take control of your web site and unleash it's potential
content management system (cms)
publish your regular pages, blogs, news, product catalogue, image galleries etc. through your easy to use content management system.
your content is stored in a database (mysql) and is presented on your web site in conjunction with your design templates.
web site navigation
the cms supports 3 tiers of navigation: top-level (persistent navigation), second level (optional), content (dynamic navigation).
in-page navigation is also provided for by using contextual links.
your web pages
general pages, blogs and news articles
page title is used for the published page title (e.g. this page title @ company name), is the main heading (h1) and forms part of the page url e.g. http://www.yoursite.com/news/10/this-page-title/ (if apache mod_rewrite module installed).
the importance of the page title and your choice of wording cannot be overstated. see: be found.
body copy is the main textual content of your page. type or paste your text as you wish it to be presented. modify/format your text without any html know-how. headings, lists, tables etc. can easily be inserted.
contextual images can be added by simply selecting your choice of master images from your uploaded image library.
input the required dimensions of the published image (if different from your default settings) and position by placing the tag into your body copy. note: if the published image has a different aspect ratio from the original, the new image can be either stretched or cropped.
links to other websites and their pages can be added by typing or pasting the url (http://..) into your copy, you will be then prompted for the replacement text (anchor text, hypertext).
links to your own pages can be added by simply selecting the required page from the link selector drop-down.
the link selector also includes labelled sections of the current page to provide for in-page navigation.
by default links to external websites open in a new window/tab, whilst links to your own site open in the current window/tab, however you can change this behaviour in your settings.
page summary is used to present site search results. it is also used by search engines to describe your page (meta tag description).
page status can be set to "active", "pending" or "archived". active pages are visible on your website, whilst pending pages are previewed through the cms. archived pages, typically blog content and news articles, are moved to the respective archive section of your website.
product catalogue presents your product range in an organised manner. the product catalogue forms part of your online shop, but can be used independently of a shop. full details can be found at: sell online.
image galleries are always popular with your website visitors. each image gallery contains a set of images selected from your master image library. the images are presented as a series of thumbnails at a size of your choosing. clicking a thumbnail image opens the full image in an ajax lightbox (modal window).
directories organise your links to other websites by category and sub-category. directory entries are arranged within their category in accordance to your ranking. see: be found.
headline news summarises your latest news articles on your home page as a panel or a news ticker. it also provides a rss news feed (rss 2.0 feed).
events calendar allows you to present your events in a format that compliments your web site design. the event title can link to a page that describes the event in full.
dealership / store locator allows customers to find your services in their area. the example below uses football grounds.
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site search - pages created and modified through the cms are automatically indexed. the site search (featured on all your web pages) arranges the search results within their categories in order of their relevance (most matches) to the search terms.
keywords used by visitors through your site search are recorded. these are available to the seo functions and for your own analysis.
custom scripts (google analytics etc.) can be seamlessly deployed in your web pages through the cms.
more - trouthead have developed a huge library of web-based applications (too many to list here) and we are always happy to develop something new, so please contact us with your requirements.