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From Elxis Official Documentation
Global Configuration is responsible for your site's main operational settings. It's "the heart" of your site!!!
Note: Settings and changes made in Global Configuration are applied to configuration.php file in the root of your Elxis installation. So make sure this file is writable (see Pic 1 - A) in order for the changes to take affect. When the configuration of your site has been completed, it is a good idea to make configuration.php unwritable for security reasons, especially on a LIVE web site.
- To access Global Configuration panel, on the Top menu of your Elxis Administration area point to Site - Global Configuration. After that, you will see Global Configuration panel opening and showing 11 different tabs (see Pic 1 - B). Below you will find a description about these 11 tabs:
S I T E
- Site Offline: Turn the front-end of your site On or Off. You may also turn it On only for Super Administrators.
- Offline Message: A message that everyone will see, when your site is turned off line.
- System Error Message: A message someone will see, when Elxis cannot connect to the database.
- Site Name: Your site's name. This text will show on the top border of a browser.
- Components Linked with Access System: The type of components you want to be applied for the Access Control System in front-end. Read Elxis help for further instructions.
- Use Security Images: No or Yes for security images (captcha) to be displayed inside the site's web forms. Suggestion: Select Yes!
- Show Unauthorized Links: No or Yes if you want to show links to registered content even if someone is not logged in. Users will need to log-in to see the item in full.
- Allow User Registration: Allow or not users to self-register.
- Account Activation: Select the type of activation for new user accounts. "Manual activation" means that an Administrator must confirm the registration.
- Require Unique Email: If Yes, users cannot share the same email address to register on your site. Suggestion: Select Yes!
- Debug Site: If yes, your site will display diagnostic information and SQL errors when present. Suggestion: Select No!
- WYSIWYG Editor: Select if you want the TinyMCE editor as your global default editor when you edit your site's content.
- List Length: This is the length of lists in Administration area. By default it is set to "20".
- Favorites Site Icon: The name of the favicon file. If left blank, the default favicon.ico will be used.
L O C A L E
- Default Front-End Language: The default language of your site's front-end.
- Default Back-End Language: The default language of your site's back-end (Administration control panel).
- Time Offset: The web site's time zone (in hours +/-). Select the time zone from the drop down list.
- Country Locale: The location code of your site. Recommend to leave it to Auto Select.
- Locale Check: In this field, if you see the date well formatted then Locale is fine for your system and selected language.
C O N T E N T (These Parameters control Output elements)
- Linked Titles: If you set this to YES, then the titles of your content items will act as links to the item.
- Read More Link: Hide or Show a "Read More" link in the front-end, when "Main text" is submited for the item, apart from "Intro text".
- Item Rating/Voting: If you select "Show", rating will be allowed for your content items.
- Author Names: Shows the author's name of the Content Items. This is a global setting but can be changed at menu and item levels.
- Created Date and Time: Displays the date and time an item was created. This is a global setting but can be changed at menu and item levels.
- Modified Date and Time: Displays the date and time an item was last modified. This is a global setting but can be changed at menu and item levels.
- Hits: Displays the hits (views) for a particular item. This is a global setting but can be changed at menu and item levels.
- RTF Icon: If set to "Show" an RTF icon will be displayed in the front-ned within the content item). By selecting this icon, your users will be able to save the content item as an RTF (rich text format) file (see Pic 2).
- PDF Icon: If set to "Show", a PDF icon will be displayed in the front-end (within the content item). By selecting this icon, your users will be able to save the content item as a PDF file (see Pic 2).
- Print Icon: If set to "Show", a PRINT icon will be displayed in the front-end (within the content item). By selecting this icon, your users will be able to print a copy of the Content Item (see Pic 2).
- Email Icon: If set to "Show", your visitors will have the option to E-MAIL the item to a friend (see Pic 2)
- Icons: This is the option to show simple text links instead of the above (RTF, PDF, Print, Email) icons.
- Table of Contents on multi-page items: Display or not a Table of Contents on multiple page Content Items.
- Back Button: Show or Hide a navigational "Back" link on each page. This link has the same effect as the Back arrow in web browsers.
- Content Item Navigation: Show or Hide a <<Prev... Next>> links when viewing items in a category.
D A T A B A S E
CAUTION: These settings facilitate communication between the web server and the database. If you make changes and they do not match your database's settings, your web site will stop functioning!
- Database Type: The type of the Database (i.e. MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle exc) you are using for this Elxis installation.
- Hostname: The name of the host of the database server. For most installations on a dedicated root server... localhost is the default name. For shared or other host servers, this name will probably be different. Ask your Hosting Provider for further assistance,
- Username: The username (user) with full privileges on the database.
- Password: The password for the above username/user.
- Database: The name of the database you are using for this Elxis installation.
- Database Prefix: The prefix used for the tables and in the database. The default prefix for Elxis CMS is elx_.
S E R V E R
- Absolute Path: The path to the root directory of your Elxis installation. Maybe you will need to edit this, when transfering a site from a local to an online web server.
- Live Site: The URL (web address) of your Elxis site.
- Secret Word: A unique alpha-numeric word of your Elxis installation, for security reasons. This unique word is created during the installation of Elxis.
- GZIP Page Compression: Select Yes or No, if you want to allow your web server to send compressed data to the client's web browser. Note: This option could decrease the time taken for the site to load.
- Login Session Lifetime:
- Error Reporting:
- Register Globals Emulation:
- Help Server:
- File Creation (file permissions):
- Directory Creation (directory permissions):