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Content Management

Tips and tricks for web site editors, and best practices for managing your web site content.
Revision Management posted on 2:42 PM, January 8, 2009
When you update content in ExSite, a new revision is created. The previous revisions remain on file, so that you can roll back to any previous revision if you choose. The system will track an unlimited...
Static vs. Dynamic Content posted on 12:35 PM, December 24, 2008
This document provides an overview of the differences between static and dynamic content, how ExSite manages these, and various tricks you can use to mix and match them. -- Static Content -- Static...
Understanding Sections posted on 1:46 PM, December 11, 2008
Sections are an important tool for organizing your website's content and security. This document explains sections, and how to make best use of them. Sections are analogous to folders on your hard drive....
Using Search posted on 6:44 PM, November 25, 2008
-- Introduction -- ExSite's content management system has a built-in search subsystem that lets you perform keyword searches across all of your content and data.  Unlike external search tools such...
Scheduled Publishing posted on 5:49 PM, November 20, 2008
ExSite has a few features that allow you to automatically publish or republish pages at set times or intervals. You can also unpublish (remove published files) using the same features. Scheduled publishing...
Managing Large Files posted on 7:28 PM, November 14, 2008
Large files are a problem on the web, because they take so long to download. For this reason, it is always recommended to compress media files (such as images and movies) before presenting them to the...
Using RSS feeds posted on 6:40 PM, July 30, 2008
RSS ("Really Simple Syndication") is a way to subscribe to web content in an efficient, flexible, and convenient way.  To make use of RSS, you need an RSS reader (a program that understands RSS), and...
Newsletters posted on 2:45 PM, July 24, 2008
ExSite includes features to blast out fully-formatted newsletters. This is not done by a special plug-in. Rather, we use two other plugins in combination to get the newsletter functionality. * use...
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) posted on 6:38 PM, April 8, 2008
It is easy to make your ExSite web pages search-engine friendly, and to optimize your search engine placement using the CMS tools. Before attempting a serious SEO effort, make an SEO plan that is specific...
Extranets and Member-only Areas posted on 5:46 PM, February 20, 2008
An "extranet" is a part of a website that is not publicly accessible. To gain access to the extranet, you must first provide some authentication information (typically a login ID and password). This...
Blogs posted on 3:16 PM, February 14, 2008
-- Introduction to Blogs -- Blogs (short for "Web Logs") are a special type of content management that has proven to be extremely popular.  At their heart, Blogs present and manage a sequential list...
Photo Albums posted on 12:33 PM, February 14, 2008
-- Photo Albums -- The Photo Album plug-in gives you a convenient and easy-to-use interface for managing your website images and photo collections. This document describes how to manage multiple photo...
Wikis posted on 4:16 PM, January 30, 2008
A wiki is a collection of web-based articles that can be updated by their readers. The most well-known example is Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Wikis are very useful for: * knowledge...
Multilingual Content Management posted on 2:41 AM, July 26, 2007
ExSite provides a number of tools and facilities for managing multilingual web sites.
Working with Plug-ins posted on 2:36 AM, July 26, 2007
Plug-ins (sometimes called Modules) are programs that ExSite can call to perform tasks or generate content that the core system is not designed to do.
Editing Best Practices posted on 2:34 AM, July 26, 2007
When entering new content into your web site, certain practices are best followed to ensure you end up with professional-looking and maintainable results. -- DO NOT USE the font face, font size, and...
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