Sample Data is jam-packed with features to super charge your site. The listing below gives an overview of all the highlights.
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Course Catalog Builder
The course catalog is PHP-run application. It allow's Universities to upload their entire prospectus pdf into Site Manager and then give their users the ability to create a more customised version of that document, tailored to their specific interests. The appropriate sections of the document are outlined within Site Manager by page ranges spanning specific course information. The user simply chooses which information is relevant to them and then downloads a PDF with their tailored information.
Course Hub - Advanced Course
The advanced setup allows for certain information to be stored in a central location and for it to be brought into any course as it is needed. For example you can enter your tutors elsewhere in your site structure and assign the course codes that they teach on. Any course that has the same course code as that tutor will show the information for that associated tutor. The content only needs to be updated and managed in one place for it to affect all courses with that tutor. If the information for a particular course is not suitable to use shared content then also have the ability to add content that is specific to that course only.
In this Sample Data example all Postgraduate courses are the 'Advanced Course' set up, while all undergraduate courses use the basic course content type.
In this example this content type is also hooked up to the course compare feature to allow users to save and compare courses as they browse. Both course content types are also fed into the course search feature.
Course Hub - Basic Course
The basic course structure has all of your necessary course related elements within one course content template. Each piece of course content will be individually authored per course. In this Sample Data example all Undergraduate courses are 'Basic Course' set up, while all post-graduate courses use the more advanced course content type. In this example this content type is also hooked up to the course compare feature to allow users to save and compare courses as they browse. Both course content types are also fed into the course search feature.
Course Search Advanced
'Course Search Advanced' is a PHP driven course search. It runs off JSON which is generated directly from the course content within Site Manager. The filters are multiple (for example you can filter by department AND duration AND campus at once). The ability to modify results are done via facets such as list facet, related terms facet, dropdown facets and a range facet. The searchable content is determined directly by the University by picking the preferred elements in the course content type to add to the JSON file. The course search has built in intelligent algorithms such as frequency, term order and proximity search criteria to make sure the results are relevant to the user’s search.
In this instance the advanced course search results have been hooked up to the course compare feature to allow users to save and then compare courses.
Course Search Basic
'Course Search Basic' is a PHP driven course search. It runs off JSON which is generated directly from the course content within Site Manager. The filters are singular and it is equipped with auto-suggest for keywords to make finding a course even easier.
In this instance the basic course result has been hooked up to the course compare feature to allow users to save and then compare courses.
Content in TERMINALFOUR can be output in many different ways for many different situations. In the example above we present the same news articles that are show on the website's news page. Having the ability to have multiple different visual outputs of the same underlying content means it is very easy to create something like the above which could be used to show the latest news on campus displays throughout your University.
Emergency notices can be added to your site to inform students of immergencies in progress. Visit the link above for more details as to how this is implemented.
Our new PHP Events Calendar can read in events from multiple sources. As well as reading events created by TERMINALFOUR (XML or JSON) the new calendar can read Google Calendar Events as well as iCal feeds.
The different calendar views within it such as the calendar view and filter fields are built in a modular way to allow them to be added easily to your own pages as normal content. The HTML and the calendar logic are completely separated so you have full control over how the calendar looks and feels. This allows for as much customisation as neccesary to sit comfortably into your site.
Form builder is a froms solution built into TERMINALOUR. Forms can be easliy created by dragging and dropping elements into place. You have control over the styling of these forms yourself or you can include our out of the box style for quick user forms.
Forms submissions are handled by our secure formbank service so you don't have to worry about your TERMINALFOUR instance going offline.
Form submissions can be sent via email and also brought into TERMINALFOUR as content.
Multiple homepage designs
View Multiple homepage designs:
View Design 2
Two more examples of homepage designs to give options in terms of using the Sample Site as a pop up website.
Programmable layouts are in place on the homepage to cut the news title to a manageable length for the homepage blocks and insert an ellipsis after the characters length. On homepage layout 2 those extra characters are wrapped in span tags to allow for CSS to show or hide that content based on the screen width.
The Social Stream is a jquery based plugin that hooks up to multiple social networks and displays content in a masonry style. Users can filter on a per social network basis. This is a premium plugin and needs a licence for client use. Details of all support and feed options are here http://codecanyon.net/item/jquery-social-stream/full_screen_preview/2103997?ref=sdeering
Staff Directory works off a similar code base to the Advanced Course Search, but instead of searching course content, it searches Staff content. The PHP code for this search is hugely adaptable and the filters can be run off any element within the selected content type. In this instance the filters include elements such as Last name, Title and Department.
The Sample Site has content types that are built to display either YouTube or Vimeo video content. The TERMINALFOUR user enters in the video URL into the video content type to show their video.
XML/RSS generated from content
The XML content is created using a combination of a 'Publish to One' navigation object to collate the information, and a 'Generate File' navigation object to produce the .xml file. In this instance the Publish to One brings back all the news items in the entire site in an alternate content layout text/xml to produce this file.