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CMS Authentication Integration January 19, 2015 by Super User

CMS Authentication Integration

Your favorite CMS just got connected.

Wordpress CMS Integration


WordPress is a free and open-source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Wordpress is by far the most popular CMS system being used to create websites online. It was used by more than 23% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015 and remains the most popular blogging system used on the web.

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Drupal CMS Integration


Drupal is is a free and open-source content-management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. With a community of over 31,000 developers, Drupal has become the standard for sophisticated open source web build and is trusted by corporate, political, and government websites.

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Joomla CMS Integration


Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. Joomla is the second most widely used content management system online after Wordpress. It has been downloaded over 50 million times and has one of the larges free and commercial extension directories available for open source CMS systems.

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Custom CMS Integration


DYNO Mapper has features available to create Custom System Logins that will authenticate with your open source or custom software system. If your CMS is not on our list of supported systems, it is easy to build a new Custom System Login that will allow you to crawl private pages of password protected websites. 

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Compare the Top Visual Sitemap Generators November 25, 2014 by Super User

Compare the Top Visual Sitemap Generators

Below is a comparison of the most popular visual sitemap generators out today. Each are great in their own special way, but only one offers a comprehensive solution to streamline the discovery and planning phase of your next website build.

Visual Sitemap Generators Website CrawlerContent Inventory Content Audit Keyword Tracking Accessibility Testing Google Analytics
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Why are we the best?

DYNO Mapper offers a complete solution to envision your new website build. DYNO Mapper creates interactive visual sitemaps that represent a website's hierarchy with Google Analytics integration, content audit and inventory, and comments for collaboration between development teams and their clients.

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Sitemap Generator + Google Analytics = A User Experience Architect's Dream

DYNO Mapper is the first and only Sitemap Generator to include Google Analytics integration

DYNO Mapper includes the ability to integrate your website’s Google Analytics data. It is easy to integrate by just following a two step process of 1) connecting your Google Analytics account and 2) choosing the desired sitemap that matches your data. The process takes only a few seconds to setup. DYNO Mapper will sync and display the data for each page on your sitemap and also include global site data. You can select data from Today, Yesterday, Last 7 Days, Last 30 Days, This Month, Last Month, and Custom Ranges. DYNO Mapper also gives you the ability compare two different date ranges.

DYNO Mapper can filter the pages on your sitemap using Google Analytics metrics. Using this feature helps users quickly identify and display pages of high priority and ones that are of zero importance to the average visitor to a particular website. The Google Analytics filter capability can also be shared with each sitemap allowing end users to also take full advantage of this powerful feature.

Sitemap Generator Filter by Analytics: Metrics

  • Pageviews
  • Unique Pageviews
  • Avg. Time on Page
  • Entrances
  • Bounce Rate
  • % Exit

Filter by Analytics: Operators

  • top
  • bottom
  • greater than
  • less than
  • greater than or equal
  • less than or equal
  • equal
  • between

Filter by Analytics: Value

  • Choose any value 

Using the Filter by Analytics allows users to combine metrics, operators, and values to see the results highlighted on the display of each sitemap. The example shows a filter of Pageviews Top 80%. This will display which pages on your sitemap that are receiving the top 80% of Pageviews within a specified date range. This lets users quickly read, analyze, and draw conclusions from the provided analytics data. After a user filters, the results are also display in list form on the right side flyout list that includes the page title, url, metric, and value. Clicking any of the result pages in the results list will take users to that page.

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How to Create a Website Content Inventory? November 10, 2014 by Super User

How to Create a Website Content Inventory?

A content inventory can come in very handy when starting a website redesign, migrating to a new content management system, or just trying to figure out what to charge for a website redesign. Content inventories were traditionally managed within spreadsheets, but when created manually, they are very time consuming and tedious. When dealing with a very large website, the spreadsheet method can be hard to maintain and difficult to update. Not to mention, this makes collaboration extremely hard to pull off.

The old way to perform a website content audit

Create a content inventory using DYNO Mapper

DYNO mapper offers a new online software solution for content audits that can save you many hours of tedious work. DYNO Mapper enables content managers, content strategists, and user experience professionals to quickly create a comprehensive site inventory of your pages, images, links, and files associated within a website.

DYNO Mapper can answer your content inventory questions

  • How many sub-domains are contained in your website?
  • How many content levels and number in each level?
  • How many pages?
  • How many images, videos, and documents
  • Where each of your content items are located?
  • What is the URL of each content type?
  • How many links and bad links are in your website?


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Save time performing your website content audit

DYNO Mapper can save you countless hours of your precious time. If you are trying to audit a large website using a manual inventory method, this can be next to impossible. With DYNO Mapper, you can easily search, filter, and export Microsoft excel documents to steam-line your project or just work within the software until your project is complete. Signup today!

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How to create a content strategy using DYNO Mapper November 5, 2014 by Super User

Let DYNO Mapper do the heavy lifting

How to create a content strategy using DYNO Mapper

A content strategy is not a content audit or inventory, but it is the first step in gathering the information necessary to perform a winning content strategy. You must first inventory your existing content. The next step would be to analyze your content using any data available (Google Analytics). After analyzing your content, you can draw conclusions and plan a strategy based on those conclusions.

Step 1. Content Inventory

The content strategy process is a complicated one. One of the most intensive steps is the process is a detailed content audit. You need a detailed content audit to first realize the full scope of your project. DYNO Mapper simplifies this first step by gathering a list of all the items in your website by crawling your url or importing an XML sitemap file. DYNO Mapper returns a full list of all items contained in your website including the number of content levels, subdomains, pages, links, bad links, and site errors. DYNO Mapper will also group pages together based on URL group associations. Don’t worry if some of your pages do not have a parent. DYNO Mapper will create a parent bucket for items that do not hat a parent to save you time organizing your content.

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