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Glossary

 

Every program has it's own lingo.  Here are some of the terms WebPublish uses that may have you guessing.

 

Authoring Site This is the site where you create and prepare your web page.  What happens in the authoring site cannot be seen in the published site.
Block There are various sections of the web page that are described as blocks because they are self contained.  The News menu is an example of a block.  The area where you enter the text for a page is the content block.  Blocks are used when laying out the design of the web site.  Here is a demonstration of WebPublish II block regions
Child Page Child Page is a term given to show an association between a menu item and the page or pages listed beneath it.   The menu item they are beneath is referred to as the parent page.  Actions that are performed on a parent page (for example moving or deleting) affect  the child pages as well.
Clone Content Cloning is another term for copying.  If you have a template page, you can clone the page and rename it and save it to a new location. 
Draft A page that is being worked on is a Draft
Drupal This is the name of the software Queen's is using as the base for WebPublish II
Editor Editor is a role that is used to define permissions within WebPublish II.
Lenya This is the name of the software Queen's is using as the base for WebPublish.  This will soon be replaced by Drupal.
Moderate Is the process of moving a page from a draft state to a needs review, to published
Moderation State Each page has a Moderation State.  This state descirbe where in the workflow process the page is.  An Editor, Publisher, or Site Administrator can move a page from one Moderation State to Another. 
Needs Review Needs Review is a Moderation State.  Editors can move a page from draft to Needs Review only.  Publishers and Site Administrators can move a page from draft to Needs Review, from Needs Review to draft, and from Needs Review to Published
Nested Lists When a list item has a seperate  list that is part of it, and not part of the rest of the list, it is shown indented under the list item.  The format (bullet or number) usually changes. 
Node In WebPublish II each page has a Node ID that the system uses to identify it. 
Parent Page (Item) Parent Item is a term given to show an association between a menu item and the page or pages listed beneath it. The menu item they are beneath is referred to as the parent page or parent item. Actions that are performed on a parent page (for example moving or deleting) affect the child pages as well.
Public Site A web site that is accessible to the general public is a public site.  No log in is required.
Publish a Page What a page is moved from Needs Review to Publish the page becomes accessible on the public site.
Publisher Publisher is a role  that is used to define permissions within WebPublish II.  There can be more than one Publisher for a Site.
Region In WebPublish II the screen has different areas referred to as regions.  These regions can be choosen when adding a block like a News block that will be displayed in that area of the screen.
Site Administrator Site Administer is a role that is used to define permissions within WebPublish II.  The Site Administer is the person who is primarly responsible for the Web Site.  There can be more than one Site Administer for a site.
Web Content Management System This is a generic term for software that provides an easy to use interface so people who are not familiar with writing HTML code can create a web page.  The user enters their content into the interface  and the software converts it to HTML producing a web page that can be displayed in web browsers.

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