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Chapter 04-Admin Panel

Last modified on August 14 2014 19:37:17 UTC by teo

The Administration panels for tCMS can be accessed by browsing to (yoursite)/sys/admin. This is where you would create and edit blog and linklog posts and configure your tCMS install.
This has been said elsewhere but I'll say it again here: if you don't have this directory behind HTTP Server auth, you probably deserve what you get.

Settings Screen:
***Coming in release 1.2***
For now, most options can (and should) be left alone, but you'll see a form which can change what the few options available at this point (this is added to the 1.2 release mostly to make adding new user auth methods, etc. easier for the future).
You will also be able to choose themes from the settings screen. Two themes will come by default - one is the default theme while another is darker looking. There will be two CSS files not subject to theming - structure.css and avatars.css (as those shouldn't change regardless of theme. Basically this should make changing color schemes and other minor visual stuff easy without breaking your site's overarching design.

MicroBlogger:
Should be pretty intuitive. Write posts on the left. Edit them inline. Valid HTML tags acceptable in the "Comments" text area to aid in formatting.

Blog Writer:
At the top, click the link that says "Create Post" to drop down the post creation form. Input the title, then write/paste the post into the text area below. All valid HTML tags can be used to format your blog post or add images, etc.. Be aware, however, that by default, the blog post is wrapped in a container that preformats your carriage return to be a line break. Hit Create Post and you're done. Editing can then be done below inline, similar to blog creation. Posts can also be deleted there.

Unfortunately, the name of the author will currently show up as the username your HTTP daemon uses. I've got some skeleton code for implementing user tagging like with the microblogger, but I'm not quite there yet, so it uses the old method more suited to drag and drop blogging.

***NOTE*** If you get an error when writing a post, deleting a post, etc, then that means your server doesn't have permissions to modify the file or the blog directory. Consult the manual pages for chown, chgrp and chmod to figure out how to allow the user your HTTP daemon runs as to edit your blog posts.

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