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Manage Settings

General Settings allow you to configure key forum settings. From here you can name your forum, update the default email address used for application generated emails, change the language of your board, configure upload directories and more. To access the general settings page go to, Manage Settings » General Settings, this is shown below...

An overview of each configuration option available on this page is detailed below...

  • Forum Name
    The name for your forum. For example your company name or web site name.

  • Forum Email Address
    E-mail's generated by the forum will appear to have been sent from this address.

  • Language
    The board will be presented in this language by default. Visitors can select an alternative language if available.

  • First Day of Week
    Specify the default first day of the week for the board. Items such as the calendar will use this.

  • Time Zone
    Select your server time zone. For example if your server is in Boston, USA but your based in the UK you should select (-5) eastern and not (0) London.

  • Date Format
    Dates within the forum will be presented in the selected format.

  • Override default date & time format?
    If 'No' users will not have the ability to change the default date & time format, you may wish to force how dates are rendered.

  • Application URL
    This is automatically determined at runtime however you can optionally override this and provide an absolute URI here. i.e. https://www.domain.com/forum/

  • Avatar Upload Directory
    Avatars will be saved within this folder. Provide the path from the web site root. For example Uploads\Avatars

  • Photo Upload Directory
    Profile photos will be saved within this folder. Provide the path from the web site root. For example Uploads\Photos

  • Image Upload Directory
    Post images will be saved within this folder. Provide the path from the web site root. For example Uploads\Images

  • Task Upload Directory
    Tasks should be uploaded to this folder. Provide the path from the web site root. For example Uploads\Tasks

  • BreadCrumb Truncation
    Maximum number of characters for each link within the breadcrumb navigation before links are truncated.

  • Username Truncation
    Maximum numbers of characters before username's are truncated. Truncation only occurs on strings if they could adversely effect cell formatting.

  • Subject Truncation
    Maximum numbers of characters before post subjects are truncated. Truncation only occurs on strings if they could adversely effect cell formatting.

  • Long Text Truncation
    Maximum numbers of characters before long strings are truncated. Truncation only occurs on strings if they could adversely effect cell formatting.

  • Shared Cookie Prefix
    Prefix used to identify shared InstantASP cookies. Once set we would not suggest changing this value.

  • Forum Cookie Prefix
    Prefix used to identify forum specific cookies. Once set we would not suggest changing this value.

  • Enable Version Check?
    This can slow the admin homepage as it requests latest version information from an external server. Usef


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Product: InstantForum
Version: All Versions
Type: INFO
Level: Novice
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Last Modified: 3 Years Ago
Last Modified By: Ryan Healey

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