Sunday, July 06, 2008
Peacock Razorfish, Shark’s Cove, Island of Oahu
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Click the “New Entry” (top left side of link bar) and fill with info as Date and Time, Title, Category, Author and Upload file clicking “Arrow” button (top right side of button bar)
The New Entry menu item allows the user to add a new entry to a weblog. Once on the New Entry page, the user will see a number of fields:
The Title field is required; the other fields are optional. If you do not put anything in the More field, pMachine will not create the link to your more page in that particular entry.
You will also have three “custom” fields in addition to the ones above. This gives you a total of six entry fields with which to manage your information.
To access the custom fields, click the Entry Form Prefs link in the Weblog menu. You’ll see some buttons, which allow you to show/hide the various fields.
By default, pMachine is not set up to display information submitted in the custom fields or the Blurb field. The information submitted in any of these fields can be displayed on your pages in a number of ways. You can set up your various templates to include information from your custom fields (by adding the custom field variables), or you can display the information directly with some of the pMachine tags.
Date and Time:
You’ll notice two sets of date/time fields at the top of the entry form. These allow you change the “post” date of your entry as well as assign an expiration date. If you leave the expiration fields blank your entry will not expire. If you make the “post” date sometime in the future, the entry will not appear on your site until that date. This can be useful if, for example, you go on vacation and you want new entries to appear while you’re gone.
The row of buttons along the top of the form lets you add frequently used HTML to your entries. You can store any HTML you use frequently in those buttons. To assign HTML to them, click the Entry Form Prefs link.
At the time of creation, you can choose whether the entry is “open” or “closed”. Open entries are displayed on your weblog page, while closed entries are not.
If you have more than one author (admin) registered, you will see a list of names in the “author” menu.; Only SuperUsers and Semi-SuperUsers can change the author of an entry.
Images and files and be uploaded and added to your entries by clicking the “Arrow” button (top right side of button bar). Upon clicking it, the link opens a small window, which enables you to upload and manage images and files. There are a number of preferences you can set through the upload page. You can also browse existing images and add them to your entries, or even delete them. If you have multiple authors accessing the control panel you can set access privileges so that they have limited ability to manage uploads.
If you use the “categories” feature, you’ll also see a menu that lets you assign your weblog entry to a category. Categories are covered in detail next. Please note that categories can be either “global” or weblog-independent. Based on your category preference, the category menu will dynamically change each time you change the weblog assignment.
Auto br / Feature:
You’ll find a set of checkboxes at the bottom of the form which allow you to turn “on” or “off” the “auto br /” feature. When these boxes are checked, any line breaks (carriage returns) in your weblog entries will be automatically turned into br / tags. This is the most common use. If you prefer to do custom formatting of your entries, you can turn this off.
You can optionally use a feature called “Auto XHTML” instead of the Auto
feature. With Auto XHTML, line breaks in your entries are turned into pairs of
tags. In addition, some of the characters (like quotes) will be converted into typographically correct character entities.
The Enable Comments checkbox allows you to indicate on a per-entry basis whether comments are permitted or not. In your weblog preferences page you can set a master default for each weblog. The Enable Comments checkbox allows you to override the global setting a per-entry basis.
Once you’ve entered all the information, click “Submit” to add it to the database, or “preview” to preview the entry.
In your preferences you can also specify how HTML submitted in your entries should be handled. For example, pMachine will automatically turn URLs submitted in your entries into clickable links. There are a number of settings defined in your weblog preferences page.
This blog is open to all, from first-timers to famous professional photographers. The Hawaii Fish I.D. Blog represents everyone in the Hawaii Scubadiving community interested to contribute his work.
Each photographer will retain personal copyright of their own work (as specified in U.S. law). By uploading a photo you grant us permission to use your work on this one site (http://hawaiimarinelife.com/).
If you upload audio or incorporate any pictures besides your own in your entry, make sure that you have proper permission under US or applicable copyright law to exhibit that work. We will make no further use of your images without contacting you for permission. There will be no commercial use at all.
There will be warnings to users about respecting your copyright.
Although all submissions that meet the technical and content requirements will most likely be accepted, the admin reserve the right to refuse any individual submission.
We don’t want to stifle your creativity, but we do have to specify dimension limits so we can fit all the photos on the same size pages, and maximum file sizes, to keep download times (and server bandwidth) under control.
The standard size photo, in particular, should be of modest size, to be accessible to as many viewers as possible.
We recommend your standard size panorama be viewed at 420 pixels wide (420 by 300 for example). The maximum width that will be accepted for a standard size is 480 pixels.
It should be possible to produce a standard size photo with a file size of less than 180 kb. Consider this your goal when optimizing. The maximum file size that will be accepted for a standard photo is 300 kb.
Submission is done with a web browser form. The preparation server allows you to register as a participant, upload your images, and type in the title, place, caption and other data.
Please, visit Login for registration.
You will need to enter this basic information:
Your full name as it will be listed (e.g., Dean Dean)
Your family name as it is sorted alphabetically (e.g., Dean)
Desired password (or let the system suggest one for you)
Your contact email address - we won’t make this one public.
Then click the “Sign me up” button and wait for one of us to email you your logon information.