This section explains what each Application does. In order to use any of them they must be enabled first.

Enabling Applications

  • Go to the administration pages for your website
  • Go to the Content Management tab, and then to the Applications page
  • Click on the Enable button next to the application - the application now appears in your Site Map.

Enable Application

To administer an enabled application, either click on it in the Site Map or click the Admin button in the list of Applications. You can also access the application's admin pages from the public pages of your website by clicking the Manage link in the Admin Menu when viewing the application.

You can rename an enabled application by clicking the Rename button in the list of applications. This alters the name that is used in the navigation menu as well as the title of pages within the application.

To change the position of applications in the main menu refer to the Reordering Pages section of the Getting Started helpsheet.

Application Permissions

To change the access permissions, click the Permissions button next to the relevant application in the list.

In the default website setup, members of your site have Contribute permission on your entire website, which means they will also have Contribute permission on each enabled application. This allows them to add content into the applications. Note: this does not allow them to access the administration pages for the site, and they therefore cannot edit custom page content.

For example, if you have Contribute permission then in the Discussions application you can post messages, and in the Classified Ads application you can add new adverts.

Users that do not have Contribute permission will not be able to add content in the applications.

For further details of how to use Permissions, see the Permissions section of the manual.

Available Applications

Post and reply to adverts buying and selling items or services.

Create free-form discussions organised into topics, with contributions from your members or from the public.

Allows you and your members to add events to your website. They can be viewed as a list, or in a weekly or monthly calendar view.

Create a nice page of expandable questions and answers about your organisation, organised by category.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds provided by external sites and display them on your website.

A powerful tool allowing you to create and edit forms for your website. See also Surveys!

Advertise vacancies or volunteer positions within your organisation, and allow registered users to apply for them.

A Weblog (often called a Blog) is an online diary where you can record thoughts, ideas and news, and communicate them to your users.

Share and manage folders of files such as: minutes of meetings, documents, leaflets, and publications.

Run online petitions about issues that affect your community or organisation.

Create photo albums into which you and your site members can upload images.

Create simple multiple choice questions to add to any page of your site.

Voice websites can have one or more Private Members' Areas within their site, which can be configured with access permissions independently of the main site.

A powerful tool allowing you to create online surveys, which can be split across multiple sections.

This is a simple application allowing you to make a list of links which you think your visitors will find useful.