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So you've decided to join the web team?  Sweet!  We can use all the help we can get.  This page is the place to start understanding the website's infrastructure so that you can help hack!  There's also a more detailed [[Website documentation]], if that was what you were looking for.
 
So you've decided to join the web team?  Sweet!  We can use all the help we can get.  This page is the place to start understanding the website's infrastructure so that you can help hack!  There's also a more detailed [[Website documentation]], if that was what you were looking for.
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== Chatting Us up on IRC ==
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We chat in #freeculture on irc.freenode.net.  If you know nothing about IRC, fear not!  We have an easy guide to [[IRC]]. <-- klicky
  
 
== What the Heck is on the Website ==
 
== What the Heck is on the Website ==
The [http://freeculture.org/ Web site], [http://wiki.freeculture.org/ wiki], [http://planet.freeculture.org/ planet], and [http://freeculture.org/blog/ blog].
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The [http://freeculture.org/ Web site], [http://wiki.freeculture.org/ wiki], [http://planet.freeculture.org/ planet], [http://freeculture.org/blog/ blog], and a cornucopia of chapter websites.
  
 
== Connecting to the Server ==
 
== Connecting to the Server ==
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== What's Going on Back There? ==
 
== What's Going on Back There? ==
The freeculture.org website "front end" (freeculture.org, freeculture.org/blog, /chapters, /manifesto, etc) is powered by [http://wordpress.org/ Wordpress].  That means that the actual content of the pages can be updated by WebDev laymen.  The [http://wiki.freeculture.org/ wiki] is, of course, powered by [http://www.mediawiki.org/ MediaWiki].
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The freeculture.org website "front end" (freeculture.org, freeculture.org/blog, /chapters, /manifesto, etc) is powered by [http://wordpress.org/ Wordpress].  That means that the actual content of the pages can be updated by WebDev laymen.  The [http://wiki.freeculture.org/ wiki] is, of course, powered by [http://www.mediawiki.org/ MediaWiki].  The mailing lists are powered by something.  The Planet is powere by something else.

Revision as of 18:52, 7 October 2007

So you've decided to join the web team? Sweet! We can use all the help we can get. This page is the place to start understanding the website's infrastructure so that you can help hack! There's also a more detailed Website documentation, if that was what you were looking for.

Chatting Us up on IRC

We chat in #freeculture on irc.freenode.net. If you know nothing about IRC, fear not! We have an easy guide to IRC. <-- klicky

What the Heck is on the Website

The Web site, wiki, planet, blog, and a cornucopia of chapter websites.

Connecting to the Server

The freeculture.org web server is hosted in Japan. It's a box that runs some flavor of linux. Instead of using FTP, we use ssh. (Here are some programs you can use to access the server through ssh, depending upon OS). (Here's a quick guide to the file structure of the server).

What's Going on Back There?

The freeculture.org website "front end" (freeculture.org, freeculture.org/blog, /chapters, /manifesto, etc) is powered by Wordpress. That means that the actual content of the pages can be updated by WebDev laymen. The wiki is, of course, powered by MediaWiki. The mailing lists are powered by something. The Planet is powere by something else.