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webCOMAND's features are all easily accessible from a simple, thoughtfully laid-out web interface. Administrators, editors and writers have access to and are presented with only the features relevant to their roles.

Content Design & Layout

  • Content Types - Any type of content can be defined as a combination of plain text, numbers, dates, times, HTML, data (images, audio, etc.) and more. Content can also contain sub-content and refer to other content.
  • Templates - Content layout and formatting is specified using standard HTML (or any other markup or scripting language) and a small set of simple but extremely powerful template commands that merge, link, list and manipulate content. The dozen or so template commands are easily learned and understood by anyone familiar with HTML.
  • Perl Support - A couple of more advanced template commands provide the power of the Perl scripting language, which can be used by developers to alter and format content.
  • Reuse - Templates, values and content can be easily included and referenced from within one another.

Content Collection

  • Web Forms - Contributors can login from anywhere to easily enter, upload and preview content. If permitted, they can also immediately publish or approve content for later publishing. Forms are automatically generated, eliminating the time and effort normally required to move from the content design stage to content entry.
  • WYSIWYG Editor - "What You See Is What You Get" HTML editor provides word-processor style editing. Content authors will feel right at home, with no need to learn HTML. More technical users can switch between WYSIWYG and HTML source view. Text formatting is even preserved when copying and pasting to and from most windows applications.
  • Import - "Pull" content from local or remote data sources. Multiple text and database formats are supported for importing from a variety of resources. Import once or schedule future or recurring times to utilize a feed.

Content Control

  • Access Control - Unauthorized users are prevented from accessing or altering content without permission.
  • Workflow - Any content can be set up to require approval ensuring contributions are reviewed and approved by editors and administrators before they are published.
  • Change Logs - Content submissions and changes are automatically logged for a record of when and by whom content is added or edited.
  • Version Control - Multiple users are prevented from simultaneously editing the same content, and a change history may be kept for easy back-referencing or one-click reversion.

Content Production

  • Publish & Preview - Output files for a single page, group of pages, entire web site or collection of web sites at various points of content and template creation and editing. Publishing can also be scheduled for future or recurring times.
  • Export - "Push" content to local or remote data destinations. Multiple text and database formats are supported for exporting to a variety of resources. Export once, or schedule future or recurring times to set up a feed.
  • Standard Output - Output files contain only the HTML or other markup and scripting specified in the templates. All of the template commands are removed without a trace. In other words, the final HTML, XML or other formatted files are compatible with industry-standard web servers and other software.
  • Publishing Efficiency - The publishing engine uses intelligent caching and dependancy checking techniques to optimize the publishing process, saving time, bandwidth and resources.

Content Distribution

  • Multiple Destinations - Publish content to one or more local or remote destinations using FTP or SFTP (Secure FTP).
  • Multiple Versions - Publish multiple versions of the same content, each with its own unique settings. Define any number of settings to influence template output for complete control over version logos, branding, colors, layout and more.

Product Support

  • Backups - Full backups can be archived manually or on a schedule. A mirror image of local backups can also be set up to maintain a remote backup archive for redundancy.
  • Updates - Free upgrades to new features and bug fixes.
  • Documentation - Comprehensive help on every feature, including tutorials, is provided in multiple formats, including context-sensitive help available directly from the web interface.
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