Features of Perl Content Management
The Perl Content Management solutions provide a flexible, powerful, and easy to use web-based collaboration platform, which can be used to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool on an intranet or on the internet. Users can collaboratively create web content simply with the use a browser. Developers can create new web application based on a plugin application programming interface (API). The Perl Content Management application has a look and feel similar to a normal intranet or internet website. The edit link at the bottom of every web page enables the users to change a topic or add content easily with the help of a browser.
Organizations can deploy the Perl Content Management application in different ways. The Perl Content Management application is flexible enough to adapt to the different business needs of every organizations. Some of the ways in which the Perl Content Management application is deployed in the organizations include knowledge base and FAQ system, to design document software projects, to track issues and features, and as a document management tool. The Perl Content Management application is used in organizations to replace a static intranet. This eliminates the one webmaster syndrome of outdated and insufficient intranet content, as content is maintained by the employees themselves. In addition, the Perl Content Management application can also be deployed by the organizations to collaborate on common goals, as a software archive, and as a company internal message board.
The Perl Content Management application enables you to edit existing pages or create new pages using any web browser. As the web pages are automatically linked by the Perl Content Management application, the need to learn HTML commands to link web pages is avoided. The simple, powerful, and easy to learn text formatting rules of the Perl Content Management application enable you to write text similar to writing an email. In addition, the Perl Content Management application allows grouping of the web pages into collections. This enables you to set up separate collaboration groups.
The search feature of the Perl Content Management application enables full text search with or without regular expressions. You will be automatically notified whenever changes are made to the web collections. The Perl Content Management application provides forms to classify and categorize unstructured web pages and to create simple workflow systems. You can upload and download any file as an attachment to a page by using your browser. This is similar to file attachments in an e-mail, here it happens on web pages. In addition, the Perl Content Management application enables revision control by tracking all changes to pages and attachments. You can retrieve previous page revisions and differences at any time and find out the user who has changed the content and at what time the action was performed.
The Perl Content Management application provides enhanced access control by defining groups and imposing fine grained read and write access restrictions based on groups and users. The Perl Content Management application allows the use of variables to dynamically compose your web pages. This allows you to dynamically build a table of contents, include other pages, or show a search result embedded in a page. The functionality of the Perl Content Management application can be enhanced with server side plugin modules. Developers can create Perl plugins using the plugin API of the Perl Content Management application. Some of the plugins included in the Perl Content Management application are ActionTrackerPlugin to keep track of action items in meeting minutes and notify assignees by e-mail, CalendarPlugin to show a monthly calendar with highlighted events, ChartPlugin to create charts to visualize tables, DatabasePlugin to get access to data in a database, and HeadlinesPlugin to build news portals that show headline news based on RSS news feeds from news sites.
Content Management application provides a flexible templating system that
separates program logic and presentation. As the skins overwrite template
header and footers, the page content remain unaffected. The Perl Content
Management application enables you to rename, move and delete individual
pages through the browser and also allows web based user registration
and change of password. In addition, the Perl Content Management application
provides topic locking feature which warns the users if a page is being
edited by another person. This prevents simultaneous page editing.
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