Recently, we launched Evoq 9, a major release of our CMS that delivers omnichannel publishing via a microservices architecture. In this post, I’ll highlight some of the exciting new CMS features that Evoq 9 provides.
Image: Liquid Content™ from DNN.
We reinvented our content model. Prior to Evoq 9, content had to be associated with a page. While convenient for in-context editing, this model made it challenging to re-use content, or have it published to channels beyond your site. With our new content model:
Liquid Content™ helps you manage, organize and store all of your content via a cloud-based microservice. From Evoq, host users will need to perform a one-time opt-in to Liquid Content to permit your content to be stored in our cloud-based microservice.
Image: Evoq 9 provides a library of 100+ visualizers.
A key element of Liquid Content, Visualizers help you bring content to life on a page, with a look and feel you can select and customize. Evoq 9 provides a library of 100+ visualizers for publishing webinars, press releases, news articles and more.
Content Types are the building blocks of Liquid Content. Each Content Type (e.g. "Webinars") will have one or more Content Items (e.g. "January 2nd launch webinar").
Visualizers support dynamic lists that are updated as new Content Items are created. Let’s take the example of a webinar visualizer, which appears on the homepage. When a marketer publishes a new webinar, the webinar visualizer automatically updates to include the latest webinar. This webinar could be specified to contain a special label of "Featured Webinar."
Form Builder Integration
Form Builder is a drag and drop user interface for creating forms without programming knowledge or IT involvement. Form Builder is integrated with Liquid Content, which enables site visitors to create new Content Items.
For example, Form Builder could be used to collect product reviews from customers. Each customer submission creates a new Content Item for the "Reviews" Content Type.
A Re-Imagined Admin Experience
Image: Managing multiple sites from a single console.
Evoq 9 includes a re-imagined admin experience that adapts to Marketing or IT use, all anchored to a persona bar that’s accessible on the left side of your site. Multi-site management in Evoq 9 is dramatically simplified and made more visual, making it easy for host users to manage child sites and site groups.
Image: The Top Fives report available in Evoq 9 Analytics.
In Evoq 8, we introduced a Page Analytics feature using data collected natively by Evoq.
You’ve given us feedback that while the in-page analytics was useful, you required a much richer level of analytical detail. Starting in Evoq 9, in-page analytics will use data from your Google Analytics account, rather than data collected natively by Evoq. We provide a built-in connector, which makes it easy to connect your Evoq site to Google Analytics.
By using data from Google Analytics, we've increased the amount of data presented within in-page analytics and made the charts more interactive.
Evoq 9 provides even greater flexibility for delivering a personalized experience to your visitors. You now have complete control over the entire page you want to personalize. You can add, delete and move modules, so that personalized pages are more directly relevant to each personalized segment of users.
Evoq 9 provides new criteria for personalizing page content. Two new personalization rules are now available:
With Cookie Value, you can personalize content based on a visitor’s activity on the site. With Referral Source, content can be personalized based on where a visitor arrived from (e.g. search engine, social media, or a link from another website).
Evoq 9 provides deep integration with MailChimp, a leading email marketing solution. You can easily create forms to add subscribers to email lists, and provide convenient pages for visitors to manage their subscriptions. In addition, you can add visitors to email lists based on their activity on the site, or based on their addition to an Evoq user role.
Evoq 9's Resource Library gives marketers a convenient tool for organizing, managing and presenting site content, such as white papers, webinars, press releases and presentations. By better organizing and presenting your resources, visitors are more likely to find the information they’re looking for. The Resource Library replaces the Document Viewer feature, which is no longer available in Evoq 9.
Here's a look at some of the news coverage about our Evoq 9 release:
Website Magazine: Free-Flowing Content as a Microservice (by Amberly Dressler, @amberlydressler)
CMSWire: DNN Evoq 9 Embraces a Decoupled, Headless Architecture (by Dom Nicastro, @DomNicastro)
SearchCloudApplications: Cloud-based content management system delivers 'features as a service' (by Joel Shore, @JShoreTT)
On-Demand Launch Webinar
View the on-demand replay of our launch webinar, featuring Navin Nagiah, Will Morgenweck and Joe Brinkman.