User Guide

Welcome! This guide describes how to get started using a content-powered web-site. The guide covers basic topics such as registering for an account, logging in, changing your account settings, and creating content.

Usln.us is a content management system website. Its goal is to help users compose and present web-site content such as articles, photos, and other content types. The content is a "dynamic" system; rather than forcing users to specify a fixed, pre-declared arrangement of content, Usln.us takes care of the details of how information is arranged and presented, and lets users focus on the actual content to be displayed.

Most of the content on a content-based site (the text of this page, for example) is stored in a database. Text and images are submitted by filling in forms via your web browser. When visitors view a page, Usln.us gets the relevant bits of content from the database and composes all of the components of the page in a template. This makes it easy to quickly add or change content, without requiring knowledge of
HTML or other web technologies on the part of the person providing the content.

You are allowed to contribute or edit content. Fortunately, Usln.us is designed to make this relatively easy. Very little technical knowledge is assumed.

  • register with the site
  • log in by typing the user name and password you supplied
    in the registration step, and
  • create content such as articles, stories and basic pages

This user guide will explain these steps and familiarize you with the basic information you need to use content successfully.

This section can also serve as a foundation for a set of instructions customized to your site's specific needs.