Working With Mambo
Mambo is a versitile Content Management System which allows you to manage
content such as articles, news stories, information, and pictures. In addition,
it adds interaction for your visitors such as user log in so that your visitors
can also add content, polls, banner rotation, and more. Mambo is easy to use and
comes with several templates you can choose from to design your site right after
Working With Mambo will show you how to further customize your site to
look and operate the way you want. You'll also learn how Mambo works, and how
to add more functionality to Mambo.
This is not a 'Quick Start' guide or something you can do in one
sitting. You will probably want to expriment with this series of tutorials
on a directory on your CGI server (or your own private server if you have one
installed on your home computer) without giving the URL to anyone. When you have
become comfortable with Mambo and have designed your site, then you can give out
the URL to your new site.
Before you start with this series, be sure you have
Installed Mambo on your CGI server.
Note that we are using a later version than in the installation tutorial. However,
installation is basically still the same. Also be sure to set up your Global
Configuration (found in the Site Menu in the Mambo Administrator pages) to match
your web site preferences.
If you are planning to use any Modules, Component add-ons and/or Mambots that do
not come with the Mambo installation, you will need to
develop your web site offline and upload it later.
This is due to our servers having php's safe mode turned on for security
IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTE! Always be sure you have
installed the latest updates and/or patches for Mambo as well as for any additional
components, modules, mambots, etc. Updates are very important to the
security and proper functioning of your Mambo site!
While you can skip around to different pages in this series, it's best to do
these in order as some information referenced later may be described in
- Installing & Configuring Mambo
- Using Templates
- Add-Ons (Components)
- Creating Your Layout
- Menus & Content
- Adding And Approving User-Submitted Content
- Using A News Board
- Creating A Frequently Asked Questions Database
- Banner Rotations
- RSS NewsFeeds
- Displaying Sites Within Mambo (Wrapper)
- Links Database
- Image Gallery
- Providing Downloads
- Managing Registered Users & Visitors
- Mambo Resources & Information