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
- System Requirements
Understand the hosting requirements needed to run glFusion.
- Installing glFusion
Step by step instructions on how to install glFusion.
- Upgrading glFusion
Step by step instructions to upgrade from a previous version of glFusion, including pre-upgrade checklists.
- Quickstart Guide
A guide to help you quickly get started using your new glFusion site.
glFusion General Concepts
- glFusion Terminology
An overview of the terms used throughout the glFusion documentation.
- 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
- HTML Filtering
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.
- Content Censoring
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.
- Remote Authentication
glFusion allows users to authenticate using their favorite social media site. glFusion also supports integration with 3rd party authentication systems such as Active Directory.
- Two Factor Authentication
glFusion supports Two Factor Authentication allowing you to provide your users with increased protections for their login.
- Language Support
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 or www.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 to http://www.example.com
- SSL Redirection
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
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.
- Content Syndication
Sharing Your content. Syndication feeds support several syndication standards including RSS, Atom, and iCal.
- File Management
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 Management
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
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.
- Static Pages
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.
- Subscription System
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 Behavior2
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 Use
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
glFusion provides several ways to customize the look and feel of your site. The easiest method is to install one of the available themes.
The glFusion Theme Support Forum is also an excellent place to ask questions and review previous discussions on customizations.
Themes are what controls the overall layout and color scheme for your site. glFusion offers several variations on layout, some with a header area, others with both left and right navigation columns.
- Installing a Theme
Steps to install a new theme on your site.
- glFusion Themes
Overview of the themes available for glFusion.
- CMS Theme (included in the glFusion distribution)
- Customizing or Creating a Theme
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- Modifying Existing Theme
- Custom 404 - Not Found Page
Create your own custom 'Not Found' page.
- Custom Story Templates per topic
Create custom story layouts based on the topic they are associated with.
- Navbar and Nav Menu Styling
Customize the look and feel, such as colors, etc. of the Navbar and navigation menu.
- Mobile Menu
How to create / modify an off-canvas menu for mobile / small screen viewports.
- Story Styling
Modify the layout used by stories.
- Comment Styling
Modify the layout used for glFusion comments.
- Icons provided by UIKIT
glFusion leverages fonts provided by FontAwesome - see what fonts are available for use in menus, stories, or just about any content area.
Customizing glFusion Functions
- Custom Language Text
Don't like the form labels or other text strings used by glFusion, no problem, create your own custom text.
- Advanced Editor Customization's
glFusion leverages CKEditor as the What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor. You can customize which features of CKEditor are available to you and your site members.
Sometimes things go wrong. If you encounter issues or errors on the site, check out the General Troubleshooting Guidelines for info on how you can diagnose issues or get support.