Welcome to the New and Improved British Car Forum
Welcome to the new British Car Forum. This page is the British Car Forum Articles page and is what is called a "Content Management System" (CMS). This area can always be accessed by clicking on the "Articles" Tab in the main navigation bar. This is a place where I, and in certain sections, you as members, can post articles (with images) and even videos. Here's a quick guide of the different areas of this page.
1. Section Navigation.
This section allows you to go to different sections. The "plus icon" means that this section has sub-sections. Clicking on the "plus icon" will display the sub-sections.
2. Category Navigation
. Every story or article posted here can be assigned one or more categories.
This section will display all categories available on the BCF CMS sections. The number next to the name displays the number of articles in that category.
3. Admin-Defined Navbar Section Links.
The admin is able to define which sections can display in the top navbar.
The content here is displayed in the various ways, defined by the admin. Each CMS page can have it's own layout. For example, a "2x1" layout would mean 2 articles are displayed in the first row and all remaining content is displayed in a single column. In other sections you will see alternate content layouts like 1 column, 2 column, 3 column, 1x2 (first article spans 2 columns and all remaining articles displayed in 2 columns). It will change from time to time depending on the nature of the content.
5. Create New Article Button.
If a user has permissions, the "Create New Article" button will display. For more information please look at the "Create New Article" article.
6. Recent Article Comments.
This area will display the latest article comments.
7. Recent Blog Posts
. This area displays the newest blog entries.
8. Recent Forum Posts.
This area displays the most recent forum posts.
The different "widgets" are areas that display things like Recent Articles, etc., can be changed by the admin, so the picture may not match exactly at any given time.