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New Mantis File Browser & WYSIWYG Editor

Two powerful new Mantis tools designed to make managing your site easier than ever!

The development team here at Mantis has been busy working on new and improved tools for you to use when it comes to managing your website. We're very happy to announce the launch of our new File Browser and WYSIWYG Editor!


The New Mantis File Browser

Our new File Browser allows you to easily upload multiple files from any device - desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Uploading is now as easy as dragging and dropping your files from your device into the File Browser window. Advanced display and filter options are also available, making it easier to create, edit, delete and manage your files and folders. We've also included the ability to download any of your files or folders individually or zipped together!

Upload unlimited files, from images and documents to video, PDFs and Adobe Flash files.

The new File Browser lets you rename your files on the fly as well crop, resize and add filters to your photos once they've been uploaded and includes 2 display options - list or thumbnail.


The New Mantis WYSIWYG Editor

Our WYSIWYG Editor is the heart of any Mantis website. It's what lets you manage your content and insert your photos, videos, documents and links onto your site.

Now, we've streamlined the Editor's features, making it easier than ever to manage your content. There's no longer the need to paste as plain text, and you're now able to embed Twitter, Facebook and other codes right into the page!

The new Editor also includes a Find & Replace tool to make editing faster and provides more control over the tables you insert.

 

 

The new Editor works great on all types of devices, including mobile devices!

Manage your content on your tablet or smartphone with the new Editor. Now you can make your updates anywhere!

Include multiple file types in your content like images and videos and link to anything on or off of your site!

Posted: June 5, 2013 at 09:00 AM
By: Mantis System
(0) Comment/s | Categories: Announcements Improvements New Features
SEO Tip Blitz!

We've received a lot of questions lately about making the most out of your site with SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Below we've collected a few of the more popular tips that can help your site quickly climb the search engine ranks.

 1. Choose an effective domain name.

Domains are the first place a search engine looks when beginning the indexing and ranking process. Use a domain with short keywords that relate to your business, e.g. torontofamilylaw.com. Include relevant, researched keywords in your name will help rank your site above your competitors’.

 2. Optimize your page titles.

Each web page should have unique page titles, they are one of the first and places search engines reach when their indexing tools scan your site. The best page titles are 67 characters or less, including blank spaces. Most search engines will not index anything beyond that, so including keywords within the first 67 characters is important.

 3. Organize  your content.

Familiarize yourself with the different header tags that can be applied to your site content. There are 6 header tags in total. Header 1 (<h1>) is best used once per page, and is usually interpreted by search engines as what the page is about, allowing easier sorting. Each header after 1, down to 6, can be used to sort your remaining content, helping search engines organize all of it and display it in search results. Always try to include page specific keywords in your headers, especially in the H1 header.

 4. Treat your images right.

Use keywords in the file name of your image to help improve keyword density on your pages. Give images alternate text, which can be read by text-based browsers, emails, etc. Images with alternate text are considered more user-friendly than images without. Images are a great place to include page-relevant keywords that may otherwise not get included in your content. Optimize each image. Smaller file sizes will help your page load faster, making it easier for people to access quickly. Slower loading pages result in a lower placement in search results.

 5.Create user-friendly links.

Thought out links that tell people what they’re being taken to, rather than generic ‘click here’ links are always better. The text used for a link is known as anchor text. Try to include keywords related to the page you’re sending people to in your text link. Include link title attributes on every text link on your site. Link title text functions much like alternate text on images, and can contribute to better search results.

 6. Create SEO-friendly text based navigation.

If using an image based main menu make sure to include a secondary text-based navigation menu somewhere on the site, in the footer for example. Text based links are beneficial because they load faster than images, their anchor text can be read by search engines and their link title text can contribute to better search results.

 7. Write effective content, formatted with the correct styling and keyword placement.

Use keywords and phrases in your content. Using a keyword density on a page between 3-5% is considered the optimum percentage, anything higher may be considered search spam, resulting in lower rankings. Make regular updates. Introduce relevant content regularly via a press release or blog. Stagnant content will eventually stopped being indexed regularly, telling search engines that the site is not current, resulting in lower results.

 8. Consider working with professionals.

When it comes to designing your site and preparing its content, why not work with a professional? Relying on an expert team of designers, writers and photographers will make sure that your site is as effective at reaching your target audience as possible. Relying on people that create web sites every day means you’re getting a level of quality and polish you may not accomplish on your own.

 9. Publish new content on a regular basis.

Publish news articles, press releases, etc. about your business and the services you offer to online article directories, blogs, forums and other reputable places on the web.  Always include a link back to your website in any published materials, giving readers the option to learn more about your business.

 10.   Create a site map and submit it to search engines.

Submitting a site map of your website to engines like Google means the pages on your site will be scanned, sorted and indexed much quicker than if you just waited for them to come to you. Mantis automatically creates a new sitemap of your site on a daily basis, meaning that once you’ve submitted your site map, search engines will be able to display your new content much quicker.

Posted: April 18, 2012 at 02:08 PM
By: Mantis System
(0) Comment/s | Categories: Pro-Tips
New Site Aggregation!

Mantis site aggregation

The new Mantis CMS Site Aggregator tool makes it easy to put your latest blog posts, videos, press releases, events and more in an easily accessible and simple to use interface for your your users.

Categorize and combine an unlimited number of lists and easily add them anywhere on your site!

Posted: April 11, 2012 at 02:01 PM
By: Mantis System
(0) Comment/s | Categories: Announcements New Features
Introducing the new FAQ tool!

FAQ tool

 

Now you can add a searchable and interactive database of Frequently Asked Questions right onto your site.

When a user has a question about your organization, all they need to do is search the collection of questions and answers right from the comfort of the web browser.

If an answer to a question doesn't exist or the user wants to ask a new one, that's easy too. All they need to do is fill out a simple form and submit their question. You'll be notified of any new questions, so you can efficiently manage creating new answers based on what your users want to know most!

Posted: April 4, 2012 at 01:57 PM
By: Mantis System
(0) Comment/s | Categories: Announcements New Features
Build a Mobile Friendly website with Mantis!

Mantis CMS sites are mobile friendly

We've recently added a feature into the Mantis CMS that will let you create custom mobile sites.

You don't need to waste your budget on expensive app development anymore. With Mantis, simply create as many pages as you want for your mobile site and users who visit the site from a smartphone or other mobile device will be taken directly to it.

Feature your latest blog posts, videos or a contact page to help users quickly understand what you do and how they can benefit, right from the palms of their hands!

 

Posted: March 14, 2012 at 01:49 PM
By: Mantis System
(0) Comment/s | Categories: Announcements New Features

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