When you enter your new XOOPS system at the end of the installation process, you will arrive at a home page looking something like this.
XOOPS Fresh Install
At this point the system is a blank slate, ready for you to customize. One of the first thing you will want to do is review the system settings to make sure everything is appropriate for your requirements.
To start this review, select the Administration Menu option from the User Menu.
XOOPS User Menu
Next, select Preferences » System Options
XOOPS Administration Menu
The System Options menu has several options. Here is a quick overview of what is covered in each section:
General Settings - Most commonly used controls for your site, including turning site on and off for maintenance, control themes, debugging options and more.
User Info Settings - Control user registration options, avatars and user name restrictions
Meta Tags and Footer - Change the default information included in HTML "meta" tags and page footer
Word Censoring Options - Control optional word censoring of user postings
Search Options - Enable or disable site search and control search options.