This is a community driven website. That means that in order to get the most out of it you need to create a user account. Then you will be able to access the entire site, participate in the discussion forums, and post comments in many places.
If you are a member of the Libertarian Party of Delaware or some affiliated libertarian organization, contact tom and ask him to upgrade you to a member account. As a member you can publish a personal Blog on the site, create new Forum topics, add Events to the Calendar, and edit some existing pages or add new pages to the site.
If you've been a member for a while, understand how things work on the site, and want to help out even more you can become a moderator. Moderators can access and administer anything on the site that doesn't require root access or programming.
There are a number of ways to navigate around this website. The most obvious are the links in the page header, and the navigation menu at the top of the right column. But since this is a growing site, newer content may not have been incorporated into the appropriate sections of the menus yet.
If you are looking for something specific, try entering key words in the Search box. Or click on `recent posts' to see what's new on the site. Or for really new stuff that hasn't been published yet try `submission queue' (if it appears in your menu).
There are many hyperlinks at the bottom of the various articles on each page that will lead you to related pages. If an article stops after a few sentences, click the title, or the `read more' link to see the full text.
Also, at the end of the byline on any article you may see some category links, which may lead to related content. This feature isn't very useful at the moment, but it will evolve over time as people add new taxonomies and categories.
If there is something you want added to the site, the easiest way to make it happen is add it yourself. (Or you can post a suggestion in the Site Maintenance forum and hope someone else does it for you.)
Creating content is easy. You don't need to know anything about programming or even HTML. You just click on one of the `add comment' or `reply' or the lower case `b' (blog it) icon, etc.; enter your comments in the text box, give it a title, select any appropriate options, click `Preview' to see if it looks right , then `Submit'. If there is something in the content editor form you don't understand (and the Help doesn't help) it is usually safe to ignore it or leave it blank. If you know HTML or have an HTML editor that you can cut & paste from you can do a lot more, but even plain text with blank lines where you want paragraph breaks will look good when published.
To create new pages instead of adding to existing ones, select `content' > `create content' from the navigation menu and choose the type of page you want to create. Then follow the instructions above.