Update: (December 05, 2007, 11:04:30 PM forum time)
The final, final version is here.
For this task you will help beginning users move beyond the basics to take
advantage of the flexibility of Joomla!.
Users often wish to offer their visitors PDF, spreadsheet or document files
to download. One simple way to do this is to use the media manager to
upload the files and create links to those files in one or more content pages.
Create a one to two page document that describes the steps for doing this
in Joomla! 1.5.
My name is Cameron, and I reside in Dallas, TX. I've been piddling with many open source projects before, but since I have used Joomla! for many different websites, I thought it would be nice to give back. Some small projects that I've done were addons to firefox and scripts for greasemonkey, some small VB/Python/Ruby stuff, and of course PHP work.
Anyway, I've used the media manager before for pictures, but the only problem that I'm encountering is that with the default config settings and a 777 chrooted images folder, I cannot seem to get pdf's or text documents to upload. Both were "web safe" as far as the name goes. Surprisingly enough, images are able to upload just fine.
If you know of any way around this strange issue, be sure to tell me here so I can include it for beginners learning how to use the media manager, as well.
[me=AmyStephen]Changed subject slightly for sorting all threads to match against Google resource [/me]