Configuring Your Blog
Setting it all Up
Having created your blog and opened you will need to configure Firedrop2 so it produces what you want. This involves three steps :
This page covers item number 1. For a full reference on the different options, read Options & Archives.
build.ini is a text file in your blog directory. It contains various options that control how Firedrop2 creates your blog. You can edit it with a text editor, or choose "Edit build.ini..." from the "File Menu".
This brings up a dialog that lets you edit the most common options. Not all the possible options come in the default build.ini, so you might need to use a text editor to add them.
On the other hand, you won't need to use all the options that are in there. Only edit options that you actually need.
Before you can really create a blog there are a couple of options you ought to change. Some of the values you set here you will use in your templates, others control the behaviour of Firedrop2.
Values you ought to change (or look at) are :
You may want to edit several of the other values at a later stage, but these will be enough to get you started. You can find a description of all of the possible options in Options.
Having configured Firedrop2, move on to Introduction to Templating. This covers the basics of editing the HTML templates that allow you to control how your weblog looks.