Knowledgebase: Getting Started
Blogsite vs. Flash site
Posted by - NA - on 27 October 2010 02:55 PM

Many clients ask, "What is the difference between a Blogsite, and a Flash site?"; here is the answer!! :)


BLOGSITES:

A Blogsite is an advanced WordPress theme that includes features of a flash site such as the galleries, contact page, calendar, and proofing. 


Our Blogsites are built upon WordPress and require a NEW BLANK WordPress blog for us to install it on. If you order a Blogsite service we will install and configure WordPress for you. If you purchase the Blogsite as an owned license to host on your server a BLANK NEW WordPress installation will need to be pre-installed or we can do this for a $50 fee. Most server companies have an easy install for WordPress through their control panel.


Content on Blogsites is added via BOTH the sitezadmin (as with the Flash Templates) as well as via the WordPress admin. 


On Blogsites, all slideshow, public gallery, and proofing gallery (proofing galleries are only available at the Premium service level) images are displayed in a portion of the site, at the top of the window, called the Header. 


With the exception of the Contact and Calendar pages, the "text pages" of the site are all displayed vertically, where the visitor has to scroll up and down the page to view the content. 


Blogsites are more interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and perform other actions via widgets on the Blogsite. It is the interactive nature of the Blogsite that makes it most different from our Flash templates. 



BLOGSITE FEATURES: 

* Unlimited flash galleries for a beautiful presentation of your images 

* Contact section with contact form 

* Calendar section 

* Password protection with simple cart that accepts PayPal or offline payments 

* 3 different flash headers to choose from for the main blog flash header 

* 3 different flash headers for the text pages/content sections 

* Twitter, Facebook, and RSS buttons built-in 

* Sitezadmin to allow you to edit all colors, font, design elements, background, and more with NO CODING required! 

* Add a post icon to appear next to each blog post title 

* 4 widget columns built-in at the bottom of the page



FLASH SITES:


The Flash sites are more traditional websites, designed of optional use with a Splash Page, and include both public and private proofing galleries (proofing galleries are only available at the Premium service level), as well as static text pages, built by the client, that display within the normal screen view, with no scrolling up and down (except in the case of a text page, where you may have to scroll WITHIN the page, but not the page itself). 


FLASH SITE FEATURES: 

* Unlimited galleries for a beautiful presentation of your images 

* Contact section with contact form 

* Calendar section 

* Password protection with simple cart that accepts Paypal or offline payments (premium or owned license only) 

* Jukebox that plays any mp3 file uploaded 

* Video galleries that play .flv videos 

* Sitezadmin to allow you to edit all colors, design elements, pictures, text, background, and more with NO CODING required! 


GENERATION II FEATURES: 

* Simple html content site that shows to search engines so your flash site is fully crawlable and indexable like a flash site 

* Direct links to pages within flash so multiple pages can be indexed by search engines 

* Clean urls for easier Google crawling 

* Ability to add a meta title to each page in the ‘edit site menu’ section 

* Ability to upload the non-legacy version of Google analytics as well as the verification code from Google.  * a ’generate sitemap’ button that will generate a sitemap of what the site content 

* Unlimited gallery sections which can each contain unlimited galleries 

* Ability to choose to have the gallery thumbnails appear cropped or not 

* Password protected video galleries 

* Support for H.264 encoded video in the video galleries 

* Smart video playing that will figure out the video size or play it at the size specified in the admin 

* More colors - each with a description of what they control 

* Splash page image links out to the first button link 

* NEW front-end cart for a more user friendly experience


Note:

The blog and flash template do have the SAME general features and uses; they are simply configured in a different manner :) Blogs, in general, have been proven to be very effective business practice, and we highly recommend that our clients have both! In fact, if you order a Flash template with us, you can add an additional blog template for just $5 per month!! And, if ordered at the same time, you will only be subject to ONE set up fee! :)


Please contact sales@portfoliositez.com with additional questions!


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