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Customisation

Customise your platform with a variety of commonly requested options, without the need for risky custom development and lengthy time lines.

Overview

CNXION is designed to be highly customisable. We did not start with the goal of selling products at all. We started with a focus on allowing the content of interest to be discovered. This is where the idea of 'matching' comes from, as distinct from 'searching', where a user types in a search term actively. In the case of matching the user may have simply specified their preferences on their Profile.

This unique approach to design has resulted in a system that is highly configurable, yes it's possible you could configure the 'things' to be found to be 'Products', that can be purchased and shipped. But its also possible that you could just allow notifications to be sent to users when a new thing/person/content item matches their profile.

Customisation is for anyone with an idea for a platform that wants to connect one or more types of users together, either directly to each other, or perhaps by intermediate offers and requests.

Topics

Topic Description
Branding & Theme Create a custom theme for your CNXION platform.
Custom Domain Setup your custom domain eg. https://myapp.com to run over a secure sever for enhanced security.
Highly Customisable Content Advanced ability to customise sections of standard templates.
Search There are a multitude of configuration options available for the CNXION search feature.
Matching Matching is a nuanced version of searching where results are expected based on an implicitly provided profile or request.
E-commerce Highly customisable E-commerce system built from the ground up.
Object Removal Policies Archive vs immediate delete content from your application.
Ratings Customise ratings and reviews requested from users.
Action Framework Customise actions throughout your application.
Workflows Customise workflows throughout your application.
Dynamic Model Management Dynamically manage models.
Dynamic Profile Management Dynamically manage profiles.
Tenant Specific Tests Create customised tests specific to your application.
Notifications Customise the notifications sent to the users of your application.

Use cases

CNXION was founded on the basis that it was too expensive and difficult to customise a marketplace, search or matching platform with the tools available. A common use case for customising CNXION is to make it fit in with your concept or business logic. For example as a platform creator you may want to customise branding, user profiles, the content that users create, and even the billing and payment logic.

Depending on what you are trying to do documentation for the feature is split into the following roles.

Requirements

While much of your platform is customisable, it is possible that you may need to file a support request to action some elements of the customisation. We are working to make it more user friendly to make these changes yourself, however sometimes its just easier to leave it to the professionals.


Branding & Theme

To setup your custom themed CNXION platform we will request a few initial items from you including:

  • Platform logo (two versions to be displayed on dark and light backgrounds as well as an icon only version of the logo without text)
  • Platform feature colors (generally a default colour and a two feature colors that will be associated with primary and secondary actions (ie. button colors) on the site)
  • Platform name (eg. Janes Toy Swapping Marketplace)
  • Profile names (eg. Buyer, Seller)
  • Fonts (a list of the font familys used in your branding, CNXION is currently set up to work with google fonts)

We will then generate your cnxion theme using the above data which will be used to skin the default cnxion demo. For some examples of the way the cnxion platform has been themed by other tenants please review our success stories.

Tip

If you need any assistance with the branding, colors and fonts associated with your platform the CNXION design team is available to help.

Note

The ability for administrators to set up their own theme through an administrator panel without developer assistance is currently under developement.

Custom Branding


Custom Domain

Setup your custom domain eg. https://myapp.com to run over a secure sever for enhanced security.

For more information see secure domains.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.

Custom Domain


Highly Customisable Content

Advanced ability to customise sections of standard templates.

For more information see content management systems.

Note

Documentation to be updated

Custom Content


CNXION has a highly customisable search feature.

Search Result Interface

There are a multitude of configuration options available for the CNXION search feature including customisation of:

  • Public or private search feature.
  • Fields available in search banner including keywords, localisation and dates.
  • Search results and filters based on keywords, categories, subcategories, ranges and dates.
  • Default search results shown based on your custom criteria, for example we can hide past events from displaying in the search results.

For more information see search.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.

Custom Results Interface


Search Result Tiles

Customise the data and configuration of your application search result tiles for different types of offers (eg. profiles, products, events, blog articles).

For more information see search.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.

Custom Search Tiles


Matching

Matching is a nuanced version of searching where results are expected based on an implicitly provided profile or request, for example.

Customise based on:

  • Keywords
  • Categories
  • Subcategories
  • Ranges
  • Dates

For more information see matching.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.

Custom Matching


E-commerce

Highly customisable E-commerce system built from the ground up.

Custom Ecommerce

Stores

Create a shop name, add a logo and branding along with a bio, listing and reviews from customers.

For more information see e-commerce.

Note

Documentation to be updated


Products

For more information see e-commerce.

Note

Documentation to be updated


Object Removal Policies

Archive vs immediate delete.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.


Ratings

For more information see ratings, reviews and feedback.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.


Action Framework

For more information see actions.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.


Workflows

For more information see workflows.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.


Dynamic Model Management

For more information see dynamic model management.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.


Dynamic Profile Management

For more information see dynamic profile management.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.


Tenant Specific Tests

Tests minimise the chance of disruptions as we continuously add new features. If your application has specific functionality which is vital to your business we can construct tests to make sure the system is working as desired.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.

Tenant Specific Tests


Notifications

Customise the notifications sent to the users of your application. All emails are sent using sendgrid and the content can be customised as you wish.

Note

Please contact support for assistance, documentation to be updated.

Example Custom Notifications