The Greenhouse Content Management System allows you to create unlimited pages and unlimited menus. You can easily re-order menus and sub-menus, and upload thousands of documents, photos and videos.
2. Secure by
The security of your information is of paramount importance to us. Your website comes with an SSL certificate as standard, cookie pop up notifications, secure hosting with daily backups and the re-assurance that Greenhouse are fully GDPR compliant.
You can password protect individual pages, or create areas which require a log in e.g. for parents, staff or governors. You can create as many password protected areas as you wish.
4. News, Blog
News & diary dates are at the heart of communication within a busy school. The Greenhouse CMS allows you to add a diary date or news item and display it across the site automatically. You can add multiple diary dates in one go and choose to display dates as a list or in month, week, day view format. You can also repeat diary dates which occur regularly. You can create diary categories and colour code as you wish for example displaying each year group in a different colour. Parents can filter date categories and even subscribe to the school website calendar and add it to their own calendar.
The built in form builder is really useful for capturing information from parents & visitors whether it be a simple enquiry form, a trips permissions form or absence reporting.
6. Role Based
Through the CMS user manager, you can delegate and share the content editing with other staff, governors or even parents and pupils - you can choose which pages other editors can see and edit. The CMS gives you full control to create new users and manage existing users, and choose whether content editors can publish directly to the internet or to a 'pending approval' area.
Perfect for emergencies or school closures, our Home Alert feature allows you to publish a key message that will appear before the main website home page. It can be pre-populated in advance and enabled with one click so there's less to think about at 6am in the morning when you're expecting snow! The CMS also has a pop-up window feature for less urgent notices.
Parents love to watch photo galleries! And other visitors will be drawn to photos which can say much more than words. Batch upload photos in one go and sit back and watch the sideshow or view thumbnails and jump around. Create as many galleries as you wish and organise them with our clever gallery groups feature which allows you to tag a gallery so it automatically appears on the right page. You can also showcase photos with our built in instagram style Photo Grids feature.
Parents love videos even more! They have also become a essential home learning resource for pupils. The CMS provides several quick ways to easily add videos to pages on your website - by far the easiest being the integrated search and embed feature,
Having a staff photo gallery is often helpful for parental engagement. Our staff gallery feature will make it easy for you to manage staff galleries with photos, names, title and even a bio if you wish. Create multiple galleries for different year groups, to reflect your organisational structure or however you wish.
Tired of adding policies to your website one by one? No more. Upload documents to a folder and our CMS Auto-list feature will automatically list them on a page. You can create your own auto-lists and use them for things like Newsletters, Letters Home, and Policies.
Don’t you wish everything you did had a rewind button? You can edit any page on your website with confidence as you can always go back to a previous version. So go ahead and experiment!
Need to make a page live at 6am on a Monday morning but don't fancy getting up early? Then scheduled publishing is for you. You can also schedule pages to stop appearing on your website at a particular time - a popular feature for job adverts.
14. Mobile App
Important content you add to your website using the Greenhouse CMS is automatically available without re-keying if you have one of our school mobile apps.
Here we take a brief look at some the Greenhouse CMS features which make it the easiest way to manage your school website.
Please let us know if you'd like to request a personal CMS demo.
Whatever your requirements are, we can make it happen. Here are some of our additional features - if you have any special requests, all you need to do is talk to us.
Our sites come with Google Analytics ready to use. Find out how people find your site, how many visitors you're getting, where they're coming from and which are your most popular pages.
The Google interactive map, which is probably the best known online map, is a great tool for pinpointing your school's location. We'll add one for you for free.
Every page you create is automatically optimised for search engines with standards compliant code and structured content. We have ensured that our websites generate 'real' page addresses which are loved by search engines. They also love site maps so our CMS automatically generates an up to date site map.
We are also strong advocates of combining great design with 'usability'. Your visitors should be able to find what they need easily and intuitively. We'll ensure that good layout and sensible navigation keeps your visitors happy.
Whether it's Twitter, Facebook or another social platform we can integrate a feed into your website or simply add some nicely designed links. You can even tweet new content directly from the CMS.
Our CMS news categories are perfect for blogging allowing you to automatically list blog posts anywhere on your website. Each class could have their own blog for example and it's as simple as tagging your post with no complicated page editing.
Your school may use various systems for staff, pupils and parents such as a VLE, email or for payments. We can design in some handy quick links to make life easier for everyone.
Our school apps seamlessly integrate with your school website allowing any news, diary dates & photo galleries added to your website to be quickly shared with parents. You can even send push notifications. You get your own school branded app in iTunes or the Play store and it's free for parents to download. Learn more.
Making your website a success
Our aim is to build long lasting, sustainable relationships with schools. This is why we take the support we provide so seriously. We really want to make your website an ongoing success for you and your school and are always ready to help. As well as answering any questions you may have about how to use our content system, we can also offer general tips, design advice and suggestions for content. Just give us a call!
- Real people, real support
- Friendly team in Greenwich
- Fast response
Whilst the Greenhouse CMS is easy to use, we do offer free annual refresher training sessions. These 60 minute sessions will run through the key features of the CMS, or focus on any particular items you wish to discuss.
Because we want you to be delighted with your website for many years to come, there is no clock watching - we offer unlimited support in using the CMS. However, we know that you will very quickly be reaping the benefits of being in total control.
Always on hand
As industry professionals, we are used to meeting tight deadlines and always put your needs first. However, our staff are regularly reminded of the importance of maintaining a work life balance as part of our core values. Our normal support hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. But we are often available outside these hours by email and we will do our best to help you. In the unlikely event of a server problem, we will be automatically notified.