Rails engine that makes managing faq/manual easy and simple. Multilingual CMS for managing faq, question/answer, manual etc.
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HowTo

Rails engine that makes managing faq/manual easy and simple. Multilingual CMS for managing faq, question/answer, manual etc.

begin

Live Demo

Live demo source code

end

Usage

Include the gem in your Gemfile and bundle to install the gem.
gem 'how_to'

You may need to add the following gems if you want to use default layout for how_to. See layout customization section for more details

gem "jquery-rails"
gem 'bootstrap-sass'
gem 'sass-rails',   '~> 3.2.5'
Install the migrations
rake how_to:install:migrations
Run db migrations
rake db:migrate
Mount in your application's route
mount HowTo::Engine => "/how_to"
You can also get the configuration file and overrides by running the config generator.
rails g how_to:config

Details are documented in config file, so please read the config file carefully.

rake db:migrate and visit mounted location, e.g.
localhost:3000/how_to

You should see the public page. You should also see two links on head section named sections and contents. if you override the authorization methods (described in later section) make sure you have permissions to access those pages.

Modules

Two models are there.

Section

You can have multilevel section. You can consider this as category. Sections are hierarchical, but only leaves are eligible to have contents

Content

You can create content as question/answer or faq under a specific section. If you love rich text editor for content then see the last section of Readme.

Sample helper methods you may need to define them in your application controller
def authorize_to_manage_how_to! #you can set the method name in config file
  redirect_to :root, :notice => t('notifications.admin_section_access_error') unless admin?
end

def allowed_to_view_how_to #you can set the method name in config file
  redirect_to main_app.root_path, :notice => t('notifications.admin_section_access_error') unless current_user
end

def permitted_to_manage_how_to? #you can set the method name in config file
  admin?
end
Optionaly you can customise the layout and view page using:
this will generate layout and associated partials under views/layouts/how_to/
rails g how_to:layout
this will generate the public page for faq/manual under views/how_to/
rails g how_to:view

If you want to use rich text editor to manage your content HowTo uses Mercury gem for it. Just install mercury gem and configure as per your requirements. Visit github.com/jejacks0n/mercury for more details

Then set

config.rich_text_enabled = true

in initializers/how_to_config.rb file

For any issues feel free to contact with me or use issue tracker. Drop me a line to ahmed2tul@gmail.com

This project rocks and uses MIT-LICENSE.