site. Through the administration, the site administrators can set who will receive the reactions filled in on the site. The different fields of the form are set in the template, adding or removing fields dynamically to the form is not possible in the administration interface.

 

 

MS Office 2003 connector

 

The MS Office 2003 connector let you view and edit documents, stored in the emagiC CMS.Net document library, directly from within MS Office 2003. No need to enter the emagiC CMS.Net administration interface, download the document, make your changes and upload it again to the server. Just open MS Office 2003 and connect to the emagiC CMS.Net document library.

 

 

Multimedia

 

The Multimedia module makes it possible to integrate multimedia content in your web pages. Following multimedia plugins are supported:

 

  • YouTube movies
  • Windows Media Player (versions 6.0, 6.4, 7.0 and higher)
  • QuickTime 6
  • Real One Player
  • Flash
  • Shockwave

 

 

Page navigation

 

The page navigation adds links to the previous, next and upper page. The page navigation is derived from the sitemap structure, or can be set manually for each page.

 

 

Poll

The Poll module allows you to create online enquiries based on a question and several answers where a visitor can choose from.  The Poll module also displays the poll results (numeric or graphical).  Features like IP locking and cookie protection are also supported.

 

 

QuickUpload connector

The QuickUpload connector is a desktop application that allows you to upload and/or download documents/images to/from your web server without the need of using the administration interface.

 

 

Rotator

 

The rotator chooses a datapart at random from a given datapart folder or from a list of dataparts. The chosen datapart is shown on the site. The rotator gives the impression that there is always something new and can be used e.g. to randomly display a case study or a customer's quote.

 

 

Side menu / Site map

 

The side menu is another standard dynamic menu module. It differs from the regular dynamic menu module because it is template based. No external component is needed to render the menu. As a consequence, it is less suited for drop-down style menu's. But the huge advantage is that it can give very clear and compact html code which is ideal for search engines and the visually impaired.

 

This module can also be used to create a site map, since a site map is just a menu completely opened.

 

 

Textarea

 

The textarea module is similar to the editor, but without wysiwyg. This module is best used in cases where the layout is fixed in the skins and the administrator should only change the raw text.

 

Just as the wysiwyg editor, the textarea module can show all language versions of the content next to each other for easy cross language updating.

 

 

Widgets

 

A widget is a stand-alone application that can be embedded into your website pages. Widgets allow users to turn personal content into dynamic web apps that can be shared on websites where the code can be installed. Widgets often take the form of on-screen tools like clocks, event countdowns, auction-tickers, stock market tickers, flight arrival information, daily weather, slideshows ... For example, a "Weather Report Widget" could report today's weather by accessing data from the Weather Channel, it could even be sponsored by the Weather Channel. You also can add Twitter updates to your web pages, embed a strip of YouTube videos on your web page and let your users watch the video channels you've selected, share your Facebook information or show your LinkedIn profile on your web page, add Google maps and Google analytics to your pages, ...

Briefly, the possibilities are unlimited.

 

 

WYSIWYG Editor

 

Webmasters can enter free text with the built-in WYSIWYG editor. No technical background is required to work with the editor. Working with the editor looks a lot like working with MS Word. Non-technical content editors will recognize the menu buttons immediately. Therefore, the editor is easy to use. Through the What You See Is What You Get principle, the content is shown in the editor exactly as it will be shown on the website. The editor generates XHTML output that can be shown in a web browser. The administrator does not need any knowledge of this markup language.

 

The administration shows the different language versions of the information next to each other. All can be edited in one go, improving consistency across languages.

 

The editor supports the use of cascading style sheets (CSS). Styles separate the layout of text from the text itself and offer a consistent layout and easier maintenance.

 

Much content already exists in different formats, such as Microsoft Word or in older version of the website. The content can be copied to the WYSIWYG editor. The editor will automatically clean up the copied content. The editor can remove all style definitions (e.g. all word specific styles) and font definitions from selected text and re-apply the styles defined for the website. Copying content has never been easier.

 

 

XForms / XData

 

Content can be either structured or unstructured (f.e. WYSIWYG editor). Structured content is information that complies with a given definition, where each element of the data can be identified. There are typically more than one item that applies to this definition. To deal structured content, the XForms / XData modules are developed. XData is the multi-lingual variant of the XForms module.

 

The procedure to work with structured content goes as follows:

  1. Define the structure of the data: Suppose you want to manage books, then you have to define what data should be entered for each book, like a title, the author or the ISBN number. The definition also tells which fields are mandatory and can verify the data entry (e.g. minimum length is 5 characters). You can create as many definitions as needed.
  2. Enter the data according the definition: The XForms module automatically derives an input form for the administration from the definition, e.g. a form to enter the details of a book. All structured content items are stored in a tree structure of categories. Besides, the categories themselves are also structured content types.
  3. Optionally, define relations between two items: E.g. you can put a relation between two books from the same author. On the site, this relation can then be used to show the related items when looking at the details of a book. If somebody looks at one book, he might also be interested in other books of this writer.
  4. Create templates to show the entered data on the website: The site visitor can browse through the categories and the items that were entered. He can also go to the detail of one item.

 

Both modules are free up to 50 entries (items and categories). For greater numbers, the price is related to the needed number of entries, just as the price of emagiC CMS.Net is a function of the number of pages you can create. See the pricing table for more details.

 

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