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Billing Adjustments (Article)
-- Surcharges -- A surcharge is an adjustment to the total of an invoice, whether positive (add-on cost) or negative (discount). Examples of surcharges include: * sales taxes * shipping & handling... (posted 1:17 PM, January 4, 2012)

Web Forms (Article)
-- Web Forms -- The Web Forms plug-in allows you to create, edit, and publish forms on your website, and use them to collect data for various purposes, including but not limited to: * order forms ... (posted 12:00 PM, January 4, 2012)

Forums (Article)
-- Introduction to Forums -- Forums are places where your website visitors can engage in discussions on topics of their choosing. In the simplest case, you simply create a single discussion forum, and... (posted 11:44 AM, January 4, 2012)

Financial Reports (Article)
The Financial Reports module allows you to generate summary reports of your e-commerce activity. This gives you a high-level view of your website's e-commerce activity. To view specific accounts, invoices,... (posted 11:15 AM, January 4, 2012)

Introduction to the Email Module (Article)
(posted 9:15 AM, October 7, 2011)

Introduction to the JGallery Module (Article)
(posted 3:39 PM, October 5, 2011)

Introduction to the Polls & Quizzes Module (Article)
(posted 2:38 PM, October 3, 2011)

Introduction to the Web Forms module (Article)
(posted 1:13 PM, April 12, 2011)

Pasting from Word (Article)
(posted 11:53 AM, March 21, 2011)

Embedding Content (Insert Snippet tool) (Article)
(posted 10:53 AM, March 21, 2011)

Inserting Anchors (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to insert anchor links within a page. (posted 3:36 PM, March 11, 2011)

Inserting and Editing Tables (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to insert and edit tables using the HTML editor. (posted 1:27 PM, March 11, 2011)

Introduction to the HTML Editor (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to edit pages using the HTML editor (posted 12:42 PM, March 10, 2011)

Classifieds Module (Article)
The Classified Module allows members to post listings to each other and/or the public. Classified postings can be pre-approved by admin via moderation or posted immediately. Postings remain visible for... (posted 12:27 PM, July 16, 2010)

Advertising Module (Article)
For each banner ad(w/ tracking turned on), the module will track: * the IP address of the person clicking on the banner * the URL where the banner was clicked * the time when the banner was clicked... (posted 11:30 AM, July 16, 2010)

Introduction on renaming/editing document or image folders (Article)
A short tutorial describing how to edit Document or Photo Album folders. (posted 11:59 AM, March 4, 2010)

How to add SEO Meta Tags to your website (Article)
A short tutorial describing how to add SEO tags to your website. (posted 1:51 PM, February 22, 2010)

How to add Google Analytics code to your website. (Article)
A short tutorial showing you how to quickly add the Google Analytics code to your website. (posted 12:26 PM, February 22, 2010)

Login Module (Article)
-- Login Module -- This plug-in provides a number of convenience tools for managing login state. -- Public Webpages -- When embedded into a normal webpage, the Login plug-in has the following behaviour:... (posted 2:35 PM, December 3, 2009)

Password Best Practices (Article)
The biggest security hole on your website is your login form.  If you allow weak passwords, then it does not require special hacker tricks to break in to your website - a simple password guessing program... (posted 11:31 AM, December 2, 2009)

Survey Module (Article)
-- Introduction -- The Survey Module lets you add forms and survey pages to your website which users can fill out. The module can automatically send the results to an email address as well as saving them... (posted 10:07 AM, November 17, 2009)

Publish Module (Article)
The Publish Module gives you a shortcut to the Publishing tool if you are outside of the My Website Module and/or Website Manager Module. Simply click on the Publish Module icon, and then select the area... (posted 2:34 PM, November 16, 2009)

Event Calendar (Article)
-- Event Calendar -- Your Event Calendar organizes and displays events that occur on particular dates and times. Events can be shown in several ways: * A calendar month view, with event links appearing... (posted 2:02 PM, November 16, 2009)

Membership Module (Article)
-- Membership Management -- -- 1. Profiles -- 1.1 Every user has a user record with generic information such as name, organization, login, a photo, and an email address that the website should use for... (posted 12:29 PM, November 16, 2009)

How to add a Survey to your website (Article)
(posted 3:00 PM, November 13, 2009)

Introduction to the ExSite Administrator Interface (Article)
A short visual introduction to the ExSite WebWare interface. (posted 10:02 AM, November 1, 2009)

Introduction to the My Website Module (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to use the My Website Module. (posted 10:09 AM, October 30, 2009)

RSS Feed Module (Article)
The RSS Feed Module allows you to easily an external RSS feed to your website, giving you an quick and easy way of providing your visitors with useful information and keeping your website current. --... (posted 3:11 PM, October 19, 2009)

Home Page Module (Article)
The Home Page Module provides you with a quick way of accessing the home page of your website in a new window. (posted 2:31 PM, October 19, 2009)

Calendar Module (Article)
-- Introduction -- The Event Calendar allows you to quickly add a calendar to your website. Subsequently, whenever you add an event to the calendar using the Event Calendar, it will automatically update... (posted 2:01 PM, October 19, 2009)

Members Module (Article)
The ExSite member manager tool allows you to create, modify, and delete member accounts for logging in to the members-only areas of your website. Start the member manager tool, by clicking on the... (posted 10:13 AM, October 16, 2009)

Trash (Article)
The Trash bin provides temporary storage of deleted data. To see what is in the trash, click the Trash icon: Your trash is displayed, with brief descriptions. You can "undelete" your trash, by clicking... (posted 9:07 AM, October 16, 2009)

Webalizer Module (Article)
The Webalizer is a fast web server log file analysis program. It produces highly detailed, easily configurable usage reports in HTML format, for viewing with a standard web browser. -- Reports -- By... (posted 9:00 AM, October 16, 2009)

To-Do List (Article)
This plug-in asks all of the other plug-ins on the system if they have any outstanding work that needs to be attended to by the current user. If there are any jobs that need attention, they are formatted... (posted 8:48 AM, October 16, 2009)

System Messages Module (Article)
This plug-in module allows the system administrator to customize system messages that are printed out by various components and plug-ins. System messages are those messages and other strings of text... (posted 8:37 AM, October 16, 2009)

Using the HTML Editor (Article)
* Introduction * Style Guide * Finding your way around the editor * Entering Text * Copy-and-Paste Issues * Formatting Text * Unformatting Text * Entering Images * Making Hotlinks * Making... (posted 9:14 AM, October 8, 2009)

Menus Module (Article)
The Menus Module provides an easy drag-and-drop interface for configuring your menus. Pages are set up in a hierarchical structure, allowing you to group pages by topic. The drag-and-drop interface allows... (posted 3:16 PM, October 6, 2009)

Payment Module (Article)
-- Payment Module -- The Payments module provides a general-purpose interface to your e-commerce system. It tracks your accounts (customers), receivables (invoices), and payments (both e-commerce and... (posted 2:19 PM, October 6, 2009)

Catalog Module (Article)
* Category * How do you add a new category? * How do you edit a category? * How do you delete a category? * Product * How do you add a new product? * How do you edit a... (posted 2:05 PM, October 6, 2009)

Zine Module (Article)
-- Zine Module Control Panel -- * About the Zine Module * Types of Zines * Managing e-Zines * Editing Articles * Icons and their meanings * Zine Configuration * Zine Rules * Comment Management... (posted 10:06 AM, October 6, 2009)

How to add "spambot safe" email addresses (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to add email links to your website that will be "spam" safe. (posted 10:08 AM, October 5, 2009)

Introduction to the Event Calendar Module (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to add and configure events using the Event Calendar Module. (posted 10:00 AM, October 5, 2009)

Introduction to the Documents Module (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to use the Documents module. (posted 9:58 AM, October 5, 2009)

How to add a Sitemap to your website (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to add a sitemap to your website. (posted 9:55 AM, October 5, 2009)

How to make your site searchable and add a search field (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how create a search index for your site and adding a search field to your pages. (posted 9:53 AM, October 5, 2009)

How to add and configure new pages (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to add and configure pages in ExSite Webware. (posted 9:49 AM, October 5, 2009)

Introduction to the Insert Link tool (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to insert links to a webpage. It also quickly summarizes the different types of links available. (posted 9:47 AM, October 5, 2009)

Introduction to the Insert Images tool (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to insert images into a webpage. (posted 9:44 AM, October 5, 2009)

How to add a Google search form into your site (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to add a Google search form to your website that will bring back results in a Google page. (posted 9:27 AM, October 5, 2009)

How to automatically add a list of Documents to your website (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to add a list of documents to your website using the Documents Module. (posted 9:25 AM, October 5, 2009)

How to add an Event Calendar to your website (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to add an event calendar to your website. (posted 8:53 AM, October 5, 2009)

Website Manager Module (Article)
-- Introduction -- The website manager is the application that is used for: * managing (creating and deleting) sites * managing pages, templates, and content libraries * updating content (by editing... (posted 3:37 PM, October 2, 2009)

My Website Module (Article)
Introduction My Website is a web application that gives you a simple and friendly way to manage your website content. It has the following features: * create and delete web pages * preview pages... (posted 3:00 PM, October 2, 2009)

Photo Albums Module (Article)
-- Photo Album -- The ExSite Photo Album tool allows you to easily manage and update albums of images. An album is just another word for a library. We call them albums here because we expect them to... (posted 2:04 PM, October 2, 2009)

MailTo (Article)
Email addresses in hyperlinks are clearly visible in the HTML code, and easy for spambots to harvest, eg:  Email me! The MailTo plugin does not encode this link directly in the HTML.  Instead it disassembles... (posted 12:01 PM, October 2, 2009)

Introduction to the Photo Albums Module (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to use the Photo Albums module. (posted 10:12 AM, October 2, 2009)

Email Module (Article)
The email notifications tool allows you to broadcast e-mail messages to all members of your website. The email system is set to check for email blasts once an hour. That means you may get lucky and submit... (posted 8:41 AM, October 2, 2009)

Introduction to the e-Zines Module (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to use the e-Zines Module. (posted 1:44 PM, October 1, 2009)

Documents Module (Article)
-- Document Management -- The ExSite document manager tool allows you to create, modify, and delete documents in a document library on your website(s). It automatically archives older versions of a document,... (posted 8:45 AM, September 30, 2009)

Introduction to the Survey Module (Article)
A short visual tutorial describing how to add and configure Surveys using the Survey Module. (posted 11:27 AM, September 27, 2009)

Revision Management (Article)
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... (posted 2:42 PM, January 8, 2009)

Static vs. Dynamic Content (Article)
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... (posted 12:35 PM, December 24, 2008)

Understanding Sections (Article)
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.... (posted 1:46 PM, December 11, 2008)

Using Search (Article)
-- 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... (posted 6:44 PM, November 25, 2008)

Scheduled Publishing (Article)
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... (posted 5:49 PM, November 20, 2008)

Managing Large Files (Article)
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... (posted 7:28 PM, November 14, 2008)

Using RSS feeds (Article)
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... (posted 6:40 PM, July 30, 2008)

Newsletters (Article)
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... (posted 2:45 PM, July 24, 2008)

WebDB (Article)
Manage your database records at a low level. (posted 3:56 PM, July 21, 2008)

Upload (Article)
Add large files to your site. (posted 3:41 PM, July 21, 2008)

Feedback (Article)
Solicit email comments from your readers. (posted 3:11 PM, July 21, 2008)

CMS (Article)
Advanced Content Management (posted 2:32 PM, July 21, 2008)

VersionMenu (Article)
Switch between different languages. (posted 3:13 PM, May 28, 2008)

PrintFriendly (Article)
Make a printer-friendly view of the page. (posted 1:29 PM, May 28, 2008)

Gallery (Article)
Displays a photo album as a thumbnail gallery. (posted 1:19 PM, May 28, 2008)

Google (Article)
Puts a Google search form into your site. (posted 12:32 PM, May 28, 2008)

DMenu (Article)
DMenu generates dynamic drop-down menus. (posted 11:45 AM, May 28, 2008)

SimpleMenu (Article)
SimpleMenu generates context-sensitive menus and site maps in various formats. (posted 11:18 AM, May 28, 2008)

How this site was designed in ExSite (Article)
The redesign of the ExSite Support Site offers up a good real-world example of how to set up and install a new graphic design completely from scratch. This provides a good review of some universal web... (posted 5:42 PM, April 21, 2008)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (Article)
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... (posted 6:38 PM, April 8, 2008)

Blogs (Article)
-- 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... (posted 3:16 PM, February 14, 2008)

Photo Albums (Article)
-- 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... (posted 12:33 PM, February 14, 2008)

Wikis (Article)
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... (posted 4:16 PM, January 30, 2008)

Working with Plug-ins (Article)
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. (posted 2:36 AM, July 26, 2007)

Editing Best Practices (Article)
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... (posted 2:34 AM, July 26, 2007)