We are pleased to announce the latest release of the ePublishing platform. Version 5.3 introduces several new features requested by our clients - while enhancing the functionality and improving usability of many existing features.

ePublishing’s commitment to continuous development and staying ahead of the market ensures that our Software-as-a-Service clients stay ahead of their competition – without large ongoing development costs.

As always, our latest improvements are dedicated to streamlining workflow and improving processes while focusing on making publishers more money online.

Now is an excellent time to invest in your online business to cut costs while gaining a substantial competitive advantage. Contact us if you would like a demo of the amazing new tools in version 5.3.

New! Automatic Vertical Landing Page Builder: The power of ePublishing’s Taxonomy system is now leveraged to create landing pages on the fly. Simply choose any taxonomy from your content or products – and automatically create a landing page.

For instance mysite.com/GM would allow every article about General Motors to appear on that page – with contextual advertising and sponsorships. The same applies for e-commerce and products, where mysite.com/productType would show you all the products matching a narrow or wide Taxonomy as you desire.

This revenue-driving feature is not only automatic, but also yields tremendous benefits with your Search Engine Optimization strategy. Use your specific targeted keywords and watch your traffic grow!

New! Apply specific shipping and tax rates: With the new Shipping Manager and Tax Manager you can now override the standard shipping and tax tables – and add specific shipping and tax rates by locality and individual product. Use with the Offer Tool to create more targeted, creative bundles and offers.

New! Built in Keyword Analysis: Editors can analyze and create keywords present in content. Simply click a link to Analyze Keywords in your content and create a keyword list as it appears in each article. (Supporting keyword density – an important SEO tactic.). Editors simply check a box next to each word to select as keyword. What’s more, editors can mark words as “noise“ to prevent common words from being identified as keywords.

Enhanced Built-in Search Engine Optimization (SEO):

  • Meta description and browser title for newly created products and articles are now created automatically and intelligently.
  • Article Manager and Product Manager both auto-generate Search Engine-friendly URLs for new articles and products.

Improved Security for Community Features: With a commercial-level integration with Akismet, spam in your user comments and trackback areas are blocked – automatically.

Page Manager Update: Now, in addition to letting your creativity run wild to create unstructured pages, you can associate these pages with any site content, using the same classification taxonomy employed site-wide. It combines the best of both worlds – structuring the unstructured!

Directory Listing Manager Update: Manage directory listings created or updated by site users and customers. Site managers with appropriate privileges can define custom details and create/manage dynamic fields for each listing using the new tool.

Product Manager Update: It’s now easier to offer discounts for multiple quantities of your products, and apply tax rates for sales in various states – automatically!

  • Assign multiple price points for each product or quantity, create member pricing and other variables.
  • Select the states where different taxes apply for a given product.
  • Batch import product catalog listings from an XML file.
  • Keyword analysis support. (See description above)

Offer Manager Update: Create free shipping and discounted shipping offers. User interface improvements speed up the creation, integrity and review of Offer Codes.

Shopping Cart Process Update: Improved speed and modifications to support multi-variant tax rates, costs, and shipping offers.

Article Manager Update: Now your web content management fits neatly into your multichannel workflow, with easier batch uploads of articles and easy exports for digital editions or print publications.

  • Batch import articles from XML.
  • Export to XML.
  • Control the order in which multiple authors are listed for each article.
  • Keyword analysis support. (See feature description above).

New & Improved! Classifieds Tool: Create and manage classified ads and product listings, now improved to support ads and changes submitted by registered site users.