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An overview of modules available to support interactive users and other Web 2.0 functionality for websites using Sitecore Content Management System (CMS)

An overview of modules available to support interactive users and other Web 2.0 functionality for websites using Sitecore Content Management System (CMS)

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  • 1. Creating Web 2.0 Sitecore Sites An Overview of Available Modules March 23, 2013 1
  • 2. Sitecore Enterprise Web CMS • Popular .NET Web Content Management System for mid-to-large organizations • Provides friendly tools for non-technical Content Authors and Marketers • Can be customized and extended to meet almost any conceivable business need 2
  • 3. Modules Add Functionality to Sitecore Sitecore Modules • Licensed by Sitecore • Supported by Sitecore Support Third Party Modules • Licensed by a Sitecore Partner • Supported by the Sitecore Partner Shared Source Modules • Can be downloaded for free from http://marketplace.sitecore.net • Supported by a Community Forum monitored by Sitecore 3
  • 4. Creating Blogs on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to five blogs Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows blogs from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites 4
  • 5. Blog Modules for Sitecore Sitecore Blog - 3rd party module from Codehouse Weblog - shared source module • Customized using CSS-based themes • Standard blog navigation tools • Authors notified when comments occur • Optional approval workflow for comments News Mover - shared source module • Organizes blog posts in a folder structure • Folders organized by year/month/date 5
  • 6. Using Micro-Blogs on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to five blogs or micro-blogs Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows micro-blogs from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Micro Blogging Tool - shared source • Twitter-style micro blogging • Supports anonymous posts as an option 6
  • 7. Creating Forums on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 10 discussion forums Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows forums from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites YAF Integration - shared source • Embeds YAF discussion forums in Sitecore layouts • Uses Sitecore users and groups 7
  • 8. Creating Polls on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 10 polls Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows polls from Telligent Community and Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Poll Module - shared source • Uses wizards to set up poll questions and answers Sitecore Quick Poll - 3rd party module from Codehouse 8
  • 9. Using Page Ratings on Sitecore Sites Review Module - shared source • Allows users to submit a review for a given page Page Rate - shared source • Visitors rate pages • Results displayed in a report Page Rating - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Visitors rate pages with one click 9
  • 10. Creating FAQs on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 10 FAQs Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows FAQs from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites 10
  • 11. Creating Wikis on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 2 Wikis Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows Wikis from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Wiki Module - shared source • Provides Wiki-styled editing and tags 11
  • 12. Creating Calendars on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 2 calendars Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows calendars from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Sitecore Calendar - Sitecore module • Provides read/write access to calendar events • Supports Day, Week, and Month views for events • Visitors can filter which events to display 12
  • 13. Creating Galleries on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports up to 2 file or media galleries Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows galleries from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Dynamic Flash for Marketers - shared source • Provides a customizable image rotator 13
  • 14. Creating Contests on Sitecore Sites Sitecore Contest - shared source module • Visitors can win prizes by answering questions • Answers displayed in a multiple choice format 14
  • 15. Creating Forms on Sitecore Sites Web Forms for Marketers (WFFM) - Sitecore module • Allows non-technical users to create simple forms • The forms structure is defined in the Content Tree • Records and reports user info provided in forms Sitecore Forms - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Can create many types of forms on Sitecore sites • Registration forms, order forms, questionnaires, contact forms 15
  • 16. Using Single Sign-On with Sitecore Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports single sign-on Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows single sign-on from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be used on Sitecore sites Sitecore Social Connected - Sitecore module • Visitors log in to Sitecore using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ • Content can be personalized from visitor's social profile 16
  • 17. Creating RSS Feeds on Sitecore Sites Sitecore - CMS product • Built-in support for creating RSS Feeds RSS Reader - shared source • Non-technical users can display content from other RSS feeds on their Sitecore site Sitecore RSS - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Sets up RSS feeds the same way as other items in Sitecore • Defines the content to be distributed by each feed 17
  • 18. Creating Tags on Sitecore Sites Sitecore - CMS product • Sitecore has built-in support for tagging content Weblog - shared source module • Supports tagging using Sitecore implementation Taxonomy - shared source • Classifies content by applying searchable tags LexisNexis Tagging - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Classifies content using LexisNexis Taxonomy • Helps make Sitecore content more findable on Google and other search engines 18
  • 19. Displaying Tag Clouds on Sitecore Sites Sitecore Tag Cloud - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Displays a tag cloud of links to tagged items • A list of pages containing the selected tag is displayed when visitors click a tag • Results are sorted in the priority set by the sitemap 19
  • 20. Using Social Sharing on Sitecore Sites Telligent Community - social community software product Social Starter Kit - Sitecore module • Telligent Community scaled to a single community • Supports Twitter following and Facebook friending Telligent Community Integration - shared source • Allows social sharing from Telligent Community or Social Starter Kit to be embedded in Sitecore sites Weblog - shared source module • Supports ShareThis, AddThis and other social sharing widgets 20
  • 21. Using Twitter on Sitecore Sites Sitecore Twitter - 3rd party module from Codehouse • Integrates your Sitecore site with Twitter • Suggests text for a tweet based on the item's title • Creates a short bit.ly URL to link to the post on your site 21
  • 22. Using Google Maps on Sitecore Sites Google Maps - shared source • Non-technical authors can add Google Maps to content items on the site • Locations, lines and polygons identify points of interest Sitecore Google Maps - 3rd party module from Codehouse • A section of Google Maps is shown on your website • Users can zoom and move around on the map 22
  • 23. Using Emails on Sitecore Sites Email Campaign Manager (ECM) - Sitecore module • Manage email campaigns from Sitecore ECM Segmentation Module - shared source • Users can segment email recipients by conditions Mail A Friend - shared source • Allows visitors to email information about your site to their friends 23
  • 24. In Summary • There are a number of factors to consider when adding Web 2.0 support to a Sitecore site • Start by determining your Web 2.0 needs • Consider Telligent if you need broad Web 2.0 features • Consider shared-source modules for simpler needs • Review modules on http://marketplace.sitecore.net 24
  • 25. Caveat Emptor There are many ways to manage Web 2.0 for Sitecore sites • Skilled developers can provide other solutions • Review your Web 2.0 needs with your Sitecore partner • Review proposed changes with all stakeholders • Implement new configurations on a test system first This presentation is intended to be academic • To enhance public knowledge of Web 2.0 issues • To promote a better understanding of Sitecore Web 2.0 Author cannot guarantee accuracy or fitness for your site • Author makes no representations or warranties • Author disclaims any liability if you act on this information 25
  • 26. More Topics from TIC All Sitecore-related SlideShares from TIC http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/presentations How to Assure Success for a New Sitecore Site (full slide deck) http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/creating-new-sitecore-sites-full Implementing Routine Sitecore Maintenance http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/sitecore-maintenance-tips Performance Tips for Sitecore Mobile Users http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/sitecore-mobile-performance-tips Sitecore 7 – New Features for Users http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/sitecore-7-new-features Sitecore Performance Tips for Visitor Engagement http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/sitecore-performance-tips Troubleshooting Sitecore Performance http://www.slideshare.net/cwnelson/troubleshooting-sitecore-performance 26
  • 27. The Inside Corner, Inc. • The Inside Corner, Inc. (TIC) is owned by Craig Nelson • TIC is a Sitecore partner & web consultancy • A U.S. point of contact for teams of Sitecore specialists • We create new Sitecore sites & enhance existing ones 27
  • 28. Primary Developer - Craig Nelson • Sitecore Specialist certified for Sitecore 7 • 10 years of system administration experience • 10 years as a Microsoft Certified Trainer • 5 years of ASP.NET web development experience • 4 years of Sitecore development experience • 3 years as a Sitecore technical instructor • Sitecore architecture & configuration expert • Performance & SEO optimization specialist • Workflow configuration specialist 28
  • 29. Get Help with your Sitecore Site Follow TIC on LinkedIn • http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-inside-corner-inc. Add TIC to your Circles on Google Plus • http://google.com/+Theinsidecorner Follow TIC on Twitter • https://twitter.com/TheInsideCorner Contact Craig Directly • Craig Nelson - Certified 7.0 Developer and Sitecore Partner • cwnelson[at]ticdevs.com • Mobile - 707.319.7446 Visit the TIC website • http://ticdevs.com 29
  • 30. Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation on Creating Web 2.0 Sitecore Sites Please share with others and add a comment if you think it is useful Thanks! March 23, 2013 30