Home

Mike Flakus edited this page Feb 21, 2014 · 2 revisions
Clone this wiki locally

Getting Started

To login to the system, go to the base url for your DIY installation and add /user

You are provided with a dummy admin account that you can use to administer Library DIY. The username is admin and the password is yiddy. We recommend that you change the password as soon as you login.

You can administer the DIY software from /admin. Under Configuration > System > Site information in the administration menu, change the name of your site and the system email address.

To create new accounts, select People in the Administration menu. If a user does not need to access the admin menu and just needs to create and edit content, you'll want to make them a content editor.

The DIY system currently contains some dummy content to give you an idea of how DIY works. An administrator can simply go to the admin page /admin, click on the content link and delete any or all of the dummy content in the system.

CREATING CONTENT

The post-it notes on each page either lead to instructional content or to an additional hierarchical level. There are two types of content boxes in Library DIY that create these two types of content. The first are categories and sub-categories. When you Add a new category or sub-category, you are creating a page and hierarchical level below the page you are currently on.

To create a new category, click on the Add a new category or Add a new subcategory link at the bottom of the the page in which you want the post-it note to show up (if you don't see this option, you may not be logged in). The screenshot below explains how to add the text that will show up on the post-it note and on the left-hand side of the category page itself, and how to associate the category with more than one page.

You can create any number of hierarchical levels of sub-categories, but we would suggest not having a user have to click more than 2-3 times to get to instructional content.

The second type of content is the DIY itself, which is a page with instructional content. You can create a DIY off of any of the categories, but you cannot create a DIY off the main page (only categories can be created off the main page).

To create a new DIY, click on the Add a new DIY guide to this category link at the bottom of the the page in which you want the post-it note to show up (if you don't see this option, you may not be logged in). The screenshot below explains how to add the text that will show up on the post-it note and on the left-hand side of the DIY (instructional content) page itself.

Each DIY can be associated with more than one category, which means that its post it note will show up on multiple pages. You select the pages you want it to show up on by checking the appropriate boxes under Guide Category. Please note that the titles of the categories/pages are those created under the Guide Title.

You can also define any number of related DIYs that will live as post-its in the left-hand sidebar. We suggest selecting no more than 3-4 related DIYs. To define the related DIY's check the appropriate boxes under Related Guides. See below for an example.

Once you've created the DIY (instructional content), you can edit the page content and the List and Guide titles by selecting the Edit link at the top of the page. From that page as well, you can click on the Re-order Related DIYs link (just below the related post-its) to change the order in which they are displayed.

On each category page, you can edit the List and Guide category titles by selecting the Edit link. On that page also, you can click on the Re-order page content link to change the order in which the post-it notes on the page are displayed.