What is Manila?
Browser-based editing. Manage your home page, write stories with pictures, organize and present your thinking, with any web browser, anywhere. More.
Edit this Page buttons are everywhere, making site updates easy. No messing with the file system, editors, FTP programs, and hard to remember URLs. You can't lose anything because once you found it on the web, you've found it! This single feature cuts the complexity of writing for the web by orders of magnitude. It's so easy it's revolutionary. More.
Site membership allows you to gather customized information from people who use your site. Database storage is automatic thru XML-specified templates. Membership profile pages help community-building.
Simple publishing model, managing editor, contributing editors, members. Full discussion group runs behind the scenes. Link management thru shortcuts takes complex HTML out of the way of writers. Email notification can be sent to the editorial team when a new story is posted or when an existing story changes.
Easy navigation thru back-issues of the home page thru an intuitive calendar. Every issue has its own URL. More.
Content is separated from form, designers edit templates, while writers independently create stories, photographers and artists place pictures. The site template can change without updating any content.
Full content management system under the hood. Templates, shortcuts, stories, pictures. Macros connect Manila with the powerful Frontier content management environment. Highly reliable server built on scalable system software. Runs on Windows and Mac OS. Integrates thru COM, ODBC, Apple Events, HTTP, XML-RPC. More.
ISP-ready. Manila sites are safe, and can be extended thru macros and templates, allowing service providers to differentiate their offerings. Automatic nightly updates. Built-in support for XML-based syndication and distributed computing standards.
Friendly community. The idea of doing content managed sites in a web browser is so new, we're all newbies, but we're learning quickly! More.