overview of content types and how to add/manage

Created by: mlpvolt, Last modification: 07 Aug 2006 (18:38 UTC)
Content in bitweaver is created and viewed using one of the bitweaver packages designed for that purpose.

Content Packages

Blogs - multiple blogs with different owners and themes can be created.
Articles - the articles package helps create a news site, where articles can be submitted by any users, are reviewed by assigned editors, and posted for specific intervals of time.
PHPBBPackage - Bitweaver uses PHP BB as a forums package. PHPBB does not integrate with bitweaver's content management (it does not use categories or wiki markup common to the other modules).
Wiki - there is one wiki database that can be divided and organized in any number of ways.

Service Packages

Content is managed and delivered by the service packages:

LibertyPackage - which manages categories and renders content from various sources in the database.
ProtectorPackage - managed permissions and security
FisheyePackage - stores and manages images.
PigeonholesPackage - manages content categories.

Creating content in Bitweaver

Each package uses its own content template for creating content. The way the content is displayed can be administered to a degree within the specific package features, and ultimately by the CSS, and one of the many template or .tpl files.

Easy URLS for content creation.

Bitweaver keeps the urls for content creation simple and easy to remember.

Create articles at
Create blog posts at
Create wiki pages is done at

Composite Pages.

It is possible to create composite pages in bitweaver that are pieced together from other content types. For example, you might want to have the homepage of your site start out with an introductory blurb at the top (editable as a wiki page), and then have the page break into two columns, with blog entries on the left and a list of news articles on the right. To go one step further you might want special graphics/banners placed above and below the content.

Composite pages are created using Plugins, specifically the "include", "split" (ok this does not exist yet but it should soon) "article" and . . . .