WebMake Documentation (version 2.4)

Using webmake.cgi

First of all, after typing the webmake.cgi URL, you'll see a login dialog:

Type your username and password, and (assuming they're right) you'll see the Choose Site page. Choose the site (ie. the .wmk file) you wish to edit and click on its Edit link.

The site you've chosen will appear in the Edit Site page:

If you've set up CVS, it's probably good manners to ensure you do a cvs update immediately before changing anything. If you click on the Update From CVS link, you'll see the CVS Update page:

Once this is done, click on the return to WebMake file link to return to the Edit Site page.

Editing Content Items

If you have any items that contain text, such as <content> items, an Edit button will appear beside them. If you click this, you can edit the text of that item, and any embedded metadata, in a textbox like so:

This allows you to edit the text of the item, and even upload new text from your local disk, if you so wish. Hit the Save button to save the changes, or just hit your browser's Back button to avoid saving.

The Edit Site page doesn't currently allow you to create new tags in the WebMake file, or change parameters to WebMake tags. To do this, use the Edit This File As Text link, which will present you with the entire Webmake XML file in the Edit Page:

Editing Directories

WebMake tags that load content from directories, such as the <contents> tag, appear with a link beside them reading Browse Source Dir. If you click this, you'll be presented with the Edit Directory file browser window:

This allows you to navigate about the directory tree (although you cannot go above the directory you've named as $FILE_BASE in the webmake.cgi script), and perform some other operations, such as editing files in the Edit Page, create new files, and delete files:

Building The Site

If you click the Build Site or Build Fully links on any of the pages, WebMake will build the site and present you with what was built (and what went wrong, if anything did!):

Committing Your Changes To CVS

Once you're satisfied with the changes, hit the Commit Changes To CVS link. This will, firstly, ask you for a message describing your changes:

And, once you've provided that, will send your changes back to the CVS server.

Note that WebMake tracks any files you've added or deleted using hidden CGI variables, so once you've done a commit, you're given a choice between clearing out this list (if the commit was successful), or keeping them (if it failed in some way).

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