Familiarity breeds content.
Below is a screenshot of the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editing page and the word-processor type toolbar. The shot below was actually taken whilst creating this very page. Click for a larger view.
The toolbar will be familiar to anyone that's ever used software such as Microsoft's Word or Office.
- Format the colour and size of text, paragraphs, titles etc.
- Easily insert links, images, documents and files
- Paste from Word and preserve formatting
- Find and replace function
- Insert Flash and multimedia objects
- Present tabular data
- View HTML element placeholders such as p, div and li
- Edit in source code mode for advanced scripting
- Insert a one-click slideshow
- Insert web forms for back-end processing
- Switch between simple and advanced toolbars
- ...and much more
Additional Page Options
Along with custom tools on the toolbar - which is enough to create rich, dynamic content on its own - every page also has a host of additional options governing its content and behaviour.
You can also configure:
- The page's title
- The friendly title (used for Friendly URLs)
- Parent page
- Custom META tags
- Page tags (for search hooks)
- Comprehensive navigation options
- Breadcrumb options
- Whether to display tags and date etc.
- Whether to flag for RSS inclusion
- Whether the page is active (live)
- Password Protection (on a per page basis)
- Whether the page is hidden (for custom error pages etc.)
- Whether the page can contain Smart Tags
- Whether the page allows PHP Extensibility
- Sidebar options with drag and drop sorting
- Custom layout options (news, table of contents etc.)
- Access Control based on user roles
- The publication date of the page
- Versioning and autosaves
- ...and much more!
With such flexibility, there's no excuse not to have dynamic and fresh content on all your pages - and all without the need to worry about linking everything up - it's all taken care of automagically by Vanilla's first-class content and navigation architecture.