Email Address and Password
4 levels of membership
- Managing Editors
- Content Editors
- Contributing Editors
Member Controllable Area of Manila
- News Items
- Editors Only Links
Manila Overview: Membership And Roles
Editorial RolesThere are two editorial roles on a Manila site: Managing Editor and Contributing Editor. If you run the site, you're probably the Managing Editor. In that role, you can
- Change the Home Page
- Create Stories, Pictures and DG Messages
- Use Preferences to change the way the site looks and operates
- Maintain the site using the Administration features
- Send Bulletins
One of the Preferences the Managing Editor controls is the list of Contributing Editors. Any Member can be selected as a Contributing Editor. This lets them create Stories, Pictures and DG Messages, but doesn't allow them to change the Home Page, or access the Prefs, Admin and Bulletins features. Contributing Editors can edit the Stories, Pictures or Messages they created.
The Managing Editor can also name other Managing Editors, who then gain the same level of control over the site.
The editorial roles on a site could be broken down like this:
- Webmaster - Managing Editor
- Web designer - Managing Editor
- Editor - Managing Editor
- Writer - Contributing Editor
- Graphic Artist - Contributing Editor
MembershipMembership is normally turned on for a new Manila site and your Home Page will have a Members box with links for joining and logging in. Once someone joins, there are site Membership Preferences that determine what kind of access they have.
Depending on your needs, you can set your site up so
- The DG is reserved for selected Members only
- All Members can participate in the DG but Visitors can't read it
- All Members can participate and Visitors can read the DG
The Managing Editor controls whether there's a link on the DG page to create a new topic. If not, Members can only respond to topics created by the Managing and Contributing Editors. Members can edit the Messages they create.
When someone becomes a Member, they choose whether or not to receive email Bulletins from the site. This is their choice, not one that you can change - wouldn't want to spam anyone!
Your Home Page is usually open to all visitors, although there's an Editor's Only setting to block everyone else. Otherwise, visitors can look at what you have on the Home Page and follow links to the Stories you've posted. Unless they join, however, they won't receive Bulletins or be able to participate in the DG. Visitors can join by following the Join Now link in the Members Box and filling out a simple form.