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Multi-user Environment in MediaWiki 1.1

by Jeff Orlof Mizanur Rahman | March 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Mizanur Rahman and Jeffrey T. Orloff, we will learn how to modify our profiles and change the editing preferences. It also explains how administrators, or sysops, can view a page's history to view previous edits made to the page.

This article will be broken into three sections: User Accounts, Administration, and Community. Under these three sections, we will look specifically at:

  • How the user can change their profile
  • How the user can change editing preferences
  • How the administrator can monitor content
  • How to block users
  • How to revert to an original page
  • Setting up and using talk pages
  • Resolving editing conflicts
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Rendering web pages to PDF using Railo Open Source

by Andrew Schwabe | March 2010 | Open Source

This article by Andrew Schwabe will discuss how to setup the basic structure for a website using CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language), and adding in the capability to render any page as a PDF dynamically using Railo open source.

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Multi-user Environment in MediaWiki 1.1- A Sequel

by Jeff Orlof Mizanur Rahman | March 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Mizanur Rahman and Jeffrey T. Orloff, we will learn how to modify our profiles and change the editing preferences. It also explains how the administrators, or sysops, can view a page's history to view previous edits made to the page.

Read Multi-user Environment in MediaWiki 1.1 here.

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Managing Users with PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | March 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

The previous article by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, introduced us to the administration area of PHP-Nuke. We also saw how to configure our site, back up the database, and manage blocks and modules.

In this article, we will walk through the creation of new users, both by the super user and also by registering as a new user from the standard visitor interface on the site. We will also look at the basics of subscribing users to the site. Once we have some users in place, we will look through the Your Account module, which provides a personal area for each user within the site, and allows them to personalize the site. We will also look at the system of points awarded to users for interacting with the site, and the benefits this brings them through user groups. The final part of the article covers setting up other administrator accounts for managing individual modules rather than the entire site.

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Network Based Ubuntu Installations

by Christer Edwards | March 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

This article by Christer Edwards, outlines how to install Ubuntu using the network installer. This utility allows you to install directly over the network, instead of using a CD or DVD image. It does require a small CD boot image, but beyond that it is entirely network dependent.

These steps can be used to install over the WAN from a public Ubuntu repository, or over the LAN from an exported Ubuntu CD or private repository. Network installations are generally faster than CD based installations, particularly when done over a Local Area Network.

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