Features - Access Restrictions and Publishing Workflow

Website Administrators

Website Administrators are users with access to manage your website through the web content management administration interface. The Professional Edition and Professional Suite enable you to create as many website administrators as required. The Small Business Edition and Small Business Suite enable you to create 2 website administrators in addition to the superadmin/superuser. Website administrators are easily created, updated and deleted in the fully integrated User Database.

You can organise your website administrators into groups and types. You define the group and type names yourself and you can create as many groups and types as required.

Delegate Responsibilities for Website Content

Delegate responsibilities for content on your website to individual website administrators or to groups or types of website administrators. A website administrator group for your marketing department may for example have permissions to manage sections or components of your website that deal with marketing.

Task Oriented Delegation

Access permissions to content on your website can also be task oriented. Content sections or content items can have individual website administrators or groups or types of website administrators assigned for various tasks. These tasks include permission to view content, copy content, update content, publish content, add advanced scripting to content and change categorisation and access rights to content.
For example you may have a marketing section on your website where a junior marketing executive has permission to update content, and a senior marketing executive has permission to publish content.

Access Permissions to All Types of Content

The same permission system is applied to all types of content in the system. This means that you can delegate responsibilities for content pages, elements, images, files, links, templates, scripts, style sheets and if you have access to the system's e-commerce, community and databases features you can also delegate responsibilities for products, communities and custom databases.

Advanced Workflow Engine

The fully integrated workflow engine is designed to support almost any organization's existing website publishing business processes. The workflow engine enables you to send content through a number of workflow steps where various organizational departments have permission to review the content before the content finally reaches the publishing stage.

The workflow engine can handle multiple workflow definitions at the same time. Additionally any number of workflow steps is possible so there is no limit to the number of organizational departments that can be involved in publishing of website content.

Workflow definitions are easily created and diagrams provide a quick overview of all the workflow actions in the system.

Workflow Engine Fully Integrated with Access Permissions System

The organizational departments and users permitted for each workflow step are fully configurable. The workflow engine works in conjunction with the system's access permission system so the actions permitted for website administrators during a workflow step are determined by these.

Some steps may for example involve editing the content while other workflow steps only enable website administrators to view the content and approve or reject.

Personal Workspace

All website administrators have their own personal workspace. The personal workspace gives website administrators an overview and shortcuts to content items they are currently working on, and content items which need to be published. When the advanced workflow engine is enabled the workspace also gives website administrators a quick overview and shortcuts to content allocated to them and waiting for their workflow review.


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