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Documents of special interest to Berylium developers.

What Does The Lightbulb Mean?

If you've spent any time as an editor on a Berylium site, you are familiar with the lightbulb icon-- there's one next to every object you work with.

The lightbulb is a visual cue: it tells you an object's general rank and status, as well as whether that object is public or private. This document explains these publishing settings in detail, and shows you how to decode the secret messages of the Berylium lightbulb.

An Explanation of Roles

So you're an Editor... what does that mean, exactly? What can a Writer do that a Member can't, and what does it really mean to be Anonymous?

Roles like Member and Editor control access to berylium objects. Generally speaking, Editors have access to everything on the site (public or private; new, hidden, posted, or even deleted), while Members can view but not edit posted objects (public or private), and Anonymous viewers can only see public, posted objects. Read on for more...

Adding RSS Newsfeeds to Entries

You can add an RSS newsfeed, updated twice a day, to any Berylium field that supports BML -- which means just about every textarea.

How? Use [rss:newsfeedUrl].

BML Quick Reference

This is a quick guide to BML, the berylium markup language, an HTML replacement for user-driven sites. For an in-depth introduction, please see the BML Guide.

How To Use googleimage

Mega search-engine maintains a searchable image database of publicly indexed images that Google's robots find on the internet. You can search this database of Google'd images at

Berylium allows you to use results from a Google Images search as a sort of shorthand for linking to another webpage via an image. This is sometimes known a visual-blogging or just vblogging.

This document will explain how to use this sweet new feature.

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