Kentico CMS 4.0 Brings Social Networking Features

Kentico, a powerful and intuitive ASP .NET based CMS has come out with version 4.0. Version 4.0 adds a new social networking platform with blogs, forums, groups, friends, wiki, media libraries, message boards, one-click AJAX, URL aliasing, taxonomy, content rating and other great features.

This new version offers tons of exciting new features and improvements such as:

Membership improvements:

  • Improved user interface (alphabetical sorter, advanced user filtering)
  • Double opt-in registration through an e-mail
  • Registration approval by administrator
  • Avatar gallery
  • Customizable registration form
  • Display on-line users
  • Mixed mode authentication - use both forms and Windows authentication on a singe site
  • Mass e-mail to users

Community features:

  • Community Groups (similar to Facebook)
  • On-site management of blogs, forums, polls, etc. without accessing the CMS Desk
  • New Community Starter Site
  • Friends
  • Bad words
  • Badges
  • User profile – configuration of user information displayed on the web site
  • Report abuse
  • Content rating
  • Time zones

Blogs:

  • Categories, tags and tag cloud
  • New comments module with trackbacks
  • Ping
  • On-site editing

Message Boards:

  • with moderation and subscriptions

Notification engine:

  • E-mail or other notification when content is changed or some other event occurs in the system

Improved link management:

  • Internal document links without GUIDs (for better SEO)
  • Unlimited number of custom URLs for the given document
  • Configurable extensions for the files (e.g. .pdf instead of .aspx)

Forums:

  • Attachments for posts
  • Support for inserting images
  • Advanced moderation options
  • Improved search with advanced options
  • Quoting
  • Lock or hide forum/topic
  • Private messaging integration
  • Mark as answer
  • On-site administration

Media Libaries:

  • Build media libraries with pictures, music and video

One-click AJAX Support

  • Web parts can now be configured to use AJAX just by one click

URL aliasing

  • Support for creating unlimited number of URLs for a single document
  • Customizable extensions of URLs
  • SEO-friendly document links with history for keeping old links valid
  • Support for dynamic SEO-friendly URLs with macros

Taxonomy

  • Categories
  • Tags and tag cloud

Content rating

  • Allow visitors to rate content

Image Editor

  • New on-line image editor for basic operations (resize, rotate, convert, grayscale)

... and others. You can find the complete list in the version history.

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