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PHP-Fusion Manual

ADMIN SECTION - SETTINGS

PHP-Fusion Manual - Settings

In this section of the handbook we are going to have a look at the various settings that can be changed via the Administration Panel.

Downloads

Below is a screenshot of how the Downloads settings page looks.

There are various settings that can be changed here, all of which apply to the downloads management of your PHP-Fusion website. We'll handle then piece by piece:

  • Maximum size uploads: the maximum size a file that is being uploaded as a download may have, in bytes. One kilobyte is 1024 bytes, one megabyte is 1024 kilobytes and thus 1048576 bytes.
  • Allowed file types: a comma seperated list of file extensions that are allowed as downloads. If you upload a file with an extension that is not in this list, the upload will fail. Note: always use the last part of an extension in case is has two parts. Example: for tar.bz2 use .bz.
  • Maximum screenshot size: a download can have a screenshot (which may be uploaded while uploading the download). This settings sets the dimension limits for that screenshot in pixels. If the uploaded screenshot is larger, it will not be added.
  • Maximum screenshot file size: same as 'Maximum size uploads' only this applies to the screenshot file.
  • Maximum screenshot thumb size: when a screenshot is added with a download, a thumbnail of that screenshot is created. The dimension limits for that thumbnail can be set here, in pixels.
  • Enable screenshots: whether or not to display screenshots with downloads.
  • Admin Password: the first time you fill out this form during a session, your administrator passwords needs to be filled out as a security measure.

Once you're done editing and you've clicked the same button, the settings will be saved and you will see a notice:

That's it for downloads settings!

Forum

The forum also has several settings that can be changed in the administrator panel. Here is an overview:

There's a number of options here, various settings you can change. These are all settings:

  • Number of forum threads to show: the number of forum threads to display in the 'Latest active forum threads panel' (which may be enabled/disabled and position in the Panel management).
  • Show IP Publicly: whether or not to display each poster's IP address in their post (the position of the IP depends on the theme that is being used).
  • Attachment max size: the maximum size an attached file may have in bytes. This is a per-file limit. One kilobyte is 1024 bytes, one megabyte is 1024 kilobytes and thus 1048576 bytes.
  • Attachments max count: the maximum number of attachments to a forum post.
  • Allowed file types: a comma seperated list of file extensions that are allowed as attachments. If you a file is attached with an extension that is not in this list, the file will not be attached. Note: always use the last part of an extension in case is has two parts. Example: for tar.bz2 use .bz.
  • Enable forum thead notification: whether or not to give users the option to get an e-mail notification when a thread gets a new post. Note: on large and busy forums this may result in a very large number of e-mails being sent.
  • Enable forum ranks: enable the forum rank system where users get a certain rank based on the number of posts they have. The forum ranks can be edited under 'User Admin', 'Forum Ranks'.
  • Lock edit: prevent users from editing their posts. Once the post is placed it is final.
  • Time limit for editing posts: limit the time users are able to edit their posts. When this is set to 0, there is no limit. This does not apply when 'Lock Edit' is set to 'Yes'.
  • Update post datestamp for edited posts: whether or not to update the post datestamp when users edit their posts.
  • Popular thread time threshold: the timeframe in which popular threads are located for use in the popular threads panel.
  • Show latest posts below reply form: whether or not to show the latest post in a thread below the reply form. Also, the number of additional posts beside the latest one can be chosen, with a maximum of the latest post + 20.

There's a link above the 'Save Settings' button. This link, 'Recount User Posts', counts all posts by a user and updates the counts in the database. This option may be used to recount the number of posts users have after having deleted some.

That's it for the forum settings!


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