Admin Templates: Administrator Templates define the lay-out of your Mambo Web site's Backend.
Alt Tag: The 'alt' attribute, often called the 'alt tag' is a text attribute added to the image tag to describe the image contained in the tag. This text is viewable (inside a text box) when one hovers their mouse over an image in the Frontend of a Web site.
Archive: Content items can be archived and managed trough the Backend. The Archive Module provides a way of displaying archived items on your Web site.
Backend: The 'Backend' is the Mambo Administrator where the site administrator manages the site and it's content.
Blog: A Blog style within Mambo is the listing of records in a summary form. Example: It could be by link only, or showing just the introductory text with a link to the complete text. Often the "News" page is written in Blog style.
Category: A Category is the name for a collection of items that are related in some way. Example: The category 'Fish' may contain the records 'Herring', 'Haddock' and 'Stickleback'.
Check Out (an item): When a user edits a file they 'Check it Out'. This prevents other users from being able to edit the item at the same time, thus preventing loss of data upon saving.
CMT: CMT is an acromyme for Components, Modules and Templates.
CMTM: CMTM is an acromyme for Components, Modules, Templates and Mambots.
Components: Components are Mambo's content elements or applications that usually appear in the center of a three column Mambo layout, or on the right of a two column Mambo layout. Components are core elements of Mambo functionality. Mambo core components include: Banners, Contact, News Feeds, Polls and Weblinks. Members of the Mambo Community are producing third party Mambo components on a continuous basis. They are available on mamboforge.net for free download.
Content item: Please see 'Item'.
Content Management System (CMS): A CMS is a software for managing content on a Web site directly on the server.
Core: The Mambo core is the zip-file containing the official standard Mambo installation, which can be found on Mamboforge.net and various other sites. It contains some built-in CMTM's, but can be extended with 3rd party developer's addons.
Database: A database is an organized collection of information. It contains a collection of records that you can search, sort and analyze rapidly.
Elements: Elements are plug-ins like components, modules, templates, mambots or languages that extend your Mambo installation. These elements can already be bundled into the core or they can be third party elements.
Frontend: The Frontend is the Web site that your visitors (or members) will see.
Frontpage: The Frontpage is a built-in Component which shows all the published content items from your site marked with the parameter 'Show on Frontpage'. You may configure the display of the Frontpage by editing the menu item associated with it, usually 'Home'.
Global Checkin: When an item is 'Checked Out' and it is not saved or cancelled correctly (e.g. in case of a connection error), it will remain 'Checked Out', and thus uneditable for all other users. Performing a 'Global Checkin' will make those items available again.
Intro Text: When creating or editing a Content Item, the Intro Text should contain a brief introduction. This introduction will be appended by the content in the Main Text box if you have entered content there. When the Content Item is set to show on the Front Page, a 'read on' link will be shown, pointing to the full Content Item.
Item: An Item is a discrete piece of content within the Mambo hierarchy. An item can be an article, a content category, a menu item or a link.
Main Text: When creating or editing a Content Item, the Main Text box contains the text you don't want to show on the Front Page. It shows up after clicking the 'Read On' link in the Frontend of your site.
Mamber: A Mamber is a general term for someone who is part of the Mambo community.
Mambo: Mambo is one of the finest Open Source Web Content Management Systems.
Mambo Administrator: The Mambo Administrator is an application for administering your Mambo Web site directly on the server. It is sometimes also referred to as any of the Administrator, Backend, Admin Section, Administration Section, or the Control Panel.
Mambo User (or/and User Group): Mambo Users can be arranged in several groups with different levels of access control. User groups with access to the Frontend include Anonymous, Registered, Author, Editor and Publisher. There are also three groups with access to the Backend: Mamager, Administrator and Super Administrator.
Mambot: A Mambot is a small, task-oriented function that intercepts content before it is displayed and manipulates it in some way. Mambo provides a number of Mambots in the core distribution.
Media Files: Media files such as .gif, .jpg, .png or .bmp files can be used in Content Items and are organised via the Media Manager.
Modules: Modules extend the capabilities of Mambo giving the software new functionality.Modules are small content items that can be displayed anywhere that your template allows it to be displayed. Modules are very easy to install in the Admin Section. Mambo modules may include: Main Menu, Top menu, Template Chooser, Polls, Newsflash, Hit Counter, etc. Members of the Mambo Community are producing third party Mambo modules on a continuous basis. They are available on mamboforge.net for free download.
Newsfeeds: Newsfeeds are a way of sharing content between different sites. This sharing method is meant for creating a news introduction in the way the provider wants it and it normally has a link to the provider's web site. Mambo offers you the posibility to both offer and display Newsfeeds.
Open Source (OS): Open Source is a general term describing several parts of the Free Software Licence movement.
Parameters: Parameters can be used to alter the presentation of specific items, menu's or modules.
Preview: The 'Preview' icon enables you to see from the Backend what your content item would look like in the Frontend of your site.
Projects: Projects can be compoents, modules, templates, mambots and scripts that are freely set up and managed by their authors at http:projects.mamboserver.com.
Publish(ed): This defines the state of various parts of your Mambo installation. For example, installed Elements will only display on your Web site if they're published. Content items can be managed with a start- and end date of publishing.
Record: A Record is a generic term for a 'row' in the database, just like a card. A record very often represents a 'piece' of content. The dynamic functionality and much of the content of Mambo relies on a database in order to function.
Section: A Section is a collection of Categories that are related in some way. Think of it this way. A section might be called 'News', categories in this section might be 'Today's News', 'Yesterdays News' and 'Other News'.
Site: The Mambo Site is the Web site displayed to your visitors or users, containing all the content added in the Admin Section. It is sometime referred to as the 'Frontend'.
Templates: Templates define the lay-out of your Mambo Web site. You can assign different templates to various pages of your Web site. Templates can be created for the Frontend of your site called Site Template as well as the Backend called Administrator Templates.
Title: This is the name which is displayed above a Content Item.
Title Alias: This is an alternative title for Content Items. This field is not used by the Mambo core itself, but SEF scripts and dynamic title/meta scripts use it and it may have a future use.
Workspace: The Workspace is the section of the Mambo Admin Section where the business of configuration and content publishing takes place. The workspace dynamically updates as you select tools and menu options. The workspace can include: HTML editor, article and link management and several other features.
Wrapper: A Wrapper is a built-in Mambo component which can display any URL in your website. This can be used to wrap an application like a forum or a gallery, individual pages as well as an entire website. An alternative name is an Iframe.
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