Quick Tool Reference Guide

Below is a list of the ePublishing Admin Tools and the page templates with content on them that the tool controls.  This is intended as a quick reference guide. If you have questions about a tool’s full functionality, please refer any questions to your ePublishing Project Manager.

Tool Purpose Site Templates
Editorial

Article Tool

Create, modify or delete articles on the site.  Publish or suppress stories.  

  • Home
  • Article Template
  • Topic Landing
  • Topic Articles Landing
  • Author Landing
  • Author Article Landing
  • Keyword Landing
  • Keyword Articles Landing
  • Newsletter Templates (if applicable)
  • RSS Feeds
  • Search Results
  • Publication Landing
  • Publication Edition

Author

Holds all of the names of authors of blog posts, articles, and products. Their name, brief description, contact information and photo can all be stored and used on the site.

Same as Article plus

  • Authors Landing
  • Author Product Landing
  • Blog Templates

Blog

Allows administrators to create and modify blogs on the site. Allows the blogger to read their blog's comments and set their blog's internal navigation and blog rolls.   All blog navigation and blog taxonomies must be the following:

 

  • Blog Navigation: [blog name] Main Menu
  • Blog Roll: [blog name] Blog Roll

 

The Topic / Category taxonomy > Blog Topics > [blog name] must also be identical to make the blog topic list appear on the blog templates.

  • Blogs Landing
  • Blog Home
  • Blog Topic Landing
  • Blog Post

Blog Post

Allows the blogger of a specified blog to create new blog posts.

  • Blogs Landing
  • Blog Home
  • Blog Topic Landing
  • Blog Post

Comment

Allows administrators to view all comments made on blog posts, products and articles. Individual comments can be deactivated, edited or deleted. Also allows administrators to allow spam filtering, comment moderation and provide a notification email address.

All templates on site that show articles, blog posts or products where comment counts are included.

Editorial Content

Used to hold the content that is needed on forms, confirmation pages, email responses, and other areas on a site that do not clearly fit into other content types controlled by the admin tools.

Noted in site documentation.

Image Gallery

Used to create and manage image galleries on the site.

  • Home
  • Sites that include the media widget on interior pages
  • Media templates
  • Image Gallery templates

Media

Allows users to upload, modify, and remove photographs, podcasts, pdfs, and any other media files that will be used in articles, blogs, product descriptions, and any other content type on the site.

All templates on the site.

Metadata

Allows users to create custom metadata for any pages of the site that are not controlled by the article tool, product tool, blog tool, or page tool.  This assists in search engine optimization (SEO).

  • Home
  • Article Template
  • Topic Landing
  • Topic Articles Landing
  • Author Landing
  • Author Article Landing
  • Keyword Landing
  • Keyword Articles Landing
  • Store Home
  • Product Category Landing

Navigation

Used to modify major navigational elements of the site.  This often includes footer navigation, main site navigation, and interior section navigations.

All templates on site.

Newsletter

Allows sites that incorporate their newsletter production into the deployment to create newsletters either manually or automatically based on provided rules.

  • Newsletters Landing
  • Individual newsletters (if applicable)

Page

Allows users to create content for the site that is not tied to any specific type of content.  This is frequently used for About Us pages, sales promotions, and other such pages that don’t fit neatly into other tools.

  • Static Page
  • Static Page – no sidebars

Poll

Allows the user to create polls for the site to be used in articles, blogs, and site-wide.  This is optional and based on a site’s design.

Depends on site design.

Publication

Allows the user to create the online version of their organization’s print publication.  This is different than the digital edition, which often is an exact copy of the print edition and handled through a third party.

  • Right Rail (if showing a current issue area)
  • Publications Landing
  • Publication Editions

Redirect

Allows the user to create and manage redirects both within the site and externally.  This is used for both SEO friendliness and maintaining good links throughout the site.

N/A

Report Center

Allows the user to run various site reports on usage.  This is generally supplemental to existing site analytics tools.

N/A

RSS

Allows users to create various RSS feeds based on taxonomy rules.

  • RSS Feed

Site Placement

Allows users to see what content is associated with individual site placement taxonomy terms.

N/A

Topic

Allows all users with the appropriate privileges to add new topic taxonomy terms.

All pages impacted.

Taxonomy

Allows site administrators to add new taxonomy terms.

All pages impacted.

Sales/Marketing

Classified

Used to maintain classifieds on the site.  Not all sites include classifieds as a part of their business model.

  • Home
  • Classified Templates

Comment

Allows administrators to view all comments made on blog posts, products and articles. Individual comments can be deactivated, edited or deleted. Also allows administrators to allow spam filtering, comment moderation and provide a notification email address.

All templates on site that show articles, blog posts or products where comment counts are included.

Directory Listing

Used for sites that maintain directory listings.  Not all sites include directory listings as a part of their business model.

  • Home
  • Directory Templates
  • Article Template (when a Featured Directory Listing is active)
  • Search Results

Sales Tax

Used for sites that sell items in states that require the collection of sales tax.

  • Cart Purchase Process

Event

Allows site administrators to promote events, whether sponsored by the organization or not, on the site.  Not all sites include events as a part of their site design.

  • Home
  • Topic Landing
  • Keyword Landing
  • Event Templates
  • Search Results

Page

Allows users to create content for the site that is not tied to any specific type of content.  This is frequently used for About Us pages, sales promotions, and other such pages that don’t fit neatly into other tools.

  • Static Page
  • Static Page – no sidebars

Product

Allows site administrators to create products to sell through the site.  Used for subscriptions for publications and paid newsletters, classifieds, event registrations along with physical products.

  • Home
  • Classified Submissions
  • Event Submissions
  • Event Registrations
  • Directory Listing Submissions
  • Store
  • Product Category
  • Product Keyword
  • Product Detail
  • Cart Purchase Process
  • Search Results

Offer

Allows site administrators to create sale offers for product purchases.  This is used in conjunction with the Product tool.

  • Cart Purchase Process

Order

Allows site administrators to review product purchases and can act as a rudimentary fulfillment system.

N/A

User

Allows site administrators to create, modify and delete users.  This tool impacts both admin tool users and site users.

  • Admin Tool
  • My Profile pages (for logged in users)
  • Access to any restricted content on a site

Shipping Rate

Works in conjunction with the Shipping Zone tool to allow product shipping rates to work properly on a site’s shopping cart.

  • Cart Purchase Process

Shipping Zone

Works in conjunction with the Shipping Rate tool to allow product shipping rates to work properly on a site’s shopping cart.

  • Cart Purchase Process

Site Placement

Allows users to see what content is associated with individual site placement taxonomy terms.

N/A

Topic

Allows all users with the appropriate privileges to add new topic taxonomy terms.

All pages impacted.

Taxonomy

Allows site administrators to add new taxonomy terms.

All pages impacted.

Sys Admin

Taxonomy

Allows site administrators to add new taxonomy terms.

All pages impacted.

System Settings

Master control tool allows permitted users to modify variables used within in individual site configurations. Items here include response email addresses, and emails for various task oriented notifications.

Entire site impacted.

User Demographic

Master control tool allows solutions managers and developers to create custom user demographic questions specific to individual clients to be implemented on a client's site(s).

  • Registration Form
  • My Profile

Classified Details

Master control tool allows solutions manager and developers to create custom classified fields for the Classified Manager tool for forms specific to an individual client site.

  • Classified Submission Form
  • Classified Listing Detail

Directory Listing Detail

Master control tool allows solutions manager and developers to create custom directory listing fields for the Direct Listing Manager tool for an individual client site.

  • Directory Listing Detail

Event Detail

Master control tool allows solutions manager and developers to create custom event fields for the Event Manager tool for an individual client site.

  • Event Detail

Product Detail

Master control tool allows solutions manager and developers to create custom product fields for the Product Manager tool for an individual client site.

  • Product Detail

Role & Privilege

Master tool allows solutions managers and client super admin users to create specific user roles that have permissions to use certain groups of tools. The roles are then utilized by the User Manager to permit a user to access admin tools.

  • Admin Tools Only

Workflow

Master control tool allows solutions manager and developers to create custom event fields for the Event Manager tool for an individual client site.

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