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By terryally - November 28, 2007 - edited: November 28, 2007

Hi guys,

I have several licences for Article Manager 1.0 and I never got around to poking around 2.0 before I recommend a major switch over to the various clients.

I have now had a look around the 2.0 and there are four things I cannot find answers for:

1. Global spell checker. Is there one built in so that when I have finished my article I can spell check the summary, content, picture captions?

2. Image gallery. I often re-use a number of generic photos. Is there a facility to upload these into a common directory from which I can select or do I have to add each time i.e. keep the directory on my local computer?

3. Index page control. Article Manager 2.0 takes too much control over the index page. I prefer to have the control where I decide which story is placed where. I do not want a CMS that commonly sorts by one criteria or another but one in which I can decide the placement. Is that available/possible?

4. Ad manager. One of my websites will require a built-in ad manager for display and classified ads. Can that happen with this?

I am also assuming that:
  • because it is database driven I can write the features at #2 and #3 in myself (and just remember when major updates are released)

  • I can use PHP


I love the other features more than I love the price [:)]

Terry

Re: [terryally] Questions, questions, questions

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By Jake - November 29, 2007

Hi Terry,

Thanks for your post!

While Article Manager doesn't include a global spell-checker, pretty much every browser has a spell-checking add-on available that you could use for this purpose.

You could set up a standard image gallery without accessing the database directly - take a look at this forum post by Donna on this subject:

http://www.interactivetools.com/forum/gforum.cgi?post=58102;search_string=image%20drop%20down;t=search_engine#58102

It's difficult to control where individual articles are placed on a page, but Article Manager 2 does offer a few methods for sorting articles on your page. Was there something specific you needed to do? With some more information we can take a look at some solutions for you.

Depending on how you need to control your ads, you might be able to use the "My Placeholders" feature of Article Manager for this. Basically, you could add in links to images as values for these placeholders. Once these placeholders were added to your templates, you could change the images at your convenience.

Don't hesitate to contact us. [:)]
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Re: [terryally] Questions, questions, questions

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By Jake - December 13, 2007

Hi Terry,

Thanks for your reply. [:)]

You could set up a sort field that worked off of the numbers 1 to 7 to adjust the placement of articles on your pages. On Article Manager's field creation page, there is an option that specifies whether an article can have the same value as another - using this option, you can prevent duplicate entries for page placement. This does mean that you would have to disable the placement option for older articles on an ongoing basis however.

In regards to your ad management comments, you would probably want to look at a third-party solution for this as Article Manager doesn't have any kind of ad tracking mechanisms built-in.

Let us know if we can help with anything else!
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