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Joomla!® Bible by Ric Shreves

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Chapter 4. Getting the Most from Site Configuration

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Setting the Site configuration

  • Setting the System configuration

  • Setting the Server configuration

The first task most users undertake after installing Joomla! is setting the site's global configuration options. To assist with this important process, Joomla! provides the Global Configuration Manager that enables you to set many of the site's configuration options in one place.

As the name implies, the options you set in the Global Configuration Manager are applied to your site as a whole. Although many of the settings contained in the Global Configuration Manager are set once and not touched again, some of the options can be overridden by the parameter options provided for individual items.

In this chapter, I explain the options that are available in the Global Configuration Manager and provide tips on how you can set the configuration options to achieve the best effect.

Exploring the Global Configuration Manager

You can access the Global Configuration Manager in two ways: Click on the Global Configuration icon on the Control Panel or select the option Global Configuration under the Site Menu. After the Global Configuration Manager loads in your browser, note that it is divided into three separate screens, labeled Site, System, and Server. I cover all three of these tabs in the following sections.

The toolbar at the top of the Global Configuration Manager includes the following functions:

  • Save: Click to save any changes you've ...

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