Features

Content

This is the stuff that makes up your site. These are the things you can do with it.

Page Editing

The page editor is the core of the content manager. It is what you use to build the primary content for your website. With a beautiful split pane view, you get a real-time view of a page as you work. Plus, you can resize the preview pane to get a view of how your site will look on mobile devices.

Content Collections

A content collection is an easy way of gathering up different pages from your site and displaying them in a group. Think of a blog. Blog posts are really just pages. The main "Blog" page is usually just a list of the posts with a title and an excerpt. With a content collection, you can build a blog with a few clicks - and more importantly, without Wordpress. You can also use collections to build things like photo galleries, listings of products, or anything else you might want to display as a group.

File Management

Uploading files has never been easier - just drag and drop the files from your computer into the file manager and watch the magic happen. Large thumbnail previews never leave you guessing about what image is behind some cryptic filename. Create folders to organize your files in a way that makes sense to you.

Password Protected Pages

If you have a page that should only be visible to a certain group of users, you can easily prevent that page from being available to the general public by adding a username and password to the page. Visitors will be prompted to login before they can view the page. A page can have as many username and password combinations as you like.

Content Blocks

When you're building a website, there's usually a few things that are repeated on every single page. With Content Blocks, you can build those things once and use them all over the place. Your website probably needs a header, so make a block and build your header out in there. Then you can just drag and drop that block right into all of your templates! If you ever need to make a change to the header, just edit the block and all the pages that use it will get the updated version.

Navigation Groups

People need to get around your site. Typically a website will have navigation at the top and at the bottom, but that navigation isn't always the same. With Navigation Groups, you can create different navigation elements for the various areas of your website. Reorganize navigation elements or move them between groups with an easy drag and drop interface.

Marketing

Features for the marketer in you.

Simple Form Builder

Forms play a vital role on your website. They allow your customers and potential customers to get in touch with you and ask about your products and services. So we wanted to make it easy for you to build and manage forms. With the drag and drop grid editor, building friendly and attractive forms has never been easier.

Lead Tracking

The whole purpose of your website is to generate more business. So it should make it easy for you to keep track of potential customers, right? PageRoost does with it's lead tracking features. By keeping a list of every page a user has visited, every form they have filled out, and storing all of the data they have provided, you can get a very good overview of what type of customer you'll be dealing with before you ever send them an e-mail or get on the phone.

Form Autoresponders

Ever wanted to say "Thanks" after someone submits a form on your website? Or maybe you want to send them a link to download some special offer. Form autoresponders are here to save the day. Setup a message right in the browser on a form-by-form basis. You can even customize the response with PageRoost Variables for a more personal response.

Developers

For the nerds, check this stuff out.

LESS Support

We love LESS around these parts. It saves so much time and makes writing CSS less of a pain in the ass. When you use a LESS file in a template or on a page, PageRoost will automatically parse it and serve up a perfectly minified version of your stylesheet.

Surrounding HTML

We've all been there. You need to wrap up something in another <div> so you can make it look pretty. You've usually got two options: Edit the actual code around that something or; Get tricky with JavaScript. Well now there's a third option. Just use the "Surrounding HTML" to wrap up any row, column, or field in your templates, content blocks, collections, and forms with whatever custom HTML you need.

Custom CSS and Inline Styles

Apply custom CSS classes and IDs to any part of your templates, forms, collections, or content blocks with ease. You can also add inline styles if you don't feel like making the trip to your stylesheet.

Edit Code in the Browser

A really great feature of the file manager is the ability to edit CSS, JavaScript, and LESS right in your browser. And it's not in some ugly textarea, either. We've got a beautiful syntax editor that will make any computer nerd feel right at home.

Global Head and Foot Code

Add code that will appear in the <head> section of every page, regardless of the template it uses. You can also add code that will appear before the </body> tag on every page of your website, regardless of the template it uses.

Extra Attributes

Need some special data- attribute on a template row (or column or field)? No problem! That's what "Extra Attributes" are for! With a couple clicks, you can add as many custom attributes as you need to your templates, content blocks, forms, and collections.

Designers

For the pixel pushers.

Drag and Drop Grid Editor

Built around the Bootstrap grid system and some JavaScript goodness, our grid editor is a fine piece of software. Drag form fields, template layout elements, or content pieces onto the page and put them where you want them. Easily reorganize templates, forms, content blocks, and collections with a simple interface.

Responsive Layouts

Since PageRoost is built around Bootstrap, your site will be responsive right out of the box. The grid editor means that whatever you build, it will conform to the Bootstrap coding guidelines and will therefore scale and resize automatically - and beautifully - on all sized screens. Your website will look as good on an iPhone as it does on a giant monitor. And the best part is you don't even have to do any extra work!

Automatic Image Resizing

Gone are the days of having to resize all of your images before you load them into your website. PageRoost will dynamically resize your images with the click of a button. Choose from five preset size options, or enter a custom size. The system will automatically resize the image to the desired dimensions and you just saved fifteen minutes in Photoshop.

Security

Safety is important, you know.

Users, Groups, and Permissions

With groups, you can categorize users into different groups (i.e. Administrators, Editors, QA, etc) and their default permissions will be inherited from their group. Additionally, permissions may be adjusted on a per-user level, giving you complete control over how people access admin features.

Form Spam Prevention

Getting spam just randomly is bad enough. Getting spam from someone abusing the forms on your website is even worse! PageRoost will help alleviate that by doing some very smart checks whenever someone submits a form on your website. If the system determines that the user is a spammer, it doesn't even let the message go through.

Block IP Addresses

Sometimes you need to prevent someone from accessing your website. Maybe they're abusing the forms or trying to crack your admin password. Block users by IP address to keep them from getting to any part of your website.