About Tideline
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How To Information · 9th October 2006
Barry Saxifrage
Tideline has a collection of built-in items that you can create...and a variety of pages to display these items.

ITEMS YOU CAN POST

1 CALENDAR EVENTS
Post events directly from your browser. View on a big monthly calendar

2 ARTICLES
Post articles, with pictures, attachments and formatted text, directly from your browser. Readers can continue the conversation with "reader comments". Send in email. Subscribe.

3 BUSINESS LISTINGS
List your biz or group directly from your browser. Sponsors get a photo and frontpage placement. Editors create categories.

4 GALLERY
Post gallery items directly from your browser. Photos, poetry...you name it.

5 CLASSIFIED ADS
Post them directly from your browser. Include a thumbnail image if you want.

6 READER POLLS
Editors create polls directly from their browsers. Readers vote and get bar graph of results.

7 INTERACTIVE MAPS
Post items directly on maps using map pins. Include a photo if you want. Editors post maps from their browser. They can also create and organize map pins. Endless possibilities.

8 FAVORITE LINKS
Editors post favorite links from their browser.

PLACES TO DISPLAY THESE

THE FRONTPAGE
This home page summarizes new postings from throughout the website. Editors can quickly arrange the layout directly from their browser.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Just like a newspaper has various inside sections...Tideline can to. Editors can quickly create special sections to expand their website. Each section has its own main page that summarizes the newest postings. Editors can choose which types of postings each section has. For example, a community website might want sections for The Arts, Youth Scene, Visitors and so on.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
Tideline automatically creates a weekly newsletter that summarizes new postings and upcoming events. Readers can subscribe to this via email or read it in the archives.

SUBSCRIPTIONS
Tideline supports both email and RSS subscriptions. Readers can subscribe to get the weekly newsletter and/or all new articles emailed to them. RSS feeds are automatically created each night.

SECURITY

SIGN IN
Tideline has a secure server sign-in process that uses encrypted passwords. Each time Tideline displays something it first checks to be sure the person requesting it has permission view that info or perform that action.

LIMITED ACCESS
Tideline allows the editor to specify who can view the website and who can post items to it.