=head1 NAME

Konstrukt::Doc::ApplicationPlugins - Use existing application plugins to
integrate complex functionality into your website in an instant

=head1 DESCRIPTION

I will only give a brief overview of some of the existing "high level" plugins.
For more detailed information about all of the plugins and their configuration take
a look at the manual pages of each plugin.

These "high level" plugins represent complex applications that can be easily and
seamlessly integrated into your web site.

There are also L<"low level" plugins|Konstrukt::Doc::FunctionPlugins>,
which perform rather basic tasks and will be used to add
some logic to the presentation/templates.

If the existing plugins don't offer the funktionality you need, you usually
would L<implement|Konstrukt::Doc::CreatingPlugins> your own application logic
as a plugin.

=head1 "HIGH LEVEL" PLUGINS: APPLICATIONS

Almost any "high level" plugin currently uses a (MySQL) DBI backend and some
templates for the output.

The table definitions as well as the default templates are stored at the end of
each plugin module and can be automatically created for your website using the
L<autoinstallation feature|Konstrukt::Doc::Installation/Auto-Installation>.

You can adjust the path to the templates and the database settings as described
in the plugin and backend module documentation.

This is just a very short introduction into the described plugins and you are
encouraged to take a closer look at the specific documentation for each plugin,
which is linked for each plugin.

=head2 blog

L<blog|Konstrukt::Plugin::blog>: Konstrukt blogging engine. A simple blog plugin
offering wiki markup, tagging and RSS-export.

B<Usage:>

	<& blog / &>
	
=head2 bookmarks

L<bookmarks|Konstrukt::Plugin::bookmarks>: Bookmark management (for registered users).
Bookmarks can be organized by registered users in a folder structure. Private and
public bookmarks. Public ones can be viewed by every visitor.

B<Usage:>

	<& bookmarks / &>

B<Result:>

A tree of the bookmarks.

=head2 browserstats

L<browserstats|Konstrukt::Plugin::browserstats>: Browser statistics plugin.

B<Usage:>

	<!-- add browser request to the db -->
	<& browserstats / &>

or

	<!-- display the overall top browsers -->
	<& browserstats show="all" / &>

or

	<!-- display the top browsers grouped by year -->
	<!-- month and day will also work, if the data is stored in such a fine granularity -->
	<!-- the display aggregation should not be finer than the setting browserstats/aggregate -->
	<& browserstats show="year" / &>
	
B<Result:>

A table displaying the statistics, if the attribute C<show> is set. Nothing otherwise.

=head2 calendar

L<calendar|Konstrukt::Plugin::calendar>: Management of private and public calendar
items (for registered users). Including RSS-export

B<Usage:>

	<& calendar / &>
	
=head2 errors

L<errors|Konstrukt::Plugin::errors>: Display the error messages that occured
during the page processing.

B<Usage:>

	<& errors / &>

B<Result:>

A list of the errors, that occurred during the processing of the file, if any.

=head2 guestbook

L<guestbook|Konstrukt::Plugin::guestbook>: Konstrukt guestbook. Plain simple
guestbook with multipage view and admin features.

B<Usage:>

	<& guestbook / &>

=head2 hitstats

L<hitstats|Konstrukt::Plugin::hitstats>: Hit statistics plugin. Collect and
display/sort/order hit statistics.

B<Usage:>

	<!-- count hit. use the current filename as title -->
	<& hitstats / &>
	
	<!-- display the overall top sites -->
	<& hitstats show="all" / &>
	
	<!-- many more options. see plugin doc -->

=head2 log

L<log|Konstrukt::Plugin::log>: Konstrukt logging facilities. Log important
web site events like user registration.

B<Usage:>

	<!-- add a log entry.
	     key1-5 are optional. -->
	<& log
   	action="put" 
      type="login"
      description="user 'foo' logged in"
      key1="some additional info"
      key2="some additional info"
      key3="some additional info"
      key4="some additional info"
      key5="some additional info"
   / &>
   
   <!-- display log entries -->
   <& log
      type="log type"
      keycount="number of additional keys to display"
      orderby="column"
      limit="42"
   / &>

=head2 usermanagement

L<usermanagement|Konstrukt::Plugin::usermanagement>: User management. Extensible with plugins.
Current plugins are
L<basic|Konstrukt::Plugin::usermanagement::basic>,
L<level|Konstrukt::Plugin::usermanagement::level> and
L<personal|Konstrukt::Plugin::usermanagement::parsonal>, which provide basic
user management (register, login, ...), user level management (for access
control) and personal data (name, email, ...).

B<Usage:>

	<!-- example for a page for basic user management -->
	<& usermanagement::basic show="login, register, sendpass, changepass" / &>
	
	<!-- user level management -->
	<!-- Show the level of the current user. May be useful in conditional templates. -->
	<& usermanagement::level show="level" / &>
	<!-- Show a list of all users and forms to change each user's level -->
	<& usermanagement::level show="users" / &>
	
	<!-- personal info/management -->
	<& usermanagement plugin="personal" / &>

=head2 wiki

L<wiki|Konstrukt::Plugin::wiki>: Plugin to convert wiki markup and manage wiki content.
Extensible with plugins for markup and content. Currently supports articles,
images and files as content.
You may also be interested in the L<syntax reference|Konstrukt::Plugin::wiki::syntax>.

B<Usage:>

	<& wiki &>
	= Headline
	
	some text
	<& / &>
	
	<& wiki page="FooBar" / &>

=head1 AUTHOR 

Copyright 2006 Thomas Wittek (mail at gedankenkonstrukt dot de). All rights reserved. 

This document is free software.
It is distributed under the same terms as Perl itself.

=head1 SEE ALSO

Next: L<Konstrukt::Doc::CreatingPlugins>

Previous: L<Konstrukt::Doc::FunctionPlugins>

Parent: L<Konstrukt::Doc>

See also: L<Konstrukt::Doc::PluginList>

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