User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections [Merged Thread]

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User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections [Merged Thread]

Postby ledzep » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:04 pm

We welcome suggestions, modifications and corrections on this forum.

Suggestions
Please provide as much detail as possible about your idea, including where you think it should be included in the manual if appropriate.

Modifications
If the modification is a new idea follow Suggestions.  If it is a modification to existing material please follow Corrections below.

Corrections
For corrections, please put the original text in your post and use red and strikethrough to indicate text to be deleted and green for the replacement text.

Thank you

[Edit - added User Manual to title]
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Error in Documentation Header

Postby JCSullivan » Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:05 pm

The header in the User Manual Version 1.0.1 pages 21 to 32 is incorrect. It shows Chapter 3: Joomla Users instead of Chapter 2: Getting Started.

This is minor but it certainly made me think I was missing Chapter 2.

THANK for the documentation guys, so far it has been well worth downloading and well written.
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Re: Error in Documentation Header

Postby ledzep » Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:19 pm

Sorry about that. We will make sure it is corrected in the next release.

Thank you

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Group ID

Postby thenewbreed » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:32 am

This section on User Groups: http://help.joomla.org/content/view/228/153/1/2/ should include a link or info on locating Group ID numbers.
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Re: Group ID

Postby rdb » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:17 am

Thanks for the comment.

Can you give an example of what you think this link and/or information should say ?

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Re: Group ID

Postby humvee » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:00 pm

thenewbreed wrote:This section on User Groups: http://help.joomla.org/content/view/228/153/1/2/ should include a link or info on locating Group ID numbers.


If I read this correct you are referring to the MySQL Group ID's...

The intention of this page is as general background information of the day to day Front-end and Back-end access levels and permissions of the Joomla! installation, rather than getting into the database access/control. Otherwise the same considerations would have to be applied to all the programming and development issues/links that may arise. That is outside of the scope of the current work.

The Dev site http://dev.joomla.org/ is the place for in-depth considerations of the underlying ACL Groups within PHP/MySQL.

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Re: Group ID

Postby thenewbreed » Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:28 pm

I see your point. However, a Joomla newbie searching for an answer for this type of question might not necessarily realise the nuances of database vs Joomla etd. Doing a simple search for "group id"  would bring up this article that involves the concept of different groups in Joomla. Therefore, there should at least be a paragraph and a link to the relevant information.

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Re: Group ID

Postby Michelle Bisson » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:08 am

thenewbreed,

Would you be interested in helping write missing content for the Help Screens?
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Re: Group ID

Postby rdb » Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:51 pm

thenewbreed wrote:I see your point. However, a Joomla newbie searching for an answer for this type of question might not necessarily realise the nuances of database vs Joomla etd. Doing a simple search for "group id"  would bring up this article that involves the concept of different groups in Joomla. Therefore, there should at least be a paragraph and a link to the relevant information.


Since you have a clear idea of what it should say, what you think makes most sense. Just write a quick note/paragraph and we will include it in the documentation. (10 minutes tops)

Community self help... help us to help everyone else.

thanks,

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Re: Group ID

Postby humvee » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:16 pm

rdb wrote:Since you have a clearr idea of what it should say. What you think makes most sense, just write a quick note/paragraph and we will include it in the documentation. (10 minutes tops)

Community self help... help us to help everyone else.


...and perhaps consider doing the same for all the other ID's, references, and tables in PHP and MySQL, that a newbie might encounter.

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Re: Group ID

Postby Michelle Bisson » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:18 am

We really appreciate this kind of help.

Community self help... help us to help everyone else.


Thanks!
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User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections [Merged Thread]

Postby nathandiehl » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:27 pm

Note: This is currently being developed...i am adding to this post daily, and will notify when it's ready for action (or you can remove items if they've been fixed, i suppose) But i just don't want to loose this stuff (happened to me before!)

page 16, paragraph 1:Also, other members of the Joomla!
Documentation Team: Michelle (Michelle Bisson), Jennifer (visionspin), Brian (usagi), and
Richard (rdb) for their encouragement.

page 18, last sentence:
We are adding great new features with each release and, with the help and advice of our
incredible user community;, we plan to deliver award-winning software for years to come.

page 19, first bullet point:
Help you to install and configure Joomla!.

page 19, last sentence of 'objectives of the....Manual' section:
Nor do we go into detail about PHP, MySQL, or other essential software that you need to have some understanding.

page 19, first sentence of 'how to use...'
The Joomla! User Manual follows the installation process, the types of users Joomla! has, and Front-end through to Back-end functionality.

page 20, third paragraph from bottom:
This document uses the following fonts:
• Arial as the base font,.
• Palatino Linotype used for the Headings and Bullet Lists,.
• and Courier New for all the HTML representations.

page 21, second paragraph under 'Installing Joomla!, Getting the Files':
We have thoroughly tested Joomla! on: Linux, Free BSD, Mac OS X, and Windows NT/2000.

page 28, last paragraph
You then have a choice of two buttons. One View Site will take you to your Joomla! Site (Front-end); the other Administrator to the Site Administrator Login screen (Back-end). If this is your first installation, we recommend that you click the View Site button.

page 29, second paragraph under Figure 14:
If this is not your first time then you will know what to do next. If not., Rread on!

page 30, first paragraph under Templates:
The template and its associated files provide the visual ‘look and feel’ of your web site and are maintained separately from the web site content. This is stored in a MySQL database. what was that supposed to mean?

page 31, Modules, last sentence:
An example of a mModule PHP code is .

page 32, three places on page there needs a ',' added after 'e.g'
left column, first two items.  right colum, third item.

Chapter 3
Edit to add descriptive Manual element to title
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Page 71

Postby humvee » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:08 am

Forum query.

http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,122642.0.html

Check against manual and amend as necessary
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[Review] Access Levels

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[Review] Extra comment on ordering

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Re: [Review] Access Levels

Postby Robin » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:37 pm

Hi,

Can I jump in and post my 2 cents?

Access level "Special" equals the Author and Publisher groups, so the behaviour this user is describing is actually correct.

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Re: [Review] Access Levels

Postby humvee » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:02 am

Hi Robin,

Yep, I agree. It is the User Manual that is wrong, hence why I have made a x-reference to it here so that I remember to change it when the time comes.

Thanks

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User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections [Merged Thread]

Postby humvee » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:36 pm

Please enter any recommendations for the update of the User Manual 1.0.11 to 1.0.12 below.

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Re: User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections [Merged Thread]

Postby leadict » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:08 pm

Hi Andy.

Only remember two suggestions:

1) Merge Appendix B ("Back-end Menu Options") and Appendix E ("Joomla! Site Map" => Note: This must be Back-end Map) into a complete and simplified "Joomla! Back-end Map".

2) Reorganize Appendix C ("Menu Items Parameters") by classifying the items parameters descriptions by type:

- Menu Items: Common Parameters
- Menu Items: Content Blogs Parameters
- Menu Items: Content Tables Parameters
- Menu Items: Links Parameters
- Menu Items: Components Parameters
- Menu Items: wrapper Parameters

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Re: User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Correct

Postby thenewbreed » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:06 pm

Based on the problem and solution below, maybe the manual should include something about ensuring that the correct PHP version is being used.


I used Fantastico to install Joomla 1.5.1. Tried to install a template or component such as SOBI2. At this point either nothing installs and the page simply refreshes, or you get a message saying "Error! Could not find a Joomla! XML setup file in the package."

After trying to find a solution on the forums at Joomla.com, I also made a few other changes to the Global Configuration, including turning on Legacy, toggling FTP Settings on and off and changing the Session Settings to 90 minutes. I changed the permission on the "tmp" folder to 777.

I sent this information to my hosting company Siteground and they fixed the problem and responded in about 5 minutes:

SOLUTION BY SITEGROUND:

Set the php version on your account to php 5.0 as explained here:

http://kb.siteground.com/article/How_to ... sions.html

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Re: User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Correct

Postby flacco10 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:02 pm

I like to know if there is a to resend a notification for account activation. For those users that registered but have not click on the activation link. I would like to send them the email again? is there a way to do this?

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Re: User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Correct

Postby TikkiRo » Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:00 pm

On this page - http://help.joomla.org/content/view/59/153/ the first image for "modules" relating to positions is throwing up a page error/unavailable link. The other image link is fine.

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Re: User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Correct

Postby Chris Davenport » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:32 am

Seems fine to me. Can you check again please?

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Re: User Manual 1.0.11 - Suggestions, Modifications, and Correct

Postby TikkiRo » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:47 pm

Strange as I'm still getting an error on that one image:

Not Found
The requested URL /content/view/59/153/images/stories/Images_1.0x/1.0.11_hs_screenshots/module_positions.png&img=images/stories/Images_1.0x/1.0.11_hs_screenshots/module_positions.png&title=&w=741&h=974&mode=0&print=0&click=0 was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


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