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    TERMINALFOUR t44u 2008 - Raewyn McKenna - Hidden Goodies in Site Manager TERMINALFOUR t44u 2008 - Raewyn McKenna - Hidden Goodies in Site Manager Presentation Transcript

    • Goodies hidden in Site Manager Raewyn McKenna, Project Coordinator TERMINALFOUR User & Partner Conference 2008
    • What you are going to see
      • Goodies distributed with the product but not obviously there!
      • Requires product knowledge
      • All information is on the Extranet
    • Transfer Manager – transfer from your CMS to web server
      • Transfer published files via ftp, ftps or scp
      • Only transfer files that have changed
      • Clean-up option
      • NEW FEATURE: Schedule Transfers
    • Media Loader: HUGE time saver
      • Bulk upload files to the media library
      • COMING SOON: Upload files directly from your desktop
    • Google Site Map Generator
      • Generate an XML Google Site Map
      • Increase your Search Engine Ratings
    • Incorporate content from other sources: Import URL
      • Import an entire page into a Site Manager published page
      • "Server Side Include"
      • Insert into template formatting
      • <t4 type=&quot;import-url&quot; url=&quot;http://www.terminalfour.com&quot; />
      • <t4 type=&quot;import-url&quot; element=&quot;External Link&quot; />
    • Incorporate content from other sources: Web Object
      • Imports a page and follows links & images
      • Example: Staff details held in external database.
      • Staff listings by school eg. http://www.mysite.com/staff?school=biology or http://www.mysite.com/staff?school=archaeology
      • Template element called ‘school’ to enter the school code (biology/archaeology)
      • Insert into template formatting
        • <t4
        • type=&quot;web-obj&quot;
        • method=&quot;http&quot;
        • start-url=“http://www.mysite.com/staff?school=$template.school$&quot;
        • link-match=&quot;http://www.mysite.com/staff&quot;
        • link-match-import-method=&quot;subsection&quot;
        • parse-body=&quot;true&quot;
        • />
    • Custom Navigation Objects: CSS Selector
      • Select different CSS files for different branches of your site
    • Custom Navigation Objects: CSS Selector Same Style Different CSS
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Related Content
      • Find content from a specific section or a child section with a specific name
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Related Content
      • Find content from a specific section or a child section with a specific name
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Related Content 1
      • Find content within the current section
      • Example: Download docs grouped
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Related Content 1
      • Find content within the current section
      • Example 1: Content template for right hand column content
      • Example 2: Download docs grouped
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Related Content Branch
      • Find content from a child section with a specific name, but continue up the hierarchy if no child is found
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Related Content Branch
      • Find content from a child section with a specific name, but continue up the hierarchy if no child is found
      • Example: Contact Details for a branch of the site
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Section Meta Info
      • Display meta data without surrounding meta tags
      • Example: <meta name= &quot;DC.description&quot; content=&quot; Easy to use Enterprise CMS &quot; />
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Section Meta Info
      • Display meta data without surrounding meta tags
      • Example: <meta name= &quot;DC.description&quot; content=&quot; Easy to use Enterprise CMS &quot; />
      • Example: Last Modified Date
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Top Content
      • Output recent, upcoming or recently modified content in a specific template, found in the full channel, branch or particular section
      • Examples: News, Events, FAQs
    • Custom Navigation Objects: Top Content
      • Output recent, upcoming or recently modified content in a specific template, found in the full channel, branch or particular section
      • Examples: News, Events, FAQs
    • Find the Content / Section ID
      • For use in analytics or custom applications
      • Output the current content ID using t4 tag in template formatting:
      • <t4 type=&quot;meta&quot; meta=&quot;id&quot; />
      • Output the current section ID using a Section Details object – leave Section as 0
    • Selective Output Broker: Hide blank template elements
      • T4 tag for template element:
      • <t4 type=&quot;content&quot; name=&quot; heading &quot; output=&quot;normal&quot; modifiers=&quot;htmlentities&quot; />
      • Example:
        • Output: <h3>Heading text</h3>
      • <t4 type=&quot;content&quot; name= &quot;heading&quot; output=&quot; selective-output &quot; format=&quot;<h3>$value</h3>&quot; modifiers=&quot;htmlentities&quot; />
    • Fix URL: Insert missing http://
      • Checks the URLs within template elements and prepends http:// if necessary.
      • <t4 type=&quot;fix-url&quot; element=&quot;External Link&quot; /> Looks for the content element called &quot;External Link&quot;. If it exists and does not start with http://, it prepends the http:// to the value when output.
      • NOTE: the Fix URL broker does not output the element therefore the normal t4 tag to output the element is also required.
    • Media Formats: Change the format of your media Example: Add File Size to PDF Documents
    • Media Formats: Change the format of your media Selecting a media type in the media library media_type table in the database List of template formats Media formatter
    • Questions?