Review System Settings

Review System Settings

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.

  • Email Setup - Configure how site email is sent

  • Authentication Options - Optionally use AD or LDAP for authentication