1. The Terms "Article" and "Rubric"

ConPresso is an article-based Content Management System that enables editors to add or change images, texts or links within a project - for example a website. Using ConPresso, editors will come across two fundamental terms that are crucial when it comes to understanding the way ConPresso works: "article" and "rubric".

Similar to a newspaper article, the ConPresso article comprises elements like texts and images relating to a specific content. In contrast to its counterpart in the newspaper, however, an article created by a content editor via the ConPresso backend can contain links and files for download in addition to texts and images. Before creating an article, the content editor has to decide where to place it systematically and under which topic. For this purpose, the editor first chooses the rubric for the article in the ConPresso backend.

Thus, a rubric can contain a large number of articles. As the administrator creates and sets up the rubrics during the implementation of the ConPresso-project, they appear pre-defined and fixed in the view of the content editor. What a rubric will look like in the frontend of a ConPresso-project is influenced by a variety of factors.

If , for example, no articles have been created for this rubric in the ConPresso backend so far, the rubric output-page called up in your browser will display a message like "No articles found!". Furthermore, the rubric-page can contain the whole of the article or just a part of it supplemented by a link leading to the complete article on the article-page.

You will find further information in Chapter 8, Articles and Chapter 7, Rubrics.