Previous versions of Geeklog used one huge file called config.php that held all the core configuration options. As of Geeklog 1.5.0, most of the configuration options have been moved to the database and can now be reached from the Configuration admin panel within Geeklog.
For technical reasons, some configuration options still have to be stored in files. There are two such configuration files now:
These files are updated when you install Geeklog and you will not normally have to edit them manually.
Geeklog's configuration options are grouped like this:
|site_url||http://www.example.com||Base URL for your site (no trailing slash)|
|site_admin_url||http://www.example.com/admin||Base URL of the admin area of your site (no trailing slash). You won't have to change this normally, but some hosting services use a predefined "admin" directory for other purposes. In this case, you can rename Geeklog's admin directory and adjust the URL accordingly to avoid conflicts.|
|site_name||Geeklog Site||Name of your site|
|site_slogan||Another Nifty Geeklog Site||Slogan for your site. This is added to the HTML title field.|
|microsummary_short||GL:||Prefix to use for a microsummary.|
|site_disabled_msg||'Geeklog Site is down. Please come back soon.'||This contains the message to display when a Geeklog site is
disabled. If the text begins with "http:" then visitors are redirected to
Note: The option actually disable the site can be found in the siteconfig.php file.
|copyrightyear||(commented out)||Set this to the year you want to appear in the copyright notice of your site's footer. If not set, Geeklog will use the current year.|
|url_rewrite||false||Enable (true) or disable (false) URL rewriting.|
Also see the section on URL Rewriting below.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||E-mail address for all admin mail|
|email@example.com||This is the sender's address of emails sent by the system when users register etc. This should be either the same as $_CONF['site_mail'] or a bouncing address to prevent spammers from getting your email address by registering on the site. If this is NOT the same as above, there will be a message in sent messages that replying to those emails is recommended.|
|backend||Used to select how to send email. Can be one of 'smtp', 'sendmail', or 'mail'.|
|sendmail_path||/usr/bin/sendmail||If you chose 'sendmail' for the backend setting, this specifies the complete path to the sendmail binary.|
|sendmail_args||'' (empty)||If you chose 'sendmail' for the backend setting, this variable can be used to pass additional parameters to the sendmail binary.|
|host||smtp.example.com||If you chose 'smtp' for the backend setting, this is the SMTP server to use.|
|port||25||If you chose 'smtp' for the backend setting, this is the port number to talk to on the SMTP server.|
|auth||0||If you chose 'smtp' for the backend setting, set this to
|username||smtp-username||If you chose 'smtp' for the backend setting, this is the name of your SMTP account.|
|password||smtp-password||If you chose 'smtp' for the backend setting, this is the password for your SMTP account.|
Geeklog can export its headlines to a news feed in various formats (RSS, RDF, and Atom). This will let you share your news with other sites (Hint: Create a Portal block from Geeklog's Block menu to import news feeds from other sites).
Starting with Geeklog 1.3.9, feeds can be created and configured from Geeklog's Admin menu ("Content Syndication"). The following settings will only be used as the default settings for any new feeds that you create from the admin panel.
|backend||1||Create a feed file for the stories in rdf_file (0=no, 1=yes)|
|rdf_file||HTML path with "/backend/geeklog.rss" suffix||File system path for the feed file. This file allows you to share your site's headlines with others|
|rdf_limit||10||Limit the number of stories to export to the news feed. If the value for this setting is a number, the feed will hold this many stories. If the number is followed by a lower-case 'h' (e.g. 24h) it denotes the number of hours from which to chose the stories.|
|rdf_storytext||0||If this value is 1, then the entire introtext of the stories will be included in the news feed. Any number greater than 1 limits the introtext to that many characters (e.g. a value of 80 would only include the first 80 characters from the introtext in the feed). If set to 0, the introtext is not included in the feed.|
|rdf_language||en-gb||Value for the feed's language tag. Depending on your site's language and operating system, this may differ from the language setting in the locale (see above).|
Example: The PHP locale setting for German is 'de_DE' while the correct language setting for a German RSS feed would be 'de-DE' (note the dash instead of the underscore).
|syndication_max_headlines||0||Upper limit for the max. number of headlines when importing a feed (into a portal block). The limit can also be set for each individual portal block in the block menu.|
When set to 0, all headlines are imported.
|path_html||/path/to/geeklog/public_html/||Path to your web tree directory for your site (trailing slash necessary). This directory holds all the web pages used by Geeklog.|
|path_log||/path/to/geeklog/logs/||File system path for the log files|
|path_language||/path/to/geeklog/language/||location of the Geeklog language files|
|backup_path||/path/to/geeklog/backups/||location where mysqldump (see above) will store database backups|
|path_data||/path/to/geeklog/data/||File system path for the data directory, used e.g. for the user batch add feature|
|path_images||/path/to/geeklog/public_html/images/||Path where Geeklog expects to find its images, including user photos and images for stories.|
||Whether you have PEAR
installed on your server (|
As the name implies, these options are only relevant when your site is running on a MySQL database. They are ignored when using MS SQL.
|allow_mysqldump||1||Enable or disable the backup functionality (1 = on, 0 = off).|
|_DB_mysqldump_path||/usr/bin/mysqldump||Complete path to the mysqldump utility (part of MySQL) for making backups of your Geeklog database.|
|mysqldump_options||-Q||Here you can include additional options for the mysqldump call that Geeklog uses to create a backup from your database.|
|num_search_results||10||Number of search results per page (and per type).|
|maximagesperarticle||5||max. number of images you can have in a story|
|limitnews||10||Number of stories to limit the index page to, this same number will appear in the older stuff block|
|minnews||1||Minimum numbers of stories than can appear on a topic page|
|contributedbyline||1||Show author username to public, and enable search by username (0=no, 1=yes)|
|hideviewscount||0||Whether to show (= 0) or to hide (= 1) the number of views a story has had.|
|hideemailicon||0||When set to 1, this will disable the ability to send a story by email. It will also hide the email icon from stories and the "Email Article To a Friend" from the Story Options block.|
|hideprintericon||0||When set to 1, this will disable display of a story in a "printer friendly" format. It will also hide the printer icon from stories and the "View Printable Version" from the Story Options block.|
|allow_page_breaks||1||Allow usage of the |
|page_break_comments||last||When the |
|article_image_align||right||Which side of article the topic image should be shown (right or left)|
|show_topic_icon||1||Default setting for new stories and story submissions: Whether to show the topic icon (1) or not (0).|
|draft_flag||0||Default setting for new stories created by Story Admins: Whether the story's draft flag should be set (1) or not (0).|
|frontpage||0||Default setting for new stories and story submissions: Whether the story should appear on the site's frontpage (1) or only in its topic's page (0). Please note that for stories submitted to the archive topic, this setting will be ignored and the story will not appear on the frontpage.|
|hide_no_news_msg||0||When set to 1, hide the "No News To Display" message on the index page (e.g. when viewing a topic without any stories in it)|
|hide_main_page_navigation||0||When set to 1, this option will hide the "Google paging" navigation from index.php, i.e. from the site's frontpage and all topic pages. This may come in handy for more advanced layouts but will of course prevent people from easily reaching older articles.|
|onlyrootfeatures||0||This restricts the featuring of stories to root user(s). If you have several story admins who can create content that is not visible to other story admins, and such a content is featured, another admin might think its ok to feature his own content. To prevent that two admins unknowingly take features from each other away, only a user who can see all content (= root) should be able to feature a story.|
|aftersave_story||'list'||Which page to go to after a story has been saved:
|trackback_enabled||true||Enable (true) or disable (true) trackback comments. This applies to both sending and receiving trackback comments.|
|trackback_code||0||Default value for new stories: Trackback enabled (0) or disabled (-1)|
|trackbackspeedlimit||300||Number of seconds between two trackbacks / pingbacks from the same IP address.|
|check_trackback_link||2||This option can be used to check the validity of a trackback.
You can check if the URL in the trackback actually contains a link back to
your site (otherwise, it's probably spam). You can also check if the
trackback was sent from the proper IP address, i.e. the IP of the site in
the trackback URL (again, if they don't match, it's probably spam). Note
that you can add up the values below to do more than one
check (but using option 1 and 2 doesn't make sense and will be
treated as if you requested option 2).|
Options are: 0 = don't perform any checks, 1 = check only for your site's main URL (
|multiple_trackbacks||0||How to handle multiple trackbacks and pingbacks from the same source: 0 = keep only the first, reject any further trackbacks / pingbacks; 1 = overwrite, i.e. only keep the latest trackback / pingback; 2 = allow multiple trackbacks / pingbacks, i.e. list them all|
|pingback_enabled||true||Enable (true) or disable (true) pingback support. This applies to both sending and receiving pingbacks.|
|pingback_excerpt||true||Unlike Trackbacks, Pingback don't include an excerpt of the text from the site linking to us. When this option is enabled, Geeklog will try and create an excerpt by searching the backlink on the site that sent the Pingback, extract a piece of the text near the link, and use that as the excerpt for the Pingback.|
|pingback_self||0||Pingbacks are sent out automatically to all the
URLs linked from a story - which includes stories on your own site that
you may have linked in the article. This option lets you specify how these
"self pingbacks" are to be handled: 0 = skip them, i.e. don't send pingbacks
to stories on your own site; 1 = allow them, but obey the speed limit;
2 = allow them and ignore the speed limit.|
If your article contains more than one link to other stories on your site, then option 1 is probably of limited use, as it would only pingback the first linked story and run into the speed limit for the others.
|ping_enabled||true||Enable (true) or disable (true) the ability to ping weblog directory services like Technorati.|
|theme||professional||Default theme to use on the site|
||Specifies which entries are displayed in the site's menu bar
(if your theme uses the |
|path_themes||/path/to/geeklog/public_html/layout/||Directory where all themes reside|
|show_right_blocks||false||If set to true, the right-side column of blocks will be displayed on all pages (instead of only on the index page).|
|showfirstasfeatured||0||When set to 1, this will render the first story on any page using the templates for a featured story, even if that story is not featured. This will even be applied to the first story on page 2 of a topic page, for example.|
|sort_admin||false||If set to true will sort the entries in the Admin's block and the icons on the Submissions page (moderation.php) alphabetically.|
|link_documentation||1||Add a link to Geeklog's documentation to the Admin block. Set this to 0 if you don't want that link to show up.|
|link_versionchecker||1||Add a link "GL Version Test" to the Admin block so that you
can easily check if your Geeklog version is up to date. Set this to 0 if
you don't want that link to show up.|
Note: The link is only displayed to members of the Root group anyway.
|sortmethod||sortnum||alpha = Sort topics in topic list alphabetically|
sortnum = Sort topics in topic list by sort number
|showstorycount||1||Show the number of stories in a topic in the Sections block (0=no, 1=yes)|
|showsubmissioncount||1||Show the number of story submissions for a topic in the Sections block (0=no, 1=yes)|
|hide_home_link||0||Hide the "Home" link from the Sections block (0=no, 1=yes)|
|whosonline_threshold||300||How long, in seconds, users can be idle before removing them from the whosonline block|
|whosonline_anonymous||0||If enabled (i.e. set to 1), anonymous users will only see the number of registered users currently online in the Who's Online block but not their names. Only logged-in users will see the names of other users that are currently online.|
|newstoriesinterval||86400||Stories are "new" if they are this many seconds old.|
|newcommentsinterval||172800||Comments are "new" if they are this many seconds old.|
|newtrackbackinterval||172800||Trackback comments are "new" if they are this many seconds old.|
|hidenewstories||0||Set to 1 to hide new stories from the What's New block.|
|hidenewcomments||0||Set to 1 to hide new comments from the What's New block.|
|hidenewtrackbacks||0||Set to 1 to hide new trackback comments from the What's New block.|
|hidenewplugins||0||Set to 1 to hide new entries by plugins from the What's New block.|
|title_trim_length||20||Max. length of the title of items listed in the What's New block.|
|disable_new_user_registration||false||When set to true completely disables all options to sign up as a new user.|
|allow_user_themes||Can be 1 or 0||If set to 1, users can set their own theme that the site uses|
|allow_user_language||Can be 1 or 0||If set to 1, users can select the language for the site navigation|
|allow_user_photo||Can be 1 or 0||If set to 1, users can upload a photo to their profile|
|allow_username_change||0||If set to 1, users will be allowed to change their username (login name). Stories and comments posted under the old username will automatically show the new username.|
|allow_account_delete||0||If set to 1, users will be allowed to delete their accounts. Stories and comments posted under that account will be kept and show up as being posted by "Anonymous".|
|hide_author_exclusion||Can be 1 or 0||If set to 1, the option to to exclude certain authors from being seen is hidden from the user's preferences.|
|show_fullname||0||Whether to display a user's full name (= 1) or only their username (= 0). For users that haven't entered their full name, Geeklog will always display the username.|
|show_servicename||true||If you allow users to log in with accounts on remote services (like LDAP or LiveJournal), this option will at the service's name to the username to avoid confusion with local users of the same name. Set to false to disable.|
||When set to |
||Whether to allow normal logins into the site, i.e. with a user account that only exists in your site's database.|
||Whether to allow logins using OpenID. This will display a special OpenID login below the normal login field.|
Note: Currently only OpenID 1.1 is supported.
||Allow (when set to true) users who already have
an account with some other service to log into your Geeklog site with the
login for that service. Currently supported: LDAP and LiveJournal.|
Please note that to enable login for a specific service, you need an authorization class in system/classes/authentication. If you only want to allow LDAP but not LiveJournal users (or vice versa), simply remove the class file for the unwanted service(s).
See Remote Authentication in Geeklog for more information.
||Which page to go to after a user has been saved:
|spamx||128||Tells Geeklog's Spam-X plugin what to do when a spam post has been detected. The value is the sum of all values that uniquely identify the Spam-X modules that should be executed. E.g. the "delete" action module uses 128, the "email admin" module uses 8, so if both modules should be executed, this option should be set to 128 + 8 = 136.|
||Whether to keep track of when a user last logged in
|loginrequired||0||Login is required to access any part of the site. When set to 1, this overrides the following settings. When you only want to block access to certain parts of the site, set this to 0 and select from the following settings.|
|submitloginrequired||0||When set to 1, only registered users can submit stories and items handled by plugins, e.g. links and events|
|commentsloginrequired||0||When set to 1, only registered users can submit comments|
|statsloginrequired||0||When set to 1, only registered users can access the site stats|
|searchloginrequired||0||When set to 1, only registered users can use the advanced search. When set to 2, the simple search is blocked for anonymous users, too.|
|profileloginrequired||0||When set to 1, only registered users can view another user's profile|
|emailuserloginrequired||0||When set to 1, only registered users can use the email submission form to send an email to another user|
|emailstoryloginrequired||0||When set to 1, only registered users can email stories|
|directoryloginrequired||0||When set to 1, only registered users can access the list of past articles|
|passwordspeedlimit||300||Minimum delay between two requests for a new password, in seconds.|
|login_attempts||3||Max. number of login attempts before the speedlimit (see below) kicks in and further logins are blocked for the given amount of time.|
|login_speedlimit||300||How many seconds have to pass before another login attempt
can be made after |
|usersubmission||0||Enable (1) or disable (0) the user submission queue (i.e. new users must be approved before they receive their password)|
|allow_domains||''||When the user submission queue is enabled this can contain a
comma-separated list of domain names from which user submissions will not
be queued (but approved automatically). Regular expressions are also allowed
|disallow_domains||''||This is the opposite of |
Example disallow email addresses with a certain domain name and from any ".edu" domain: 'somebaddomain.com,\.edu$'
|storysubmission||1||Enable (1) or disable (0) the story submission queue|
|listdraftstories||0||When set to 1, this will display an additional block on the submissions page (moderation.php) that lists all the stories that have the 'draft' flag set.|
|postmode||plaintext||Sets the default submission mode to 'html' or 'plaintext'|
|speedlimit||45||Minimum delay between submissions in seconds. This helps prevent Denial of Service (DOS) attacks|
|skip_preview||0||If 1, allows submission of stories and comments without previewing (i.e. the submission form will always have a Preview and a Submit button).|
|advanced_editor||false||Enable (if set to |
|wikitext_editor||false||Allow using wiki syntax in stories. This adds a third option, "Wiki-style format", to the Post Mode dropdown in the story editor (implemented using the PEAR::Text_Wiki package).|
|commentspeedlimit||45||Number of seconds between posting a comment for the user|
|comment_limit||100||Most number of comments to show at any one time|
|comment_mode||threaded||How to display comments (threaded, nested, flat or nocomments)|
|comment_code||0||Default value for new stories: Comments enabled (0) or disabled (-1)|
|image_lib||'' (empty string)||Set this to either 'imagemagick', 'netpbm', or 'gdlib' if images should be resized during upload. Leave as '' if you don't want images to be resized or if you don't have those packages available.|
|path_to_mogrify||(commented out)||If you chose 'imagemagick' for
You will need a fairly recent version of ImageMagick for this to work (version 5.4.9 or newer is recommended).
|path_to_netpbm||(commented out)||If you chose 'netpbm' for |
Precompiled binaries of the netpbm package for various platforms can be downloaded from the Homepage of the Gallery project.
|keep_unscaled_image||0||Set this to 1 if you want Geeklog to keep the original, unscaled images after upload. The smaller image will then be used as a thumbnail and will link to the original image. Note that this may use a lot of disk space (depending on the size of your images).|
|allow_user_scaling||1||When unscaled images are kept (see above), this option lets
the user chose between using the scaled or unscaled image in the story, i.e.
enables the |
|debug_image_upload||(commented out)||When not commented out(!) and set to |
|max_image_width||160||Max. width of an image in pixels. If it exceeds this, it is
either rejected or resized (depending on the setting of
|max_image_height||120||Max. height of an image in pixels. If it exceeds this, it is
either rejected or resized (depending on the setting of
|max_image_size||1048576 (equals 1 MB)||Max. size of an image in bytes. If it exceeds this, it is is rejected (even if you're using a graphics package to resize images).|
|max_topicicon_width||48||Max. width of a topic icon in pixels. If it exceeds this,
it is either rejected or resized (depending on the setting of
|max_topicicon_height||48||Max. height of a topic icon in pixels. If it exceeds this,
it is either rejected or resized (depending on the setting of
|max_topicicon_size||65536 (equals 64 KB)||Max. size of a topic icon in bytes. If it exceeds this, it is rejected (even if you're using a graphics package to resize images).|
|max_photo_width||128||Max. width of a user photo in pixels. If it exceeds this, it
is either rejected or resized (depending on the setting of
|max_photo_height||128||Max. height of a user photo in pixels. If it exceeds this,
it is either rejected or resized (depending on the setting of
|max_photo_size||65536 (equals 64 KB)||Max. size of a user photo in bytes. If it exceeds this, it is rejected (even if you're using a graphics package to resize images).|
|force_photo_width||(commented out)||This option, when enabled, will only apply when
displaying a user photo. The |
|default_photo||(commented out)||When enabled, this option should point to an image (full URL required!) that should be displayed for users without a user photo. When this option is not set and a user does not have a user photo (or an avatar) then Geeklog will simply not display anything.|
|use_gravatar||false||If enabled (set to true), a user's avatar image will
be requested from gravatar.com if the
user didn't upload a user photo (i.e. an uploaded photo always takes
Please note that this option may slow down your site on pages that display a lot of userphotos for different users (e.g. forum threads).
|gravatar_rating||(commented out)||Avatars submitted to gravatar.com are rated with the rating system used for movies (in the U.S.), i.e. the letters G, PG, R, or X. This option will let you chose the maximum allowed rating for an avatar. For example, a max. rating of R will make sure that no X-rated avatars will be displayed on your site (only G, PG, and R).|
|language||english||Name of your language file. Additional language files may be available for download at http://www.geeklog.net. If you translate a language file, please send it to us. Also see Localization below.|
|language_files||(commented out)||For multi-lingual setups only: A list mapping language shortcuts ('en', 'de', etc.) to the Geeklog language files to use.|
|languages||(commented out)||For multi-lingual setups only: A list mapping language shortcuts ('en', 'de', etc.) to the language's native name ("English", "Deutsch", etc.).|
Also see Multi-Language Support in the Geeklog Wiki.
|locale||en_GB||Locale for the system. This defines both the language and the country that PHP will use when deciding how to display localized information such as dates (e.g. for the names of months).|
|date||%A, %B %d %Y @ %I:%M %p %Z||Date format used for most of the site, including story displays. See date formats below.|
|daytime||%m/%d %I:%M%p||Date format used when a shorter date is needed. See date formats below.|
|shortdate||%x||Date format this is the shortest date. See date formats below.|
|dateonly||%d-%b||Short date format (day and month only), to be used e.g. in the Upcoming Events and Older Stories blocks. See date formats below.|
|timeonly||%I:%M %p %Z||Format string for the time only, to be used e.g. on the Event Details page. See date formats below.|
|week_start||Sun||First day of the week in the calendar. Can be either 'Sun' (Sunday) or 'Mon' (Monday).|
|hour_mode||12||Which format to use when submitting or editing an object with a time setting (e.g. the publish time of a story). Can be 12 (for the 12 hour am/pm format) or 24 (for the 24 hour format).|
||Character to use between every group of thousands.|
||Character to use before decimals.|
|decimal_count||2||How many decimal places to display.|
|timezone||(commented out)||If your server is located in a different timezone, use this
option to set your local (i.e. your own) timezone, so that the time and
date on the site match your own.|
This option is known as the "timezone hack" and may not work on some servers.
These variables define the names of all of Geeklog's cookies. They can easily be changed in case there's a name collision with the cookies used by some other software package that you may use on your site.
|cookie_session||gl_session||Name of the cookie that stores the session ID.|
|cookie_name||geeklog||Name of the permanent cookie.|
|cookie_password||password||Name of the password cookie.|
|cookie_theme||theme||Name of the theme cookie.|
|cookie_language||language||Name of the language cookie.|
|cookie_tzid||timezone||Name of the timezone cookie.|
|cookie_ip||0||Session ID to contain IP address of user as well as random number. This is more secure but will more than likely require dialed up users to login each and every time. (0=no, 1=yes)|
|default_perm_cookie_timeout||28800||Permanent cookie timeout in seconds (28800 = 8 hours).|
|session_cookie_timeout||7200||Session cookie timeout (in seconds).|
|cookie_path||/||Cookie path (see the PHP manual for details).|
|cookiedomain||(empty)||The domain that the cookie is available. Geeklog will attempt to guess the correct value for this setting (based on the 'site_url' variable). See the PHP manual for details.|
|cookiesecure||0||Only set to 1 if your site uses HTTPS (see the PHP manual for details).|
|pdf_enabled||0||PDF conversion of stories has not been fully implemented yet. Leave this option switched off to prevent unfinished options from showing up on your site.|
|notification||array()||Send an email notification to $_CONF['site_email']
when a new story, comment, trackback or pingback has been submitted
or a new user has registered with the site. The array() can hold
any combination of the strings 'story', 'comment',
'trackback', 'pingback', and 'user' (separated
by commas), depending on which notification(s) you want.
|cron_schedule_interval||86400||Geeklog can emulate a cronjob, i.e. trigger a certain action at a given time. The code
to be executed can be provided by a plugin or through the
Please note that to trigger this action, you will need to have someone visit your site at around the specified time. On a site with few visitors, the code may only be executed with considerable delay.
Set to 0 to disable.
|disable_autolinks||0||If set to 1, disables the autolinks. I.e. links using the [story:] etc. syntax are not interpreted any more.|
||When a PHP error occurs, Geeklog's error handler will only
display the actual error message to members of the Root group (to prevent
leakage of possibly sensitive information). When set to |
|emailstories||0||Let users get stories e-mailed to them (0=no, 1=yes), aka Daily Digest. Please note that this requires cron and the use of PHP as a shell script.|
|emailstorieslength||1||When emailstories (above) is enabled, send only the title and the link to the new stories (0), or send the entire introtext (1) or send the first n characters from the introtext (where n = any other number)|
|emailstoriesperdefault||0||When set to 1, new users will be subscribed to the daily digest automatically when they register with the site.|
|user_html||<p>, <b>, <i>, <a>, <em>, <br>, <tt>, <hr>, <ol>, <ul>, <li>, <code>, <pre>||HTML tags and attributes that normal users are allowed to use in story submissions and comments.|
|admin_html||additional HTML tags, e.g. for tables||HTML tags and attributes that admin users are allowed to use (in addition to those from user_html). Redefining a tag with additional attributes will overwrite the definition from user_html.|
|skip_html_filter_for_root||0||When set to 1, this will allow members of the Root group to use all HTML in their posts. Use at your own risk!|
|allowed_protocols||array ('http', 'https', 'ftp');||Defines which protocols are allowed in links (i.e. HTML
|censormode||1||Censor submissions and comments (0=no, 1=yes)|
|censorreplace||*censored*||Text to replace a censored word with|
|censorlist||array(a list of "bad" words goes here ...)||An array of censored words|
|ip_lookup||not set||The IP addresses of comment posters are logged and displayed for admin users. When this variable is set to point to a service that can do IP address lookups, it's possible to lookup the owner of an IP address by clicking on it, making it easier to report abuse to ISPs, etc.|
|disable_webservices||false||Set this to |
|restrict_webservices||false||Set this to |
|atom_max_stories||10||Max. number of stories returned when an Atom feed is requested through the webservices API.|
Also see Using the Webservices in the Geeklog Wiki.
As the name implies, the file db-config.php contains the database configuration. This information is put there during the initial install and you should not normally have to edit this file.
|_DB_host||localhost||Database Server (to be entered in the form: hostname:port:unixsocket). In most cases you won't need to change the default value.|
|_DB_user||root||Database User Account|
|_DB_pass||null||Database User Password|
|_DB_table_prefix||gl_||Prefix to put in front of all of Geeklog's table names (to avoid name collisions with tables used by other applications)|
|_DB_dbms||mysql||This option tells Geeklog which type of database it's
running on. Can be either |
The siteconfig.php file holds configuration data that can not be stored in the database. Again, most of this information is put there during the installation and you should not normally have to edit this file.
|path||/path/to/geeklog/||Base file system path for your site (trailing slash necessary)|
|path_system||/path/to/geeklog/system/||Path to your system directory for your site (trailing slash necessary). This directory holds the code libraries used throughout Geeklog|
|site_enabled||true||A Geeklog site can be disabled quickly (e.g. for maintenance)
by setting this to 'false'.|
Also see the site_disabled_msg configuration option.
|default_charset||iso-8859-1||Character encoding used by Geeklog when serving HTML pages or
sending email. Only used if the language file did not already set
another character encoding.|
For multi-language setups, using
Geeklog includes a simple but useful URL rewriting feature which can help make your site more crawler friendly (i.e. the URLs of your site are more likely to be picked up by the search engine's indexing bots). This feature is supported for URLs to stories, static pages, the article directory, and links.
URL rewriting means that your URLs will look like this
instead of like this
While some search engines will pick up the second form, Google seems to prefer the first format and often ignores the second format.
Note: This feature may not work with all web servers. It is known to work with Apache (all versions) and known not to work with IIS (at least some versions). Please try it out before you go public with your site.
Localizing Geeklog is fairly easy. All strings are contained in a language file. The default file that ships with the tarball is english.php. People interested in translating Geeklog to other languages are encouraged to join the geeklog-translations mailing list. All important information concerning translating Geeklog will be posted there.
You can set the locale and date format in the configuration. To set the locale, set the variable to the proper string or if you leave it blank it will pull the default locale from the operating system. The date formats are handled by your locale. Isn't that smart? Locale names are OS dependent. On most UNIX hosts, you can find locale codes in the /usr/share/locale/locale.alias file and on some systems the command locale -a will display all available locales on a system. If a locale doesn't exist you can create it using the localedef command.
More info on locale: http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/7908799/xbd/locale.html
More info on localdef: http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/7908799/xcu/localedef.html