Features

This is a list of features in slate as of v0.4.5a which was released June 10th 2009. These are in no particular order and are, most likely, incomplete.

  • MasterID integration plus support for local accounts for users not in MasterID
  • Multi-site support
  • Theme support with theme permissions. based on our workflow for creating sites with dreamweaver templates.
  • Four system defined roles for limiting user access
  • Ability to quickly add users to a site from a central list of approved users
  • Per site dashboard to provide easy access to popular editing features and recent changes
  • Comprehensive log of admin activity w/ RSS support
  • Pretty URLs
  • Ability to supply custom ‘permalinks’ when creating pages for shorter URLs
  • Drag-and-drop organization of pages.
  • Pages are broken into editable regions.
  • Ability to browse site in edit view
  • Support for private, draft content
  • Support for five older versions of an editable region
  • Redcloth support w/ auto-link generation and proper hard break support
  • In-editor preview of content being edited
  • Snippet editor support to allow quick creation of dynamic content e.g. sub-menus, inclusion of files from resource manager, links to other pages in site
  • Blog engine allowing addition of blogs or “newsrooms” to sites
  • Media asset manager including support for sets, subsets and auto-thumbnailing
  • Podcast-support via media asset manager (audio & video)
  • Ability to set “default content” for editable regions in your site. e.g. a standard editable footer
  • Zip extract support in resources allowing a user to upload many files at once
  • Default gallery theme allowing groups to easily create image galleries
  • Custom CSS file that can be modified via the slate admin tool. this is separate from the theme for a site and allows more flexibility for site admins in defining styles for their site.
  • Feedburner support for tracking usage of RSS feeds
  • Google Analytics support for tracking usage of a site
  • Javascript toolbar for textile editing
  • Password protection for entire site or individual directories and pages using MasterID
  • Groups for limiting password protection to individual users using MasterID
  • Slideshows can be easily created using SlideshowPro
  • Ability to add external links to the auto-generated navigation
  • Linking to SWF files auto-embeds them e.g. don’t need to know code
  • Linking to MOV, MP4, M4V, WMV files provides option for auto-embedding e.g. don’t need to know code
  • Integration with our Google Search Appliance