The RSBlog! Configuration section (accessed through the "Option" button, upper-right corner) allows you to control some general component parameters. To facilitate component management, the configuration area is divided into 10 tabs:
- License Code - the code needed in order to search for updates;
- Blog Title - the title of your blog;
- Tagline - a simple line that is usually displayed under the blog title;
- Template - the blog's template.(this feature is only available in Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5, in Joomla! 3.0 the layout is controlled through template overwrites)
- Date Format - you can enter the format of your date in this field, for example: D d F Y;
- Time Format - you can use this field to customize your time format, for example: H:i.
The component uses the standard PHP date masks
- User Details - you can choose what user information you will display for the post owner;
- Comments Integration - select the commenting system you want to use for your blog. By default RSBlog! integerates with RSComments!, Facebook comments, Disqus, jComments and JomComment.
- Avatar - the user's avatar will be posted next to his blog post. This can be automatically imported from the following components or services: Gravatar, Community Builder, JomSocial, Fireboard, Kunena
- Link avatar to - if existing, the avatar image can be linked to Community Builder or JomSocial profiles
- Truncate blog post - this option can be used to provide a consistent look to your blog post listings.
- Tagcloud Size - the number of tags that will be displayed within a tagcloud.
- Moderation e-mails - if a new post that requires moderation is added, the emails from this field will receive an email notification.
- Recent Drafts - the number of recent drafts that will be displayed in the dashboard;
- Recent Comments - the number of recent comments that will be displayed in the dashboard.
- Enable new post notification: No \ Yes - if enabled, a notification email will be sent to the configured email addresses. The notification email text can be adjusted directly from the RSBlog! language file (ex: language\en-GB\en-GB.com_rsblog.ini, RSB_BODY_NEW_POST_ADDED_NOTIFICATION label)
- New post notification e-mails: the email addresses that will receive the new post notification. Multiple recipients can be used, separated by comma (",")
- Enable new subscription notification: No \ Yes - if enabled, a notification email can be delivered when a new blog subscription occurs. The notification email text can be adjusted directly from the RSBlog! language file (ex: language\en-GB\en-GB.com_rsblog.ini, RSB_BODY_NEW_SUBSCRIPTION_ADDED_NOTIFICATION label)
- New subscription notification e-mails: the email addresses that will receive the new post notification. Multiple recipients can be used, separated by comma (",")
- Show Print icon - Yes/No
- Show e-mail icon - Yes/No
- Show PDF icon - Yes/No
- Enable subscriptions - Yes/No; RSBlog! allows users to subscribe to your blog, in order to be notified when a new post is added to your blog. The subscribe option is displayed when viewing a certain post in the front-end and by clicking the Subscribe option the user will be asked to input his Name and Email address. You will be able to view and delete your subscribers from the backend by going to RSBlog! > Subscriptions.
In this section you can also manually add subscribers or edit existing subscriptions. Before receiving the notifications, the users will also have to confirm their subscription. Also, they can cancel thier subscription via the Unsubscribe Link they receive in the notification emails.
- Enable guest subscription - Yes/No
- Enable category subscription - Yes/No
- Enable Readmore link - this option will add a read more link to your intro text
- Show `No comments` link - If no comments are available for a particular post, then the comments link can be disabled
- Enable voting - If enabled, blog posts can be rated (1/5 star system)
- Enable RSS Feed - Yes/No
- Feed Length - select the number of posts that will be displayed in the RSS Feed
- Content to Feed - you can choose the send the full text of the post or only the intro to your RSS.
- Blog navigation position - Off / Up / Down / Up and Down. If enabled some navigation buttons will appear when viewing the post details page.
- Enable sharing - Yes/No : enabling this option will allow you to share your post to the most popular social media services;
- Facebook Like - Yes/No : will display the Facebook like button (Facebook sharing feature is also added within this button)
- Twitter - Yes/No : will display the Twitter share icon;
- Google+ button - Yes/No : will display the Google+ share icon;
- Yahoo! Messeger - will display a Send via Y! Messenger icon
- Add To Any - will display an Add to Any icon.
- Add to LinkedIn - Yes/No: will display a LinkedIn share button
- Captcha Type - choose the captha type that will be used;
- Enable in subscription view - this will enable captcha when the user subscribes to the blog.
- Characters - the number of characters that will be generated in captcha image;
- Draw lines - for added security you can choose to generate random lines in your image;
- Case Sensitive - choose if the input of the captcha field will be case sensitive or not.
- reCAPTCHA Public Key - the public key retrieved from the reCAPTCHA site;
- reCAPTCHA Private Key - the private key retrieved from the reCAPTCHA site;
- reCAPTCHA Theme - choose the theme that best integrates with your template.
- Enable Publishing by Mail - Yes/No
- Sending addresses allowed - the addresses from which you allow remote publishing (please add each address on a new line);
- Connect to mailbox - clicking this button will test your current settings;
- Mail Server - the email server's address;
- Mail Protocol - what email protocol should be used: POP3/IMAP;
- Port - depending on the protocol and server side settings you have to specify the port number that should be used for the connection;
- Security Method - you can choose the security methos your server will use;
- Self-signed Certificates - Yes/No
- Username - the username for the specified email account;
- Password - the password for the specified email account;
- Email Check Handling - this option allows you to choose when the cron job will be triggered: manual(when RSBlog! is accessed), automatic or both;
- Number of Mails to Parse - the number of emails that will be parsed;
- Check Interval (minutes) - To avoid multiple connections that might be detected as flood by your email server, you need to set a time interval between connections. We recommend you use 5 minutes;
- Delete Mail After Parsing Yes/No
- Default Received Category - choose the default category your remotely submiited posts will be place in.
- Enable Twitter - Set this to Yes if you wish to post your articles to Twitter.
Twitter API Keys
- Access Token - This is your twitter account's access token (oauth_token);
- Access Token Secret - "This is your twitter account's access token secret (oauth_token_secret);
This option will publish on Twitter the title of your post and a link to it.
Publish your blog posts on your Facebook wall
- Automatically push posts to your Facebook wall: - Set this to Yes if you wish to post your articles to your Facebook wall.
Facebook connection settings
- Post on your Facebook profile - If you set this option to "yes" the blog post will be published on your Facebook wall.
- Facebook Pages - Enter the Facebook pages ids where you also want to post. Please enter pages separated with commas;
This way you can publish on Facebook the title and a description of the post along with a link to it.
- Remove Empty Categories - clicking this button will remove all categories with no posts which are not parent categories for categories with posts;
- Remove Unused Tags - clicking this button will remove all tags that are not used in any posts;
- Remove Empty Groups -clicking this button will remove all groups that have no members.
- Auto-Archive Posts - with this option you can choose a time interval after which the post will be automatically archived(from the date the post was created).
- Check Interval (minutes) - Auto-archiving posts in a large database is both time and resource consuming. Please set a check interval (buffer time) of at least 5 minutes in order for your website's loading time to not be affected.
This section will allow you to select which columns you wish to display into the main, back-end Posts area, thus you can select "yes" or "no" to the following columns: Author, Hits, Comments, Created date, Modified date, Categories, Tags.
Default Joomla! ACL user group permissions used for this component.