GMP CMS 2.0: Content Management System Web 2.0 Ready
GMP Services announced that GMP CMS 2.0 is Web 2.0 ready. The GMP Content Management System 2.0 (http://www.gmpcms.com) has several Web 2.0 features, such as blogging (including video blogging), RSS feeds, social bookmark tools, and the ability to share via e-mail.
GMP CMS 2.0 is a 100% browser-based content management system that supports Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and any browser based on the gecko rendering engine. The CMS 2.0 built-in HTML editor allows administrators and collaborators to upload, insert, and manage text, images, video, music, flash, documents, and digital downloads from nearly any Web browser.
Modules included in GMP Content Management System 2.0:
- 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
- Recent Blog Posts Module
- 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
Modules available in the administration area:
- Site Settings Module
- Tab (page) Creator
- Header and Footer Editor
- Manage Users
- Security Roles
- BadBot Redirection Filter
- Media Manager
- Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Editing
- Form Settings
The built-in HTML editor is used in the HTML, News & Articles, and Simple Blog modules. The editor is very similar to most modern word processors, such as Microsoft Word. The editor has three views: normal (or design) view, HTML code view, and browser (preview) view. The HTML editor s functionality can be accessed by Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and any browser built around the gecko rendering engine. GMP CMS 2.0 works with nearly any Web browser, whether you are working from Windows, Macintosh, or Linux.
Using the CMS 2.0 HTML editor, you can add, edit, and format text and images. You can also upload and embed videos, music, files, documents and zipped files (archives). The built-in HTML editor even has an online image editor, spell check, and the ability to upload and use preformatted, built-in HTML templates.
One of the most important aspects of a content management system besides managing the content is securing the content. GMP CMS 2.0 leverages the inherited security methods in ASP.NET 2.0, as well as secured content via security roles (user groups) and the included filtering system (called BadBot). Tabs (pages), and even modules, can be secured so only the group that has access to view can see the content. You can mix and match the security of modules, and you can secure entire tabs (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. Users passwords are encrypted to prevent theft.
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.
Leveraging ASP.NET security, as well as the security roles in CMS 2.0, you can restrict content such as file downloads, videos, and articles to only certain groups.
The BadBot filter redirects incoming visitors based on the User Agent, IP address (or IP range), Machine Name, Host name, and even referrer. Partial and Full IP addresses can be entered. More than 500 BadBot entries are included in CMS 2.0.
System requirements for GMP CMS Retail Edition:
- Microsoft Server with IIS 5 or higher
- Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or higher
- Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 or higher
System requirements for GMP CMS Developer Edition (includes all source code and project files for Visual Studio or the free Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition; also allows you to make changes and additions to the application s core programming):
- Same server requirements as the retail version
- Some knowledge of VB.NET and ASP.NET 2.0
- To modify the source code you need Visual Studio 2005 (or higher) or the free Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
GMP Content Management System (CMS) 2.0 is not dependant on SharePoint or FrontPage extensions. It will work on any Microsoft IIS Server (5.x or higher) that has ASP.NET 2.0 installed and access to Microsoft SQL server 2000 or higher. Installation is a simple two-step process: Upload the files and add information to the web.config file. The SQL Server script is built-in and will set up the database the first time the application is loaded.
asp.netPRO and asp.netNOW subscribers can use the following promotional code for 15% off any edition of GMP CMS 2.0. It is good through September 17th, 2007: Promotional code: ASPNETPRO. The discount/promo code can be used during the checkout process. All GMP Services software products come with a 30-day, no questions asked, 100% money-back guarantee. GMP Services offers lifetime support of GMP CMS 2.0 via telephone, support forum, and e-mail.
GMP Services Inc.
Price: Single-site Retail Edition (no source code), US$399; single-site Developer Edition (with source code), US$599. Multiple-site licensing for the Retail Edition (five Web sites), US$797; multiple-site licensing for the Developer Edition (five Web sites) US$1,496.