Case Study - CMSApplication: Content Management System with Newsletter and Article Modules
Industry: Legal Services
Aim: To design a Content Management System that allows for easy updates on web pages, Newsletter management and article uploads.
Background: Our client, a legal services firm, approached us for a content management system based website. The website had to have a list of integrated features like newsletters, articles, media releases, community, careers, RSS, SEO and many more. They wanted an easy to use custom designed CMS for the management of the content of the website on their own without any specific knowledge of HTML and programming.
Objectives: The CMS was designed keeping in mind the following objectives:
- Provide the users with an intuitive framework
- Allow the administrator to make changes throughout the site
- Allow management of content uploads including the Archives sections
- Allow management of newsletter subscriber database
Solution: The CMS designed for this website has a spectrum of featured modules to present the content online for each of the following sections - About us, our profile, our services, news, events, newsletters, articles, media releases and careers. The admin section interface has an intuitive, easy to follow design. Using this cms, the website administrator can update every single page on the website.
- PHP and MySql on the server-side
General Content - The admin can not only edit content on existing pages but also create new service categories and add new pages in these categories.
Admin can also suspend or delete any pages on the website if needed.
News - Individual pages are generated for each news item added. This helps the site in getting good ranks on search engines. The admin can upload news details as html pages or pdf documents.
In the archives section for News, all news items are displayed in chronological order.
Admin can add/delete event info. Any time an event is added, a new page is generated with detailed info of the event. Admin can either add content to this page or upload a pdf with event details. In the latter case, the pdf will be available for download through the Event's page.
Admin can add/ view/edit/delete subscribers to the mailing list. Adding newsletter is simple - it may be added as a text email, an html email or as a pdf attachment to go with the email. One-click send feature schedulers the newsletter to be sent to the subscribers.
Past newsletters are available to the website visitors in the Newsletter Archive section.