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Front CMS

This module has 7 sections –

  1. Event
  2. Gallery
  3. News
  4. Media Manager
  5. Pages
  6. Menus
  7. Banner Images

With Front CMS we will manage our school frontsite. Here we will create Menu and Menu Item then Pages then Banner Images, Event, Gallery and News. We will use Media Manager to upload images or videos then use in different pages.

To use Front CMS first we will configure it by System Settings > Front CMS Setting here we can enable/disable Front CMS, Sidebar, Language RTL Text Mode, check Sidebar Option, upload Logo, Favicon, enter Footer Text, Google Analytics, Facebook URL, Twitter URL, Youtube URL, Google Plus, Linkedin URL, Instagram URL, Pinterest URL and Current Theme (there are 3 default themes supplied with Smart School but you can create your own theme by copying “default” theme with your own name in same folder. For themes /application/views/themes contains php view files and /backend/themes folder contains css, js, images etc. files).

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  • Menus– Go to Front CMS > Menus by default there are two menu, Main Menu and Bottom Menu has been provided which are used in default supplied themes. If you want you can add your new menu but for this you have to set menu position in themes php view files. To add new menu enter Menu then add Description then click on Save button. All existing menu can see right side of this page.img

    To add menu items under a menu click on + sign button from Action column. Now at Add Menu Items page enter Menu Item, External URL (if this menu is pointing to a external url), Open In New Tab (if you want after clicking this url will be open in new tab), External URL Address, Pages (If you want this menu item will point any cms pages) then click Save button. From right side you can see existing menu item list. From here you can arrange menu order or add a menu item as sub menu by drag and drop.

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  • Media Manager– Go to Front CMS > Media Manager here in Media Manager you can manage you all media assets like images, doc, pdf, zip, rar, text, video files in centralise way used Front CMS module. To non video media files just drag file over “Choose a file or drag it here” area or click to select your file. Upload video media content directly in Media Manager is not supported due to streaming issues, so it s recommended to upload your all video content on Youtube then addd video url in Media Manager. To add Youtube video url simply enter video Youtube url then click on Submit button. You can check media details/preview by clicking on them. You can also search media by any keyword (file name) or filter by media type.img
  • Pages– Go to Front Office > Pages Here you can manage all pages of Front CMS. There are 4 pages by default supplied with Front CMS, Home, Contact, Complain and 404 Page (page not found landing page). To Edit/Delete any existing page click on Edit/Delete button from right side Action column. To add new page click on + Add button from top right corner of this page. Here enter page Title, select Page Type (Standard, Event (page to show all Events), News (page to show all News/Notices), Gallery (page to show all images/video Galleries)), Description, SEO (search engine optimization) Details Meta Title, Meta Keyword, Meta Description then select Sidebar Setting to show/hide sidebar, select Featured Image (featured image will be show only those themes or pages which have support for featured image) then click on Save button.img
  • Event– Go to Front CMS > Event Here you can add all events scheduled past/future in your school. To add new event click on + Add button from top right corner of this page. Here enter event Title, Event Venue, Event Start Date, Event End Date, Description, SEO Detail Meta Title, Meta Keyword, Meta Description then select Sidebar SettingFeatured Image then click on Save button.img
  • Gallery– Go to Front CMS > Gallery Here you can add all image/video galleries of your school. To add new gallery click on + Add button from top right corner of this page. Here enter gallery Title, Description, Gallery Images, SEO Detail Meta Title, Meta Keyword, Meta Description then select Sidebar Setting, Featured Image then click on Save button.img
  • News– Go to Front CMS > News Here you can add all News/Notices of your school. To add new news click on + Add button from top right corner of this page. Here enter news Title, news Date, Description, SEO Detail Meta Title, Meta Keyword, Meta Description then select Sidebar Setting, Featured Image then click on Save button.img
  • Banner Images– Go to Front CMS > Banner Images Here You can add/remove images in Home Page banner. To add images in home page banner click on + Add Images button from top right corner of this page.img

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