Managing Scriblio

You’re running Scriblio at your place of work. You need to know about the WordPress interface, the new vocabulary you’ll be working with, and some decisions you may want to make. Here’s everything you need to know in three steps:

  1. Get yourself logged in and take a look at the Dashboard.
  2. Create and edit Pages for content that doesn’t change much, and use Posts for news — anything you’d put on your bulletin board or in your newsletter.
  3. Build and interact with your community through comments, though you’ll also probably need to deal with spam and create your own comment policy.

4 Responses to “Managing Scriblio”

  • 1
    Lukas Koster Says:

    Does Scriblio have different authentication levels (roles), like WordPress (admins, editors, contributors, etc.)? I do not see the “Users” menu option in the Dashboard image (

  • 2
    Casey Says:

    Lukas Koster: Yes!

    Scriblio has all the same user management roles as WordPress. The dashboard image was taken from a user with “author” or “editor” role, that’s why you don’t see the Users tab.

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    Mike Lynch Says:

    How do you keep Scriblio in synch with your III catalog? I can see periodically importing newer titles, but what about edits and deletes?

  • 4
    Casey Says:

    @Mike Lynch: A question like that would probably be a good one for the mail list:

    Deletes are easy, as that can be checked when the location and availability information is checked (see ). It’s not a serious factor now (and I haven’t coded anything for it), but the solution is at least pretty easy.

    As for updating edited records, that hasn’t been much of a problem yet — I’ve had reasons to reindex the collection a few times already. Longer term, however, the question of even getting a list of recently edited records out of the ILS has seen considerable discussion on my vendor’s mail list.

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