One of the most important aspects of any product is proper documentation for a variety of users - casual users, veteran users, administrators and developers. Each group will need a variety of documentation - tips, tricks, best practices and recommendations, user guides and administrator guides. This wiki will serve as central library to collect all the wisdom of the ImpressCMS user and developer communities. We may also through in some information on general web technologies and strategies, just to keep things interesting. If you have a question about ImpressCMS and you can't find the answer here or in the forums, please let us know and we will help you find the answer and with creating the new documentation needed. There are 3 basic needs for ImpressCMS documentation - creating documentation, editing documentation and translating documentation. We'll cover each of these below. Most of all - if you have something you have learned while using ImpressCMS, we encourage you to share it with the rest of the community and participate with the spirit of open source we all share.

Creating Documentation

This wiki is open to all who want to contribute and it is maintained by a dedicated group of users like you to provide the best source of information about ImpressCMS and its uses and applications. This group has been assembled from some of the best minds in organizing and presenting information in a user-friendly manner. They will, at times, suggest changes to your documents, rename the pages, or move them to different categories, but in most cases, will only offer guidance and make small contributions to your project. Remember, this is a wiki and a single article may have hundreds of authors and continue to be edited for months and years to come. Also, please respect the work of others. If you find information you think would be useful on another site, please consult with the original author before copying it to our wiki, even if it was published under Creative Commons or other open license, someone worked hard to put that information together. Give credit, cite sources and check your facts. The best user documentation is written from a user's perspective - be original!

Page Names

Our wiki is a multinational wiki and we have established a naming convention for our pages to assist with linking pages to different translations -

  • All pages will consist of an English page name and a language code, except for English language pages

Example: English page = [[Upgrading]] Spanish page = [[Upgrading/es]]

  • The page name should be as simple as possible and links to the page will utilize the pipe | to customize the text for the link

Example: English = [[Upgrading|Upgrading to the latest version]] Spanish = [[Upgrading/es|Spanish for "Upgrading to the latest version"]] For assistance in determining the best page name, please visit the forums for suggestions

Editing Documentation

To repeat what we have stated earlier - this is a wiki and all information is open to editing. As you read an article, you may think some editing is needed - it may be as simple as a spelling correction, or a more complex reorganization of the article. Please, please, please! View the history of the article, look at the comments for the article and visit the forums before making any major changes to an article. Every change is recorded and we can revert articles to a previous state, but we can make a better wiki by simply communicating whenever we make an edit to an existing page. Every time you make an edit, please use the Summary field to provide other wiki contributors with a quick comment about the changes made - it's a lot easier to follow the history of edits when comments are provided.

Translating Documentation

There are 3 things to remember about pages in this wiki

  1. All pages and categories are based on English titles
  2. Pages are always works-in-progress - and so are translations. When you are translating a page, make sure the original page is complete.
  3. Online translators, such as Google and Babelfish can assist with translation, but cannot be the only source of translation


Last modified on 2018/8/8 by skenow
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