The Manifesto Directory Structure¶
This guide merely provides an overview of the files and directories to be found in Manifesto website installation.
At the root level, there are only 4 significant PHP files:
_media_browser.php The popup window for media selection used by the editor _link_browser.php The popup window for link creation used by the editor cronmaster.php The default script used by cron to trigger scheduled tasks index.php The default script page
The first two provide popup windows for Manifesto’s WYSIWYG editor. The index.php page receives and parses all page requests, and includes the appropriate templates needed to respond to the request. It contains no actual HTML markup, all of which belongs in the page_layout and other templates.
.htaccess The default .htacces file, similar to the one used by WordPress, etc. prep.inc This is the initialization script the prepares the environment, parses the request URL, etc. robots.txt The standard robots.txt text, specify which files robots may access
cronjobs Directory containing default scripts to be run on a schedule docs The junk drawer directory, containing notes, license, documenation, etc images Storage for site-wide, core image elements (deprecated) locale Storage for locale-specific translation files (deprecated) mods Core and Base modules live in here. Described in more detail below. site All implementation-specific files go in here. The /site/ directory may contain its own /mods/ directory, containing modules specific to this site, and may have one or more alternate *Themes*, allowing limitless overrides of any of the templates available on the site.
In theory, you should never modify any files outside of the /site/ directory, because all of those files belong to the core Manifesto package, and may be overwritten the next time the software is upgraded.
Each module is a directory containing one or more sub-directories that house all the classes, templates, and addtional files to provide the module’s functionality.