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. . . Our goal is to future-proof your online business while developing solutions to increase your revenue, audience engagement and readership. These platform enhancements are available to you as part of ePublishing’s Software as a Service commitment to deliver tools and features that reflect industry best practices and respond to specific client requirements . . .
In Part I, we provided a summary of the improvements we’ve made to premium content and eCommerce capabilities. Here, we describe how we’ve streamlined your workflow to add value to content with topic pages and semantic associations.
ePublishing Platform Release 6.6a updates several features to enhance content associations that promote audience engagement and encourage readers to view more pages and spend more time on your site.
Author Landing Pages
You can now create landing pages for featured authors simply by tagging content and products associated with a specific author. The author page presents their thumbnail photo along with a dynamically generated list of articles, posts, books and other products tagged with that author’s name.
Readers can search by author to browse all articles by one author, and may discover books and other products for sale. An improved alphabetical layout for all authors makes it easier for users to find who they are looking for.
Along with the improved authors landing page, we've made it easier to display products AND articles attributed to them, to promote your valued authors and make it easier for readers to discover more articles and products available on your site.
Topic Landing Pages
Topic pages now present articles, products and events organized with a tab system similar to the Search Results Format. Locating related resources via this intuitive presentation will encourage readers to explore more products, view more pages and spend more time on your site.
Image Gallery Improvements
Gallery Topic Heading: The tools for creating Image Galleries now have a topic taxonomy tool to automatically create a topic heading that will appear on topic landing pages.
Photo Credits: Under Image Gallery Description, when uploading or editing an image, you’ll see a field for photo credits. Simply fill out this field to be sure all your image assets are properly credited.
Designate Image Galleries as Premium Content: You can now make galleries available to subscribers only, by selecting the Classification: Request Subscription taxonomy.
Animated Slide Show: You can present an Image Gallery as a slide show that scrolls images automatically. Simply select the Display Type to Animated Slideshow in the image gallery.
Directory/Buyers Guide Listings Displayed on Related Article Pages
You can now make directory or buyers guide listings more visible to your readers and enhance their value for advertisers by presenting relevant listings on article pages: simply tag each listing with one or more of the same taxonomy terms as those applied to the related article.
As always, your solutions manager is available to activate this feature and to recommend a taxonomy strategy.
Poll Display Options
We’ve added the ability to collect poll responses but hide results: Simply apply the taxonomy Classification Poll > No Results to hide poll results. If the No Results classification is not selected, the poll will present the results.