Content management without the complication or frustration
Statesboro GA — September 5, 2007 — Today GMP Services Inc announced immediate availability of GMP Content Management System 2.0, enabling businesses to better manage their websites. GMP CMS 2.0 is an ASP.net 2.0 web application with a Microsoft SQL Server backend that empowers users with effortless and simplistic website management.
OVERVIEW OF GMP CMS 2.0 FEATURES
GMP CMS 2.0 has a simple 3 step process: upload the files, add your database connection and license key to the web.config and run a single script.
100% Browser Based Management
Once GMP CMS 2.0 has been set up you can create your website, upload media, upload images, etc. via web browser. You can even edit the website style (CSS) in the administrative area via web browser. GMP CMS 2.0 is cross-browser compliant, the system works the same with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or any gecko based browser engine on Linux, Macintosh, Windows and UNIX. You aren't limited by the web browser you use to access GMP Content Management System 2.0.
Search Engine Optimization Built-in
GMP CMS 2.0 has many search engine friendly features such as a new type of URL writing that doesn’t really on ASP.net http-rewrite or other server side technologies. You will never have a broken link to a page if you edit a page name, the old and new URL will both be valid (no more lost pages or broken links!). Each page allows you to add a page (tab) name, meta title, meta description and meta keywords. Each item created in the News & Article manager allows you to also specify an item title, short description a meta description and meta keywords. There are many ‘under the hood’ search engine optimization techniques that will boost your site very high in the search engines. See also the notes section of this manual regarding the Automatic XML Sitemap output (SEO)
Web 2.0 Enabled
GMP CMS 2.0 has several social networking (web 2.0) features such as a social bookmark toolbar on HTML modules, News & Article items and Simple Blog items. GMP CMS 2.0 has also has a Simple Blog with comments, a ‘print this’ and a ‘email this” functionality built-in.
Instant Search Results
GMP CMS 2.0 has a built-in search indexer that automatically indexes content added (or updated content) in the HTML, News & Articles and Simple Blog modules. As soon as the content is added or updated visitors can search for and find the new content via the search module.
Content Management Modules
GMP CMS 2.0 has several content management modules that make a webmaster’s daily work easier.
Content Modules Included
· HTML Module with Built-in HTML editor
· News & Articles Manager Module with Built-in HTML editor
· Recent News & Articles Display Module
· Simple Blog Module with Built-in HTML editor
· Automated List Item Navigation Module
· External Site Content (Scraper) Module
· Image Gallery Module
· Photo Album Module
· Tell a Friend Module
· Search Module
· Contact Form Module
· Calendar Module
· Static File Include Module
· Tab Redirect Module (now integrated into page settings)
Administration Management Modules
GMP CMS 2.0 has a very simple to use administrative area. The systems administrative area is very straightforward and does not require a lot of training.
· Site Settings Module
· Tab (page) Creator - content module selection, etc.
· Header and Footer Editor
· Manage Users
· Security Roles (user groups security)
· BadBot Redirection Filter (Blocking)
· Media Manager
· Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Editor
GMP CMS 2.0 by default is secure. We have leveraged the inherited security methods in ASP.net 2.0 as well as secured content via security roles (user groups) as well as included a filtering system called BadBot.
Pages and modules can be secured so that only the group that has access to view can see the content. You can mix and match security of modules so that a logged in user would see additional content on a page that a non-logged in user would see. You can secure entire pages and only allow a certain group or groups to access the content and information on that page. User roles can be assigned several roles: View/Browse, Edit and Administrator. You can create unlimited security (user) roles.
User's passwords are encrypted to prevent theft. The system is also set to lock a user out for 20 minutes if they attempt more than 5 incorrect login attempts. User can retrieve a new password (auto generated password) via email using the lost password feature on the login panel. User will still have to wait 20 minutes before logging in with new password.
By default CMS 2.0 prevents SQL Script injection. If a script is pasted into one of the content modules it is automatically removed when the module is updated.
The BadBot filter will redirect incoming visitors based on the User Agent, IP address (or IP range), Machine Name, Host name, and even referrer. Partial and Full IP address can be entered. It is similar to 'anti-leech' scripts available on the Internet. By default the BadBot filter redirects users to localhost (sends them back to their own machine) you can also redirect them anywhere you want (other websites for example). Over 500 BadBot entries are included in CMS 2.0. The BadBot filter is a great way to stop bandwidth theft, stop image search spiders, stop form spammers, stop download accelerators, stop hot-linking to images and more.
While the retail edition of GMP CMS 2.0 allows an end-user to customize the look and feel of the application the developer edition allows further extensibility by allowing the end-user to extend the application through programming changes in the source code and compiling the changes. Any developer with a good knowledge of ASP.net and Visual Basic .Net can make programming changes to the application.
GMP CMS 2.0 is a compiled ASP.net 2.0 application that utilizes SQL server to store the systems data. We have worked very hard to streamline the code to execute as fast as possible. There are quite a few under the hood performance builders as well such as module caching (in memory), file caching (render page to file) and more.
GMP Content Management System 2.0 Availability
GMP CMS 2.0 is immediately available via online purchase and download. Visit www.gmpcms.com for more information and ordering.
Founded in 1986, GMP Services is an industry leader in software and services for businesses. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through excellent software.
For more information, press only:
Allen Harkleroad, (912) 489-9333
For more information on GMP Content Management System 2.0:
GMP Services, Inc.
107 Ladd Circle
Statesboro, GA 30458