Website owners now have the opportunity to be more hands-on and reduce the need to hire a web designer to make minor site updates. The latest release of the Geeklog content management system includes FCKeditor, an open source HTML text editor.
The editor is similar in nature to common word processing applications. Each text box has a java-based toolbar immediately above it. The toolbar provides the ability to control text formatting (bold, italic, color, size, alignment) and also gives users the ability to insert images, tables and horizontal lines. Other features include adding/removing hyperlinks, copy/paste from Word (with cleanup) and undo/redo buttons.
Geeklog 1.4.0 includes a very impressive list of core tools. With this latest addition of the HTML text editor, it is truly a content management system worth consideration for any website owner. In addition to the features included in previous versions, Geeklog now offers support for trackbacks, pingbacks and weblog pings. Web links and polls have been made optional plugins (meaning they are available, but not required as part of the system).
There are many available plugins to further enhance the Geeklog system. Website owners can select to incorporate http referrer tracking, photo galleries, shoutboxes and much more. Just like Geeklog, the majority of plugins are Open Source, and available at no charge.
Small businesses, membership groups and other online organizations can benefit tremendously from implementing (or upgrading) a Geeklog content management system. In addition to saving time and money, Geeklog provides site owners the ability to update their site and have the information immediately available for web visitors.
While utilizing a content management system allows a site owner to take control of their website content and minor updates, it is still recommended to have a qualified PHP/mySQL professional install and/or upgrade any advanced scripts. Failure to use an experienced service provider may result in considerable difficulties, including website downtime.