Kentico CMS 5.5 R2
Full-featured Flexible Web Content Management System for All Your Needs
Content Management System - I
• What is a content management system?
– Software that allows you to edit text and images
on your web site without calling your web
designer.
• Why should I use a content management
system?
– You can edit your web site anywhere, anytime,
through your web browser.
Content Management System - II
• I can use Frontpage to create HTML pages, why
should I use a content management system?
– With a content management system, you can create
interactive web sites and communicate with your
visitors through on-line forms, newsletters, blogs,
forums or polls.
– You can add a shopping cart and sell your products
on-line.
Content Management System - III
• Do I need a web designer if I use a content
management system?
– The web designer needs to prepare the design
and structure of your web site and create page
templates. Then you can easily create new pages
by yourself using the templates.
Kentico CMS Overview I
Kentico CMS Overview II
• Out-of-the-box solution for:
– Corporate web sites
– On-line stores
– Community sites
– Intranets
– Extranets
• Built on the Microsoft .NET platform
Kentico CMS Overview III
• Main benefits
– All-in-one solution for your Web site
– Easy-to-use
– Browser-based editing
– High value for a reasonable price
– SEO friendly
– Manage multiple sites from one place
The most important features
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200 built-in web parts
Active Directory integration
AJAX support
Approving documents
Authorize.NET
Avatars
Bad words
Badges
Banned IP addresses
Blogs
Booking System
Branding
Complete documentation of the CMS
Content and object staging
Content locking (check-in/check-out)
Content Rating
Content/design separation
Controls caching
Custom document types
Custom document types with
Custom event handlers
Custom fields
Custom tables
Custom web parts in C# and VB.NET
Customizable Menu
Customizable page templates
Customizable permissions
Customizable settings
Deployment on shared hosting
Document-level permissions
Document management
Drag-drop development
Dynamic site map
Easy deployment
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E-commerce (on-line store)
E-mail queue
Event Calendar
Event Log
Export/import web sites or selected
Flexible content hierarchy
Flexible navigation
Forms authentication
Forums
Friendly (smart) URLs
Friends
Full source code
Full-text search
Fully customizable
Geo mapping (Google Maps)
Google sitemap
Groups
IE 6.0, IE 7.0 FireFox 1.0.5+, Mozilla 7.1+,
Netscape 7.1+, Opera 7.52+ support
Image gallery
Incremental deployment of site changes
installation and database
Integration with custom user and role
database, external authentication
Linked documents
Management and publishing of
Media library
Memory management
Message boards
Messaging
Multiple languages
Multiple sites using single code
Newsletters
Notifications
On-line forms (BizForms)
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On-line users
PayPal support
Personalized content
Personalized editor
Polls
Portal engine
Preview before publish
Project and Task management
Recycle Bin
Report Abuse
Reporting
Re-use content on several pages
Roles and Users
RSS feeds
SEO
Scheduled Tasks
Spell-checker
Starter Sites
Taxonomy - Categories, Tagging
Time-zones support
URL aliases
User contributions
User management
User registration and secured pages
Web analytics
Web farm support
WebDAV
Widgets
Windows authentication
Windows Live ID authentication
Workgroups
Workflow
WYSIWYG, browser-based editing
XHTML, CSS layouts, W3C WAI
Youtube integration
Editing Features I
• Easily edit web site content
• Browser-based user interface
• You can publish:
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Articles
News
Products
Blogs
Office locations
Job openings
Knowledge base
... and any number of custom content types
Editing
Editing Features II
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WYSIWYG editor similar to Microsoft Word
Workflow, versioning and rollback
Multiple languages
Multiple sites
Upload files, images, video, music
Built-in browser-based image editor for resizing,
cropping, rotating and converting images
• Taxonomy (tree hierarchy, categories, tags)
Editing – WYSIWYG editor
Web Site Features
• Flexible navigation and web site structure
• End users can create and edit new pages
without developers
• New pages are automatically displayed in the
navigation
• Full-text search in both text and uploaded
documents
Multi-cultures web sites
Multi-lingual Admin UI
Full-text Search
• Full-text search helps visitors to find
information on your web site
• The search can be limited to particular site
section, content type and fields
• The search results are ordered by relevancy
(rank) and they can show a preview of the
documents.
Full-text Search
Modules
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BizForms (on-line forms)
Newsletters
Image gallery
E-commerce (on-line store)
Forums
Blogs
Polls
Event Calendar
Booking system
Private Messaging
Geo Mapping (Google, Bing,
Yahoo maps integration)
• Web Analytics
• User Contributions (Wiki)
• Reporting
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Content and Object Staging
Web Farm Support
Message Boards
Groups
Friends
Message Boards
Content Rating
Taxonomy (Tags and Categories)
Media Library
Document Library
Project and Task management
Workgroups
BizForms (On-line Forms)
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Create on-line forms without programming
Publish forms on the web site
Capture data from web site visitors
Review data and export them to Excel
Send data to specified e-mail
Flexible form options:
– custom layout
– wide variety of fields (textbox, checkbox, drop-down
list, ...)
– custom field types
BizForms (On-line Forms)
Newsletters
• You can manage multiple e-mail newsletters
• Subscribers subscribe to one or more newsletters
(mailing list)
• You can author new newsletter issues based on
templates created by web designer
• Personalization – Dear John,...
• Scheduling – send newsletter on Tuesday morning
• The subscribers can subscribe on the web and
unsubscribe using the link in the newsletter e-mail
• Automatic newsletters – send out specified page to
subscribers on a regular basis.
Newsletters – Editing
Newsletters – E-mail
Image Gallery
• You can quickly publish an on-line gallery of
images
• The thumbnails are generated automatically,
you do not need to resize them manually
• Bulk import of images
• You can rename the images and add
descriptions
Image Gallery
E-commerce I
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Sell products on-line
Shopping cart and checkout process
Custom product fields
Configurable shipping options
Configurable payment methods
Configurable taxes for every country/state
Discount coupons
Discount levels for partners
Volume discounts
Multiple currencies
Wish list
Inventory status
Reports
E-commerce II
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Support for integration with existing systems
Product options/product configuration
Customer credit (e.g. customer loyalty points)
Built-in gateways for credit card payments:
– PayPal
– Authorize.NET
• You can also customize the behavior using custom providers like:
– Custom product provider that allows you to use your existing product
database
– Custom shipping calculator
– Custom tax calculator
– Custom invoice generator
– and others.
E-commerce - Products
E-commerce - Cart
E-commerce – Orders
Taxonomy
• 3 ways how to categorize and organize
content:
– Tree hierarchy of repository with document links
that enable placing single document at multiple
places (categories)
– Tagging and tag clouds
– Categories (additional system of categories)
Taxonomy
Event Calendar
• Display events, news, articles or any other
content in a calendar format
• Optionally combine with event registration in
the Booking system module.
Event Calendar
Booking System
• Manage bookings for on-line or off-line
events, such as community meetings or
webinars
• Limit the capacity of the event
• Manage the registered attendees
• Send e-mails with event updates to all
attendees
• Export event information to Outlook
Booking System
Geo Mapping
• Display content on the map – e.g.:
– office locations
– stores
– partners
– real estates
– points of interest in the city
• Uses Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps
Geo Mapping
User Contributions (Wiki)
• Enable visitors to create content on your web site
without access the administration interface
• Typical scenarios:
– Community sites – members share knowledge
– Partner directory – partners manage their profiles
– Local business directory – business owners manage the
profiles of their companies
• Flexible security model:
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Any visitor
Only site members
Only document owners
Only users with appropriate permissions
User Contributions (Wiki)
Web analytics
• Track visitors, on-line campaigns and conversions:
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Visits
Page views
Most visited pages
Referring web sites
File downloads
Countries
Campaigns
Conversions (orders, registrations, newsletter
subscriptions, etc.)
Web analytics
Reporting
• Create reports from data stored in the Kentico CMS database
• Examples:
– Created/modified documents
– Site member reports
– Sales
• Customizable layout of the reports
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bar chart
pie chart
table
value
• Create custom filters
• Print or save reports
Reporting
Reporting
Content and Object Staging
• Synchronize development, testing and live web sites
• Create and test content, design and functionality on
the staging (development/QA) server and then publish
it on the live server over a secured web service
• With staging, the document life cycle looks like this:
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Document is created
Document is approved in the workflow process
Document is published on the staging server
Review and approval by site manager -> synchronization
Document is published on the live server
Content and Object Staging
Social Networking Features I
• Kentico CMS provides a complete and flexible
framework for social networks and on-line
communities
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Engage customers and increase their loyalty
Start more personal and open communication
Present and test new ideas
Get feedback from clients
Identify and eliminate sources of negative PR early
Market research, polls and focus groups
Decrease support costs – let customers help each other
Social Networking Features II
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User registration and management
Forums
Blogs
Message Boards
Groups
Friends
Polls
Private messaging
Media Libraries
Ready-to-use Community Starter Site
Community points and user badges
Integration with LiveID, OpenID and FaceBook Connect
Forums I
• Create on-line communities
• Main features:
– Moderation
– Access rights for posting
(anonymous/registered/chosen roles)
– E-mail subscriptions
– Full-text search
– WYSIWYG editing (optional)
– Signatures and user images (avatars)
– Threaded/flat/tree view modes
Forums II
• Main features - continued:
– CAPTCHA verification (optional)
– Document-related forums (e.g. article comments)
– Lock forum
– Post attachments
– BB-editor text formatting
– Inserting images
– Quoting
– Question & Answers mode – Mark post as answer
Forums
Blogs
• Any number of blogs authored
• Each blog authored by one of more people (enterprise
blogging)
• Integrates with standard content management and
security features (workflow, friendly URLs, search, etc.)
• Tagging, tag cloud and categories
• Moderated comments
• RSS feeds
• Fully customizable design
• Rating
• Trackbacks and Pings
Blogs
MetaWeblog API
• Kentico CMS enables to use editors like Windows
Live Writer or MS Word to write blog posts
Message Boards
• Flat list of messages from users
• Customizable permissions (anybody can
post/only registered members/only chosen
roles)
• E-mail subscriptions
• Moderation (optional)
• Can be used for article or product comments
Message Boards
Groups
• Create groups of members who share similar
interests – such as users of some product or
fans of some music band
• Groups can share ideas and create content:
– Message boards
– Forums
– Pages (Wiki)
– Polls
– Media libraries for sharing pictures and videos
Groups
Friends
• Build personal or professional social networks
Polls
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Get visitor opinions and feedback
Any number of answers
Single-choice or multiple-choice voting
Choose who can vote
(anonymous/registered/chosen roles)
Polls
Private Messaging
• Enable site members to send private messages
to other members.
• Useful for community sites.
• Inbox/outbox/contact list/blocked users
Media Libraries
• Create media libraries and upload documents,
images, music or video
• Support for user-created content – visitors can
upload their own content
Media Libraries
Widgets
• Allows the editor / group administrator / site
visitor to personalize specific parts of the page
• Every Web part can be set as the Widget
• There are separate groups of Widgets for
– Group administrators
– Content editors
– Web site visitors
Widgets
Enterprise Intranet 2.0 Features
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Project management
Task management
Document management
WebDAV support
Workgroups
MOSS integration
Project and Task Management
• Users with appropriate rights can create and
manage a project
• Project includes particular tasks
• There are owners and assigned users of the task
• Project progress is based on the progress of all
underlying tasks
• Integrated with Workgroups
• Fully customizable statuses and priorities
• Ready to use on the live site
Project info
Document Management
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Management of any file in the content tree
Based on the Document library webpart
Integration with WebDAV
Workflow support
Check-in/check-out support
Copy/Delete/Open/Edit of any file
Permissions management per document library and
per each file
• Version history
• Documents archiving
• Fully supported at the live site
Document Management
Workgroups
• Efficient vehicle for the team collaboration
and co-operation
• Workgroup documents can be private
(workgroups members only) or public
• Any user can create and manage workgroup
• Workgroup admin can modify homepage of
workgroup home page
• Support Project and Task management
WebDAV support
• Enables direct edit of files from the site
• The file is directly opened by the client
application and saved directly back
• E.g. MS Office files are directly editable in the
MS Office 2003+
SharePoint integration
• Kentico CMS Connector for the WSS/MOSS
2007/2010 shows on public web from the
SharePoint
– Lists
– Files
– Document libraries
– Picture libraries
Enterprise Intranet 2.0 Solution
• Out-of-the-box ready-to-use solution for your Enterprise
2.0 Intranet that boost your team collaboration and cooperation
• It covers all necessary functionality
– Corporate identity, policy documents, canteen menu,
employees directory, …
– Blogs, Forums, Wikis, News, Corporate events
– Document libraries, Media libraries
– Project management
– Team workgroups
– Company Departments
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• Fully customizable any part of the Intranet website
Intranet Solution - Main portal
Intranet Solution - Department
Intranet Solution - Workgroup
Intranet Solution - MyDashoard
UI Personalization
• Customization of available features for
Administration tools and WYSIWYG Editor per
given role
• The administrator can enable different
features for each role
– E.g. web designers will have available only webdesign based features
– Authorized users can access only My Desk etc.
UI Personalization
Mobile devices support
• Kentico CMS allows to create websites optimized
for mobile devices
• The mobile websites can use formatting and
navigation optimized for smaller screens and less
capable mobile browsers.
• They can also re-use existing content from your
main website so you don't have to copy it and
keep it updated manually.
• When the CMS recognizes a mobile device, it can
automatically redirect the visitor to the optimized
mobile site.
Mobile part of the website
RSS/ATOM/XML Syndication
• Kentico CMS supports RSS/ATOM/XML
syndication for any content stored on the
website
Security
• Granular security model:
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Roles
Module permissions
Content permissions – all content/site section/single document
• Secured site areas for site members
• Personalized content (e.g. for “clients”, “silver partners” and
“gold partners”)
• SSL (HTTPS) can be configured for chosen site sections or
pages
• Secured against SQL injection attacks and cross-site
scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgery (XSRF)
Security
External Authentication
• Kentico CMS contains fully customizable
authentication system
• Kentico CMS supports out-of-the-box
integration with:
– Live ID
– Open ID
– FaceBook Connect
Performance
• Kentico CMS can be used for web sites with large number of visitors
and large number of documents – e.g.:
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www.gibson.com
www.ireland.ie
www.medibank.com.au
www.yachtbooker.com
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single web part caching
CMS content caching
full page caching
image caching
• Support for web farms
• Support for SQL Replications
Development
• Browser-based development without programming (for web
designers)
• You can also create ASPX page templates in Visual Studio
2005/2008/2010 with your own code
• Support for .NET 2.0/3.5 and 4.0
• Easily extensible with your own:
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web parts (ASCX)
server controls
modules
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providers
• Easily integrate data from external systems
Portal Engine
• Full control over page layout, design and HTML code
• Fully browser-based development, very easy to use
without deep .NET knowledge
• Easily extensible with your own user controls (ASCX)
and web parts developed in Visual Studio
2005/2008/2010 (C# or VB.NET)
• 250+ built-in web parts
• Web parts are also user controls (ASCX), but with
standardized interface
• Master page concept allows you to share header, main
menu and footer for all pages
Portal Engine
Web parts
ASPX Page Templates
• Standard ASP.NET (.ASPX) pages
• Editable in Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010
• You can add any custom code and controls to
the page template
• Support for ASP.NET master pages (.master)
• Add any custom controls and code in C# or
VB.NET
ASPX Page Templates
Hosting
• Kentico CMS is running in:
– Shared Hosting
– Medium trust
– Mosso Cloud hosting
– Preparing for the Windows Azure platform
– Special Cloud hosting licensing
Windows Azure
• Windows Azure is Cloud computing platform
delivered by Microsoft Corporation
• Offers SQL Azure (based on SQL Server)
– SQL Full-text is not ready for Windows Azure yet
• Supports ASP.NET development
– Single instance session states
• Webfarms synchronization requires custom provider
• Doesn’t support file-system
Windows Azure - Limited feature set
• Due to the missing Windows Azure features
Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 Windows Azure has the
following limitations:
– Doesn’t support any file based operations
(import/export, Smart Search, Media libraries)
– Web Farms => Supports only Single Instance
– Manual setup & deployment to Windows Azure
Licensing
• 1 Web Site (single web site)
• 1 Server (unlimited web sites for a single organization on a single
machine)
• Editions:
– Free Edition (available for the commercial usage)
– Base license (features based on selected additional packages)
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E-commerce package
Social networking package
Advanced package
Document management package
– Ultimate license includes all packages
• Source Code available for the Ultimate license
• Feature matrix available at http://www.kentico.com/cms-asp-netfeatures/Feature-Matrix.aspx
Maintenance
• Each license contains 1-year maintenance
– Support
– New Kentico CMS releases
– 7 days bug fixing policy
• Each license contains unlimited developer,
testing and stage server licenses
• Available paid Consulting services and Remote
Assitance
System Requirements
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Server:
– Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2008R2, Windows XP, Windows Vista Home
Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate or Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit)
– Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 and higher
– Microsoft IIS Server 5.0/6.0/7.0
– Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 (including Express Editions)
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Client (for editors):
– Internet Explorer 7.0/8.0
– FireFox 3.5
– Safari 4.0 or FireFox 3.5 on Mac OS
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Client (for visitors):
– Generally any browser, depends on the used web parts, all major browsers supported (IE, FF,
Safari, Opera)
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Developers
– Visual Studio Professional 2005/2008/2010 or Visual Web Developer 2005/2008/2010 Express
Edition (if you need to write your own code)
About Kentico Software
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Founded in 2004 in the Czech Republic (European Union)
U.S. office since 2008
Privately held, no external funding
Named fastest growing Czech company in 2010 by Deloitte
Focused only on Kentico CMS
2500+ clients in 84 countries
Kentico Solutions Partner network – over 1200 active
partners
• More than 6000 web sites running on Kentico CMS, clients
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Microsoft
Mazda
Gibson Musical Instruments
ESPN
CTV
Vodafone
• More at http://www.kentico.com/Showcase.aspx
Kentico CMS Major Clients
How to reach us?
• http://www.facebook.com/KenticoCMS
• http://twitter.com/kenticocms
• http://kentico.uservoice.com/
– Suggest new Kentico CMS features
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