plexus2 Web Site Management and Database, Editing, Contact and E-commerce Facility

Initial web site design, layout and preparationPlexus Web Site Database and Content Management Solutions

At Pre-emptive Strike, our experienced web designers can prepare your site, lay it out with content and images provided by yourself - all ready for you to take on and easily maintain yourself.

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  • Custom design and layout of your web site, individually graphically designed to suit your company’s image, products and services - using your corporate colour, fonts and themes.
  • Provision of a very easy-to-use navigation system with drop-down menus (ones which expand to reveal sub-pages as you pass your mouse over them), which will allow users to access any page of your site from any page.
  • Flash animations to highlight your products and services
  • Inclusion of a Google Map on your web site
  • Optimising your web site for the search engines
  • Image editing and processing.
  • Uploading and testing the site.

Once the site is set up, you will have the option of going to the second stage by purchasing plexus2, which will allow you to change and administer your site as required – as well as offering you optional additional features.

Alternatively, if you already have an existing web site that you would like to be able to edit and maintain yourself, we can make the necessary adjustments to it to enable it to run Plexus.

plexus2 web site maintenance solution

plexus2 is an online tool which allows you to administer, maintain and customise your site as you require. The features allow you to edit the content on the pages, change pictures, add and remove pages and send bulk e-mails to your subscribers. The easy-to-use Administration console sits behind the site and allows you to administer the site, all online, without the need for specialized software. This enables you to provide your customers with an ever-changing, dynamic site which will keep them returning.

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Each facility is outlined in more details below.

page editing

  • Full-featured, user-friendly editor with support for tables, uploading and insertion of images and attachments, and cleaning of content pasted from Microsoft Word.
  • Editing can be restricted to pre-defined regions on each page.
  • Supports direct entry and editing of HTML source code.
  • Create new pages based on existing pages, including or excluding the content.
  • Separate editing and published copies of each page.
  • Remove pages.
  • Preview pages prior to publishing.

site navigation

  • Updates automatically as pages are added or removed - no more complex script editing!
  • Accepts label and site object instance (see below) for each option.
  • Hierarchical drop-down, vertical pull-right, or vertical cascading menus.
  • Promote and demote options within the hierarchy as required.
  • Activate and de-activate options as required.
  • Relocate options by drag-and-drop.
  • Separate editing and published versions of navigation.
  • Updates site map, including Google Sitemap, when published, with automatic assignment of option weights based on position within hierarchy.

contact management

  • Accepts, and provides facilities for maintaining, names and contact details for people with whom you interact.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Assign user names and passwords to individual contacts to allow them to log in to your site.
  • Control whether individual contacts receive messages from your site.
  • Create groups to classify your contacts according to, for example, their areas of interest, or relationships with your site. Create as many groups, and assign each contact to as many of these groups, as your requirements demand.
  • Create security groups to restrict the information that your contacts can access and the type of access (add/view/update/delete, or combinations thereof) that is to be provided. Create as many security groups, and assign each contact to as many of these security groups, as your requirements demand.
  • Send text, HTML, or pages from your site as e-mail messages to individual contacts, groups of contacts, or your entire list of contacts.
  • "Unsubscribe" facilities integrated into your messages allow your contacts to opt out of receiving future e-mail communications from you.

e-commerce

  • Accepts, and provides facilities for maintaining, details of manufacturers, suppliers, items (products and services), types of items, units and batches in which items are sold, sets of those units, discount options, freight charges, and customer orders.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Supports receipt of payments via (i) direct deposit, (ii) cheque or money order, (iii) DirectOne Payment Solutions, and (iv) PayPal.
  • Offer code-activated discounts based on (i) amount, (ii) percentage, or (iii) percentage of freight - optionally subject to purchase of minimum number of items of a specified type.
  • Generate invoices for customer orders. E-mail PDF (Portable Document Format) copies, or post printed ones, to your customers.
  • Report sales by (i) item (product/service), (ii) consultant, (iii) payment method, and (iv) quantity.
  • Produce catalogue of items currently offered for sale. E-mail PDF (Portable Document Format) copies, or post printed ones, to your customers.

events calendars and schedules

  • Accepts name, description, start date and time, finish date and time, location, brochure, primary contact and further information link for each event.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Create as many calendars as you need.
  • Active dates are highlighted on events calendars and link to details of events.
  • Prepare schedules based on any suitable site object.

news and blogs

  • Accepts date, location, headline and content for each item.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Displays most recent items in reverse-chronological order.
  • Optional automatic archiving of items with retrieval via interactive calendar.

photo/image galleries

  • Accepts, and provides facilities for maintaining, details of galleries and images.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Create as many galleries as you need.
  • Upload as many images as you like to each gallery.
  • Use page editing facilities to specify where and how each gallery is to be displayed.
  • Images can be displayed scaled to a preset maximum dimension (based on pixel count), with full-size versions appearing and disappearing as the mouse is moved over. (e.g. www.essenceflowers.com.au)
  • Use "selector galleries" (e.g. www.warrenbellette.com.au and www.strikepoint.com.au) to allow your customers to scroll through galleries of images and select individual images for magnified presentation in a separate window.
  • Create galleries that scroll automatically (e.g. www.grasstreegallery.com.au) to advertise your products and display more detailed information on a product when its image is clicked.

polls

  • Accepts title, question and list of options for each poll.
  • Add custom fields as required.
  • Records date, time and source for each response.
  • Summarises and graphs results, with optional filtering to reduce artificial biasing.

search

  • Find text and labelled images on pages within your web site.
  • Find entries in the database that match your criteria.
  • Search (i) all fields of all site objects, (ii) all fields of a specific site object, or (iii) selected fields of a specific site object.

search engine support

  • Accepts title, key words and description for each page.
  • Accepts ALT tag text for each image.
  • Google Sitemap generated automatically from latest site navigation.
  • Integrated support for Google Analytics.

site object definition

  • Construct containers ("site objects") for items of information that have a common structure.
  • Accepts name, description, and default search results template for each site object.
  • Add, view, update, publish and delete site objects and fields as required.
  • Accepts label, type, description, whether required, sort priority, sort order, and other type-specific parameters, for each field.
  • Extensive selection of field types to suit common requirements.
  • Integrated support for self-referencing hierarchies.
  • Create as many site objects as you need.

site object configuration

  • Direct access to all instances of every site object, subject to security restrictions.
  • Add, view, update and delete instances as required, subject to security restrictions.
  • Export instances in comma-separated values (CSV) or Extensible Markup Language (XML) formats for use in third-party software or databases.
  • Search for site object instances that match specified text.

views and reports

  • Define new ways of accessing and reporting your information to accommodate different requirements.
  • Tree or grid presentation.
  • Create groups by dragging and dropping fields from your site objects to make it easier to locate the information that you need.
  • Linked tabs provide efficient access to instances of related site objects.
  • Accepts name, description, template, layout type, horizontal margins, number of columns, column spacing, and group indent margin for each report.

wizards

  • Automate common tasks using sequences of context-sensitive, predefined actions.
  • Inline or tabbed presentation.
  • Expanding library of actions.
  • Trigger automatically as required in response to changes to any site object, including addition of new instances, viewing of an instance, updates to an instance, and/or deletion of an instance.

syndication

  • Automatic syndication (RSS) feeds allow visitors to subscribe to your site and be kept informed as new page content is published.
  • Create new feeds from site objects. Accepts name, description, source site object, template for formatting items, template for URL to which each item is linked, name of field that contains reference date for each item, and whether authentication is required, for each new feed.

web services

  • Access your information from third-party software using XML Web Services.

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