Configuration of an Exponent CMS Web Site

Overview

In addition to placing content on your web site, you'll want to customize your web site using the configuration settings.

Site Configuration Guide

General Site Configuration

These are the basic settings for the web site that determine it's overall identity. ...

Anti-Spam Measures

These are the settings to determine if an anti-spam measure will be employed on the web site (not to be confused with security settings).  This can be used to help prevent your web site being used to flood the world with spam.  Currently the only method is using reCAPTCHA. ...

User Registration

These settings determine how user accounts are created and handled. ...

User Comment Policies

These settings determine how comments in the affected modules are handled on the web site. ...

Mail Server Settings

This settings are required to allow ExponentCMS to actually send out e-mails.  They are web server specific. ...

Display Settings

These settings determine the character of the web site and how the pages and items are displayed.  ...

File Manager Settings

These settings select and configure the File Manager used to manage files (traditional or elFinder) available to the web site content. ...

Site Maintenance Mode Settings

These settings determine the "online" status of the web site and the message displayed for non-admin users.  When maintenance mode is turned on (also availalbe from the "Exponent" menu) the site appears "offline" and can only be accessed by administrators. ...

Security Settings

These settings help prevent "hacking" your web site (not to be confused with anti-spam). ...

Help Link Settings

These settings tie your web site to the documentation found on this site. ...

WYSIWYG Editor Settings

This setting selects and configures the What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor used to edit content on the web site.  It also allows customization of the editor 'skin', buttons, and other options.  Currently, CKEditor and TinyMCE are the available editors. ...

Error Messages

These settings allow you to customize the error messages displayed to the user when these issues are encountered. ...

PDF Generation

To enable PDF Generation in Exponent, you'll need to install a PDF Generation Engine.  We currently support three different engines: ...

Minify Configuration

'Minify' is a process to compress scripts and stylesheets to reduce transfer size.  These settings allow minify to conform to individual server settings. ...

Search Report Configuration

The 'Save Search Queries' setting allows the site to save all search queries.  The other settings refine search reports based on those saved queries. ...

e-Commerce Configuration

A simple setting to force e-Commerce to become active.  This tab also contains a checklist with links for getting e-Commerce up and running on the site.  e-Commerce also becomes active whenever any of the e-Commerce modules are activated. ...

Configuration Profiles

Site Configuration Settings may be saved as configuration 'profiles' and then used to restore the site configuration settings later.  This can be especially useful in a testing environment where you might want to test changes or customizations against several databases or themes. ...