Content is edited in-context, allowing you to know exactly what a page will look like once published.
Decibel's rich text editor seamlessly integrates with the Google spell checking API to ensure that your content is free of spelling errors, whatever the language.
All URLs can be shortened or changed for SEO or campaign purposes. Multiple URLs can also be created for a page. So you can actually find the most effective email design by creating two versions of it with two separate URLs pointing to the same address, then see which one works best.
Any link created within the Decibel rich text editor is unbreakable. This means that if a page is moved or renamed, all links within the website will automatically adjust to the new URL. Additionally, Decibel will warn you about links that are pointing to any page you want to delete.
All content uploaded to Decibel is indexed so that the site search can show accurate results. If used, the taxonomy enhances the site search to provide faceted results. This means the search results are categorised by subject and/or type of media. In addition, all searches can be collected so that you can identify common misspellings and subjects of interest.
In the past (and still in many cases) CMSs understood what pages existed on a website but not the content that was shown on those pages. Now with Decibel taxonomy, you can tag content when its uploaded to Decibel according to a configurable set of categories. This enables Decibel to connect tags on pages with tags in the database to automate the selection of content across the site to maximise relevance. For instance, on a sports website, a page might be tagged 'football'. Decibel would then select football content from the database to fill the modules you've preselected for a page e.g. football related news stories, case studies, products, adverts etc. This increased relevancy improves conversion rates.
All menus are fully editable.
Upload multiple assets for use within a website simultaneously. Decibel will automatically determine the asset type and convert ready for use where neccessary.
Pages can be added or removed from the sitemap. The sitemap auto generates and can be inserted as a module into a page.
Pages can be created by entering a page-name and choosing a style of page and Decibel does the rest. All subpages adopt content from their parent page until they are overwritten and Decibel automatically identifies keywords and puts them in the page metadata.
Because of the modular nature of the way pages are built in Decibel, it gives a great deal more flexibility to improve page performance and to create new pages. Having this level of control means your site is likely to last longer and perform better and so generating a higher return on investment.
Specific targeted landing pages and squeeze pages can be created especially for visitors clicking from email campaigns or pay per click search engine campaigns.
Decibel is modular, so each page is made up of a series of standard or custom modules that can be inserted, moved or deleted. This makes the creation of new pages easy, and the improvement of existing ones much simpler. When used in conjunction with object maps on Decibel Analytics, you'll have powerful tools at your disposal to achieve more leads and sales from your website.
Decibel offers drag and drop ordering within menus. This makes is extremely easy to refine and change your navigation to perfect in the way you want, or according to how visitors are interacting with it as shown by Decibel Analytics.
Decibel has a granular permissioning system that allows site administrators to define which users can view, edit and delete part of a page, whole pages, sections or more.
Decibel has a granular permissioning system that allows site administrators to define which users can view, edit and delete part, whole or sections of a page or more. This same concept applies to extranets and intranets.
In order to create an extranet and intranet, just add the user to Decibel, remove 'access-all' privileges on the page or section, and add the specific user instead. Now only that user can access that page by putting in their email address and a password the system generates for them (and that can later be changed). Extranets and intranets often have bespoke requirements, but Decibel's provided native functionality is tried and tested by some very large organisations, and is ready for use.
Decibel's media library caters for the upload of images, video, audio, documents, PDFs and Flash/Silverlight.
Images can be cropped, resized and repositioned within text. If the position is redefined, images can be resized automatically with the correct resolution.
Decibel makes form design easy using the form creator to devise as many different types as wanted and inserting them where you needed in your website. All forms can be sent to email addresses you designate and are automatically collected in a searchable database.
Decibel websites can be shown on mobile devices, due to its front-end coding. Additionally, where there are dedicated mobile sites in existence, content can be published out to each of them automatically or through device selection using Decibel's taxonomy.
Decibel has an easy-to-use multi-language function that makes it simple to add and edit content in multiple countries. Decibel natively handles all Unicode foreign character sets.
Decibel adjusts for regional time differences. If you would like to publish or expire content at a particular local time in multiple countries, just upload a press release once and Decibel does the rest.
If your website handles a lot of images and video and your audience is widespread, you may wish to use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) which caches these assets locally around the world to increase load times. Decibel has an integration point for CDNs.
Decibel's modular layout system and multiple navigation structures means there are absolutely no restrictions placed on web designers.
Decibel enforces styles across the site based on a theme's stylsheets, however privileged users can also have access to edit HTML and CSS code directly.
Decibel will automatically generate SEO-friendly URLs based on page titles. The URL format is configurable and it is easy to override page URLs where neccessary for SEO fine-tuning.
Decibel automatically generates SEO friendly URLs and meta data based on page content. It also provides the tools to quickly override these where fine tuning of particular pages is required.
Decibel CMS is built on top of the advanced and feature-rich Decibel Web Framework. Any functionality not provided out-of-the-box can be added by installing a pre-existing App, or for specific business requirements a custom App can be developed using Decibel's Open API.
Decibel Framework is a technical product for web developers on which the CMS is built. It provides an advanced feature-rich infrastructure that can be used to build enterprise-level web-based business applications. See Decibel Framework for more information.
In order that you can fully test your website and at the same time check that Decibel works before you buy it, we provide 45 days free hosting on a staging service for you to undertake your acceptance tests.
Decibel Open API provides numerous benefits to website owners and web developers. It means the pre-existing software and the new configurations that your web developer makes can be kept separate but connected through the Open API. This has numerous benefits, creating a best of both worlds hybrid of open and closed-source alternatives. The Open API allows developers to customise the software in any way they want without having to edit the software itself. For the list of benefits, see Open API Benefits.
Clients have the option to add private virtualised cloud hosting; a setup which is perfectly optimised for Decibel. With security and resilience top of the IT agenda for most businesses, hosting is now a specialist 24/7 matter. Decibel provides dedicated monitoring, charts of server resource usage, and email updates of any server events - minor or significant - for complete transparency.
The Open API architecture of Decibel allows for a vast range of one or two-way integrations to occur with any third-party database or applications. Common integrations such as Salesforce can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, and the most of complex data integrations with bespoke applications generally only take 2 to 5 days.
A wide variety of server configurations are supported, making Decibel suitable for any website, whatever the load requirement. Minimal configuration is required at the application level, and Decibel can even be integrated into standardised hosting environments like cPanel/WHM. This allows domains to be parked and configurations to be updated automatically.
Decibel utilises shared memory caching to ensure that page content is returned to the user as quickly as possible. Caching is permission-aware and handled at a core level - developers only need to tell Decibel how long content can be cached for and let Decibel do the rest.
Decibel can be integrated with virus scanning software to ensure that assets uploaded both by administrators or end users don't introduce viruses or malware to the hosting server.
Decibel supports authentication using any security token device. Free Apps are available for common token providers or use the Open API to connect to any token authentication server.
Decibel is regularly tested against McAfee SECURE, ensuring protection against thousands of hacker vulnerabilities and making it easy for website operators to apply the McAfee SECURE seal.
Decibel is built with configurable consumer and administrator security policies up to a level of PCI DSS 2.0 compliance. PCI DSS compliance is the credit card standard, and even if you don't take credit cards from a data security perspective, it's one of the strongest standards to follow.
Decibel is built with configurable consumer and administrator security policies up to a level of PCI DSS 2.0 compliance.
Decibel frequently issues free updates. While working to a short, medium and long term development program, Decibel reacts quickly to the requirements of the community and the developers that pay for support.
Cutting edge updates are released in a development stream, before being promoted to the stable stream after any final issues are ironed out. Updates can be installed from the appropriate stream in minutes using Decibel's built-in package installation system.
Decibel's in-built Health Check identifies potential issues with the CMS configuration or its underlying infrastructure and provides practical advice to system administrators for their resolution. Where possible Decibel performs its own maintenance during the nightly maintenance cycle and notifies administrators where non-trivial tasks may require intervention.
Decibel's easy to implement taxonomy makes it easy to tag and share content automatically between multiple websites, which is particular useful for international companies.