Module

News: Writing articles and publishing them at a pre-defined time


Summary


Function

Creation, administration and publication (to a pre-defined time) of articles

Your benefit

No additional costs for development
Configuration of a news area via drag & drop in only a few minutes
All necessary functions are available and ready-to-use – without programming
Consistent performance of news areas in the entire Internet presence


Details "News module: Writing articles and publishing them at a pre-defined time"


Description

The use of Content Management Systems is often reduced to the publishing of texts. In contentXXL, this is only one feature among many. The important functions are combined in the news module.

As every other contentXXL module, the news module can be positioned within one of the content areas of a web site simply via drag & drop directly within the browser. The contentXXL framework ensures module-based access rights and other settings. Once created, you can use this module more than once on different sites. The editor writes the articles in the WYSIWYG editor directly within the Internet Explorer in the context of the web site and publishes them in one or more news modules. The publishing takes place per module after the release and to a pre-defined time.

 

Multiple use

For example, you can decide that an article is published first for one day in the news module "Today", afterwards for one week in the news module "Current news", and then for one year in the news module "Archive". The articles are saved in a media-neutral file and can be used more than once. The article can be accessed e.g. via a web service, XML or other devices or from programmes such as FlashMX respectively.

 

Meta-tags and full-text search

Comprehensive meta-data such as title, author, preview, teaser or keywords supplement the articles. These information are implemented in meta-tags for search engines. The search-engine-friendly configuration of the address (URL) in contentXXL ensures that search engines accept the meta-information and that they are looking for keywords in the article.  Additionally, by being published news are automatically added to a powerful internal index server which finds keywords within the text. This is the basis for the full-text search.

 

Configuration

The configuration of the different views of an article – such as preview, detailed view and print preview – happens via templates. These include information how the content has to be formatted for the different issuing media (HTML, WAP etc.). An editor is available to create these templates. Pictures or other resources are inserted with the Resource Manager. Important statements of an article can be summarised in a "teaser". Additional information, which are related to the article, are automatically placed within the marginal line (related articles). contentXXL has been developed out of the experience of numerous Content Management projects and offers everything the user expects by right in this classical functionality.

 

What can it do?

  • Writing and editing of articles WYSIWYG directly in the browser in the content of the web site
  • Use of templates to format text
  • Text components for frequent usage
  • Publishing after being released e.g. by the chief editor
  • Publishing of articles at a pre-defined time
  • Articles can be published on different sites at different times
  • Articles are saved media-neutrally
  • Multiple use (cross-media) e.g. for print or multimedia
  • Media-spanning issuing (WAP, SMS etc.)
  • Ideal positioning in search engines by meta-tags such as title, keywords etc.
  • Different views possible – teaser, full text, print preview
  • Configuration of the different views is done entirely via templates
  • Single- or multi-column view of articles with preview
  • Articles going over one or more pages possible
  • Recommendation function ("send to a friend")
  • Print function
  • Context-related comment function or discussion respectively (related discussion)
  • Browser function
  • Different templates e.g. for important and less important contributions (top 10)   
  • Order of the articles can be changed via drag & drop directly within the browser
  • Automatic display of related news (further articles on the respective topic)
  • Automatic display of related links (links to the respective topic)
  • Display of summarized information (e.g. a teaser) from an access-protected area (Extranet)
  • Multilingualism – switching to different language within the context possible
  • Automatic search for keywords with index server for full-text search
  • Different ranking of meta-information and text information
  • A configurable overall or to certain categories constricted full-text search

contentXXL GmbH is the manufacturer of the CMS for Microsoft Server that goes by the same name. contentXXL CMS has been used by leading companies around the world and in all sectors to build and maintain dynamic web sites and intranet/extranet portals.

The ASP.NET-based CMS is available in three different editions (Basic, Professional and Enterprise). Although the features are oriented to the requirements of international companies and conglomerates requiring content in multiple languages, the system is also ideally suited for small and medium-sized businesses thanks to its attractive pricing model.

Customers can either lease or purchase the system and install it directly on their own servers.

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