Campsite is a multi-lingual enterprise content management system for on-line newspapers and magazines, enabling scheduled publishing of multimedia. Built-in revenue generation features include support for both trial and paid reader subscriptions. The interface is built with the journalist, editor and publisher in mind, based on feedback from the news organizations around the world that have deployed the software since the launch of the first version in 1999. Campsite follows a print publishing model, so it structures websites as Publications, Issues, Sections and Articles by default. Campsite was designed for medium-to-large on-line publications, but it is capable of handling nimbler sites too.
With Campsite, you can edit articles using an advanced WYSIWYG interface, and manage articles translated into different languages. A traditional editorial process ensures quality of content: the journalist writes the article, the editor reviews the content, and then the article can be published. The Campsite editorial interface works in most modern web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. No browser plug-ins are necessary.
You can also create your own definition of what a particular type of article should include. For example, one article type might consist of "Intro", "Body", and "References", while another type might include only "Body" and "Author Bio". You can incorporate images, audio and video into your articles, for delivery directly in the browser window or as attachments for download. Articles can be categorized with topics, and scheduled for release at a future date, or published immediately.
Campsite offers full control over the look and feel of your web site via a flexible HTML5 and CSS3 ready templating engine. The PHP object-oriented API enables your website developers to build third-party plug-ins too. Built-in support for translation allows the user interface to be adapted to support new languages quickly and easily.
Managers will appreciate the fine-grained access control for different types of staff users, including journalists, editors, and subscription managers. Integrated revenue-generating features include IP-based access control for paid group subscriptions.
Campsite is Open Source software released by Sourcefabric under the GNU General Public License. It incorporates TinyMCE from Moxiecode Systems AB as its WYSIWYG text editor, Christophe Dolivet's EditArea as a template editor, and PhotoViewer by Joseph Nicora for thumbnail zooming.