stop just right here.
does have a learning curve.
keep this in mind before giving up.
startuxcode's backoffice doesn't offer you any eye
candy and stupid icons.
instead, it focus on what it matters and gives wings to your
imagination using powerfull tools and features that will greatly
reward you in the end.
it is very hard for me to write this manual, because startuxcode's
backoffice is object oriented.
a weblog in startuxcode is made by constructing little objects of
barious kind and linking them together. an object may be a simple thing
such as the site logo, a form, an article, a menu box, etc.
if i try to explain it with dry theory,
i'll probably fail my intention in writing a confortable manual for you
to read and understand.
write it as a cook book, you'll never understand the infinite
possibilites the backoffice offers.
i think i'll just try to to both things at the same time, guiding you
by examples and expalining the objects' guts.
i won't be able to write a definitive manual. since startuxcode is
object oriented, one can use his imagination and create something no
one else has ever done.
but remember: this is the beauty of startuxcode.
i hope i'll lead this boat to a safe harbour, since it is crucial for
you to get startuxcode up and running smoothly.
i'll assume from now on that you've read the install
page end efectivly you have startuxcode up and runnunig.
let's move on...
in as admin and changing its password
as told in the install page, you can login
in the backoffice using both the login and the password "admin" by the
this user has all the privilegies over the system, so you probably
don't want to delete it just right now, but instead change its password.
in startuxcode, the process of assigning logins and passwords for
accessing the backoffice are is made both through apache and the
/pathofyourstartuxcodeinstallation/bo, edit the .htaccess file to meet
your installation path in the authuserfile line.
save it, run this command
and enter the same password twice.
now, and login to the bcakoffice with admin and the
password you've choosen.
congratulations, you should now see the arid and strange look of
it's time to see what admin can do over the system.
"technical staff" right table ?
click in "staff/edit/admin"
you see all info about backoffice user admin. you can change your
personal information and save with the save button in the page bottom.
you also see a number of checkboxes that are intended to remove
priviligies to user admin, but surely you don't want to do that :P
theerefore, you see a lot of things you can restrict a backoffice user
to do, but
let's don't worry with it now. we'll talk about this later on.
another super user
if you're a loner startuxcode's site administrator, you won't need to
create more users. maybe you just want to change admin username to
your preference, which you can do by not removing the admin user,
creating another one with all the privilegies over the site's
backoffice. this will do for any other user you may want to add, if
you're not the loner type of guy of course :-)
let's create a user master. run the command
the same password twice and login to bo/ with
master and the
password you've choosen.
damn it! a backoffice blank page.
fear not :-)
that's because the user master
doesn't yet exists in startuxcode's database.
close all your browser windows, reopen one and login as admin. next, go
to "staff/admin/new" and create a user master with all its attributs
filled in, setting its "status" to technical staff and "may classify
all (you want the user
to have full privilegies, remember ?).
don't check any of the boxes, save, close again all your browser
reopen a new one and login as master.
so there you have it: a new user, named master with (all) the same
priviligies as admin before. now if you want, you can remove admin, by
editing .htpasswd file and removing its line and (not or) in the
clicking in remove for admin.
a user with lesser priviligies
well, the steps are the same as in point 2., but now you'll want to
restrict your new backoffice user to do certain things.
let's say for now and for the sake of simplicity that you don't want
your user to be able to add another users. after inserting it in the
.htpasswd and when in the backoffice, when creating it, check the staff
ok, this new user won't create any other user for sure.