PD/GO Digital Marketing

PD/GO System Features

We are thrilled to announce an all-new version of the PD/GO System! It has a fresh new look with improved features and options. The new version is an all-in-one system that contains everything needed for the perfect website. Check out the improvements and innovation listed below.

Overview of the PD/GO System

Highlights

E-commerce

Everything you need to sell on your website - stock control included.

Blog

Publish a blog with multiple authors, categories, tags and commenting.

Email Newsletters

Send bulk messages all without leaving PD/GO Place signup forms on any page.

Contact Forms

Create forms with file uploads, drop down menus, checkboxes and more.

Livechat

Show your status on your site and accept instant message conversations from visitors.

Images & Galleries

Drag and drop, upload, automatic resizing and cropping. Mobile upload also supported.

Calendars

Add events to calendars and place them on your pages to show visitors what you’re doing.

Video

Embed or upload directly and host yourself using the built in HTML5/Flash player.

Powerful Editing Tools

Undo/redo, cut/copy/paste, drag-and-drop, and no clunky WYSIWYG editor in sight!

Four-Tier Menu System

Add pages to a four-tier menu that automatically populates on your website.

Unified Settings

One central location for all your settings and configuration.

Snippets

Create handy reusable chunks of content that you can place on multiple pages.

Embed Codes

Paste codes from third party tools like YouTube, Vimeo and Google Maps.

Files

Drag-and-drop files to upload them and create download links for your visitors.

Statistics

View built-in statistics snapshot or integrate with third party tools like Google Analytics

Multilingual

Create pages in different languages to build mini regionalized sites.

Admin Users

Allow your team to contribute to your website with privilege-based admin user accounts.

Mobile & Tablet Friendly

Edit your site from anywhere. PD/G0 Version 4 runs beautifully on your mobile or tablet.

Password Protection

Apply password protection to your pages with multiple login accounts.

Live Preview

View your page preview as you make changes, to preview how it will look when you publish.

 

Full Features List

Web Pages

Self-Building Menu System

Add pages in a 4-level menu tree

Search engine friendly URLs

Pages can also be excluded from your menu

Web pages can be made offline and hidden

Password Protection

Pages can be protected with 'access groups'

Once logged in, visitors can view any page in the same access group

Advanced Tools

Cut/copy/paste/duplicate webpages

Redirects automatically when a page is moved or renamed

Multi-Language Support

Pages can be filtered by language in the CMS

Menu automatically created on your website will link to the different language versions of your site

Microcopy automatically localized by included language files (e.g., Search, Submit, etc.)

Trash

Deleted pages can be restored from trash anytime

Search

Webpages can be filtered by keyword to make it easy to find the page you want to work with on larger sites


Page Content

Blueprint Editing Concept

Enjoy an amazing new way to edit your content

All content is represented in a logical 'blueprint'

You just work with your content - without styling and layout distractions

See how your content will look in the side-by-side live-preview.

Drafts and Versions

Your changes are automatically saved as a draft

Each time you publish a page, the previous version is saved in an archive

Previous versions can be restored at any time.

Live Preview

Enjoy a side-by-side preview as you work

Your content 'blueprint' shows on the left, the final page as it will look to your visitors on the right (on screens that aren't wide enough, you can show the preview with a button)

Undo/Redo

You can undo/redo your changes in any given session

Cut/Copy/Paste

Your selection can be cut or copied and will then be available to paste into other pages or elsewhere on your page

Pasted content will always be added after a selection to make it easy to insert content in a new location

You can also paste directly into the 'blueprint' from your device's clipboard

Drag Images from Desktop

You can drag one or more images from your desktop directly to a location on your 'blueprint' to add them to your page

Plain-Text Editor

Text is edited using a simple plain-text editing system

Double-click/tap a text item to edit it, then start typing

Highlight words to see a contextual menu to apply inline formatting using shortcodes (bold/italic/underline/strike/sup/sub) or add links to webpages, files or other websites

Clone Content

You can easily clone a page's content from one page to another

Changes made to the original will be reflected on pages that are cloned

Includes SEO meta tags to avoid duplicate content issues

Share Menu

Once you've published a page you can share its link easily by email, Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Elegant Handling of Lists

List items can be indented to create nested lists

Drag and drop a list item onto another list item to indent it

Separate text by a blank line when editing a list item to automatically create multiple new items

Drag and Drop Simplicity

All content in your blueprint can be dragged-and-dropped

You can select one or more items (text, images, storage items) and apply formatting and layout from simple drop-down menus

Powerful Column System

Column layouts that are part of your theme can easily be used on your page

Just drag a column layout to your page, then drag content into the column 'dropzones'

A theme can have any number of column layouts

Because the column layouts are built within the theme, they can be fully responsive, and those kinds of choices don't need to be made on the content level

Advanced 'Widgets'

Widgets can be created as part of your theme that let you easily add pre-formatted items with editable 'dropzones'. For example: staff bio 'boxes' that contain a picture and text

Widgets can be combined with Website Settings, Sitewide Content and more to create advanced systems that can be placed anywhere on a page

Seamless Storage System

All Storage items can easily be dragged to your page to add them where you want

Storage items can even be created on-the-fly without needing to leave your page blueprint

Image Scaling and Cropping

Images can be automatically scaled and cropped according to presets defined in the theme

Scale and crop presets allow for images to be cropped to match an aspect ratio, scaled to fit within a size or scaled by one side only

Scaled images are cached on the server for rapid downloading


General

Responsive Interface

Responsive interface works on all screen sizes as well as iOS 6+ devices

Image and video uploads from iOS devices are also supported

No need for a separate iOS app - just all the tools you're used to; elegantly formatted at any size

Keyboard Friendly

Most areas of the CMS support standard keyboard controls like: 'n' for new item, up/down to select previous/next time.

Shift+up/down add items to selection. Backspace to delete selected items. As well as operating system defaults for cut/copy/paste/duplicate/select all/deselect all.

Welcome Screen

The welcome screen is the first page you see when you login. It greets you with a friendly message and provides quick and logical access to the main areas of the CMS.

Tooltip System

Tooltips show you how to use the system at just the right time with key points. Tooltips can be reset so you can view them all again.


Login and Admin Users

Multiple Admin Users

Privileges can be set for each admin user

Admin users can reset their password if they forget it

Secure Login without SSL

Passwords are encrypted before they are sent

Passwords are still encrypted even when SSL connections aren't used

Persistent Login

'Keep me logged in on this machine' option allows persistent login on a given machine

Works perfectly with iOS web app mode


Image Galleries

Unlimited Galleries

Create as many galleries as you like, insert them anywhere on any page with the Storage system

Edit the gallery in Storage and it updates automatically wherever it is placed on the site

Each image in your gallery can have a caption - this is automatically created from the filename but can be changed at any point.

Powerful Uploading

Quickly upload multiple images with the batch uploader

Drag-and-drop images straight from your desktop

Upload multiple images from iOS devices

Automatic Resizing

When images are uploaded they are automatically resized into a thumbnail and a large version

No need to resize images prior to uploading

Shop Product Integration

Image galleries can be combined with shop products to allow image choices/variations for products (ideal for selling photo prints on your site)

Also works with products with options


Calendar

Responsive Calendars

Calendars and events are fully responsive

Add Multiple Calendars

Create Events in different calendars then add a given calendar to any page.

Link to Pages or Sites

Create links for your events. Link to a page, download or other website.

AJAX Month Navigation

Calendars view one month at a time and let visitors browse months using AJAX to change months without reloading pages.

Simple Admin Interface

Adding events has never been easier. Click a day then add an event.


Blog

Categories

Publish articles in multiple categories to let your visitors quickly find related articles and browse articles by category.

Tags

Flexible tag system lets you tag articles with bottom-up tags to let your visitors find related articles. Also generates a tag cloud.

Authors

Let multiple authors publish articles, each article automatically displays the author as well as showing a site-wide biography for that author.

Comments

Visitors can post comments on blog articles. Spam protection built in without using irritating CAPTCHA systems. Choose to allow instant publishing or require approval for all comments.

Browse by Date

Blog system lets your visitors search your articles by day or month using a mini-calendar

Search System

Blog-specific search system lets your visitors search your blog for articles. Results are logically displayed in order of relevance based on frequency and placement of keywords. Uses word stems to ensure matching of multiple versions of keywords.

Author Replies

Easily reply to comments on your articles by using the author reply password. Author replies can be given different formatting in the template.

Pagination

Automatic pagination of articles. Change the number of articles per page easily in the CMS.

RSS Feeds

Visitors can subscribe to RSS feeds for all articles or comments on individual articles.


Contact Forms

Make Fields Required

Choose which fields to make required. If you make an email address field required, it will validate the email address in addition to making sure it's filled in.

File Uploads

Add a file upload field to a contact form and your visitors can send you files via your website.

Reply Directly to Messages

When you receive an email containing a contact form submission, you can reply directly to that email providing your form contains required email and name fields.

Drag-and-Drop to Re-order

Quickly change the order of fields in your form with drag and drop

Put Forms Anywhere

You can add contact forms to any page, Snippet or Sitewide Content area. Great for adding a mini-contact form to your website footer for example.


Shop

Add Products Anywhere

PD/GO Version 4's shop system is flexible-- add products anywhere on any page. Add them to Snippets to create reusable product pages to add to multiple pages (used as categories).

Add Thousands of Products

PD/GO Version 4 is optimized to handle thousands of products, including database pagination and searching to ensure the interface is always fast.

Allow Detailed Product Customization

Connect a contact form with a product to let customers enter detailed customization data for their product order. Includes file uploads, drop down menus etc.

Use Image Gallery as Choices

Connect image galleries to products to let customers choose an image variant for a product. Even combine with a list of secondary multiple choices. Ideal for selling photo prints at different sizes for example.

Create Multiple Choices for Products

Create lists of sizes, colors or other choices for your products, each with its own price.

Allow Only One in Cart

Let customers only add one of a given product to their cart, ideal for selling services. Combine with the automatic stock control to handle selling of one-of-a-kind items.

Stock Control

Set a number of products you have in stock. The stock level displays on your site and automatically counts down as products are sold.

Quick Duplicate

Quickly duplicate a product with one click if you are adding multiple products that are largely similar.

Checkout and Mini-basket

Show a mini-basket on all pages and add your main checkout to any page. Customers can change quantities, remove products and checkout through PayPal.

Email Templates

Keep customers in the loop by defining email templates to be sent to customers when they place an order, and also when you mark an order as shipped. Use simple variables in the templates to insert customer's name, address and order details.

Quickly Process Orders

All orders can be instantly viewed from any page in the CMS. The current number of open orders shows in a red status badge. View full order information as well as controls to archive or mark as shipped by hovering over the status badge.

Set Your Currency

You can choose the currency for your shop from any of PayPal's supported currencies.

Customize Checkout

Create your own successful and failed payment pages to guide your visitors through the checkout process.

Download Order Archive

Export order data from PD/GO as a CSV which can be imported into a spreadsheet application.

Emails Sent Via Your Server

Configure PD/GO to send emails to customers using your own SMTP email account. This decreases the chanceof emails being flagged as spam as well as letting customers reply directly to emails.

Reorder Cart

Optionally allow customers to easily re-add their order to their shopping cart by clicking a link in their 'order received' email. This will add their products to a new shopping cart where they can edit it and/or proceed to the checkout to order the products again (ideal for online grocery shops).


Newsletter Mailing List

Get Signups Right on Your Site

Add a newsletter signup form to any page on your site. Visitors can add themselves to your mailing list automatically.

Create Multiple Groups

Organize your subscribers into groups. Create signup forms for different groups to automatically get subscribers into your groups.

Use Your Own SMTP Email Account

Send your newsletter to all your subscribers or just those from specific groups. Emails sent via your existing email account to reduce chances of messages being flagged as spam.

Simple Variables

Add simple variables in your newsletter to insert subscribers first name, last name or email address into the email itself. Helps reduce spam score.

Use Existing Pages for Newsletter Content

Create content for newsletters by adding content to a page then choose that page to send as a newsletter. Can be an offline page or an online page if you want to publicly display your newsletters as pages on your site. Either way you'll be using familiar content tools.

Batch Operations

Quickly test a given email recipient by making a batch operation to make all recipients inactive, then make individual recipients active to send messages only to them.

Elegant Handling of Large Lists

Have thousands of recipients? No problem. PD/GO Version 4 automatically paginates results and allows searching by keyword to ensure the system remains fast to use as well as letting you find recipients quickly.

Unsubscribe Links

Each email contains a link to let your subscribers automatically unsubscribe from your list.


Snippets

Reusable Content for Your Pages

Snippets let you create reusable portions of content which you can add to any page or pages. Whenever you change the content of the Snippet, the content will automatically update on all pages where it shows.

Ideal for Shops

The Snippet system is ideal for adding product information and then using on multiple category pages. You can add components to Snippets, including products.

Search and Pagination

The Snippet system is designed to scale. Add thousands of Snippets and performance will remain fast with automatic pagination and search tools.

Quick Duplicate

Adding multiple similar Snippets? Quickly duplicate a Snippet, then double click it to edit its content.


Livechat

Built in Livechat

PD/GO Version 4 lets you have instant message based conversations with your website visitors. This is a great way to encourage visitors to get in touch for quick questions.

Uninterrupted Browsing

When visitors initiate a livechat conversation, their livechat window will open separately from your website, allowing them to continue browsing your site while chatting with you.

Automatic Status

If you set your status to 'Online' your status will automatically shows as available on your website but only when you are logged into the CMS. What's more, livechat status changes almost instantly without visitors having to reload pages.

Custom Name and Greeting

Enter a custom welcome message and name to greet your visitors. Great if you have multiple staff who will be handling livechat responsibilities.


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