The Contensis User Interface
From the ground up, the Contensis user interface has been designed with ease of use in mind.
...but at the same time offers rich features for experienced IT users.
A screenshot of the user interface logged in as an Administrator.
As you can see from the screenshots, the interface is modern and follows many of the standards we are all used to when using modern desktop and web applications.
The entire user interface for Contensis is web-based with no need for any client-installed software, so you can access it from anywhere, whenever you choose.
We have been using Web 2.0-style functionality long before the Web 2.0 era came upon us. Our very first release, almost 10 years ago, utilised Ajax functionality, powered then by iframes, rather than asyncronous http requests.
A screenshot of the user interface logged-in as a user with fewer privileges.
Depending upon your privileges and what you will see on screen, we have provided two different screenshots to demonstrate the difference between an administrative user signing-in and a standard user who only has access to edit a single section of their website.
On the first screen (above) there are more buttons and options, and on the second screen (right) the signed-in user only has access to edit within the Discover section of the site.
You can give your users as much or as little access as you want, with ease.
A screenshot of the Contensis Navigator, with the user clicking on the Contensis Press web page.
The Contensis Navigator
The Contensis Navigator works in much the same way as Windows Explorer on a PC. You can expand folders, right click on items to get more detail and even drag-and-drop items around the screen.
The navigator shows you the physical hireachy of your website or content repository.
Items of content are categorised into this tree structure, and the structure of the navigator will reflect the structure of a published website.
This screenshot shows the Contensis Management Console, the user has opened the project set-up mode.
The Management Console
The management console gives you access to all of the system administration functionality. With a couple of clicks we can configure a new front-end webserver or we can add users and groups.
The management console is only visible to users with the relevant permissions, so you can be assured that only your System Administrators can make major changes to your overall system configuration.
This screenshot shows a search carried out on the term 'image'.
The search is available at the click of a button at any time, and allows you to find anything in Contensis. As you would expect, you can easily search on different types of content based upon created and modified dates.
For those that wish, more advanced options are available. More information on the search can be found on the search features
page, or if you are interested in search from the perspective of a user searching your site, then see the Search Module
This screenshot shows the Contensis Editor
The dashboard is the first screen you are presented with when you log-in to Contensis.
From this screen you can jump straight into a wizard to create any type of content you have permissions to create.
You can see standard metrics, such as how many live pages there are, as well as all your to-dos and your recent activities.