Archive:Intro To Web Team
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. We have Web_Team#Meetings sometimes.
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 (click). Making a practice of idling in the IRC channel and asking questions is a great way to begin to get involved with the website and the organization in general!
Connecting to it
Instead of using FTP, we use SSH (click to learn how to use it).
It can be confusing, so we should explain it.
The Back End
The "Main" Site
The mailing lists are powered by something. These include some chapter mailing lists.
The Planet is powered by something else.
There are also a few chapter websites at chaptername.freeculture.org. These consist of any combination of a blog, a wiki, and a mailing list.