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The Official glFusion Administrator's Guide

The glFusion Wiki is the official repository for glFusion documentation. We do our best to keep it up-to-date, but we very much appreciate contributions from the user community. Maintaining the documentation is important and something that everyone can assist with. See the Get Involved sections for details on how you can help.

glFusion Overview and Features

glFusion is an Open Source product and we welcome everyone to get involved with the glFusion Community.

Installing or Upgrading glFusion

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.

Site Administration

Command & Control
Provides a good overview of the system administration functions, with links to more detailed documentation on how to use each feature.

HTML Filtering
A detailed description on how glFusion can filter user submitted HTML and how you manage the filtering.

Content Censoring
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.

Language Support
glFusion supports multiple languages and the ability to have a site that supports multiple languages.

Content Management

Security & Spam Prevention

Customizing the Look and Feel

How To

Developers Guide


Plugins for glFusion

Several of the plugins available for glFusion are also using the glFusion Wiki as their home for documentation. Below is a list of plugins. Keep in mind that not all plugins keep their documentation here, please check the plugin README to see if there is an external documentation site.

DataProxy Plugin
The Data Proxy plugin provides a consistent interface between the various components of a glFusion system. This plugin does not have a user interface, instead it provides a set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that other plugins will use. Currently, the SiteMap plugin uses the DataProxy APIs to create a system wide site map.

DokuWiki Integration
DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts. All data is stored in plain text files – no database is required.

evList Event Management
evList is a calendar alternative/solution. It is an event list. evList presents a well formatted list of events foregoing the bulky calendar tables, user friendly admin panels, numerous editor fields to ensure that no information is lacking, and a whole bunch more. evList supports recurring events, categories, and event reminders.

GUS Plugin
The glFusion Usage Stats [GUS] plugin collects statistics on who visits your site, what browser and operating system they are using, which pages they view, and which links they are clicking to get there. It allows the administrator to browse these stats through a series of tables, getting right down into the data.

MetaTags Plugin
MetaTags allows you to place meta keywords and descriptions in the HTML header for stories and static pages.

PayPal Plugin
The PayPal plugin allows you to have an online product list and accept payment via PayPal. The PayPal plugin supports downloadable merchandise.

Private Message Plugin
Private Message plugin allows site users to send privates messages to each other.

SiteMap Plugin
The SiteMap plugin creates a Google compatible sitemap.xml file of your site's content. It also provides an interactive Site Map for your site's users.

Smiley Plugin
The Smiley plugin allows you to easily manage emoticons that can be used by other plugins in the glFusion family.

Tag Plugin
Tag plugin enables you to put “tags” to your content and make it easier for you and visitors to classify content using the tags. This allows you to implement a 'Tag Cloud' to highlight content on your site.

Depreciated Plugins (no longer supported)

AddThis Plugin
Help your visitor promote your site! The AddThis Social Bookmarking Plugin allows your users to bookmark your site easily with over 45 popular services, and to share it with friends via email. Our button is small, unobtrusive, quick to load and recognized all over the web.

Chameleon is a combination theme and plugin allowing you to easily change the look and feel of your site, including layout and colors.

Style Guidelines

At certain intervals, the contents of this living wiki are compiled and published in .pdf manual form. To help facilitate this process, please use the following style guidelines when formatting new pages, sections, and sub-sections of content:

  1. Page Titles should use H1 formatting
  2. Page Sections should use H2 formatting
  3. Page Sub-Sections should use H3 formatting
  • Content should not be broken over multiple pages (in most instances)
  • Please double check your spelling and grammar
  • The use of screenshots and graphic examples are encouraged
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