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$$ MANUAL (manual.txt) $$

Note:  This manual is in an extreme alpha phase, meaning that none of the information
       within can be guaranteed to be true.

1.  Introduction to the Informium Interface
2.  Article Manipulation
	2.1 - Add a New Article
	2.2 - Edit an Existing Article
	2.3 - Delete an Existing Article
3.  Comment Manipulation
	3.1 - Add a New Comment
	3.2 - Edit an Existing Comment
	3.3 - Delete an Existing Comment
4.  User Manipulation
	4.1 - Add a New User
	4.2 - Edit an Existing User
	4.3 - Delete an Existing User
5.  Image Manipulation
	5.1 - Add a New Image
	54.2 - Edit an Existing Image
	5.3 - Delete an Existing Image
6.  Section Manipulation
	6.1 - Add a New Image
	6.2 - Edit an Existing Image
	6.3 - Delete an Existing Image
7.  Miscellaneous
	7.1 - Go to Main Menu
	7.2 - Return to Website
	7.3 - Logoff User
8.  Templates
	8.1 - Introduction & How to Find
	8.2 - Installation
	8.3 - Creating Your Own

1 -- Introduction to the Informium Interface

The Informium Interface (referred to from here on as the Interface) was designed with
ease-of-use, consistency and easiness to program in mind.  Because of this, you
should not expect any surprising behaviour whether you'll be dealing with articles,
comments, users and so on.

When you log into the Interface, you start at the Main Menu.  At the top of any
Interface menu, you will always have the "Common Menu", which has a dropdown of all
choices available to you.  These differ from access level to access level.  The
bottom of the portion of the menu is the "Action Menu", where any menu loaded from
the Common Menu is displayed.

The Common Menu contains a dropdown list and a "Go" button.  By selecting any 
item from the dropdown list, followed by clicking "Go" will load that item.  For
example, clicking on "Add a New Article" followed by "Go" will bring you to the 
"Add a New Article" Action Menu.  On the left side of the Common Menu are two icons:
one spherical (Main Menu) and one dude waving (Logout).  Clicking on these is
equivalent to clicking on "Go To Main Menu" or "Logoff User" respectively.

Each Action Menu behaves similarly.  For instance, all "Add"-type Action Menus (like
Add a New Article, Add a New Comment, etc.) go right to a form to fill out
information while all "Edit" or "Delete"-type Action Menus require you select a
previous created item first.  These will all be explained in detail in their
respective sections in this manual.

8 -- Templates

8.1 - Introduction & How to Find

Informium Templates were designed to save a website administrator time by allowing 
them to download premade layouts and drop them in.  Not only that, they are fairly
easy to modify with little or no knowledge of PHP beforehand.

The Informium website at http://informium.sourceforge.net has a template section
where you can download user-made templates.  Otherwise you will either have to use 
one of the the two included with Informium (Bright or Zorp) or make your own.

8.2 - Installation

1.  Download an Informium template, such as Bright (available on the Informium

2.  Extract the template into the '/engine/tmpl' directory.  It should create a
    directory under that path with the directory name appropriate for the the
    template, in this case 'bright'.

3.  Copy the '/engine/tmpl/bright/example/index.php' to your Informium root.  If
    you have an existing 'index.php' file, you should back it up before you do

4.  The template is now setup.  You may edit any of the files in the
    '/tmpl/bright' directory or the 'index.php' file to suit your needs.
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