Adding content is simple — and powerful
At left is a sample content creation menu, which appears on each page. A user can create any type of content simply by clicking a link. Content is automatically placed on the page the user is currently on — no more navigating complicated menus just to get started!
Open a webform to create a News item. Fill out the headline, add an image (adding more than one will create a photo slider), choose the news date, and then enter the body text.
Are there any files you want to associate with the news item? Add them here.
Display the item only on the department page, or promote it to a section.
Schedule when you want the item to be published and unpublished. Enter as many items as you want, and schedule them as far out as you need.
Content can be moderated, so that editors with the right permissions can review drafts, publish them when they're ready, or archive them.
Add Content, Then Point and Edit
We believe that making a website easy and intuitive to edit is one of the most important things we can do. It means you will be able to keep your content updated and fresh. So, once you have added your content, you can use something we call "point and edit" - to change something on the page, simply go to it, click a tab, and make the change. You're able to edit info directly on the page, whether it's text, an image, a sidebar, an accordion, list of links or documents, or whatever else. And we provide an easy to use WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, for quick updates. And of course, the design for each unique Boots Road site is “built in,” so that the user never has to worry about choosing the right font or color. For example, if you add text to a webpage, it automatically displays in the same design theme as the rest of the site.
Create Once, Publish Anywhere
With Boots Road sites, you eliminate duplicate effort by being able to create content once, and then publish it in multiple areas across the site. For example, you can create a news item to display on a specific department page, but also choose to publish it to the homepage, and to the regular news feed. This feature works on all of our content types, such as document lists, accordions, sidebars, and many others. Many organizations have documents that are used in multiple places on their website. With a Boots Road site, the documents are uploaded once, and then can be published in different locations of the site. If a document needs to be changed, you only need to upload the changed doc once, and all the locations are automatically updated.
Post both singular and recurring events to the site calendar. The calendar can take the graphic form of the standard grid on the page, or can be displayed as a list of upcoming events on the homepage and events can be viewed by day, week, or month, or filtered by department. The event list can also be filtered to display events for a particular location or subject on that page. For example, all upcoming events taking place in the “community room” can be directed to display on the community room page as well as other standard locations. Calendar events, like news events, can contain text, images, and links, and attached documents.
Easy to Edit Mega Menu
Full-width ‘mega’ menu that greatly helps site editors quickly navigate to the page they need to edit.
Home Page Emergency Announcement
Add an emergency banner to the homepage when needed, disappears when not in use.
Staff or Facility Directory
Display organization information such as employee names, department heads, photos, phone numbers, building locations, email addresses, maps, etc., with as much detail as you need.
Boots Road sites come with social sharing built in, so that any news article or event can be easily shared by your site visitors on the leading social media apps.
Publish articles, press releases, etc. to an interior topic page and promote some of them to the front page news feed. News items can contain text, images, video, links, and attached documents. News events can contain text, images (or video), links, and attached documents.
Define Roles For Website Editors
Define who can create or edit content, or what kind of content they can control. Filter by role or by content type. For example, you might have only admin staff be able to edit the website calendar, while department heads can add content to their respective department pages.
Users can create content and save it to a Review Queue for an editor to review and approve, or update and save for later. Pages can be archived and restored at a later date.
How Do I's
Help visitors quickly find the information they need, by displaying a dynamic group of the most frequently asked questions about a specific subject in the sidebar of that page. For example, on a Conference Room description page, the most frequently asked questions might be “How do I reserve this room?” or “How do I find out the dimensions of this room?” If that’s not what the user needs to know, they are also able to type in a different question about this subject or any subject on the site.
Create content (like news articles or upcoming events) and schedule it to be automatically published (and/or unpublished) at a later date. If an event, once the date has passed, the content is automatically unpublished (not deleted) and archived for later use.
Upload documents and images to the site library once, and they can be accessed across the site, ensuring consistency and eliminating duplication.
Boots Road websites can contain multiple webforms, whether for sending a comment, registering for events, or taking a survey. The user can easily download a report or have the info sent to a designated email address. Subject categories can also be synced to specific emails, so that, for instance, a question for a particular department will be sent to that department’s inbox.
Boots Road has experience in integrating many of the well-known third-party components and databases into websites, such as the Koha catalog for libraries, the GIS mapping (ESRI) database for city planning departments, Granicus for City Minutes and Agendas, Open Table for restaurants, and various eCommerce vendors.
Accessibility and Responsive Web Design
All Boots Road sites provide 508 accessibility functionality and features, following general government guidelines. Our responsive web design ensures that the site automatically resizes to fit mobile devices.