Glossary

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Address – A name specifying a particular site, or a page within a site, on the Internet, for example: isl.ca/news.

Advanced Menus – When a user is logged into OneWeb CMS, more menu options are available to users with higher security access.

Application - An application is something pre-designed to do something specific.  Some built-in applications in OneWeb are the YouTube Viewer, FlickR Slideshow Viewer, Google Maps and RSS Feed Reader. Custom applications can also be built to do something specific customized to your site's needs.

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CAPTCHA - This is a field often required before submitting a form to "prove you are human." It is often a mosaic of numbers and letters, or a simple skill testing question (ex: 1+1). The correct answer is required in order to submit the form, eliminating robots from submitting spam data.

Child Site - Child sites share default templates and syndicated content with a parent site. They are created, for example, as the sites representing local branches of a national organization (the national organization’s homepage would then be the parent site). Child sites can be edited independently of one another and changing them will not impact the parent site.

Content - This is virtually anything on your site. Content can range from text to media. Your site is made up of pages, and your pages are made up of, and filled with, content.

Content Identifier – This is an identifying number unique to each content block. You can replace a content block with another by searching for the content block's content identifier. To find a content block's content identifier, look in the content block properties.

Content Promotion - You have the ability to "promote" a page before it is made live on your website. You can send an email notification within OneWeb informing any of the site's users that a page has been promoted.

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Domain Name – A unique name that identifies an Internet site, for example: isl.ca.

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Extranet - The OneWeb Extranet is a place where users (who have been added and given Extranet rights) can communicate and exchange information. When users are logged onto your site (i.e. members in the Extranet), they may have access to pages or information that the general public are not permitted to see when browsing the site.

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Filter - A sorting criteria, for example: "View all Content that was Published in the Last 30 Days".  Everything in italics is considered a filter.

Form - A form is a group of fields used to collect information from a user. Forms can include standard text boxes (used to collect data such as first and last name) radio buttons, check-boxes, paragraph-sized text boxes (often used to collect data such as comments) and drop-down boxes from which the user can select only one pre-determined answer to name a few. If you have ever signed up/registered for a website, you have filled out a form.

Forms Builder - This OneWeb Application allows you to create customized forms on your website to collect data from visitors.

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Hexadecimal - A 6-digit 3-byte code identifying a particular color. The first 2 digits represent the code for the amount of red, the next 2 the amount of blue and the last 2 represent green. For example, the hexadecimal code for white is #000000.  Another example would be #0033FF which produces a nice bright blue.

Hidden – A page with the status of "Hidden" does not appear in any navigation menus. However, when the user knows the website address of where the hidden page is located, it can be accessed.

Hyperlink – A navigation element in a site that, when selected by the user, brings the user to the related information. It may bring the user to a different page, a section within a page, or a document such as a PDF file. Hyperlink is often referred to as simply a link.

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Indexed – If a piece of content is indexed it can then show up in the site search. It is good to disable this on certain blocks that display on every page like your site's footer.

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Locked – A page, content block, or site that is "Locked" cannot be edited by users or viewed by visitors. A "Locked" page is not accessible by its address and does not appear in navigation menus.

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Masthead – The top section of a site that continues to appear on all corresponding pages. This usually consists of a logo with a navigation menu so it is available to users on all pages.

Media – Media is generally described as anything pertaining to communication (TV, radio, etc.). In the sense of your website, media refers to some kind of visual/audio item. Pictures, videos, PDFs and MP3s are all within the realms of "media".

Media Items – Media items are files in the media manager database that can be displayed on the site. This includes graphic files, PowerPoint presentations, PDF’s, audio files, etc.

Menu Text – When the user creates a new page there is a "Menu Text" field available to define the name of the Menu item that will appear if this page displays in the navigation menu.

Meta Description - A well thought out description of your page (using useful keywords) that some search engines may use to display a summary of your indexed page.

Meta Keywords - Keywords that may be used by search engines when indexing your site. Good, well thought out keywords will help make your site appear higher in search engine results.

Model Site – A model site is a non-public site used as the basis for the creation of child sites.

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Notes - Notes can be added to pages, or individual content at any time and users can view these notes in a chronological format.

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Overlay – A section, or block, within a page where the user can add, edit, or remove content.

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Page Status Window - This window includes shortcut links to the various properties of the page.

Page Template – Page Templates set the default page layout, the number and placement of content and application blocks, and the default text for every new page created on the site.

Page Title – Each page has a title, or name, and that title is displayed at the very top of the page.

Parent Page – A page that has sub-pages or child pages under it.

Parent Site – A parent site is the main administrative site above a series of child sites.

Published Content – Content that has been published is the content a visitor will be able to see when accessing the live site.

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Redirection – The ability for a page within the site to be redirected to another page within the site (Internal), or an External web page.

Referenced Content and Applications - This information can be found in a page's properties, and identifies what content and/or applications is referenced on that page.

Return – When a user is administering an application within OneWeb CMS, the user may click the Return button at anytime to return to the site. The user is still logged into OneWeb CMS.

Root – The site’s homepage. All additional pages will be child pages, or sub-pages, of the Root.

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Scheduled Publishing - The publishing of pages can be scheduled to occur on a designated date and time in the future.

Shared – Shared content is a single piece of content that appears in multiple locations across the site. Changing the content in one location automatically changes it in every location.

Simple Menus – When a user is logged into OneWeb CMS, menu options are limited to users with lower security access.

Site View -  Mode in OneWeb CMS where you browse and manage your site by surfing from page to page.

Soft Return - A soft return (achieved by pressing Shift + Enter) takes you to the next line within the same paragraph, whereas a normal return (achieved by pressing Enter) will begin a new paragraph or, within a list, add a new bullet or number.

Staged Content – New or edited content that has been added to a page in the site and saved, but not yet published to the live site. "Staged Content" only displays to users logged into OneWeb CMS.

Style - The style of a paragraph, table or anything else found on a website refers to its appearance. Certain "styles" have been applied to a heading, for example, to determine what it will look like (i.e. font style, font size, colour, etc.).

Sub-page - A page whose menu location is below that of another page hence, it is also referred to as a sub-page.  All pages are children of the "Root" or homepage.

Syndicated – When content is syndicated, it is available for use on all child and model sites as well as the parent site. Syndicated content can include text, images and/or page templates.

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Template – A preset format can be used for a particular page or for an entire child site. It is used as a starting point so the format does not have to be recreated each time it is used. See Page Template definition.

Tier – Referred to in the way of navigation within a site. A navigation menu may have a top level, and each top level menu item may have sub-pages, or child pages underneath it.

To-do -  A list of pages on your site that are ready to be published.

Top Tier Page - Top tier Pages are used when you want to provide your visitors with a short url (sometimes referred to as a 'marketing url' or a 'vanity url') in order to access the page. They live at the same hierarchy level as the homepage within your sitemap. When a page lives at this level, the url is able to be accessed via the shorter format.

Tree View - Features a hierarchical and expandable view of all pages within the site. This format displays key page attributes including workflow, visibility and modified date.  

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URL - A web address unique to your site (e.g. www.isl.ca).

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Version History -  Each content block stores previous versions of published content. You can view archived versions and even restore them to become the current version.

Visibility - Each page that is created within the site can be set to have "Normal", "Locked", or "Hidden visibility". Normal visibility allows the page to be accessible by its address and appears in navigation menus. See "Hidden" and "Locked" glossary terms for their definition.

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What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) Editor -  A toolbar that is provided to a user when editing a content overlay, allowing them to manipulate content with heading styles, bold, italics, etc.

Workflow – The flow or progress of publishing content within OneWeb CMS. The three workflow statuses are "Ready", "Staged", and "Live". "Ready" indicates that the content overlay or page is available for the user to add content. "Staged" is when content has been added and saved, and "Live" is when the content has been published to the site.

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XHTML - In simple terms, this is a language used when creating web pages.  It needs to be "validated" to make sure there are no mistakes. Browsers do not recognize these mistakes as actual code and, therefore, your site may act differently than anticipated. As a basic OneWeb user, you should not need to worry about this term.

XML Sitemap - This is a list of all the pages on your website. Creating and submitting a sitemap.xml file ensures that Google and other search engines know about all the URLs on your site, including those that may not be discoverable via the normal crawling process. OneWeb automatically creates this file for your website.

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