Resources Module


The Resources module adds the ability for Sahana websites to delve into the content publishing realm. There are many different content management systems on the market today and the Resources module borrows from some of the abilities these software suites make available. The ability to create HTML based content pages in an easy to use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor makes publishing important information in Sahana very easy. The module also allows the organization of the pages it creates and advanced features such as inline html editing for the more experienced user.

Page Administration User Interface

1. The log panel ~ This area displays notifications about what is going on as the module is being used. When a page is created, deleted, cloned, saved, etc… the log will indicate what changes have just taken place.

2. The control panel ~ This area has the buttons which act as the main controls to the module. Creating a new page, saving the edits, and switching editor views will be controlled here.

3. The main area ~ This area of the module contains the “Page Manager” as well as the Editor.

Page Management

1. “Create a new Page” ~ In order to create a page (a page which is one order below the main resource page) this button is clicked. From there, the editor will open and allow for the new page to be edited.

2. “Edit” ~ This button will navigate the user to the WYSIWYG/HTML editor for the page.

3. “Clone” ~ This tool duplicates the page (creates a new page with the exact same page title, menu title, page description, and page content. Once clicked, the page will be immediately created and opened in the editor.

4. “Delete” ~ When you no longer need a page, this tool will deleted it (be careful, there is no undo).

5. “Move Up/Down” ~ These controls will adjust the menu order of the page in question either elevating it or delevating it in the menu.

Editting a Page

1. “Save/Publish” ~ When editing has been finished clicking this button will save the page to the database and make it live on the front of the site.

2. “Close” ~ Will close the editor. If any changes have not been saved, they will be lost. Once changes have been saved, you click this to jump back to the Page Manager.

3. “WYSIWYG” / “HTML” ~ Use these buttons to toggle between the WYSIWYG editor and a plain text box for straight HTML coding editing.

4. “Menu Title” ~ This is the title of the page that is displayed on the menu item on the “front” of the site. A further explanation of where it appears is below in the next section.

5. “Page Title” ~ This title shows up two places: on the main Resources page as a link to the page, and also as the title when the page itself is being viewed. It appears as Resources : Page Title on the page itself.

6. “Page Description” ~ The text entered here appears on the main Resources page next to the page title as a longer description of what the page's content is.

7. “Editor” ~ This area will appears as the WYSIWYG editor or the plain HTML editor depending on which view is selected. The page's content is added/edited here.

"The Front End"

Point 1. ~ When a site visitor clicks on the Resources module in the Sections Menu, they will land on the “Main” page. You can see the main page as a child page of the Resource module, and as well as in the Page title.

Point 2. ~ Links to “Child Pages” are automatically generated as links on the main page as well as submenu items in the module menu.

Point 3. ~ The page description for each page is displayed as text next to the link and is generally thought to contain a small snippet of relevant information about the page so the user can learn about the child page's content.

Point 4. ~ Clicking on any of the page links from Point 2. will jump the user to the child page as is evident here. It should also be noted that the page's title and content are updated.

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