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    To get the userId of the currently logged in user, use the UserId macro. This macros is built into WebGUI and not an add-on.
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    Not checked/Incomplete, please help make this wiki better!!) At this moment there are two karma macros available:
  • LastModified Macro
    ^LastModified; ^LastModified("text","date format"); Displays the date that the current page was last edited. By default, the date is displayed based upon the user's date preferences. Optionally, it can take two parameters. The first is text to display before the date. The second is a date format string (see the date macro, ^D;, for details.
  • Login Box Macro
    ^L; or ^L(); - Login Box A small login form. This macro takes up to three parameters. The first is used to set the width of text boxes for entering the username and password: ^L(20);. This width is scaled by 2/3 if the user's browser isn't IE due to differences in the way that different browsers draw the text boxes. The second sets the message displayed after the user is logged in: ^L(20,"Hi ^a(^@;);. Click %here% if you have to scoot!");. Text between percent signs (%) is replaced by a link to the logout operation. The third parameter is the ID of a template in the Macro/L_loginBox namespace to replace the default template. The variables below are available for use in the template.
  • Login Toggle Macro
    ^LoginToggle; or ^LoginToggle(); Displays a "Login" or "Logout" message depending upon whether the user is logged in or not. You can optionally specify other labels like this: ^LoginToggle("Click here to log in.","Click here to log out.");. You can also use the special case ^LoginToggle(linkonly); to return only the URL with no label.
  • Macros, List of Available
    Making a macro available for use on your site is a two step process.
  • Make Page Printable Macro
    ^r(link text); ^r("",custom style name); ^r("",custom style id,custom template URL); Creates a link to alter the style from a page to make it printable.
  • New Mail Macro
    ^NewMail(); ^NewMail(CSS Class); This macro will display whether the current user has unread messages in their Inbox. If there are no unread messages, it will return nothing.
  • Page Macro
    ^Page(); This can be used to retrieve information about the current asset. For instance it could be used to get the page URL like this ^Page("urlizedTitle"); or to get the menu title like this ^Page("menuTitle");. If the macro is called outside the context of an asset, or if the property doesn't exist, then it returns nothing.
  • Page Title Macro
    ^PageTitle; Displays the title of the current page.
  • Page URL Macro
    ^PageUrl; ^PageUrl(/sub/page); ^PageUrl(/sub/page,param1=search); The URL to the current page (example: /
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    The widget macro can be used to syndicate an asset. The macro displayes some code to display the asset on another website. (Just like youtube allows you to embed a video.)
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