The view “Rubrics” lists all rubrics. Here you can choose the rubrics the administrator has given you access rights for. To call up this view, click on the option “ ” in the menu “ ”. The “Rubrics” list view also is the welcome page you will see after you have logged in to the ConPresso backend.
In the ConPresso backend you navigate via the menus and options that you can see in the ConPresso navigation bar on the left side of your browser window. The frontend of your ConPresso project probably also has a navigation that visitors can use to navigate through the project. If you want the backend to reflect this navigation structure, the administrator has to create it in the backend first. The content and structure of the “Rubrics” list view depends on if and how much of the navigation was created in the backend. The following constellations are possible:
The administrator has not created the navigation structure yet.
In that case, all rubrics are listed in a table in alphabetical order. If the administrator has defined the number of rubrics displayed on one page (e.g. 10) a page break is inserted and the following rubrics are listed on the next page. If your project contains a large number of rubrics, you will therefore have to navigate through the rubrics by using the links below the last rubric entry on each page.
The administrator has created the navigation structure but has not embedded all rubrics in it (yet).
In that case, the “Rubrics” list view will contain two tables, one above the other. The first table will show the rubrics that are embedded in the frontend's navigation structure. The first column of this table is entitled “Navigation” and it reflects the navigation structure of the project. Just like described in case A, the second table shows the rubrics not embedded in the navigation structure.
The administrator has created the navigation structure and all rubrics are embedded in that structure.
In that case, the second table described in B is omitted. There is only one table and its first column reflects the frontend's navigation structure.
The column entitled “Navigation” contains the elements of the navigation structure of the frontend of your ConPresso project. For information on how to create this navigation structure in the backend please refer to Section 5, “Edit Navigation”.
The column “Rubric/URL”contains the entry “[URL]” if external links were embedded via the navigation. The tooltip displays the address the element links to. Only users with the roles of "Superuser" or "Administrator" can add or edit external links as described in Section 5, “Edit Navigation” therefore a user with the role of an "Editor" cannot select that entry.
In most cases the name of the rubric will be displayed in that column. You can select a rubric by clicking on its name. Then the list view “Edit articles” will be displayed. For more information on that view please refer to Section 2, “Edit Articles (List View)”.
The column “Manage” can be seen by users with the roles of "Administrator" or "Superuser" exclusively. It contains the following buttons:
The column “Published” displays the number of articles that are published so that they can currently be seen on the rubric output-page in frontend of the ConPresso project. An article is "published" only if an authorized user has approved it and if it has reached its publication period at the current point of time. For further information please refer to Section 2, “Edit Articles (List View)”.
The column “Total” displays the total number of articles contained in this rubric.
The column “Info” displays further information about this rubric, if available. This column may, for instance, contain a symbol signifying the rubric type.
This column displays all those rubrics that have not been allocated to elements of the frontend's navigation structure yet. These rubrics are listed alphabetically. Select a rubric by clicking on its name. For further information on the view that is displayed subsequently please refer to Section 2, “Edit Articles (List View)”.
For the quick selection of a rubric please use the dropdown menu in the title bar as described in Section 4.1, “The ConPresso Title Bar”.
Users with the roles of "Administrator" or "Superuser" define the settings of a rubric while they create it and they can edit them afterwards. To edit the settings of a rubric, please call up the list view “Rubrics” and click on the button “Edit rubric settings” that is in the row of the rubric and the column “Manage”. The ConPresso workspace will then display the view “Edit rubric settings”.
Rubric settings primarily serve the purpose of defining the output of a rubric. The settings of a rubric are devided into three sections that are explained in Section 2.2, “Edit Basic Rubric Settings”, Section 2.3, “Source for Extended Rubric Settings” and Section 2.4, “Extended Rubric Settings”. The extended rubric settings that are displayed depend on the settings defined in the relevant section entitled “Source for extended rubric settings ”.
The basic rubric settings make creating and outputting an article possible. Therefore it is absolutely necessary to define them. Basic rubric settings contain information that is unique to each individual rubric, they can not be applied to other rubrics as described in Section 2.4, “Extended Rubric Settings”.
The basic rubric settings “Rubric name”, “Rubric title” and “Rubric type” have to be entered for each rubric individually. In addition to that, this section contains the “Rubric ID” and the URLs you need to “Include rubrics”. Use “Deactivate rubric” is you want a rubric to appear offline.
This is the ID of the rubric. Each rubric ID is unique and it is generated automatically when you create a rubric. You cannot change the rubric ID.
When you are adapting your ConPresso project you will need information about how you can call up its contents.
As a rule you can call up ConPresso rubrics by clicking on a link or by entering the relevant URL into your browser. This link or address is composed as follows:
Example 7.1. Calling Up a ConPresso Rubric
You have installed ConPresso in the subdirectory
In that case you can open this rubric by entering the following address into your browser:
When you customize ConPresso as described in Chapter 15, Customize ConPresso you can copy & paste these URLs and insert them into your source code as links if you want to.
Please enter a name for that rubric. This name will be used within the ConPresso backend where it will be listed in the view “Rubrics” for instance. In the frontend, the rubric name will not be displayed on the rubric page, however, it might be part of the URL that is used to call up the rubric.
Please try to choose a rather self-explanatory rubric name so that editors can easily identify the rubric they want to work with.
Please enter the rubric title. The rubric title can be displayed on the rubric page in the frontend, for instance above the first article.
Please choose the rubric directory that you want to use for the rubric output. The dropdown menu contains all the rubric directories available in your installation of ConPresso. If you want to create more rubric directories you have to add them via an FTP client.
By choosing the “Rubric directory” you determine what the rubric will look like. For further information on rubric directories please refer to Chapter 15, Customize ConPresso.
Please choose one of the entries explained below as the type of your rubric. For more information please refer to Chapter 16, Restricted Sections and Personalization.
If you have set the rubric type to “closed rubric”, all user groups that have been defined so far will be listed here and you can tick the to give them access to that rubric in the frontend. The user groups have to be defined before they can appear here, for more information on this procedure please refer to Chapter 12, Users.
Use the option “Deactivate rubric” if you want a rubric to appear offline. If you deactivate a rubric, visitors of your project cannot see its contents anymore. Instead of the rubric page they will see the message you have entered in the following field.
To save the settings of this rubric, please click on the button “” or “ ”.
Other than the "Basic rubric settings", the settings of the section entitled "Extended rubric settings" can be applied to more than one rubric. Most of the settings specified here are relevant for the appearance of a rubric as well as for the way it functions.
Use the dropdown menu entitled “Source” to specify if the rubric should use its own “individual extended settings” or if it should use the extended settings of an existing rubric.
By specifying the extended rubric settings you can influence the appearance of the rubric page in the frontend.
Other than the basic rubric settings the extended settings can be applied to more than one rubric. If that is the case, the rubrics applying those extended settings will be listed under "Source for extended rubric settings". Therefore please be aware that changes applied to the extended settings of a rubric may influence other rubrics as well.
You can enter a message that will be displayed if no articles are published in that rubric into the field “ Message if no article is found ”.
Example 7.2. “Message if no article is found”
You are using ConPresso to advertise job vacancies on your website. However, currently there are no jobs available. In that case a message like "Sorry, no jobs available at the moment!" will be shown, if you have entered that message into the field “ Message if no article is found ” in the extended rubric settings of the rubric "Jobs".
By entering a number into the field “No. of articles on rubric page” you define the number of articles that will be shown on the rubric page in the frontend of your ConPresso project. If the number of articles published in that rubric exceeds that number, a new page will be created automatically where the other articles can be seen.
Example 7.3. “No. of articles on rubric page”
For a rubric containing 7 articles, you have defined the number
Use the options of “ Article Sorting ” to define how the articles of that rubric are organized.
ConPresso can sort articles by creation date beginning either with the most recent or the eldest article so that they will appear in that order on the rubric page of your project.
ConPresso automatically generates the content of the some fields, for example those related to the user account, when an article is created. Check the relevant boxes in the section entitled “Allow editing of fields” to allow the editors to change them.
In the section entitled “Article-templates” you can specify which article-templates are allowed in this rubric as well as the default article-template of this rubric. The names of all article-templates created in this ConPresso project so far are listed in this section. Please use the checkboxes and radio buttons to specify your choice.
The default article-template will be set by default when an editor creates an article, therefore you should choose the most frequently used article-template.
Create and name article-templates as you like. For more information on how to create article-templates please refer to Chapter 11, Templates.
Here you can specify the language of the rubric. This language will be used for instance when the content of the date field is displayed.
Here you can specify the date format. For further information please refer to Appendix A, PHP Date Formatting.
Use this field to generate a separation code between articles. This can be a horizontal rule <HR>, for instance, but any other HTML code will work as well.
If the number of articles published in a rubric exceeds the number defined in the field “ No. of articles on rubric page ”, ConPresso will provide links that enable visitors of your project to navigate through the articles of that rubric.
If the publication period of an article has run out, it will not be deleted but archived in the database. Activate this function by checking the box and give users access to that archive (for instance to earlier press releases).
You can enter your own text linking to the archive into the field “Generate link to archived (expired) articles, use the following link text”.
For a rubric like "Press" the link texts might be "Show press release archive", "Earlier press releases", "More press releases" or the like.
When you have completed the settings click on the button “” or on “ ”.
In order to edit a user's (e.g. an editor's) access rights for a specific rubric, please call up the list view “Rubrics” and click on the button "Edit rubric rights" in the column “Manage” and the row of the rubric. This opens the view “Edit rubric rights”.
A red access right symbol indicates that the right has been given and can be withdrawn by clicking on it. A green access right symbol indicates that the right has not been given yet and that this can be done by clicking on it.
The column “User” lists the names of all users registered in ConPresso.
If you proceed as described in Section 3.2, “Edit User Rights” , you can also define the rights of one specific user in relation to all existing rubrics.
In order to delete a rubric please click on “Rubrics” where you will find the button “Delete rubric” in the column “Manage” and the row of the rubric. Click on this button and confirm the deletion when prompted. Only users with the roles of "Administrator" or "Superuser" can delete rubrics.” in the menu “ ”. This will open the list view “
If you delete a rubric you will also delete all articles contained in this rubric.
You cannot undo the deletion of a rubric.
If the deleted rubric was based on a specific rubric directory that is not used and will not be used by another rubric you can use an FTP client to delete this directory.