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Web Application Developers Guide (Article)
-- Web Application Developers Guide -- -- Abstract -- This document describes how to develop web applications within the ExSite framework, how to port traditional web applications to the ExSite framework,... (posted 11:18 AM, July 16, 2010)

Glossary of Terms (Article)
ExSite documentation and code makes regular use of the terms that are defined below. Access A user's access level determines the general level of access they have to the ExSite system. It is normally... (posted 1:17 PM, October 1, 2009)

URI.pm (Article)
Handling URIs/URLs (posted 3:30 PM, July 12, 2009)

Tree.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Tree * Tree Contruction * Querying the tree * Tree Transforms * Example -- ExSite::Tree -- ExSite::Tree is a generic tool for managing heirarchical tree structures... (posted 3:29 PM, July 12, 2009)

Time.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Time * Usage * Validation * Adjusting Times * Displaying Times * Comparing Times -- ExSite::Time -- Utilities for handling dates and times in... (posted 3:28 PM, July 12, 2009)

Store.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Store * Storage Keys * Storage Lifetime * Garbage Collection * Notification Callbacks * Implementation * Store Configuration * Special Methods... (posted 3:27 PM, July 12, 2009)

Session.pm (Article)
* ExSite Session Management * Session Key * Session Lifetime * Fetching and Saving Session Data * Enabling Session Management * Inspecting Session Contents -- ExSite... (posted 3:26 PM, July 12, 2009)

RSS.pm (Article)
* RSS.pm * Usage: -- RSS.pm -- All-purpose simple RSS feed generator. -- Usage: -- Create the feed (the channel descriptors are accepted without validation, so you must ensure they... (posted 3:24 PM, July 12, 2009)

ReportBuilder.pm (Article)
* ReportBuilder * Input * Output * Dynamic Reports -- ReportBuilder -- This is a utility for building tabulated reports. It is content-agnostic, and simply handles the formatting... (posted 3:23 PM, July 12, 2009)

ObjectList.pm (Article)
* ExSite::ObjectList * Define an ObjectList * new(%opt) * load($match) * List Contents and Data * count() * index($i) * select($i) * reset() * setlist(@list)... (posted 3:22 PM, July 12, 2009)

Object.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Object * Attributes * Methods * new(%opt) * setup($type,$id) * type() * id($id) * name() * ok() * key() * get($attr) * getdata($key)... (posted 3:21 PM, July 12, 2009)

ML.pm (Article)
* ML - markup language generator * Document Handling * new(%opt) * Write() * Print(), PrintWithHeader() * Doc($text) * Append($text) * Prepend($text)... (posted 3:18 PM, July 12, 2009)

Misc.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Misc - miscellaneous utility functions needed by ExSite:: * Hash Encoding Tools * Datahash Array Conversion Functions: * Text Encoding/Decoding Functions * General Text-Processing... (posted 3:17 PM, July 12, 2009)

Input.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Input - tools for reading http inputs * Reading POST and GET data * query() * post() * query_or_post() * post_or_query() * combine() * Other... (posted 3:14 PM, July 12, 2009)

HTML.pm (Article)
* ExSite::HTML * HTML methods and templates * Boxes * Popups * Other HTML Constructions -- ExSite::HTML -- -- HTML methods and templates -- This package contains routines... (posted 3:12 PM, July 12, 2009)

FormBuilder.pm (Article)
* FormBuilder * Usage * Input Parameters * Input tag attributes * Input field flags * Other modifiers * Form Presets * Validation * Custom... (posted 3:10 PM, July 12, 2009)

Crypt.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Crypt - ExSite crypto driver * Usage * Strong or Fast? * Automatic Encrpytion * Key Security -- ExSite::Crypt - ExSite crypto driver -- The Crypt class encrypts/decrypts... (posted 3:05 PM, July 12, 2009)

Cookie.pm (Article)
* ExSite Cookie Management * Cookie Scope * Long-Duration Cookies * Internals -- ExSite Cookie Management -- ExSite::Cookie manages your cookie jar, which is a hash (%cookie)... (posted 3:04 PM, July 12, 2009)

Cache.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Cache * Cache Persistence * Invalidating Cached Items * Cache Keys * Primary Cache Keys -- ExSite::Cache -- ExSite::Cache is a generic cache tool for... (posted 2:51 PM, July 12, 2009)

Base.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Base - ExSite Base class * new(%opt) * initialize_object() * get($attribute) * set($attribute,$value) * unset($attribute) * Handlers * handler($name,$handler_code)... (posted 2:47 PM, July 12, 2009)

Config.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Config - ExSite configuration and initialization * Usage: * Configuration Management * Setup and Configuration Routines * server_autoconf() * read_exsite_conf()... (posted 2:37 PM, July 12, 2009)

Form.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Form - ExSite form management tools * Form Processing * get_data() - fetch raw input * get_action() - what are we supposed to do with this data? * do() - perform the requested... (posted 2:36 PM, July 12, 2009)

Report.pm (Article)
* ExSite::Report - general purpose tools for displaying database data * Obtaining Meta-data for Tables * primary_column() - select the primary display column(s) * title() -... (posted 2:33 PM, July 12, 2009)

DB.pm (Article)
* ExSite::DB - generic database driver wrapper for ExSite * new(%options) - DB constructor * Retrieving Data * fetch(), fetch_key() - fetch a record by its primary key ... (posted 2:32 PM, July 12, 2009)

SQL.pm (Article)
* ExSite::SQL - generic SQL database driver for ExSite * new(%options) : SQL driver constructor * get_tables() : return a list of tables in the database * dbget_columns($table) : return... (posted 2:30 PM, July 12, 2009)

Data Persistence (Article)
Because HTTP is a stateless protocol, the normal behaviour of websites is to forget everything about a visitor after a page has been served. If we are to remember things about a visitor on subsequent... (posted 1:54 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)

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)

Security Issues (Article)
We are often asked, "Is ExSite secure? Can hackers break in?" It is normal for people to want to know that their website and data are secure from theft or vandalism, but the subject of security is ... (posted 7:46 PM, November 14, 2008)

Introduction to the ExSite Kernel (Article)
The ExSite kernel consists of the libraries that perform the core services of ExSite. These services include: * interacting with database(s) * user authentication and security * web page generation... (posted 5:56 PM, August 7, 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)

Doctypes (Article)
Every web page can optionally declare its DOCTYPE using a special tag at the start of the document. This is not required, but without a DOCTYPE, the browser uses a special mode ("quirks" mode) whose... (posted 3:23 PM, July 18, 2008)

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

Extranets and Member-only Areas (Article)
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... (posted 5:46 PM, February 20, 2008)

AJAX with ExSite (Article)
AJAX stands for Asynchronous Javascript And XML, which has become a bit of a misnomer. The term is generally used to refer to the technique of loading some content after the main page is loaded, using... (posted 1:39 PM, September 24, 2007)

Handling plain text files (Article)
You can place plain text files into your regular web page directory (such as a robots.txt file), and edit and manage the contents of these files using the Website Manager CMS tools. A few special configurations... (posted 5:03 PM, August 29, 2007)

Captchas (Article)
Captchas are small puzzles you have to perform to prove to a website that you are not an automated program. The word stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart".... (posted 3:45 PM, August 3, 2007)

Debugging & Profiling (Article)
-- Basic Debugging -- Standard perl debugging tools work with ExSite. In particular, we recommend using the build-in Perl debugger, and the Perl profiling tools, to help you solve difficult bugs. ExSite... (posted 5:22 PM, July 27, 2007)

Search System (Article)
ExSite comes with a built-in Search framework that provides simple but flexible searching capabilities. It allows plug-ins to hook into the search system and provide their own content for searching.... (posted 5:09 PM, July 27, 2007)

Example Plug-ins (Article)
-- Example 1 -- This first example is ExSite's equivalent of "Hello World". It inherits from BaseDCD, which allows us to skip over many of the basic DCD methods in our class. package Modules::HelloWorld;... (posted 5:07 PM, July 27, 2007)

Programming Best Practices (Article)
The following suggestions will produce ExSite DCDs that are interoperable, extensible, and which make fullest use of the ExSite framework. use Modules::BaseDCD The BaseDCD module provides important... (posted 5:04 PM, July 27, 2007)

Advanced Web Application Programming (Article)
Most DCDs will have many additional methods and routines; the read(), write(), and ioctl() methods are simply the ones that ExSite uses to interface to the DCD. In some cases, you may need to split... (posted 5:02 PM, July 27, 2007)

Introduction to Web Application Programming (Article)
An ExSite Web Application has the usual features associated with web applications, most importantly 2-way interactivity with the web site user, in which data is taken in, and dynamic web pages generated... (posted 5:01 PM, July 27, 2007)

The ExSite Content Model (Article)
This document describes how content is organized in the ExSite content management framework. This information is helpful for understanding how sites and pages are assembled and organized by ExSite Webware.... (posted 4:51 PM, July 27, 2007)

Advanced Installation Guide (Article)
-- System Requirements -- ExSite has been installed and run successfully on Linux and OS X, but it should work on most Unix-y webserving environments. One of our developers even had it running under... (posted 4:48 PM, July 27, 2007)

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)

How ExSite Creates Web Pages (Article)
This document describes, in moderate technical detail, how ExSite constructs web pages for display on client browsers. It is intended as a primer for technically-oriented graphic designers who will... (posted 7:55 PM, July 25, 2007)

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Graphic design

Template Tutorial (Article)
This article is a step-by-step introduction to creating web page templates in ExSite. -- 1. Create an HTML version of your web page design -- You can create your mock-up using any web design tools you... (posted 2:01 PM, September 17, 2010)

Menus (Article)
-- ExSite Manual - Menus -- This document describes the different techniques for managing site menus in the ExSite CMS. -- Contents -- * Dynamic Context-sensitive Menus * Horizontal Menu Bars using... (posted 11:13 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 a Survey to your website (Article)
(posted 3:00 PM, November 13, 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Advanced Templating Concepts (Article)
-- Analyzing Page Structure -- Your page structure consists of numerous different elements that can be managed separately. Some are obviously separate, such as images and stylesheets, while others are... (posted 2:15 AM, July 26, 2007)

Creating Templates (Article)
-- Templating Basics -- A template is a model page, which defines how the content of real pages should be laid out, decorated (enhanced with colors and graphics), and typographically styled. A template... (posted 1:53 AM, July 26, 2007)

Graphic Design Best Practices (Article)
-- Page Structure -- A page is typically broken into several regions, each holding a block of content that is independent of the others. For example, a common page structure uses a 3-column layout,... (posted 1:26 AM, July 26, 2007)

Templating Best Practices (Article)
HTML and CSS can be combined in a myriad of ways. Some of these will be friendly to ExSite's CMS assumptions, and others will make content management difficult or inconsistent. This document guides ... (posted 12:46 AM, July 26, 2007)

How ExSite Creates Web Pages (Article)
This document describes, in moderate technical detail, how ExSite constructs web pages for display on client browsers. It is intended as a primer for technically-oriented graphic designers who will... (posted 7:55 PM, July 25, 2007)

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IT

System Requirements (Article)
ExSite runs best on a LAMP server: * Webserver that supports CGI (Apache 2 recommended) * database (MySQL 3.23 or higher, 5.1 recommended - need not be on same server) * Perl 5 (5.6 or higher, 5.1... (posted 1:50 PM, May 28, 2012)

Glossary of Terms (Article)
ExSite documentation and code makes regular use of the terms that are defined below. Access A user's access level determines the general level of access they have to the ExSite system. It is normally... (posted 1:17 PM, October 1, 2009)

Session Management (Article)
Session Management gives the developer a tool for maintaining state or caching useful user-specific data across different page requests. It is an optional feature of ExSite Webware. Session data is... (posted 3:12 PM, July 10, 2009)

Setting up a secure website with SSL (Article)
It is easy to run ExSite on a secure server. This document explains some of the setup issues you may need to understand. (It only covers configuration of ExSite; you will need to consult other documentation... (posted 5:21 PM, January 2, 2009)

Data Persistence (Article)
Because HTTP is a stateless protocol, the normal behaviour of websites is to forget everything about a visitor after a page has been served. If we are to remember things about a visitor on subsequent... (posted 1:54 PM, December 24, 2008)

Security Issues (Article)
We are often asked, "Is ExSite secure? Can hackers break in?" It is normal for people to want to know that their website and data are secure from theft or vandalism, but the subject of security is ... (posted 7:46 PM, November 14, 2008)

Kill Switches (Article)
A kill switch is a fast and convenient way to turn a system off.  Web site kill switches serve to turn off all software processes that drive the website, so that site traffic no longer causes web applications... (posted 5:48 PM, November 10, 2008)

Quick Installation Guide (Article)
This document describes how to quickly install ExSite Webware on a webserver in a conventional configuration. It takes only a few minutes. There are other ways to set up ExSite, but they will involve... (posted 12:21 PM, June 13, 2008)

Advanced Installation Guide (Article)
-- System Requirements -- ExSite has been installed and run successfully on Linux and OS X, but it should work on most Unix-y webserving environments. One of our developers even had it running under... (posted 4:48 PM, July 27, 2007)

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Website administration

Billing Adjustments (Article)
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 fees * sales/promotions... (posted 1:17 PM, January 4, 2012)

Web Forms (Article)
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 * questionnaires... (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)
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: * If the user is... (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 Manager (Article)
-- Introduction -- The ExSite™ Event Manager assists you in promoting and managing your event online. You can configure an online system to accept registrations, set up a website to promote your events,... (posted 2:02 PM, November 16, 2009)

Membership Module (Article)
-- MEMBERSHIP STATUS DEFINITIONS -- * Active* - a member that is in good standing (paid in full). This member can login to the members-only area and shows up in the Member Directory. * Comp* - life... (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)
The Payments module provides a general-purpose interface to your accounting system. It tracks your accounts (customers), receivables (invoices), and payments (both e-commerce and off-line). -- Terms... (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)
-- Introduction -- The Zine Module is an application for creating and managing (e-)Zines. A Zine is simply a collection of articles, and an article is a piece of text with a certain set of attributes,... (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)
Introduction 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 contain... (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)
-- Introduction -- 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)

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