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 Welcome to the glFusion Community. ​ glFusion is a very flexible and feature rich Content Management System (CMS) that will allow you to build and maintain an online community. ​ glFusion contains many features, but strives to make it easy for anyone to build and maintain a site. Welcome to the glFusion Community. ​ glFusion is a very flexible and feature rich Content Management System (CMS) that will allow you to build and maintain an online community. ​ glFusion contains many features, but strives to make it easy for anyone to build and maintain a site.
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 To assist you in creating your site, let’s get a quick overview of the features and describe how each works and interacts with the other. We’ll also introduce you to the terminology used in glFusion. ​ Let’s get started! To assist you in creating your site, let’s get a quick overview of the features and describe how each works and interacts with the other. We’ll also introduce you to the terminology used in glFusion. ​ Let’s get started!
  
-===== Home Page – After Initial Install ​=====+===== Site Security ===== 
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 +There are 2 things you should do immediately after installing a new glFusion site: 
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 +  - Delete the public_html/​admin/​install/​ directory - it is important that you remove the installation files as they can allow a malicious user to potentially change or modify your site. 
 +  - Change the Admin user's default password - you should immediately login at the Admin user and change the password to something that is secure. 
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 +===== Configuration Settings ===== 
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 +There are several configuration settings you should review and tweak to meet your needs. 
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 +==== Privacy ==== 
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 +By default, glFusion will check for new versions periodically,​ and it also sends the site URL with the request. This data is only used by the glFusion development team to understand how broad the install base is, it is never sold, shared, or disclosed for any purpose. ​  
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 +You can turn off this feature and still check for new versions, but no data will be sent or collected. ​  
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 +Configuration -> Site -> Update Checker Tab 
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 +Send Site Data - set this to your preference - true will send the site URL along with the version check - false will not send any data. 
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 +==== Spam / Bot Prevention ==== 
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 +There are several controls available to assist with spam / bot detection and prevention. We recommend you read the How-To article at glFusion DOT org on [[https://​www.glfusion.org/​article.php/​fighting_bots|Fighting BOTs and spammers]]. This is an excellent introduction into the capabilities and features to help protect your site. 
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 +There is also a new feature with glFusion v1.5.0 where IP addresses can be automatically banned under certain circumstances. ​ For example, if a client fails the New User Registration CAPTCHA test 5 times in a 1 hour period, the IP address can be automatically banned for 24 hours. ​ This has proven to be a very effective defense against automated bots trying to create new user accounts for spamming purposed.  
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 +See Configuration -> Spam / Bot Protection and configure the controls to meet your needs. 
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 +===== Home Page =====
  
 You’ll see that we have created some default content to get you started and show off some of the features in glFusion. ​ You’ll probably want to either modify it, or remove it to meet your needs. ​ Let’s review what is there so you’ll gain a good understanding of how the home page is built. You’ll see that we have created some default content to get you started and show off some of the features in glFusion. ​ You’ll probably want to either modify it, or remove it to meet your needs. ​ Let’s review what is there so you’ll gain a good understanding of how the home page is built.
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