Azai CMS - Help page last updated: 2013-03-15

The Azai Content Management System is intended to be a robust and uncomplicated management software suite for web sites. Written primarily in PHP and relying on MySQL databases, it can run on virtually all modern web hosting platforms, and the outward look and feel can be custom-tailored on a per-website basis without changing the underlying mechanics.

This page is intended to guide first-time users of the Azai CMS, as well as a page possibly can. It is as of yet only a rough draft, though, and subject to future change and improvement - anyone using the CMS is recommended to communicate specific questions to its maker in any case where the contents of this page are lacking or badly worded.

Contents

  1. Getting started
  2. Other kinds of data and their managers

1. Getting Started

1.1 Installation

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1.2 Orientation

Before you can make any changes to your website, you have to log in. Depending on the style in use, there will either be a log in link on the page (typically somewhere at the top, close to the logotype) or you can manually enter ::LOGIN directly after your system path in your browser's address bar (for instance, if the CMS is installed at www.example.com the address would change to www.example.com/::LOGIN) and go to the page.

After you have logged in to the system, you will have access to the System actions menu, typically located somewhere directly below your logotype. From here you can reach the Content manager, the Menu manager and the User manager, which let you manage their respective domains. You will also be able to change your account settings by following the link with your username, and, as the principal administrator of the site (only the first account created has this level of permissions) you are allowed into the Control panel, which is used to manage settings that apply to the system as a whole.

When you are finished with your session you are recommended to log out, either by following the link (

1.3 Articles

Articles represent almost everything in the Azai CMS. Anything from a regular web page to an uploaded file has an article which it consists of or it is associated with, and articles can act as containers for any number or types of other articles, and articles containing other articles can themselves contain other article containing articles, and so on ad infinitum.

Whenever you create a new article, it must be contained within another article (the containing article is referred to as a parent and the contained article is a child, and any article can be both a parent and a child at any time). To create a new article, you should first browse to an appropriate parent - such as the special article Pages for regular web pages - and then use the Create document link from there; the new article will automatically become a child of the article from whence you followed the Create document link, and this relationship will be evident in the Content manager.

Observe that images and all other uploaded files are subject to the same management systems, being articles like so much else, and just like any other article a new upload will automatically become a child of the article from whence you followed the Upload link. However, images will only show up in the image toolbox in the editing mode if they are children of the special Images article or any of its children - this will likely become more flexible in the future.

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2. Other kinds of data and their managers

2.1 Menus

2.2 Users

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