7. User interface for web site configuration#
This panel allows you to configure the appearance of your instance site. Six menus are available and we will go through each of them to explain how to use them.
This menu provides you a way to customize the user interface settings such as date format or encoding in the produced html. Follows the detailled list of available options :
ui.date-format : how to format date in the ui (“man strftime” for format description)
ui.datetime-format : how to format date and time in the ui (“man strftime” for format description)
ui.default-text-format : default text format for rich text fields.
ui.encoding : user interface encoding
ui.fckeditor :should html fields being edited using fckeditor (a HTML WYSIWYG editor). You should also select text/html as default text format to actually get fckeditor.
ui.float-format : how to format float numbers in the ui
ui.language : language of the user interface
ui.main-template : id of main template used to render pages
ui.site-title : site title, which is displayed right next to the logo in the header
ui.time-format : how to format time in the ui (“man strftime” for format description)
This menu provides a way to configure the context in which you expect the actions to be displayed to the user and if you want the action to be visible or not. You must have notice that when you view a list of entities, an action box is available on the left column which display some actions as well as a drop-down menu for more actions.
The context available are :
mainactions : actions listed in the left box
moreactions : actions listed in the more menu of the left box
addrelated : add actions listed in the left box
useractions : actions listed in the first section of drop-down menu accessible from the right corner user login link
siteactions : actions listed in the second section of drop-down menu accessible from the right corner user login link
hidden : select this to hide the specific action
The instance has already a pre-defined set of boxes you can use right away. This configuration section allows you to place those boxes where you want in the instance interface to customize it.
The available boxes are :
actions box : box listing the applicable actions on the displayed data
boxes_blog_archives_box : box listing the blog archives
possible views box : box listing the possible views for the displayed data
rss box : RSS icon to get displayed data as a RSS thread
search box : search box
startup views box : box listing the configuration options available for the instance site, such as Preferences and Site Configuration
7.6. Contextual components#