haze2: The Write-up

03/22/2010 haze2: The Write-up

All admin areas have a built in search module and user friendly GUI to make navigation and management simple and powerful.

[M] = this feature can be disabled/enabled by the system administrator with access to the secure config file below the web root.

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[M] image management: upload, rename and delete images in the images directory, as well as other select directories required for other modules

[M] link directory: add edit and delete outbound links for the directory, category management and organization is included.

[M] media player: full featured media player management for the built in media player. add edit and delete media from the playlist to dynamically change the player on the site. (flv and etc are supported through slight modification)

navigation: manage the site links for the layout here. includes control for the navigation panel (side navigation), top-subheader navigation, and footer navigation (very bottom of site).

[M] news/blogging: very similar to news or blogging, this full featured tool allows the user to post news or blogs to the front page of the site.

[M] pages: add edit and delete pages for the website here. includes WYSIWYG for HTML (toggleable).

panels: manage side, top or bottom panels here. this is usually used for small modules like the login box and user control area, or the media player. users can add new panels of their own containing small html objects if they wish (like copy/paste code from youtube and etc)

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[M] contact form: manage various settings for the website email contact form. including custom fields, subjects, etc.

image verification: tweak the settings for the way image verification (Aka Captcha) works on the website (registration form, contact, etc)

mail: dont have a server with sendmail installed? add add smtp server's details here to use SMTP rather than sendmail

[M] private messages: manage the folder limits and other various features for the private message system

[M] news: tweak the settings for the news and blogging system

registration: toggle many features on and off, such as registrations, email verification, admin activation, etc

security: manage the various security features of the website; examples include the IP blacklist, separate admin sessions for the admin panel, HTTPS support (choose which pages to secure), PHP error logging, and encrypted login sessions

system: change the name of your site, URL, and site email address. you can also create multiple language packs, and choose the sites language here. there are a few other miscellanous settings than can be toggled here as well including the time zone.

theme: change the sites browser title, the theme itself (multiple themes are supported), the meta description and keywords, the footer and subfooter text, etc.

user: change user privileges here, include toggles for password reset, username change, account delete, login, language and theme change. also includes failed login block which can be tweaked, and the use of avatars and their limits.

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[M] backup: backup the site database for a personal copy that can be restored by a system administrator.

[M] IP blacklist: add an IP number here to prevent a user under this address from using the website

[M] emoticons: manage emoticons here (example: :) is turned into an image representing that icon). these are used in comments, shoutbox, etc.

[M] file manager: manage non-image files (upload, rename and delete) for various modules here. includes a "miscellaneous" bin directory, as well as management for the media player files and non-image icons (.ico).

levels: manage the system user levels here. important system levels like system administrator and user (logged in) can not be deleted, but new levels can be added in between and can be assigned specific admin areas to have access to if required.

[M] logs: when certain events happen ,like a user logs in, creates an admin session, requests a new password, fails when logging in, etc; the system logs this in the database. you can view these logs and clear them here.

maintenance: manage the use of maintenance mode (prevents nonadmins from logging in, and keeps the site inaccessible except for a front page with a custom message). you can also do some system maintenance here at the click of a button, such as: restore all of the system default settings, optimize the database overhead, clear old logs, and flush temporary tables.

[M] sessions: manage live sessions here. you cannot create them of course, but you can kill a users session, such as kicking out another administrator from using the admin panel.

users: add, edit and delete users here. also includes ban management, and an import/export utility based on CSV for the mass-creation of users.

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