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User Guide

This section covers how to use the web frontend for Shampoo. The web frontend allows you to fully perform all the tasks related to the management and administration of your radio stations from one single location.

The URL to access this web frontend must have been given to you by one of your Shampoo platform administrators. To directly access a specific feature without navigating through the menu, several relative paths are available:

  • The index/start page: *URL*#index
  • The user list: *URL*#users
  • The channel list: *URL*#channels
  • A specific channel timetable grid: ''URL#timetables/CHANNEL_LABEL''/grid
  • A specific channel timetable list: URL#timetables/*CHANNEL_LABEL/list*
  • The programme list: *URL*#programmes
  • A specific programme playlist list: URL#playlists/PROGRAMME_LABEL
  • A specific channel queue sequence: URL#queues/CHANNEL_LABEL
  • The broacastable track list: *URL*#tracks/broadcastable
  • The pending track list: *URL*#tracks/pending
  • The webservice list: *URL*#webservices
  • A specific channel history list: URL#archives/history/CHANNEL_LABEL
  • The activity report list: *URL*#archives/reports
  • The journal list: *URL*#logs
  • The user notification list: *URL*#notifications

Most, if not all, features of Shampoo are unavailable until you log in. Your login and password should have been handed over to you by one of your Shampoo platform administrators as well. There's a Forgotten your password link located on the site frontpage that you could use if you ever forget or have lost your credential codes.

Once logged in, the web frontend should look similar to the picture displayed below. Note that it may not look identical if Shampoo has been branded or customized.


The web frontend always contain:

  1. A header, with branding information and miscellaneous informations about this version of Shampoo.
  2. A user login box. All data related to your own personal account are gathered here.
  3. A notification box. Which is only visible when notices and results of operations are available for you to read. Miscellaneous informations are circled in blue, warnings in yellow, and errors in red.
  4. A menu sidebar, that gives you access to all Shampoo features, sorted out by themes. Note that not all features may be available to you. It depends on your credentials when you log in. See the related note on credentials for more information. Available menu entries are: Users, Channels, Queues, Timetables, Programmes, Playlists, Tracks, Archives, Webservices, and Logs.
  5. A main panel, that is updated according to the selected menu entry. Specific sub-features may also be accessed from within popup dialog boxes.
  6. A footer, where copyrights and version informations are displayed.
  7. A contextual popup that you can hide and show on demand. The embedded radio player is available from there.

Manage users

Manage channels

Manage queues

Manage timetables

Manage programmes

Manage playlists

Manage tracks

Manage archives

Manage webservices

Manage logs