Web CMS iAPPS 2.6 Adds Multi-Site Management and Improved Usability
Bridgeline (news, site) updates its wide-ranging business framework suite to add new features and functionality including site-migration, gallery views and improved system performance and usability.

Updates to iAPPS 2.6

iAPPS is a lot more than just a content management system, its Framework and Suite layers offer enterprises a way to link all business processes and data into a unified system. With all those layers there is a lot of room for improvement, expansion and refinement, so lets explore the latest update.

New Migration Tool

For organizations with many websites, there is a new migration tool that will help share templates, scripts and content between sites. This makes it quicker and easier to create sites and re-purpose existing designs.

Image Gallery Library Module

iAPPS 2.6 includes a new website image gallery library module to improve front-end applications. Administrators and content managers can more easily configure the appearance and display properties of the image gallery as seen by site users.

With iAPPS SiteEditor, admins can choose between page and slider types of previews. The page style lets the administrator choose the number of rows and columns of images to display. The more modern looking slider option has a scrollable preview of thumbnail images.

Additionally, the new library module offers the ability to automatically scan a folder, or manually select images that a content manager wants to display in the gallery.

Usability and Performance Improvements

Usability is improved by significantly boosting the efficiency of moving between the different parts of the system, the iAPPS SiteEditor WYSIWYG editing tools and main Site Administration.

Additionally, performance improvements have been made for site admin functions within Page Library, Content Library and Website User Group Management.

The Control Center has been improved with a new layout for administrative users. Users of iAPPS, will find improvements in how iAPPS handles complex HTML and special characters in page and menu titles. Additionally, embedded HTML tags for improved SEO are now allowed.

With so many refinements, iAPPS 2.6 sounds like a major update, which makes you wonder what Bridgeline has in store when it finally hits version 3.