Website Tools (CMS) - Features and Functionality

The ideal website CMS incorporates simplicity and flexibility on a robust, integrated platform.

It is designed to effectively compose, manage, and organize website content and online resources. The Market Toolkit CMS does just that.

The Market Toolkit CMS Objectives

  • Provides a business generating platform
  • Reduces time spend in design and deployment
  • Provides tools that maximize ROI
  • Handles websites of any size
  • Manages web assets effectively
  • Minimizes required technical experience 
  • Provides cross-platform integration and advanced functionality
  • Scales automatically

Technical Descriptions

Explore the technical descriptions of many of the Toolkit CMS features and functionality:

Flexible Templates

One of the challenges in web page management is making changes across many web pages at one time. A template-based website can make changes very simple - especially when the template tool is object oriented. The Market Toolkit CMS is a very flexible website template tool. A website may consist of one single template or many templates. Also, multiple sites can share the same templates.

Feature Overview

30 days FREE
Month to Month Agreement
Unlimited Sites
Object-Oriented Templates
Cloud Hosting
Blogs
CRM Integration
Form Builder
Survey Builder
Content Delivery Network
Elastic Auto Scale
File Redundance
Daily File Backup
Flexible Plans
Ecommerce Integration
Free Email Support
Much More...  
  • Easy to Manage - Templates are easy to set up and consist of standard HTML. There is no programming code to manage. Simply create a new template, add the HTML, and replace desired portions of the HTML with modules and libraries.
  • Object Oriented/Modular - Many CMS tools require spaghetti-style code. Any significant changes require a certain level of development expertise and time and budget costs increase. Sites can become very complicated very quickly. It's common to see kludged, hacked, and duct taped modifications to tools like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, XCart, etc. Our goal is to make website deployment much more flexible, elegant and efficient. 

    The Market Toolkit CMS is object oriented. It is based on the concept of DRY - "Don't Repeat Yourself". That means it is more 'plug and play' than other CMS tools. Many modules have been pre-created and can simply be called into action with simple settings and a one-line instruction you copy and paste into its desired location. Modules are flexible and allow you to determine how they're built and what they contain. They can all be inserted into other modules, templates, pages, etc, allowing for very flexible design. 3rd party data and object can be integrated into your site via a powerful XML API.
  • Blocks - HTML blocks can be added to a template for a number of reasons. Creating an HTML block (called a KBlock) is very easy and there are a number of types of KBlocks that allow for a number of functions.
  • Libraries - Ready-to-use functionality modules are available for immediate use like menus, page lists, etc. Set the options on a library module and apply it to a template or page.
  • Automated Database Management - While setup on traditional CMS tools may be easy, you'll be required to know how to create a database and for some modifications, you may need to know how to alter the database. Our CMS requires no database management to setup, modify and manage a web presence.
  • No Programming Experience Required - Most CMS solutions require minimal to advanced experience in software and/or database development to simply set up a site. The Market Toolkit CMS is designed so anyone with decent computer skills can set up a site and make regular modifications to their website or blog. In the case that advanced functionality is needed, our professional services team can help.

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File Management

  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) - Web assets like images, PDFs, Flash and other files are applied to the Market Toolkit Content Delivery Network (CDN). That means that if you are in Europe, and access a web page, the images, CSS files, etc. are pulled from our European resources. If you are in the US on the west coast, download speeds are improved because you download from the nearest CDN resources. The best part of the delivery network is that the files are managed in one easy to use tool and automatically replicated to the CDN. Every site can use the CDN without additional configuration.
  • Secure, multi-file upload - Files can be uploaded to the CDN quickly. They are uploaded in batches of up to 20 files at a time.

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Hosting

Hosting options are very affordable. As opposed to standard installations of other CMS tools, the Toolkit runs on a powerful cloud platform. It is 'elastic' meaning it is flexible, robust, and very scalable. Gone are the days of single servers, growing pains, and obsolescence. The value of the Vauntium hosting solution is significant. In most cases, our clients pay less and receive redundancy, scalability, and improved uptime. The ROI on your hosting could improve significantly. Our cloud platform is the same platform used by Amazon.com and other very robust solutions.

  • Elastic Auto Scaling - We deploy incremental packages that automatically grow with visitor demand or shrink during slow times so they are always optimized and cost effective. Your web resources are brought online without human interaction so your IT costs are minimized.
  • File Redundancy - Files are replicated to multiple geo-locations for file durability and uptime.
  • Daily File backup - Files are backed up daily in the very rare case of any sort of system failure.
  • Access Anywhere - The CMS is accessible from anywhere you have internet access in all of the major browsers. You can add blog posts, web pages, images and other web assets from any computer, as long as you have the secure login credentials to your account.

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Integration

  • 3rd Party Apps and API - You may need to deploy a custom application that is not part of the Toolkit CMS. You can accomplish its implementation via the API and transfer data back and forth between applications.

    An API is a platform agnostic connection that allows two or more systems to transfer approved data in real time. Data calls are made from one system to the other. The system making the call can use current data without scheduled updates. Since no CMS tool can account for all functionality, the Market Toolkit CMS allows you to integrate with nearly any application you control via the Market Toolkit API. You can build a robust website and manage it's assets in the CMS and pull in functionality from nearly any resource.

    As an example, real estate agents can pull in MLS data from data brokers. They set up their site with templates and styles and as the data from the MLS is pulled in via the API, it is fed to the requested web page in real time. The user has no idea the page consists of elements of multiple systems.
  • CRM - The Toolkit CRM is free of charge up to 10,000 records. The CMS form builder, ecommerce and other modules integrate directly with the CRM for rapid deployment. Other CRM tools may be integrated into your web presence via the API.
  • Ecommerce - The Toolkit ecommerce module ties directly into the CMS for flexible deployment of ecommerce websites.

Data Collection

  • Form Builder - The form builder is designed to help you set up a web form within minutes. Once you choose your settings, paste the one-line instruction into the page or template and it will function appropriately. In the setup, you can select which CRM section the fields should tie to.
  • Survey Builder - A survey can be designed within minutes without needing HTML skills. The survey options are very flexible. Adding a survey to a page or template is a rapid process.

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Ecommerce

  • Product Management - Products are managed in a very flexible user interface. More information coming soon...

Online Communities

  • User Options - The Toolkit web communities allow you to manage your userbase and offer features like a profile, web pages, groups, blogs, comments, image and video galleries, contact information, messaging, and more. More information coming soon...

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Next Steps

  1. Create your account
  2. Set up your site
  3. Compose your web pages and blog posts

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