QP7.Framework is Quantum Art's successor to the Q-Publishing product line. The framework is an optimal solution for efficient development and maintenance of dynamic websites and web applications. QP7.Framework delivers a revolutionary new approach to creating and maintaining an online presence, by offering business users the ability to graphically create and set up functional components, develop custom content entry interfaces, and set up advanced rules for publishing content.
Here's what's new in QP7.Framework:
With the QP7.Framework, Quantum Art introduces a contextual way to manage dynamic websites created within the solution. OnScreen technology allows users to manage dynamic content through a graphical interface, accelerating the time it takes to make changes and deliver them online. Users can browse through the site, make changes directly on-screen, or access form-based interfaces for complex editing tasks.
The solution now supports complex content sections that can tie information from multiple tables into a single virtual content. JOIN-type virtual contents are intended for connecting two or more content sections using a one-to-many relation field. This type of content section can be used to simplify the retrieval of complex information and to reduce the number of calls to the objects and the database. UNION-type virtual contents are used for the vertical association of content sections. The resulting content type has the same structure as its component contents and includes all articles of constituent contents (e.g., a typical usage scenario is a site level news section, which combines news from different sections across the site). USER QUERY-type virtual contents allow developers to join two or more database tables using standard SQL expressions. Tables used in the query can belong to the QP7.Framework database schema or remote databases.
Using UNION-type virtual contents, the solution allows users to create a master content type and resulting content sections. Schemas of the resulting sections will be tied to the master content type and any changes will be propagated accordingly.
Full support for many-to-many relations between content types and articles. A typical use-case scenario is complex site navigation, where each section of site has a unique collection of cross-references to other sections. Another example can be the creation of a large product catalog where a single product can be placed in several categories and where standard hierarchical structures are insufficient. Many-to-many relations are also supported in QP7.Framework online form creation.
Individual content types, as well as contents of the entire site can be searched using full text morphological search. When server software does not provide support for morphological analysis, search is performed to find an exact match.
Object Format Search
Ability to search objects formats (i.e. template code) is introduced in the solution. This feature further expedites site development and provides for advanced troubleshooting options.
New Workflow Engine
Workflows are now created and managed through a centralized console on site level. Workflows can be assigned to multiple content types and articles. When a user or a group is assigned to a specific workflow stage, the framework automatically performs checks to ensure valid access rights of the user/group and prompts for access rights to be altered if they are insufficient. With the new workflow engine, workflows can now be assigned to individual articles, as well as content types.
Moving Articles between Content Types
Using traditional import/export procedures, articles can now be moved from one content type to another (provided matching content schemas).
Webmasters can create HTML or script-based code snippets and save them to the code snippet library. The snippets are available for reuse by content entry personnel the WYSIWYG interface. This provides virtually unlimited custom expansion capabilities for the existing Visual Edit interface.
CSS styles are now available in article editing through the Visual Edit field. Styles use user-friendly names for the appropriate global CSS classes.
Contents can be shared across multiple sites on the same server. This facilitates content reuse across the internet, intranet, or extranet sites, or between the corporate site and a product-specific site.
Template and Page Folders
Templates and pages can now be grouped into folders for ease of management. By default, all pages are located in the live(stage) folder. Now it is possible to create a folder for each template and to create subfolders for each page or group of pages. In providing this functionality, the solution facilitates user-defined URLs and lays the optimal groundwork for search engine optimizations.
With the addition of new functionality, interface redevelopment, and over other 200 minor changes or fixes, a new licensing model was introduced. The solution is offered to current Quantum Art customers as an upgrade to Q-Publishing 6. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a demo of the solution, please fill out the demo request form.