glFusion CMS Administrator's Guide

glFusion is an extremely powerful system for creating online content. It powers all types of sites from personal blogs to high volume community discussion sites, intranets, and almost everything in between. It is well suited for both public and private sites. By using the flexible security model, it is possible to protect content from the general public and only allow specific users or groups access to certain content or features. Because of this, glFusion is an extremely extensible and flexible system, with many potential uses.

What makes glFusion different from the vast array of CMS or blog platforms available? The answer is integration. Rather than develop a small core system, and rely on 3rd party plugins, glFusion gives you a majority of the tools you might need, in a single robust package. The primary benefit of this development approach is a tight integration between different parts of the system, without having to hunt down 3rd party plugins, make sure they're compatible, go through compatibility pains when one component releases an upgrade, but the other side of the system doesn't and it breaks, etc. We figure you already have enough stress in your life, why should you have more! Welcome to glFusion, where you can have synergy, stability, and style!

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Installing or Upgrading glFusion
glFusion Overview and Features
General overview and features
of glFusion. What can glFusion do for you?
System Requirements
What type of system environment does glFusion need?
Installing glFusion
Installing glFusion - An overview
of everything from creating the database to running the installation wizard.
Upgrading glFusion
How to upgrade your existing glFusion site.
Quickstart Guide
An overview of your new glFusion site.
Moving glFusion to a New Site or URL
How to move your glFusion site to a new URL or hosting site.
glFusion Administrators Guide
glFusion Comment Engine
Overview of glFusion's comment engine. Allow site users to post feedback and comment on your content.
glFusion Autolink / Autotag System
Overview of glFusion's autolink feature. Allows you to integrate various types of content together.
glFusion Remote Authentication
Overview of glFusion's remote authentication capabilities and Open ID support. Allow your site users to use a universal login to gain access to your site.
glFusion Theme System
Overview of glFusion's theme and layout management tools. Customize the look and feel of your site.
glFusion Web Services Support
Overview of glFusion's web services features. Allow content submission using various tools.
glFusion Language Support
Overview of glFusion's language system - support for over 60 different languages.
glFusion Search System
Overview of glFusion's search facilities.
glFusion Submission / Moderation System
Overview of glFusion's submission and moderation system. Allows you to approve users and content before going live on your site.
Site Administration
glFusion Configuration Options
Documents all the configuration options available in glFusion.
Block Administration
How to create content blocks.
User Administration
How to create and manage user accounts on your site.
Advanced Editor Customizations
How to customize the Advanced Editor.
Group Administration
How to setup and manage groups.
Trackbacks and Pings
How to use and administer trackbacks and pings.
Mail Users
How to send email announcements to users or groups of users.
Nouveau Theme
How to customize the Nouveau theme.
Database Backups
How to use glFusion to create backups of your database.
Site Tailor Customizations
How to customize your menu, colors, and logo.
Plugin Administration
How to install and manage plugins for your site.
Content Syndication
Setup RSS Feeds for your content.
Topic Administration
How to create and manage topic categories.
Spam-X Use
How to filter and delete spam on your site.
Content Management
Publishing Stories with glFusion
How to publish stories to your site, including archiving, featured stories, and access control.
Building a Download Section with the FileMgmt Plugin
How to setup an online download area using the FileMgmt Plugin.
Static Pages
How to create and use static pages on your site.
Online Collaboration with the Forum Plugin
How to setup an online community using the Forum Plugin.
Media Gallery
Setting up an online Multimedia gallery with the Media Gallery Plugin
Links Management
Setting up and using the online Links Plugin
Managing Events with the Calendar
How to setup and use the online calendar.
How to setup and use widgets on your site.
Setting up Polls
How to setup and use polls on your site.
File Checker
Easily maintain proper files in your glFusion install.
glFusion Permission System
Overview of glFusion's Permission System. How to control access to the various content on your site.
CAPTCHA helps prevent bots from exploiting your site.
Bad Behavior2
Protect your site from automated script-kiddie attacks.
Stop Forum Spam
Stop Forum Spam helps prevent bots from exploiting your site.
How to use fusionrescue to repair and modify configuration settings.
Tips & Tricks
Customization tips and tricks.
Securing a glFusion Site
How to harden a glFusion Site.
Convert to UTF-8
Step by step instructions to convert a glFusion site to UTF-8.
Developers Guide
glFusion Development
glFusion API and developer documentation. All the information you need to write plugins for glFusion or extend glFusion through the CUSTOM_ interface.
glFusion v1.3.0 Development Notes
This contains notes on the current development version of glFusion. It includes a brief update on features and technical notes for plugin developers.
What's New
An overview of the major changes in each release.
Template Changes in glFusion
Documents all the templates changes between glFusion versions.
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