Admin Section - Main Configuration
This section is where the main configuration for this script is set.
Full Site URL – this is the complete URL to the script’s root directory. Clicking the "Click here to attempt to Auto Detect Main URL" link will *attempt* to auto detect the Full Site URL. This is not 100% accurate and needs to be verified if you use this feature. This setting is very important and needs to be double-checked and verified.
The scripts root directory is where these files are located.
and so on..
if your domain name is “http://www.coolstuff.com” and If you uploaded the script to your website’s root html directory, then the “Full Site URL” would simply be http://www.coolstuff.com
if your domain name is “http://www.coolstuff.com” and If you uploaded the script to your website’s root html directory in a folder called “ezuser”, then the “Full Site URL” would be http://www.coolstuff.com/ezuser
Simply stated, the “Full Site URL” is the url to where you uploaded the script.
NOTE** Do not enter a trailing slash at the end of your site URL.
Main Site Name (optional) – This is your site’s name. In some of the built in themes, this information is used to display your site’s name at the top of each web page. If you use your own theme, this item will have no effect on the look of your site.
Main Site Sub-Heading or Slogan (optional) – If your site has a sub-heading or slogan, enter it here – otherwise leave it blank. This is only used in a few of the built in themes to display your site’s slogan.
Currently Selected Theme – The selections in this drop down box will change the look or “theme” of your website. Choosing a new selection will “re-skin” your entire site using the new theme. Simply select a new theme, click the “save” button ant the bottom of the page and then click the “script home” link at the top of the page to see how your newly “re-skinned” site looks.
You can make our own theme or have someone create one for you to your specifications. I will convert any website template to a theme for use in this script for a modest fee – usually $20 or so. For further info, contact me: paul at ironclad.net
Site Status – If you need to close your site to the general public for any reason, simply check the box named “closed (Admins only)” and you site is immediately closed to the public and is accessible by logged in admins. (access level 100 or above)
Site Closed Message – This box contains the message that is displayed to the public while your site is closed. HTML Tags are ok.
Suppress all PHP Errors – This option (if enabled) will suppress the output of all PHP errors. Many hackers can find out useful information if a PHP error occurs. Enabling this option will suppress all information from being printed to the browser if an error occurs. Unfortunately, enabling this option may make it hard to debug a problem since no error reporting is done..
New User Notification – Enabling this option will tell the script to send you an email each time a new user registers at your site. It will email you the registration details like username, address, etc. The email itself can be customized. The email text is located in “EZUser_Support_Files/inc.email_text.php”. Editing this file will change the text of the email sent to you when a new user registers.
Validation Required – If this option is enabled, all new users will be required to validate their accounts. Each new user is sent a validation email upon registering. The user must click a validation link located in that email to enable their account. This insures that the user has registered with a valid email address.
Validation Page Name – This is the name of the page that the user is sent to for validation. It is part of the validation link that is sent via email to the new user. Also used for link is the “Full Site URL” discussed above to generate the validation link.
Enable Subscriptions – If “no” is selected, all new user accounts will never expire. If “Yes” is selected, all user accounts will expire immediately. User accounts that are marked as “expired” can not be accessed by the user. This variable is used by the "Paypal Subscriptions" add-on script that allows you to charge your members for their account subscriptions. If you do not have this add-on installed, you will probably want to leave this option as "no".
Initial Free Time – If “Enable Subscriptions” is set to “Yes”, then this amount of time will be added to the users account from the time of registration. This time is measured in minutes. For example, if “Enable Subscriptions” is set to “Yes” and “Initial Free Time” is set to “60”, then a new user is given an hour (60 minutes) of initial free time until their account expires.
Subscription Sign-up Page – This is the page that users are sent to when they log in to an expired account. In other words, when an expired user logs in, they are sent directly to this page and con not access “member only” pages of the site.
If you have the “Paypal Subscriptions” installed, this will take the user to a page where they can purchase more time via paypal.
Directory and file locations – The rest of this form allows you to change the default directories and file names of various scripts. You may want to consider doing this for security reasons. For more information on how this is done, see the security section.