A brief description of how you use and contribute to this portal.
(This will be updated soon).
Welcome to the Help Center! This way of doing documentation is a bit different from what you may be used to, so please read this document to understand how to contribute.
For the impatient, here's the bare minimum you should know:
Below is a description, usage and example for each type.
An FAQ is a short question with a 1-2 paragraph answer. You can add several questions to a FAQ area and group the questions into sections::
FAQ Example Question: What is Plone? Answer: Plone is an open source Enterprise Content Management System (ECM/CMS) that runs on top of Zope and CMF.
A HowTo is a one-page description on how to accomplish something, but is folderish, so Files/Images can be attached. It's usually very brief and to-the-point.
A tutorial is a multi-paged article with lots of detail. The tutorial is more in-depth than a How-to, and may cover the conceptual aspects of the task, in addition to the practical steps to get the job done.
If you are unsure of the difference of a How-to and a Tutorial, think about it as the difference between a recipe that only teaches you what ingredients are needed, and how to bake the cake (How-to), and an article telling you about the history behind cakes in general, that may or may not teach you how to actually bake one (Tutorial).
An error reference is meant to be the explanation of a particular error, with details on how to fix it, if relevant.
Typical Error References