7. User interface for web site configuration

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This panel allows you to configure the appearance of your instance site. Six menus are available and we will go through each of them to explain how to use them.

7.2. UI

This menu provides you a way to customize the user interface settings such as date format or encoding in the produced html. Follows the detailled list of available options :

  • ui.date-format : how to format date in the ui (“man strftime” for format description)
  • ui.datetime-format : how to format date and time in the ui (“man strftime” for format description)
  • ui.default-text-format : default text format for rich text fields.
  • ui.encoding : user interface encoding
  • ui.fckeditor :should html fields being edited using fckeditor (a HTML WYSIWYG editor). You should also select text/html as default text format to actually get fckeditor.
  • ui.float-format : how to format float numbers in the ui
  • ui.language : language of the user interface
  • ui.main-template : id of main template used to render pages
  • ui.site-title : site title, which is displayed right next to the logo in the header
  • ui.time-format : how to format time in the ui (“man strftime” for format description)

7.3. Actions

This menu provides a way to configure the context in which you expect the actions to be displayed to the user and if you want the action to be visible or not. You must have notice that when you view a list of entities, an action box is available on the left column which display some actions as well as a drop-down menu for more actions.

The context available are :

  • mainactions : actions listed in the left box
  • moreactions : actions listed in the more menu of the left box
  • addrelated : add actions listed in the left box
  • useractions : actions listed in the first section of drop-down menu accessible from the right corner user login link
  • siteactions : actions listed in the second section of drop-down menu accessible from the right corner user login link
  • hidden : select this to hide the specific action

7.4. Boxes

The instance has already a pre-defined set of boxes you can use right away. This configuration section allows you to place those boxes where you want in the instance interface to customize it.

The available boxes are :

  • actions box : box listing the applicable actions on the displayed data
  • boxes_blog_archives_box : box listing the blog archives
  • possible views box : box listing the possible views for the displayed data
  • rss box : RSS icon to get displayed data as a RSS thread
  • search box : search box
  • startup views box : box listing the configuration options available for the instance site, such as Preferences and Site Configuration

7.5. Components

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7.6. Contextual components

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