Sample home pages from Journalmaker sites. Your site can have its own custom layout or use a standard template. Appearance and content are entirely under the control of the editor.
From a personal web log to a company or social network to a daily news organ, Journalmaker™ offers a complete social networking and news content management system to publishers of all sizes. Let us help you get the word out! It is much more than "hosting."
Unlike generic social networking sites, your Journalmaker member network's content belongs to you! You are in control of who joins, contributes and sees information about you, your organization and your membership. Your member list is private and secure, and no third-party content is inserted, unless you do it yourself, of course, for reasons that further the interests of you and your members.
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Your blog posts may also contain graphics and links to other sources. Most HTML/CSS formatting options are available within blog posts.
BlogsEach Journalmaker site starts with a web log ("blog") that doubles as a news magazine. One person controls the activation of articles; this authority can be delegated.
Blog articles ("posts") can be added with a simple interface (type, or copy and paste text). The author merely fills in a form. Articles may be categorized. Members may optionally be authorized to create articles. Articles remain in draft status until approved by an editor.
The default format (inset) of the blog is controlled by a Journalmaker tool, but a custom layout can be created. At the site manager's option, previews of recent articles can be echoed on the home page or almost anywhere else in the site.
The editor may enable comments for the blog, the preview, or articles by individual members. Comments can be restricted to members only or allowed to all readers. The blog is secured by industry-standard access control lists.
The layout of your member list may vary from the one shown here.
Journalmaker supports a Members system that enables site managers to
- restrict access to selected elements of the site
- allow members to perform certain content-management tasks
- define groups or categories of membership
Membership can be open or by invitation only, as defined by each member community's administrator.
Members have certain standard benefits, and custom benefits, such as direct access to features of a companion application through our API, can be programmed by the Journalmaker team.
The layout and color scheme and content of your member profiles may be different from the one shown here.
Each member has a personal profile that enables blogging, links to other networks, and personal information as enabled by the site and selected by the member.
Members can post personal announcements (Updates) in their profiles; recent announcements can be optionally echoed on the home or special pages. Announcements can include links to additional source information. Announcements are limited to about 250 characters.
Each member has a personal journal to present content that is too large or complex for the brief format of personal announcements. The site manager can opt to "promote" member article to the site-wide blog/newsletter.
Other tools include member-to-member messaging through which members can send "internal email" to other members.
Members can comment on other members' articles.
Posted content is secured by access control list protocols, with overall security by Journalmaker and site-specific privacy settings.
Member information is never shared by Journalmaker or used in third-party advertising or promotional contacts. Journalmaker does not facilitate such third-party contact by the site manager, however we make no warranty that it is impossible to circumvent our built-in privacy protocols.
Journalmaker facilitates networking among members with member to member messaging, personal announcements and individual blogs. Members may also join groups defined by the administrator.
These features may be used both for personal contact and as an issues-tracking system if linked via an API to a companion application such as a personnel or work-flow management system. Member identities can be linked through our API to enable common login if desired.