The Official glFusion Administrator's Guide
The glFusion Wiki is the official repository for glFusion documentation. The glFusion Administrator's Guide provides detailed documentation on how to configure, customize and best use the features of your glFusion driven website.
glFusion is an Open Source product and we welcome everyone to get involved with the glFusion Community.
Installing or Upgrading glFusion
Step by step instructions to upgrade from a previous version of glFusion, including pre-upgrade checklists.
A guide to help you quickly get started using your new glFusion site.
glFusion General Concepts
glFusion Permission System
A high level overview of how glFusion's flexible permission system works and how you can leverage it to protect your content.
glFusion Caching System
glFusion takes advantage of caching technology to minimize the number of database calls and improve overall site performance. Understand how glFusion handles the cache will help with overall site administration.
Most site administration features are located in the Command & Control area.
Command & Control Overview
Many areas in glFusion allow user's to enter data, in many cases, HTML
formatted input. Allowing user submitted HTML
input can cause security concerns if not properly managed. glFusion implements a whitelist of allowed HTML
tags. This section provides a detailed description on how to use the glFusion HTML
filter and how you manage the whitelist of allowed HTML
glFusion supports the ability to scan user submitted content for words and phrases you identify in the content filter and replace them with (or another item of your choice). This section details how to use and configure glFusion's content censoring features.
glFusion allows users to authenticate using their favorite social media site. glFusion also supports integration with 3rd party authentication systems such as Active Directory.
glFusion supports multiple languages and the ability to have a site that supports multiple languages.
URL / Domain Redirection
Many shared hosting providers allow access to your site using either example.com
. Setup redirection to ensure your site is always accessed using the same URL
that you configured during the installation. For example; Redirect http://example.com
If you have configured your site to run under SSL, you may need to redirect the non-SSL URL
to the SSL URL
Auto tags allow you to integrate various types of content together. Auto tags provide a very powerful mechanism to leverage multi media content, stories, and other content creatively.
The integrated Calendar plugin allows you to have site wide calendars, as well as, personal calendars for each site user.
Collaboration on your content. glFusion supports a full-featured internal comment engine, or if you prefer, you can utilize Disqus or Facebook comments for your site.
Sharing Your content. Syndication feeds support several syndication standards including RSS, Atom, and iCal.
Managing a Download Area. A full-featured file management solution allows you to organize downloads by categories, supports glFusion's permission system, allows both local and remote files to be included in your download manager.
Online Community. glFusion embedded forum system provides a great collaboration environment with a full set of features, including group based permissions, community moderation, attach files to posts, spam control, full moderation capabilities.
Links allows you to keep a collection of links to other sites of interest to you and your users. Links can be organized by categories.
Media Gallery is a full featured media management system, supporting image galleries and full video / audio capabilities. Create portfolios or albums to share with your users.
Polls provides a great way to solicit feedback and opinions from your users. Polls can be setup to ask several questions with pre-defined answers to select from.
How to use glFusion's search features, including advanced filtering options.
Pages provides a very flexible method to create content and also integrate content into your site. Pages can do simple tasks such as provide a static page of information, or it can be used to completely replace your home page with a custom look and feel using auto tags and other advanced features of glFusion.
How to create, publish and moderate stories for your site.
Publish your site content using open standards such as RSS or iCal feeds. Allows external services such as Feedly to consume and share your content.
Flexible & Creative Ways to Display Content & Navigation
Security & Spam Prevention
Bot protection to help distinguish human from machine input, a method of preventing spam and automated account creations.
Bad Behavior complements other link spam solutions by acting as a gatekeeper, preventing spammers from ever delivering their junk, and in many cases, from ever reading your site in the first place.
Stop Forum Spam
glFusion leverages the Stop Forum Spam API
to provide real time checks for spammers.
Spam-X provides several modules to help identify and block spam posts, as well as, some management tools to help remove any spam posts that may have made it through the filters.
glFusion provides several ways you can customize your site, including the look and feel and additional functionality.
Customizing the Look & Feel