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Kentico CMS Overview

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Overview of Kentico CMS by Daren Hawes.

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  • 1.
    • http://www.kentico.com
    • htt p://www.webdesignmagic.com.au Phone: 1300 308 210
  • 2. Kentico CMS Major Clients
  • 3. Kentico CMS Overview I
  • 4. Kentico CMS Overview II
    • Out-of-the-box solution for:
      • Corporate web sites
      • On-line stores
      • Community sites
      • Intranets
      • Extranets
    • Built on the Microsoft .NET platform
    • Main benefits
      • All-in-one solution for your Web site
      • High value for a reasonable price
      • SEO friendly
      • Manage multiple sites from one place
  • 5. The most important features
    • On-line forms (BizForms)
    • On-line users
    • PayPal support
    • Personalized content
    • Personalized editor
    • Polls
    • Portal engine
    • Preview before publish
    • Recycle Bin
    • Report Abuse
    • Reporting
    • Re-use content on several pages
    • Roles and Users
    • RSS feeds
    • SEO
    • Scheduled Tasks
    • Spell-checker
    • Starter Sites
    • Taxonomy - Categories, Tagging
    • Time-zones support
    • URL aliases
    • User contributions
    • User management
    • User registration and secured pages
    • Web analytics
    • Web farm support
    • Widgets
    • Windows authentication
    • Windows Live ID authentication
    • Workflow
    • WYSIWYG, browser-based editing
    • XHTML, CSS layouts, W3C WAI
    • Youtube integration
    • 200 built-in web parts
    • Active Directory integration
    • AJAX support
    • Approving documents
    • Authorize.NET
    • Avatars
    • Bad words
    • Badges
    • Banned IP addresses
    • Blogs
    • Booking System
    • Branding
    • Complete documentation of the CMS
    • Content and object staging
    • Content locking (check-in/check-out)
    • Content Rating
    • Content/design separation
    • Controls caching
    • Custom document types
    • Custom document types with
    • Custom event handlers
    • Custom fields
    • Custom tables
    • Custom web parts in C# and VB.NET
    • Customizable Menu
    • Customizable page templates
    • Customizable permissions
    • Customizable settings
    • Deployment on shared hosting
    • Document-level permissions
    • Drag-drop development
    • Dynamic site map
    • Easy deployment
    • E-commerce (on-line store)
    • E-mail queue
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Log
    • Export/import web sites or selected
    • Flexible content hierarchy
    • Flexible navigation
    • Forms authentication
    • Forums
    • Friendly (smart) URLs
    • Friends
    • Full source code
    • Full-text search
    • Fully customizable
    • Geo mapping (Google Maps)
    • Google sitemap
    • Groups
    • IE 6.0, IE 7.0 FireFox 1.0.5+, Mozilla 7.1+, Netscape 7.1+, Opera 7.52+ support
    • Image gallery
    • Incremental deployment of site changes
    • installation and database
    • Integration with custom user and role database, external authentication
    • Linked documents
    • Management and publishing of
    • Media library
    • Memory management
    • Message boards
    • Messaging
    • Multiple languages
    • Multiple sites using single code
    • Newsletters
    • Notifications
  • 6. Editing
  • 7. Editing Features II
    • WYSIWYG editor similar to Microsoft Word
    • Workflow, versioning and rollback
    • Multiple languages
    • Multiple sites
    • Upload files, images, video, music
    • Built-in browser-based image editor for resizing, cropping, rotating and converting images
    • Taxonomy (tree hierarchy, categories, tags)
  • 8. Editing – WYSIWYG editor
  • 9. Full-text Search
  • 10. Modules
      • BizForms (on-line forms)
      • Newsletters
      • Image gallery
      • E-commerce (on-line store)
      • Forums
      • Blogs
      • Polls
      • Event Calendar
      • Booking system
      • Private Messaging
      • Geo Mapping (Google, Bing, Yahoo maps integration)
      • Web Analytics
      • User Contributions (Wiki)
    • Reporting
    • Content and Object Staging
    • Web Farm Support
    • Message Boards
    • Groups
    • Friends
    • Message Boards
    • Content Rating
    • Taxonomy (Tags and Categories)
    • Media Library
  • 11. BizForms (On-line Forms)
    • Create on-line forms without programming
    • Publish forms on the web site
    • Capture data from web site visitors
    • Review data and export them to Excel
    • Send data to specified e-mail
    • Flexible form options:
      • custom layout
      • wide variety of fields (textbox, checkbox, drop-down list, ...)
      • custom field types
  • 12. BizForms (On-line Forms)
  • 13. Newsletters
    • You can manage multiple e-mail newsletters
    • Subscribers subscribe to one or more newsletters (mailing list)
    • You can author new newsletter issues based on templates created by web designer
    • Personalization – Dear John,...
    • Scheduling – send newsletter on Tuesday morning
    • The subscribers can subscribe on the web and unsubscribe using the link in the newsletter e-mail
    • Automatic newsletters – send out specified page to subscribers on a regular basis.
  • 14. Newsletters – Editing
  • 15. Newsletters – E-mail
  • 16. Image Gallery
    • You can quickly publish an on-line gallery of images
    • The thumbnails are generated automatically, you do not need to resize them manually
    • Bulk import of images
    • You can rename the images and add descriptions
  • 17. Image Gallery
  • 18. E-commerce I
    • Sell products on-line
    • Shopping cart and checkout process
    • Custom product fields
    • Configurable shipping options
    • Configurable payment methods
    • Configurable taxes for every country/state
    • Discount coupons
    • Discount levels for partners
    • Volume discounts
    • Multiple currencies
    • Wish list
    • Inventory status
    • Reports
  • 19. E-commerce II
    • Support for integration with existing systems
    • Product options/product configuration
    • Customer credit (e.g. customer loyalty points)
    • Built-in gateways for credit card payments:
      • PayPal
      • Authorize.NET
    • You can also customize the behavior using custom providers like:
      • Custom product provider that allows you to use your existing product database
      • Custom shipping calculator
      • Custom tax calculator
      • Custom invoice generator
      • and others.
  • 20. E-commerce - Products
  • 21. E-commerce - Cart
  • 22. E-commerce – Orders
  • 23. Taxonomy
    • 3 ways how to categorize and organize content:
      • Tree hierarchy of repository with document links that enable placing single document at multiple places (categories)
      • Tagging and tag clouds
      • Categories (additional system of categories)
  • 24. Taxonomy
  • 25. Event Calendar
    • Display events, news, articles or any other content in a calendar format
    • Optionally combine with event registration in the Booking system module.
  • 26. Event Calendar
  • 27. Booking System
    • Manage bookings for on-line or off-line events, such as community meetings or webinars
    • Limit the capacity of the event
    • Manage the registered attendees
    • Send e-mails with event updates to all attendees
    • Export event information to Outlook
  • 28. Booking System
  • 29. Geo Mapping
    • Display content on the map – e.g.:
      • office locations
      • stores
      • partners
      • real estates
      • points of interest in the city
    • Uses Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps
  • 30. Geo Mapping
  • 31. User Contributions (Wiki)
    • Enable visitors to create content on your web site without access the administration interface
    • Typical scenarios:
      • Community sites – members share knowledge
      • Partner directory – partners manage their profiles
      • Local business directory – business owners manage the profiles of their companies
    • Flexible security model:
      • Any visitor
      • Only site members
      • Only document owners
      • Only users with appropriate permissions
  • 32. User Contributions (Wiki)
  • 33. Web analytics
    • Track visitors, on-line campaigns and conversions:
      • Visits
      • Page views
      • Most visited pages
      • Referring web sites
      • File downloads
      • Countries
      • Campaigns
      • Conversions (orders, registrations, newsletter subscriptions, etc.)
  • 34. Web analytics
  • 35. Reporting
    • Create reports from data stored in the Kentico CMS database
    • Examples:
      • Created/modified documents
      • Site member reports
      • Sales
    • Customizable layout of the reports
    • You can use:
      • bar chart
      • pie chart
      • table
      • value
    • Create custom filters
    • Print or save reports
  • 36. Reporting
  • 37. Reporting
  • 38. Content and Object Staging
    • Synchronize development, testing and live web sites
    • Create and test content, design and functionality on the staging (development/QA) server and then publish it on the live server over a secured web service
    • With staging, the document life cycle looks like this:
      • Document is created
      • Document is approved in the workflow process
      • Document is published on the staging server
      • Review and approval by site manager -> synchronization
      • Document is published on the live server
  • 39. Content and Object Staging
  • 40. Security
    • Granular security model:
      • Users
      • Roles
      • Module permissions
      • Content permissions – all content/site section/single document
    • Secured site areas for site members
    • Personalized content (e.g. for “clients”, “silver partners” and “gold partners”)
    • SSL (HTTPS) can be configured for chosen site sections or pages
    • Secured against SQL injection attacks and cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgery (XSRF)
  • 41. Security
  • 42. External Authentication
    • Kentico CMS contains fully customizable authentication system
    • Kentico CMS supports out-of-the-box integration with:
      • Live ID
      • Open ID
      • FaceBook Connect
  • 43. Performance
    • Kentico CMS can be used for web sites with large number of visitors and large number of documents – e.g.:
      • www.gibson.com
      • www.ireland.ie
      • www.medibank.com.au
      • www.yachtbooker.com
    • Flexible caching options:
      • single web part caching
      • CMS content caching
      • full page caching
      • image caching
    • Support for web farms
    • Support for SQL Replications
  • 44. Development
    • Browser-based development without programming (for web designers)
    • You can also create ASPX page templates in Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 with your own code
    • Support for .NET 2.0/3.5 and 4.0
    • Easily extensible with your own:
      • user controls (ASCX)
      • web parts (ASCX)
      • server controls
      • modules
      • event handlers
      • providers
    • Easily integrate data from external systems
  • 45. Web parts
  • 46. ASPX Page Templates
    • Standard ASP.NET (.ASPX) pages
    • Editable in Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010
    • You can add any custom code and controls to the page template
    • Support for ASP.NET master pages (.master)
    • Add any custom controls and code in C# or VB.NET
  • 47. ASPX Page Templates
  • 48. Social Networking Features I
    • Kentico CMS provides a complete and flexible framework for social networks and on-line communities
    • Why on-line communities?
      • Engage customers and increase their loyalty
      • Start more personal and open communication
      • Present and test new ideas
      • Get feedback from clients
      • Identify and eliminate sources of negative PR early
      • Market research, polls and focus groups
      • Decrease support costs – let customers help each other
  • 49. Social Networking Features II
    • Available features
      • User registration and management
      • Forums
      • Blogs
      • Message Boards
      • Groups
      • Friends
      • Polls
      • Private messaging
      • Media Libraries
      • Ready-to-use Community Starter Site
      • Community points and user badges
      • Integration with LiveID, OpenID and FaceBook Connect
  • 50. Forums I
    • Create on-line communities
    • Main features:
      • Moderation
      • Access rights for posting (anonymous/registered/chosen roles)
      • E-mail subscriptions
      • Full-text search
      • WYSIWYG editing (optional)
      • Signatures and user images (avatars)
      • Threaded/flat/tree view modes
  • 51. Forums II
    • Main features - continued :
      • CAPTCHA verification (optional)
      • Document-related forums (e.g. article comments)
      • Lock forum
      • Post attachments
      • BB-editor text formatting
      • Inserting images
      • Quoting
      • Question & Answers mode – Mark post as answer
  • 52. Forums
  • 53. Blogs
    • Any number of blogs authored
    • Each blog authored by one of more people (enterprise blogging)
    • Integrates with standard content management and security features (workflow, friendly URLs, search, etc.)
    • Tagging, tag cloud and categories
    • Moderated comments
    • RSS feeds
    • Fully customizable design
    • Rating
    • Trackbacks and Pings
  • 54. Blogs
  • 55. Message Boards
    • Flat list of messages from users
    • Customizable permissions (anybody can post/only registered members/only chosen roles)
    • E-mail subscriptions
    • Moderation (optional)
    • Can be used for article or product comments
  • 56. Message Boards
  • 57. Groups
    • Create groups of members who share similar interests – such as users of some product or fans of some music band
    • Groups can share ideas and create content:
      • Message boards
      • Forums
      • Pages (Wiki)
      • Polls
      • Media libraries for sharing pictures and videos
  • 58. Groups
  • 59. Friends
    • Build personal or professional social networks
  • 60. Polls
    • Get visitor opinions and feedback
    • Any number of answers
    • Single-choice or multiple-choice voting
    • Choose who can vote (anonymous/registered/chosen roles)
  • 61. Polls
  • 62. Private Messaging
    • Enable site members to send private messages to other members.
    • Useful for community sites.
    • Inbox/outbox/contact list/blocked users
  • 63. Media Libraries
    • Create media libraries and upload documents, images, music or video
    • Support for user-created content – visitors can upload their own content
  • 64. Media Libraries
  • 65. Widgets
    • Allows the editor / group administrator / site visitor to personalize specific parts of the page
    • Every Web part can be set as the Widget
    • There are separate groups of Widgets for
      • Group administrators
      • Content editors
      • Web site visitors
  • 66. Widgets
  • 67. UI Personalization
    • Customization of available features for Administration tools and WYSIWYG Editor per given role
    • The administrator can enable different features for each role
      • E.g. web designers will have available only web-design based features
      • Authorized users can access only My Desk etc.
  • 68. UI Personalization
  • 69. SharePoint integration
    • Kentico CMS Connector for the WSS/MOSS shows on public web from the SharePoint
      • Lists
      • Files
      • Document libraries
      • Picture libraries
  • 70. Mobile devices support
    • Kentico CMS allows to create websites optimized for mobile devices
    • The mobile websites can use formatting and navigation optimized for smaller screens and less capable mobile browsers.
    • They can also re-use existing content from your main website so you don't have to copy it and keep it updated manually.
    • When the CMS recognizes a mobile device, it can automatically redirect the visitor to the optimized mobile site.
  • 71. Mobile part of the website
  • 72. RSS/ATOM/XML Syndication
    • Kentico CMS supports RSS/ATOM/XML syndication for any content stored on the website
  • 73. Hosting
    • Kentico CMS is running in:
      • Shared Hosting
      • Medium trust
      • Mosso Cloud hosting
      • Preparing for the Windows Azure platform
      • Special Cloud hosting licensing
  • 74. Licensing
    • 1 Web Site (single web site)
    • 1 Server (unlimited web sites for a single organization on a single machine)
    • Editions:
      • Free Edition (available for the commercial usage)
      • Base license (features based on selected additional packages)
        • E-commerce package
        • Social networking package
        • Advanced package
      • Ultimate license includes all packages
    • Source Code available for the Ultimate license
    • Feature matrix available at http://www.kentico.com/cms-asp-net-features/Feature-Matrix.aspx
  • 75. Maintenance
    • Each license contains 1-year maintenance
      • Support
      • New Kentico CMS releases
      • 7 days bug fixing policy
    • Each license contains unlimited developer, testing and stage server licenses
    • Available paid Consulting services and Remote Assitance
  • 76. System Requirements
    • Server:
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2008R2, Windows XP, Windows Vista Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate or Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit)
      • Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 and higher
      • Microsoft IIS Server 5.0/6.0/7.0
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 (including Express Editions)
    • Client (for editors):
      • Internet Explorer 7.0/8.0
      • FireFox 3.5
      • Safari 4.0 or FireFox 3.5 on Mac OS
    • Client (for visitors):
      • Generally any browser, depends on the used web parts, all major browsers supported (IE, FF, Safari, Opera)
    • Developers
      • Visual Studio Professional 2005/2008/2010 or Visual Web Developer 2005/2008/2010 Express Edition (if you need to write your own code)
  • 77. About Kentico Software
    • Founded in 2004 in the Czech Republic (European Union)
    • U.S. office since 2008
    • Privately held, no external funding
    • Named fastest growing Czech young company in 2008/2009 by Deloitte
    • Focused only on Kentico CMS
    • 1700+ clients in 83 countries
    • Kentico Solutions Partner network – over 700 active partners
    • More than 40 00 web sites running on Kentico CMS, clients include:
      • Microsoft
      • Mazda
      • Gibson Musical Instruments
      • Bayer
      • ESPN
      • CTV
      • Vodafone
    • More at http://www.kentico.com/Showcase.aspx