Tutorial : Multisite factory features, how to create multi websites with Rubedo CMS


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Rubedo is a multisite Web content management solution (websites factory). Lay down a common base, manage an unlimited number of websites from a single management platform, model and configure a set of site templates and industrialize your roll outs to optimize your costs.

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Tutorial : Multisite factory features, how to create multi websites with Rubedo CMS

  1. 1. RUBEDO CMS Multisite factory features How to create multi websites with Rubedo CMS November 2013 Rubedo 2.0.0
  2. 2. Rubedo : a multisite CMS A configuration wizard support the easy creation of new websites in Rubedo back-end. All the sites can be managed through the same instance of Rubedo. Only one Rubedo plaftorm is necessary to manage several websites. Thanks to this multisite feature, administration of websites is centralized, while their daily management can be delegated to functional administrators. This is a multi-admin mode. Right management lets each administrator or webmaster manage his very own site only. www.rubedo-project.org
  3. 3. Rubedo : a multisite CMS Dealing with multi websites, the followings can be shared within the same instance of Rubedo : – – – – – – – Taxonomy (contents and assets classification) Content and media types Contents Assets Queries Users and User groups Workspaces According to need, these elements can be shared between the websites, or restricted to a specific website. www.rubedo-project.org
  4. 4. Log in Rubedo back-end www.rubedo-project.org
  5. 5. Open the Rubedo Start menu, Studio features and Sites application www.rubedo-project.org
  6. 6. « Sites » application lists the existing websites. This application lets you create, delete or modify websites. www.rubedo-project.org
  7. 7. Rubedo CMS offers a 3-step website creation wizard. Step 1 : When you add a new website, you can create : - a blank site - a site using an existing site as a model www.rubedo-project.org
  8. 8. Step 2 : to create a new site, you must specify the domain name of this site. You can also choose the graphic theme of the new site, and specify the languages. www.rubedo-project.org
  9. 9. Rubedo : a multisite CMS Focus on themes and design : – Each website can have its own graphic theme or share it with other sites. – Different themes can be stored in Rubedo. – In the back-end, « Sites » application lets you select the theme you want to use for a specific website, and « Custom themes » application allows you to create your own graphic themes. www.rubedo-project.org
  10. 10. Step 3 : Specify the title of your website and its description. You can also add keywords to define the content of your website The default description will be displayed by search engines. The keywords will improve Search Engine Optimization. Click on « Create this site » to complete the wizard. www.rubedo-project.org
  11. 11. You new website is now available in the « Sites » application. Its description, graphic theme, keywords, languages… can be modified. External API keys for Google Analytics, Disqus and Google Maps are also available through the « Sites » application. www.rubedo-project.org
  12. 12. Once a new site is created… You can modify and preview it thanks to the following applications : – Page masks • To modify the different page masks or templates of you site. – Pages • To modify existing pages or create new ones. – Preview • To preview your website on different devices. www.rubedo-project.org
  13. 13. The "Page masks" application allows to consult and modify the different rendering templates available in front office, and to duplicate existing masks, possibly from one site to another www.rubedo-project.org
  14. 14. In the « Pages » application, you can access the tree view of the different sites maintained on the platform : • 3 pages are created by default for a blank site, • All the pages of the site used as a model, if you created the new website using an existing site as a model. Blank site www.rubedo-project.org
  15. 15. Front-end of a blank site www.rubedo-project.org
  16. 16. Creating a new website using an existing one as a model www.rubedo-project.org
  17. 17. Creating a new website using an existing one as a model The new website will inherite the following : – Page masks (templates) – Pages By default, the new website created from a model will offer the contents and assets of its model website, waiting for this to be modified if you want to. Thanks to this feature, you can create reusable site models. www.rubedo-project.org
  18. 18. Website #1 Website #2 (blank) www.rubedo-project.org Website #3 (created using website #1 as a model)
  19. 19. « Pages » application allows you to add new pages or modify existing ones. You can also preview the different pages, to see your modifications before publication. www.rubedo-project.org
  20. 20. With a « central administrator » profile, you can : - view, modify and add new page masks for each of your websites - manage responsive design properties www.rubedo-project.org
  21. 21. To sum up Rubedo CMS offers multisite factory features. An intuitive wizard lets you create new websites. Thanks to Rubedo multisite features, you can create reusable site models. Rubedo rights management allows you to work in a « multi administrators » mode. www.rubedo-project.org
  22. 22. To go further The latest tutorials : – Content layouts – Multilingualism tutorial – Dynamic content types Read more Rubedo documentation on rubedo-project.org www.rubedo-project.org
  23. 23. http://www.rubedo-project.org Download : https://github.com/WebTales/rubedo/releases