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    The [AddContent:] and [ClearContent:] tags can be used to add content to and remove content from the left and right columns of your web pages.
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    The [Summary:] tag allows you to insert the title and summary from another article into a page.
  • Accordion

    An accordion or concertina style interface can be created using the [Accordion:] tag.
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    Logged in users with moderator permissions are able to copy articles in the content management system
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    The images on this page are used in article
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    The [QuickLinks:] tag allows you to insert a titled box containing a list of links into an article.
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    The [ArticleImagesSlideShow:] tag allows you to generate an slideshow of all the images (except for the summary image) contained in another article.
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    The [TabMenu:] tag allows you to insert a tab style menu into a page to allow navigation within a subsection of the site.
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    Calendar events are traditionally shared using iCalendar (.ics) files. These are often attached to event invitation emails and are widely used across calendaring applications.
  • Redirecting to other pages

    Webulator allows a page to automatically redirect to another page using [Redirect:] command
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User Management and Moderation

Webulator allows the site owner to create and manage accounts for users of the site, assigning permissions for the users to allow them to create and moderate articles and to access the site administration section to edit the look and feel of the website.

The 'add new user' form
The 'add new user' form

Users

There are a number of user types available:

Site Owner
The Site Owner has full permission to add and edit articles on the website, to manage the styling of the website and to create and edit user accounts (including site administrators).
Site Admin
Site Admins has full permission to add and edit articles on the website, to manage the styling of the website and to create and edit user accounts (limited to moderators and contributors).
Moderator
Moderators have full permission to add and edit articles on the website and to moderate articles submitted by contributors.
Contributor
Contributors may add articles to the website and edit their own articles, but their work will not be publicly shown on the website until approved by a moderator or administrator.
Reader
A Reader can only read articles. This user type is useful if you want to have articles that are visible only to a particular group of logged in users. For example, a school may want to have articles just for staff members, in which case it could create a group called "staff" and add each staff member as a Reader and make them a member of the "staff" group. Any articles marked as visible to the "staff" group and not marked as "public" will only be able to be seen by logged in staff members.
Reader (locked)
This is a more restricted version of the Reader type above. When logged in, a locked reader does not have access to the "Edit Profile" page and so cannot change any of the user details. This is useful for situations where you want a general purpose user for many people to access private content.

Logged in users who do not have access to the user management system are still able to access their own profile - for example to change their password or email address.

Moderation

Articles do not become publicly visible until they have been validated by a moderator. Users with moderator permissions are able to moderate their own articles, but for ordinary contributors, their articles have to be validated by a moderator before anyone else is able to see them.

Moderation section of article edit form
Moderation section of article edit form

When a contributor submits an article, an email is automatically sent to the main site moderator to alert them. The moderator can then follow a link in the email message which takes them straight to the article requiring validation. After checking that the article is ok, they can validate the article, and (optionally) an email is sent automatically back to the contributor to tell them that their article is now live on the site.

User Management and Moderation

Webulator allows the site owner to create and manage accounts for users of the site, assigning permissions for the users to allow them to create and moderate articles and to access the site administration section to edit the look and feel of the website.