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VisionGate 2.X Features Listing

When it comes to building long-term, profitable web sites, VisionGate 2.X has raised the bar once again. Compare us to any solution on the market and you'll quickly discover what VisionGate Members already know ... "There is no comparison!"

VisionGate gives you everything you need to build, manage, and grow your very own online membership-based, subscription web site without spending thousands of dollars hiring programmers to perform research, trying to build everything from scratch or taking months, even years, to launch. Save yourself time and money! We've done all the hard work for you!

Features

WYSIWYG Page Publisher/Editor

Update and manage content without knowing a lick of HTML.

Quickly add new pages, update text and images, and publish content to your site as easily as typing a letter.

An easy graphic interface allows you to rapidly develop pages, manage your online images with the built-in image manager and set permissions and viewer preferences.

News Publisher

An excellent tool to share announcements of new features and content on your site with guests and members. News items include headline and published date. News can be automatically streamed into dynamic news ticker. This content can be easily integrated into your newsletter as well!

Site News Ticker

Automatically stream news content into a news ticker with automatic linking to the content page. Completely control the look and other settings from the control panel.

Article Publishing

Create a searchable, categorized listing of your articles for fast access and syndication. Feature your Newest Articles, the Most Popular Articles and allow your members to "Rate this Article". Articles can also include relevant links to additional resources. VisionGate now lists categories as links so that you can send users directly to an article category.

Discussion Forums

Forums are probably the best tool you need to build your community. Use Forums to provide personal coaching, communication and information like FAQ's. Key features include creating unlimited public, private and read-only forums, fast search and sort functions, eMail replies and member messaging.

Integrated phpBB Forums

the popularity of the phpBB forum software has prompted many VisionGate owners to ask for the ability to integrate phpBB with VisionGate. Now your members only have to login to VisionGate once and they are automatically logged into phpBB as well.

Manage Multiple Polls/Surveys

Gather helpful marketing and development information by using this feature. Easily create and maintain multiple polls and surveys while preventing anyone from voting twice. Accurate Results are also displayed in a graphical bar chart for quick viewing.

File, Software and ebooks Downloads

Digital files downloads can be used to generate additional profit by providing downloadable ebooks, forms, reports or software with embedded affiliate codes. It is also great for providing free bonuses as a subscription or membership incentive.

Rapid Content Development with Custom Site & Content Templates

Take publishing into your own hands with this set of flexible templates that are easily modified for your own needs. Built-in Style Sheets allow you to change the entire page look with one click.

Change your logo, section names, colors, link and text styles with the built-in template Style Editor  You can change the colors with your moods and make a completely customized website that matches perfectly from one page to the next without having to match pages slogging through tedious code.

Save time and streamline your web-content maintenance process  Manage content from any web browser with a internet connection. Allow others to have limited access to contribute or edit content.

Control Access Levels for Everything

Allows guests (unregistered members) to see some of the site and then prompt them to subscribe to get inside the member's only areas. You decide what your visitors get to see for free and what they have to pay for.

Member Management / Subscription Sales

Paid or Free Trial Subscriptions

Now you can have a trial period that automatically converts trial memberships to fully paid memberships. VisionGate allows you to offer a free subscription or a reduced fee trial membership.

PayPal and Authorize.net Integration

These payment options eliminate the need for a merchant account and charge anywhere from 2.95% to 4.95% of your recurring subscription sale with little or no monthly fees. The easiest way to enable real-time credit card sales without the risk and hassle.

*Ask us about integration with your preferred processor or payment gateway with Authorize.net

5 Paid Access Levels:

You're in complete control of what your visitors can see. Create certain areas that are only for members while allowing guests or registered users limited access to certain areas. This allows you to tease your guest or registered user with premium content and entice them to become a paid subscriber.

Self-admin for Member Preferences and Profile

Customizable features that gives value to members and keeps them returning

Messaging between Members

A community feature that allows members to communicate with each other. Studies show that features of this type increase retention rates by adding value.

List, edit, suspend and delete members easily

Makes it possible for you to quickly search and delete or edit members saving you time.

Registration & Password Automation

Automated Subscriber Registration

One of the most important features of a dedicated membership system is the ability to completely automate the process of member registration.

Optional Authentication of Member's eMail before First Access

Completely eliminate bogus eMail addresses with built-in authentication feature. Create a clean list of subscribers for further eMail communications and marketing.

Automated Password Retrieval

Automatically handles the #1 customer support issue for you and gives you more free time.

Password Abuse Monitoring

Assures you that thieves aren't handing out or even worse, reselling passwords to your site so you get paid for everyone that accesses your site. Suspicious Activity reports let you know exactly where the problem is.

"Remember Me" function allows users and members to return without logging in every time (1 week cookie)

Users will return more and find more value to your site when you make it easy for them to access the member's area with this function.

Flexible Site Design Control

Rapid Site Development with Customizable Template System Take publishing into your own hands with this set of flexible templates that are easily modified for your own needs. Built-in Style Sheets allow you to change the whole page look with one click.

Customize your site look based on access level change your navigation, advertising and look for each access level.

Change your logo, section names, colors, link and text styles with the built-in template Style Editor  You can change the colors with your moods and make a completely customized website that matches perfectly from one page to the next without having to match pages slogging through tedious code.

RSS Content Syndication & Aggregation

Website Content Syndication Integrated one-click content syndication makes it simple for you to broadcast your content to other sites and readers to increase your site traffic, brand, public relations and sales.

Syndicated Content Publishing A quick and easy way to add relevant content to your site. Find blogs, news feeds and other content to not only increase your site value, but also provide more content for your search engine optimization efforts.

Categorized Resource Link Directory

Structured Categories

Add value for your members by providing related links in a structured, easy to navigate format.

Cloaked Affiliate Links

Perfect for creating another income channel by including affiliate links in your directory.

Links are also sorted by newest and most popular

Member Suggest A Link

Get others to help build your link directory with "suggest a link" feature.

HTML / Text Newsletter Publisher

Quickly Create an Opt-in "Digest" Newsletter of Your Most Popular & Recent Content  A unique feature that is not offered in any other other software solution (that we can find).

Automatically Publish Your Content Through Newsletters

Send a weekly or monthly opt-in update newsletter to members with a digest of your recent news and other content.

Customize Your Newsletters With Your Own Messages

Add your own additional content (ads, message, etc) and eMail with a single click.

Customer Support Ticket System

Customer Support System Makes Providing Quality Support Easy

Your visitors / members can create tickets via your site and reply back to the responses received from staff members.

Each ticket is assigned a unique ticket id and tracking number.

Create unlimited departments with unique eMail notifications.

Easy administrator monitoring.

Numbered support tickets means easy tracking via phone or web.

Ticket originator and admins can change ticket status and view reply threads

Sort / filter support tickets by department and current status.

Visual alert improves identification of tickets needing attention.

Contents of the support ticket can now be read in the notification eMail. Even works with most eMail-enabled mobile phones!

Flash or Static Banner Ad Management

Sell or manage your own web site ad campaigns.

Ads can be static gif/jpg, animated gif or Flash.

Set ads to track click-thru.

Sales Page Editor & Split Testing

Manage multiple visitors sales pages.

Edit your sales pages using the built-in WYSIWYG Editor.

Built-in Split Testing allows you to test multiple sales pages to see which one converts better.

Java Chat Option

VisionGate supports integration with the chat application of your choosing. The chat application must be acquired by the client and placed into a content pagfe at VisionGate.

Visit with your members in real time.

Automated Digital Download Sales

File, Software and ebooks Downloads (fee-based or free)  Digital files downloads can be used to generate additional profit by providing downloadable ebooks, forms, reports or software with embedded affiliate codes.

It is also great for providing free bonuses as a subscription or membership incentive.

Full-featured Forums + phpBB option

Discussion Forums (threaded and non-threaded)  One of the best tools to build your community. Use Forums to provide personal coaching, communication and information like FAQ's.

New Forum Features  Key features include creating unlimited public, private and read-only forums, fast search and sort functions, eMail replies and member messaging.

Optional phpBB Integration  phpBB is considered by many to be the most advanced forum software available. VisionGate 2 now includes an option to switch from VisionGate forums to phpBB forums. Members login to your site one time. They won't have to login again to access the forum like with other sites.

Sequential Autoresponders

Sequential Autoresponder Account Included  VisionGate Members get a separate autoresponder system, i-mailman, included with their VisionGate account.

Image Gallery

Create Categorized Directory of images

Auto-thumbnailing and rating system built-in

Polls / Surveys

Create Polls and Surveys to find out what your members want.

See easy to understand bar-graph charts of your poll results.

Audio, Video and Flash Storage

Ample space is provided for flash content, audio and video to increase your site's value and appeal.

High-Powered Web / Data Servers

cPanel Hosting Control Panel

  • Intel(R) Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon(R) Processors
  • 1024 MB Ram
  • RAID 1 Drives
  • Daily Tape Backup
  • 100 Mbps Ethernet Port
  • POP3 eMail Server, FTP, MySQL, phpBB, WebMail

Top-Tier Data Center and Bandwidth

Our new "Best in Class" Data Center means the lowest ping times, lowest latency, and best redundancy available.

VisionGate's Premier Server Network Partner has joined eight (8) different Tier one backbone providers together to form the best network infrastructure in the industry.

The backbone border routers are Juniper M20's and the fully redundant switching layer comprises a certified six pack design of Cisco" 6500 series switches. All access switches in the datacenter are Cisco" 2950 series switches designed for maximum performance and uptime availability. Our current backbone provider list running the BGP4 protocol is listed below.

All are GigE Connection (1000Mbps) or Dual GigE Connection (x2):

  • UUNet
  • Level 3
  • Verio
  • Time Warner
  • Global Crossing
  • Allegiance Telecom
  • Above Net
  • Sprint
  • The Data Center facility infrastructure starts with several diverse OC48 SONET fiber rings, providing the basic connectivity to eight different Internet access carriers.

The 35,000 square foot datacenter is state of the art. The bare essentials are:

  • A preaction dry-pipe sprinkler system with 580 smoke detectors and a VESDA contaminate system to create a full proof fire prevention system.
  • 23 - 26 ton Data Aire down flow air conditioners designed to run in complete redundancy formaximum cooling.
  • 6 - 500KVA Powerware UPS battery backup systems with 90 batteries each (540 total) for up to 80 minutes of UPS battery backup power.
  • 2 - Cummins backup generators:
  • 1.5Megawatt 16 cylinder diesel with a 2200 gallon diesel fuel tank
  • 1.0Megawatt 12 cylinder diesel with a 2000 gallon diesel fuel tank. We can operate for 15 days on generator power without a refuel.

Couple these generators with three input electrical feeds to two different city grids and uptime guarantee on power is 100%.

Website Maintenance & Reporting

Detailed statistics show member's activity in website Lets you see in an instant where your members go, indicating popular areas that you can expand.

3 Administration Levels (Partner, Admin & System Admin) Allows you to be in complete control, or allows you to give certain limited control to assistants, content partners or your webmaster.

Easy to read graphical web-based display Makes reading your stats easy without a complicated user manual or interpretation guide.

Private message posting in Admin Area Allows ALL administrators to keep in touch and allows admin members to see important information after logging in.

Web-based Backup System Know your website is always safe and secure.

Export Members Database in CSV Format And easily upload your list to other databases.

Membership Driven Navigation

Assign a different template for each membership level.

Each membership level can have it's own navigation path.

Event Calendar

The built-in calendar allows you to remind your members about important events.

Built-in reminders let your members get reminders via eMail.

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