Components of plexus2

page editing

  • Full-featured, user-friendly editor with support for tables, uploading and insertion of images and attachments, and cleaning of content pasted from Microsoft Word.
  • Editing can be restricted to pre-defined regions on each page.
  • Supports direct entry and editing of HTML source code.
  • Create new pages based on existing pages, including or excluding the content.
  • Separate editing and published copies of each page.
  • Remove pages.
  • Preview pages prior to publishing.

site navigation

  • Updates automatically as pages are added or removed - no more complex script editing!
  • Accepts label and content item for each option.
  • Hierarchical drop-down, vertical pull-right, or vertical cascading menus.
  • Promote and demote options within the hierarchy as required.
  • Activate and de-activate options as required.
  • Relocate options by drag-and-drop.
  • Separate editing and published versions of navigation.
  • Updates site map, including Google Sitemap, when published, with automatic assignment of option weights based on position within hierarchy.

contact management

  • Accepts, and provides facilities for maintaining, names and contact details for people with whom you interact.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Assign user names and passwords to individual contacts to allow them to log in to your site.
  • Control whether individual contacts receive messages from your site.
  • Create groups to classify your contacts according to, for example, their areas of interest, or relationships with your site. Create as many groups, and assign each contact to as many of these groups, as your requirements demand.
  • Create security groups to restrict the information that your contacts can access and the type of access (add/view/update/delete, or combinations thereof) that is to be provided. Create as many security groups, and assign each contact to as many of these security groups, as your requirements demand.
  • Send text, HTML, or pages from your site as e-mail messages to individual contacts, groups of contacts, or your entire list of contacts.
  • "Unsubscribe" facilities integrated into your messages allow your contacts to opt out of receiving future e-mail communications from you.

e-commerce

  • Accepts, and provides facilities for maintaining, details of manufacturers, suppliers, items (products and services), types of items, units and batches in which items are sold, sets of those units, discount options, freight charges, and customer orders.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Supports receipt of payments via (i) direct deposit, (ii) cheque or money order, (iii) DirectOne Payment Solutions, (iv) PayPal, (v) MasterCard Internet Gateway Service (MiGS), (vi) NAB Transact, (vii) St. George Internet Payment Gateway, (viii) Ezidebit, (ix) eWAY, (x) third-party coupon provider, and (xi) account.
  • Offer code-activated discounts based on (i) amount, (ii) percentage, (iii) percentage of freight, or (iv) amount per item - with all discounts optionally subject to purchase of minimum number of items of a specified type.
  • Generate invoices for customer orders. E-mail PDF (Portable Document Format) copies, or post printed ones, to your customers.
  • Report sales by (i) item (product/service), (ii) consultant, (iii) payment method, and (iv) quantity.
  • Produce catalogue of items currently offered for sale. E-mail PDF (Portable Document Format) copies, or post printed ones, to your customers.

events calendars and schedules

  • Accepts name, description, start date and time, finish date and time, location, brochure, primary contact and further information link for each event.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Create as many calendars as you need.
  • Active dates are highlighted on events calendars and link to details of events.
  • Prepare schedules based on any suitable content type.

news and blogs

  • Accepts date, location, headline and content for each item.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Displays most recent items in reverse-chronological order.
  • Optional automatic archiving of items with retrieval via interactive calendar.

photo/image galleries

  • Accepts, and provides facilities for maintaining, details of galleries and images.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Create as many galleries as you need.
  • Upload as many images as you like to each gallery.
  • Use page editing facilities to specify where and how each gallery is to be displayed.
  • Images can be displayed scaled to a preset maximum dimension (based on pixel count), with full-size versions appearing and disappearing as the mouse is moved over. (e.g. www.essenceflowers.com.au)
  • Use "selector galleries" (e.g. www.warrenbellette.com.au and www.strikepoint.com.au) to allow your customers to scroll through galleries of images and select individual images for magnified presentation in a separate window.
  • Create galleries that scroll automatically (e.g. www.grasstreegallery.com.au) to advertise your products and display more detailed information on a product when its image is clicked.

polls

  • Accepts title, question and list of options for each poll.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Records date, time and source for each response.
  • Summarises and graphs results, with optional filtering to reduce artificial biasing.

search

  • Find text and labelled images on pages within your web site.
  • Find content that matches your criteria.
  • Search (i) all content, (ii) content of a specific content type, or (iii) content from selected fields in a specific content type.

search engine support

  • Accepts title, key words and description for each page.
  • Accepts ALT tag text for each image.
  • Google Sitemap generated automatically from latest site navigation.
  • Integrated support for Google Analytics.

content type definition

  • Construct containers ("content types") for items of information that have a common structure.
  • Accepts name, description, and default search results template for each content type.
  • Add, view, update, publish and delete content types and fields as required.
  • Accepts label, type, description, whether required, sort priority, sort order, and other type-specific parameters, for each field.
  • Extensive selection of field types to suit common requirements.
  • Integrated support for self-referencing hierarchies.
  • Create as many content types as you need.

content type configuration

  • Direct access to content from all content types, subject to security restrictions.
  • Add, view, update and delete content as required, subject to security restrictions.
  • Export content in comma-separated values (CSV) or Extensible Markup Language (XML) formats for use in third-party software or databases.
  • Search for content that matches specified text.

views and reports

  • Define new ways of accessing and reporting your information to accommodate different requirements.
  • Tree or grid presentation.
  • Create groups by dragging and dropping fields from your content types to make it easier to locate the information that you need.
  • Linked tabs provide efficient access to instances of related content types.
  • Accepts name, description, template, layout type, horizontal margins, number of columns, column spacing, and group indent margin for each report.

wizards

  • Automate common tasks using sequences of context-sensitive, predefined actions.
  • Inline or tabbed presentation.
  • Expanding library of actions.
  • Trigger automatically as required in response to changes to any content type, including addition of new content, viewing of content, updates to content, and/or deletion of content.

syndication

  • Automatic syndication (RSS) feeds allow visitors to subscribe to your site and be kept informed as new page content is published.
  • Create new feeds from content types. Accepts name, description, source content type, template for formatting items, template for URL to which each item is linked, name of field that contains reference date for each item, and whether authentication is required, for each new feed.

web services

  • Access your information from third-party software using XML Web Services.