Edit+ extends the previous Easy Edit Suite for Matrix. It offers a user-friendly, browser-based interface and an in-line toolbar with various context-based options. By highlighting text, choices such as basic formatting, linking and a CSS tool become available.
Edit+ utilizes an editing interface called Viper, which provides the inline WYSIWYG click-to-edit functionality so that users can create and manage content without technical skills. The Accessibility Auditor and Viper are available only in Edit+.
The Accessibility Auditor runs checks on a page, evaluating, identifying and helping to resolve any existing or potential issues that conflict with W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Standards. In the Auditor, a user can view current or previous issues, generate reports or select a level of compliance. Switching to edit mode allows a user to correct issues as they are found.
Squiz is a London-based Web services company, and Matrix is part of its supported, customizable open source Web experience management suite that also includes analytics and search.
Version 4.6.6 of Matrix, with four new features, and Version 4.8.2, with 8 new features, were released in May. Each is the latest release in its respective branch.
Matrix, formerly known as MySource Matrix CMS, supports industry standard protocols, such as REST, SOAP, JSON and PEAR. It also supports such social media as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, and integrates with Slideshare, WordPress, Google Maps and other services and products.
For content aggregation, Matrix can serve as a content hub to feed or remove content from remote sites by removing the design and displaying the content within the format of the intended site. Matrix also allows different content to be published for different users or in different contexts.