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The Story: We began work on a site that made heavy use of the page list block but instance of the block needed a title communicating what the list was about. It also needed "site owner" friendly so that the owner would be able to easily create his own Page Lists with Titles without having to add several blocks to achieve the effect. Thus, the Page List Title Add On was born.


The Add On comes with all the same templates as Concrete5's default page list plus we've added a few more to make life simpler. Below are examples of the various templates available and what they do.

 

This Add On also gives you the ability to filter your page list by an extra "Page Attribute". Out of the Box Concrete5 allows you to filter by "Is Featured" but we've found that sometimes one is not enough. We added a second filter called "Editor's Choice". (see image below)

 

Get it from the Concrete5 Market Place

 

This is the standard result with no template applied.

Default Template

Corporate Blog

Black Accents

Demo page for the Black Accents Theme created for Concrete5. Features three column page type as well as custom menu for the sidebar.

Soul Mate

Concrete5 Theme Soul Mate Demonstration Home Page

Grunge Columns

Concrete5 Theme Grunge Columns Demonstration four column Page Type

ZenLike 1.0

The Zen like 1.0 Demo page. Zenlike 1.0 is a cool calming theme designed by Node Thirty Three Designs and converted for use with Concrete5 by RynoMedia.

Rustic Lounge

The Rustic Lounge demo page. This is a warm toned, rounded corner theme built for Concrete5 CMS.

We wanted to give a sample of what could be done with this add-on. We've included all the styles and class in the template itself so you can see how we customized the layout.

Sample Template #1

Corporate Blog

Black Accents

Demo page for the Black Accents Theme created for Concrete5. Features three column page type as well as custom menu for the sidebar.

Soul Mate

Concrete5 Theme Soul Mate Demonstration Home Page

Grunge Columns

Concrete5 Theme Grunge Columns Demonstration four column Page Type

ZenLike 1.0

The Zen like 1.0 Demo page. Zenlike 1.0 is a cool calming theme designed by Node Thirty Three Designs and converted for use with Concrete5 by RynoMedia.

Rustic Lounge

The Rustic Lounge demo page. This is a warm toned, rounded corner theme built for Concrete5 CMS.

This is the template that came with Concrete5 3.2.x It could be used with the special page types that came with earlier version of Concrete5 like "Release Date" etc...

If you are using Concrete5 4.x.x then this template is obsolete.

Custom Template

Corporate Blog

Black Accents

Demo page for the Black Accents Theme created for Concrete5. Features three column page type as well as custom menu for the sidebar.

Soul Mate

Concrete5 Theme Soul Mate Demonstration Home Page

Grunge Columns

Concrete5 Theme Grunge Columns Demonstration four column Page Type

ZenLike 1.0

The Zen like 1.0 Demo page. Zenlike 1.0 is a cool calming theme designed by Node Thirty Three Designs and converted for use with Concrete5 by RynoMedia.

Rustic Lounge

The Rustic Lounge demo page. This is a warm toned, rounded corner theme built for Concrete5 CMS.

This is a Thumbnail template that requres you to create a special page attribute called 'thumbnail' and then attach thumbnail images to each page via this attribute. It takes a little bit of work but the result is rewarding.

Thumbnail Template

Demo page for the Black Accents Theme created for Concrete5. Features three column page type as well as custom menu for the sidebar.
Concrete5 Theme Grunge Columns Demonstration four column Page Type
Demonstration Page for the Page List Title Add-On for Concrete5.
The Rustic Lounge demo page. This is a warm toned, rounded corner theme built for Concrete5 CMS.
Concrete5 Theme Soul Mate Demonstration Home Page
The Zen like 1.0 Demo page. Zenlike 1.0 is a cool calming theme designed by Node Thirty Three Designs and converted for use with Concrete5 by RynoMedia.

This is a Second Custom Template to give you an even better idea of what's possible with this block. Here we have added rounded corners and gradient background to the block's H2 tag. This allows anyone who edits the site to add a fancy looking page list without a lot of hassle.

Blog Index Template

Using Twitter to Find Links

Posted by admin on December 11, 2013

Twitter is obviously not new or a new idea. It currently has around 550 million users and is growing rapidly. This means that you want to be on Twitter and using it for marketing. But Twitter's potential goes way beyond just tweeting updates, product discounts or your new blog post. It's potential extends into finding relevant content, potential customers and websites for linking. I want to use this little tutorial to practically describe how this is possible.

 

We recently stepped into a role as the online Marketing and Social Media agency for a company in Vanuatu called The Summit, that grows and makes sandalwood and other essential oil related beauty products. This new role has required us to dive into a world of natural health care that we previously knew nothing about and had no contacts in. We literally were starting with nothing and trying to build and SEO strategy for a company tucked away in an unknown corner of the world.

 

However, it turns out that essential oil users love Twitter and we've been using it not just to promote products but to find new links. Here's how:

 

1. Identify Your Marketing Keywords.

This was easy for this project, they sale products and we used the ingredients of those products as the basis of our keywords. For instance, they excel in sustainable Sandalwood growth and production which makes their Sandalwood Oil some of the best in the world. They also offer Tamanu Oil which is highly touted as being able to cure acne and heal scars. These are two products that we really want to promote and sale and get their pages at the top of SERP's.

2. Search Twitter with Your Keywords.

Whether you're using an app or the website, Twitter provides you with an extensive search function and capability. Just type your keyword(s) in there and hit search.

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For our search we used the phrase 'Sandalwood Oil' and got a ton of results:

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3. Navigate Results for Relevant Content and Possible Links:

This will take a littlebit of work and some time. Scroll through the search results and see what other people are saying about your topic and look for people who:

  • need more information on the topic.
  • want to purchase something regarded to your topic
  • articles related to your topic

So obviously, if you find someone looking for information - give it to them. If you find someone wanting to purchase - show them what you got. And open the links and read and look for articles that might give the opportunity to interact. (See image above) Our search led us to an article on the 'genes of sandalwood' :

 

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and at the bottom of this page we have exactly what we are looking for, a little gem of an opportunity to leave a comment about the article:

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4. Leave Quality Content That Is NOT Spam:

This is really key, before leaving anything ask yourself if you were the administrator of this site, would you appreciate the comment. Don't just throw a URL in the box and post it. Use this as an opportunity to build relationship, establish authority and recognize that even in a comment box people will be making an evaluation of your brand - so help them make a good one.

The company we are working with happens to be an industry leader in sustainability, so we added our two cents to the 'genetic debate' and then a link back to an article on our site that helps explain the companies ability to promote sustainable sandalwood growth. The result is this:

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5. Link Deep:

It's important for your linking strategy to reach beyond your home page. So notice we didn't just link people back to the home page of our site but to the relevant page of our site. This will help reduce the idea that you were just spamming as well as increase click through rates at your site assuming people like what the find and are interested in more.

 

Now The Summit Vanuatu has one more content relevant, keyword appropriate, non-spam link from a trusted website back to theirs. Yeah!

 

It's a small beginning but a daily or weekly dose of this strategy will yield amazing results.


This is a layout that splits your page list into two columns. It will always only show 4 items.

Two Column Template

Corporate Blog

Posted 30 March 2012 | 9 comments

Soul Mate

Posted 25 May 2010 | 2 comments
Concrete5 Theme Soul Mate Demonstration Home Page

Black Accents

Posted 7 May 2010 | 12 comments
Demo page for the Black Accents Theme created for Concrete5. Features three column page type as well as custom menu for the sidebar.

Grunge Columns

Posted 19 June 2010 | 9 comments
Concrete5 Theme Grunge Columns Demonstration four column Page Type


 

The Shuffle View Template gives you the option to shuffle your results in a random order each time the page is reloaded (go ahead and refresh this page and you'll see what I mean).

 

Shuffle View Template

Soul Mate

Concrete5 Theme Soul Mate Demonstration Home Page

Rustic Lounge

The Rustic Lounge demo page. This is a warm toned, rounded corner theme built for Concrete5 CMS.

ZenLike 1.0

The Zen like 1.0 Demo page. Zenlike 1.0 is a cool calming theme designed by Node Thirty Three Designs and converted for use with Concrete5 by RynoMedia.

Grunge Columns

Concrete5 Theme Grunge Columns Demonstration four column Page Type

Black Accents

Demo page for the Black Accents Theme created for Concrete5. Features three column page type as well as custom menu for the sidebar.

Corporate Blog