Welcome to the most versatile, 100% browser-based enterprise website platform that makes it easy for front-end designers and webmasters to build and manage almost any type of website. Now you can manage every aspect of all your online organization, from web page publishing and portals, web forms and payment collections, to community blogs, forums and threaded discussions, to outbound e-mail campaigns.
The main concept behind this data-driven solution is it's simple but powerful "page-based" system, which allows web designers and webmasters to simply build a website by creating Pages, setting their interactive features, placing them into Folders, and linking them together. We have done all the hard work of packing years of web app experience into the back-end functionality so your site visitors can interact with your website with ease.
liveSite adds powerful and professionally-designed interactive features to any new or existing website design. In a typical website, there are many HTML pages, each providing only one function - to publish to the Internet. This system offers many different interactive "Page Types", each designed to provide integrated building blocks to automatically insert interactive features like calendars, photo galleries, blogs, forums, directories, order forms, login pages, my account pages, custom forms, data views, product catalogs, and shopping carts, to any web page on your site.
You can combine these interactive pages to create simple or complex website applications without the need to know any database programming or website security. You can create roles and access control for all features and tasks so you can delegate access to management functions, design templates, content areas, and menus, providing the building blocks to create interactive client extranets, staff intranets, member portals, and other web and e-mail publishing applications - all integrated into one database driven solution. And without any plugins to install or update.
liveSite is also flexible website management system that allows you to assign access to all features and delegate tasks to your work force. Here are the roles that have been created within liveSite to manage access to website features and content:
The Docs are organized to follow the layout of the liveSite Control Panel itself. You can either browse or search the Docs from our website, or you can click on the "Help" button you will find on every screen within liveSite. Clicking on "Help" within liveSite will launch a new browser window and load the specific Doc for the screen you are viewing providing a great reference.
When you first log into liveSite, you will be presented with the Welcome screen. This dashboard displays bookmarks to the most recent site updates and latest activity across the website.
You are viewing this screen because you have either just successfully logged into the Control Panel, or you have clicked on the logo in the top lefthand corner of the Control Panel. All users that can access the Control Panel will be redirected to this screen when they first login, unless they are accessing a protected page or file, or have a "Start Page" selected in their User account.
NOTE: Each User will only see information on the Welcome screen that they have access too.
The Control Panel is accessible to Users with management privileges to one or more areas in liveSite. The Control Panel contains quick links to common features shared by all Users, located across the top of every screen.
Here is a quick overview of the Control Panel to help you get around:
Below the Quick Links, the Control Panel also includes several tabs across the top. Each tab groups common sets of features together. Only tabs that you have access to will be visible to you. To learn more about each tab, click on the Tab, and click "Help" to view the documentation for the screen.
TIP: When referring to tabs in the help documentation, we enclose them in brackets, like this: [PAGES].
Below the tabs is a colored area where common links are displayed, based on the area and screen you are viewing.
Below the Navigation Bar is the optional Button Bar, that will contain button to create or edit properties or update features.
Below the Button Bar is the main content area where you can search features and update them.
Below the Main Content area is the Control Panel footer which may contain links to contact our sales and support teams, and the version of the software you are using.
This screen allows you to audit all website events and changes to any website feature by any site Visitor or User.
Every action is logged, from login attempts, to updates to Folders, Pages, Files, Calendars, to Users, Contacts, Campaigns, and Commerce.
Each action is tracked by IP address of the computer where the action originated.
Entries that are older than 6 months will be automatically deleted in order to increase website performance and save disk space.
NOTE: To access the Site Log, click on the "Site Log" button on the Button Bar of the Welcome screen.