Para CMS

Customising Content

All content in Para CMS is defined using plain text files, which are rendered as 'articles' on a page. All content filenames need to end in ".txt", and articles will be rendered in alphabetical order (lexically).

The first line of a file is always the article's heading. This can be any length you like, but I'd recommend keeping it brief.

All subsequent lines before five dashes (‐‐‐‐‐) are rendered as paragraphs.

Any lines after five dashes are rendered as unordered list elements.

You can make the text in a list element a link by putting a pipe (|) in followed by the URL. If you want to add non-link text on, add another pipe (|) and then your text.

If you want to start a new text/ul pair, leave a blank line.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2012

Customising Layout

Page structure is defined in index.php

The embedded Twitter feed is automatically shown/hidden depending upon whether or not $twitterAccount is defined in config.php

You can also use CSS to adjust layout (see Customising Styles and Images).

Last updated: 24 Jul 2012

Customising Styles and Images

The default Para CMS styles are defined in styles/default.css

If you want to use different or additional CSS files, you can declare them in index.php

default.css uses images/background.png to set a repeating background for the body element and logo.php to set a non-repeating background set in the top right corner of the #wrapper element.

There are plans for a simple theme/colour scheme wizard in the future.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2012