The Site Settings area is used to configure the global settings for most of the commonly used features within ShoutCMS. Most site settings are configured when your site is new, or when a new feature is activated as a result of developing capabilities that support your internet strategy (e.g. activate the store, add forms, or send email to your contact groups).
Site Settings are grouped by the main categories in the site Administrator - Pages, Mass Mail, Forms, Store, and Contacts. The 'General' section covers setting associated with general site setup and operations.
What follows is a list of the Settings categories and the items contained within.
- Content Templates
Content templates are designed to save you time and promote consistency of your content throughout your website. ShoutCMS comes with several predefined templates and we encourage you to customize them to suit your needs or create your own.
- Comment Notifications
Comment notifications can be sent to an administrator's email informing them that a comment has been submitted.
- Social Media Widgets
Configure the global settings for Facebook and Twitter social media widgets here. These settings can be overridden and customized on a per page basis.
- Social Bookmarking
Add and enable the global settings for social bookmarking widgets. These settings can be overridden and customized on a per page basis
- Rating Configurations
Configure what page rating questions will be asked and how they will be displayed.
- Image Watermarks
Configure the image to be used as a watermark on content images to discourage copyright infringement.
- Website Header and Footer
Edit the content that will be displayed in the header and footer of all your site pages.
- Website Status and Error Pages
Edit and enable/disable status/error pages for your site. This includes "Coming Soon", "Down for Maintenance", "404 Error" and "System Error".
- Google Settings (Analytics, Adwords,...)
Configure your Search Engine Optimization settings including Google Analytics account, Google Adwords account, and other settings that determine how search engines view your website.
- Mass Mail
- Mass Mail Email Configuration
Specify the email account from which your mass emails will be sent
- Mass Mail Subscriptions
Add and modify subscription groups.
- Form Notifications
Specify the email address from which email notifications will be sent to clients submitting forms submissions.
- Store Location
Specify the location from which you will be shipping your products. This information is used to calculate shipping costs.
- Currency Format
Specify how currency will be displayed throughout your site.
- Checkout Settings
Specify the global settings for various checkout and product display options including anonymous checkout, contact allocation and product security.
- Invoice Header and Footer
Edit the information that will displayed in the header and footer of your invoices.
- Invoice Email Customization
Invoices can be customized to contain additional information globally here and at the time that the invoice is sent.
- Product Image Watermarks
Configure the image to be used as a watermark on product images to discourage copyright infringement.
Enter in supplier information. This can be used to facilitate drop shipping of products.
Enter in manufacturer information.
Enter factor codes to be used in inventory control
- Shipping Methods
Enable and disable available shipping methods (i.e. Canada Post, Purolator, etc.) and configure shipping cost overrides.
- Payment Methods
Enable and disable payment methods and gateways.
Add and delete the countries and provinces that you ship to and the order in which they are displayed in drop down lists.
Add, update and remove taxes. Apply taxes to different regions.
- Content Template Tags
List of tags that can be used to personalize mass email and other contact notifications (mail merge)
- Signup Welcome Message
Default email notification that is sent to a new contact when they register on your site.
- New Contact Notification
Email that is sent to the administrator when a new contact registers on your site. NOTE: this has been deprecated. (See alternate method using forms submission notification).
- Profile Update Notification
When enabled, an email is sent to the administrator informing him that a contact has updated their profile information. NOTE: The information that has been changed is not displayed.
When enabled, an email is sent to a contact confirming that they have made changes to their profile (security validation message).
- Forgot Password Email
This is an email containing username and password that is sent to a contact when they have requested a password reset.
- Alternate Contact Titles
Manage Alternate Contact titles such as Technical Contact or Accounting Contact. ShoutCMS allows you to add multiple contacts for each main contact. T
- Opt-out Groups
Configure which Groups and Identifier groups are visible and editable by contact.
- Member Search Display
Select the fields that you would like be viewable on the member search and who can view them.
- Administrative Roles
Add and modify administrator security roles which limits the access to specific admin functions.
- Administrative Permissions
- Website Access Roles
- Internal Email Accounts
If you have purchased a ShoutCMS service plan that includes email, you can create and manage your company email accounts in this area.
- Login Methods
Choose the type of login methods that you allow on your site. (Under development)
- First Time Walk-through
This basic configuration information is used throughout the system when generating invoices and footers.
- Set My Website Live
The "Going Live" Wizard