Using Spip

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To publish a new page requires simply pressing "Add new page", changing the the section if need be, saving, and hitting publish.

It’s also simple and intuitive to add images. For your first image :
- Step 1. While creating a page or navigate to the desired page and click modify.
- Step2. On the side will be "add image or document", click browse, find the file on your computer, click ok and hit upload.
- Step3. Wait for the file to upload (it may take time for a large file depending on your connection). A circle will turn, and when uploaded it will appear directly below.
- Step 4. For the first image, the code <img1|left> , <img1|center>, and <img1|right> will appear. Simply copy and paste in the desired location and the image will appear on the left, likewise for center and right. For left and right the text will flow around on the other side based on the design, for center the text will continue below the image.

If you want to insert the same image in another page, all you need to do is copy one of <img1|left> , <img1|center>, and <img1|right> to the desired location on the other page (the image can be to the left on one page and to the right on another).

The webmaster can set a maximum size (based on width or height) for images in the whole site, in any section or any page. If the image is larger than this maximum size Spip will automatically resize the image. This is especially useful to have all the images automatically the same size, or to ensure no image spills over into the design area. So, no image editing skills are needed at all to have all your images the same size. If you don’t want all the images the same size, then you simply have resize the image manually to be smaller than the maximum and Spip will leave it alone (Spip will not be default "grow" images).

Technical Notes

- Spip will actually resize the image and send this smaller image to the visitor. The alternative is sending the original image and instructing the visitors computer to resize it, this would be a very bad solution since you may have extremely big images straight from your camera, and Spip may resize them very small for your design. If the original images were sent it could take 100 times longer to download.
- Spip will cache the resized image (as in save it for later), so as not to resize it every time someone visits the page.
- You can choose to have Spip insert a link to the original image or not to link, so that when the visitor clicks on the image the original appears. In most instances there no reason not to do this. We can set this for the whole site, by section, or by page.