As we are not able to compete with WordPress or Drupal for example when it comes to a number of plugins, we tried to make Stardust user experience itself more pleasant, editing content faster and ergonomic. Bellow is a current list of features.
Ergonomic inline editing
All texts, captions, parameters, selects etc. is editable inline. It means that to edit content you don't have to load a special form for that. It's just enough to click the piece of text and start editing. Press Enter button and it's saved without reloading the whole page. Making committing content changes a breeze.
Full screen sliders
You can create unlimited number of full screen sliders with custom captions and texts over the image. And not just image. You can also upload videos and set awesome full screen video background for your website with dynamic texts over it if needed.
Rich media inline text editing
We use the latest version of Ckeditor rich text editor. You don't need to load any form to edit text content. You just click text and edit. You move mouse out of it and it's automatically saved as a background process so you don't need to do anything else. Editing texts in Stardust is so ergonomic. It probably can't be more ergonomic than that. You should try it.
Site structure management
Your website foundation structure get created just with one click of a button. The website structure can be easily changed later by just drag and drop manipulations. Main menu ordering, pages ordering, sections ordering, information blocks ordering, image galleries, videos. Whatever can be re-ordered gets reordered in the most ergonomic way. You grab it's header by the mouse, move it where you think it should be and leave it there. Done! Your website structure have changed. Again, in a background process. Nice and smooth. No page reload waiting, no complicated forms, no clicking buttons.
Media is a very important part of any website. Convenience of managing media content is even more important. Currently you can use two main types of media content. Images and video. Every page section can have it's own media gallery. Media can be represented in many different layouts. List, slides, tabs and combination of those. Images can be uploaded in bulk. You don't need to load them one by one. Images in media gallery can be easily re-arranged by drag and drop manipulations.
Stardust CMS has it's own blog engine, that logically detached from the rest of CMS, so it can be used by authors that should not have access to the website structure editing and can only create and edit posts in the blog. Using Stardust CMS and it's publishing module you can create fully functional online media. Each blog post allows you to add media galleries, add post images, Youtube videos and many more. Authors can use different own pseudonyms posting the stuff if they want to hide their real name.
Mobile first mode
This is a special option that can be activated in site settings where you can set a specific page or the whole website as a single page “mobile first” web application. It does not load any default frameworks used in rendering your website, but instead initialises mobile app environment where we add a specific single page web application as a module in the CMS settings.
Online Travel Agent (OTA) mode
In the beginning the Stardust CMS was designed to serve Fiji's tourism industry with the purpose of efficient creation and maintenance of travel industry specific websites. If you are a travel operator or travel agent you can benefit from our other project Travellers Cloud and it's tight integration with Stardust CMS. In OTA mode you can have fully functioning travel website with online booking, inventory etc.
Digital signage mode
This is specific mode can turn your website into a digital sign in just few clicks. In this mode you get full screen image and video slider that can be translated on TV screens and monitors as a digital sign. In the CMS section you can create new signs, enable or disable them, change order, set playback timing etc
Any page created in Stardust CMS can be easily turned to be a landing page, dedicated to a specific product or service. You can disable main menu, website header and footer of the “mother” website and make such page look absolutely on their own yet able to use all the available functional sections of the page. ie full screen sliders, media galleries, text sections, info blocks sections (like this one you're reading at the moment) noticeboards, full width banners with text etc. The landing page can have it's own SEO optimisation separate from the mother website, it's own Google Analytics etc.
Social media links
Stardust CMS allows you to add all your social media links, Facebook API details and other social media related information to give the website user full spectrum of social connection with your website.
Stardust CMS is SEO ready. Website, made of Stardust and it each separate page have their own SEO tags and images to be updated.
You can customise some specific part of the website like choose it's own font and font of it's captions and headers. change colour scheme, set font sizes, enable or disable header and footer menus, change main menu transparency and colour etc
Facebook and Google user authorisation works out of the box in Stardust CMS. It gets activated by just one mouse click. So you know who you users are and be able to interact with them in more private and personalised way.
Live website user interaction. Stardust CMS has live chat module that allows you to interact with website users in form of live chat. Website users also get a set of options to interact with customer care. Stardust CMS website visitors can initiate live chat with operator or if all operators offline, leave message that will be forwarded to operator by email. Live chat widget also provides alternative ways of contacting the website operators that includes WatsApp messenger, Telegram messenger, Facebook Messenger and so on.