This introductory section will teach you the bare minimums to get started with WAF.
Make sure you got:
- A Windows PC with .Net 3.51 or later
- Visual Studio 2008/2010 or Visual Studio Express
- MS SQL Server, MS SQL Server Express or MySQL
- Download and run WAF.Setup.exe from www.webnodes.com/download
- Run the WAF.Setup program and click "Install"
- Follow the setup wizard in your browser and select the “The WAF framework site” which is an empty WAF installation.
- Select to install on "Local Machine"
- If you need help installing Webnodes, see the installation section for more detailed information.
- Type “edit” after the root URL of the website. This will take you to the WAF interface.
Use the master login you specified during the setup. WAF works best with IE or Firefox.
- Maximize the browser window.
- Open the preview by clicking on the “Preview” button on the top right corner.
- Select one of the articles in the menu and click “Edit” at the top.
This will open the page in WAF and your interface should look like this:
Things to try
- Upload images by clicking on the “Upload” button in the “Files” field below the blue editor.
- Select a range of images from your hard drive and watch WAF upload multiple images in one go.
- Once the images are uploaded you can insert them into the editor using the image icon on the editor toolbar.
- Once an image is inserted in the HTML field you can edit it by right clicking on the image.
- Upload a video and insert it using the media icon in the editor
Making your own templates
Templates in WAF is just normal .aspx files and is mostly created and edited in Visual Studio.
- Create a new template file call Article2.aspx under the folder “Templates”. Make it use the master page “Main.master” found in the same folder and set the language to C#:
- Take a look at the Article2.aspx file
Once you have created the .aspx file you create a template instance in WAF that refer to this file.