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Post - osDate Installation and Configuration Manual
« on: January 09, 2015, 07:22:27 AM »
Post - osDate Installation Configuration

In Step 3 of the osDate installer, you may call that an admin username and password was selected. The default language was loaded, and some other default options were set. Depending on your version of osDate, this information may have been set in Step 2.
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Re: Post - osDate Installation Configuration
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 07:24:14 AM »
The first thing that you should do after installation is change the "root password" (also called "super user password"). To do that, login to the osDate admin panel at:

http://www.your_domain/path/to/osdate/admin/

Then, click on the "Change Password" link in the Tools menu. This is ONLY to change the root admin password, not to change any user password, or moderator (sub-admin) passwords.
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Re: Post - osDate Installation Configuration
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 07:25:31 AM »
Also during installation, the Mail server settings were set. If you're not sure about these settings, we recommend that you use "Standard Mail" as the "Send mail by" option. Usually, specifying Sendmail is the same thing, since most PHP mail servers use Sendmail. We also recommend that you use HTML email format, so that you can take advantage of all of osDate 2.x's features.

osDate 2.x has the ability to send "My Matches" emailed at regular intervals, as set by a cronjob. This email is only sent if HTML email is enabled. Accomodation has been made to ensure that HTML emails are viewed properly in most web-based email systems, including Yahoo Mail, GMail, and Hotmail. Using HTML email also permits you to include banner ads at the bottom of your emails, as shown below.
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Re: Post - osDate Installation Configuration
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 07:27:25 AM »
The mail settings in osDate 2.x are saved in a "myconfigs" folder, in the config.php file. To change the mail setting after installation, you would manually edit this file with a text editor like Textpad (do not use any editor made my Microsoft for this!). This is also where you add new language definitions. Some basic knowledge of PHP is required for that, however. Later versions of osDate will likely include an advanced language editor so that direct PHP file editing is not required.
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Re: Post - osDate Installation Configuration
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 07:29:06 AM »
A very common question is: how do I se the admin email address, site title, site name, and change the "Powered By" link at the bottom. Of course, we strongly recommend that you keep the Powered By link to help support osDate (after all, we're giving away a LOT!), but it's not required. You can make these changes in the "Global Configurations" (also called "Global Settings" or "Site Settings") in the admin panel. Please note that there is a "select" drop-down box at the top of this page to choose among various other settings.
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Re: Post - osDate Installation Configuration
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 07:31:25 AM »
The final step - but definitely not the least important - is setting up osDate's various cronjobs. osDate 2.x has 4 by default, but this is likely to increase as more features are added to osDate. We recommend that you run each of these /cronjob/ PHP files hourly for best results. Running hourly shouldn't cause too much stress on the average server, and it should be enough for a small to medium-sized dating system. If you have a very large and active dating website, you may wish to increase that frequency.
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Re: Post - osDate Installation Configuration
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 07:32:43 AM »
If you have CPanel, cronjobs can be established easily by using a Lynx command:

GET http://www.your_domain.com/path/to/cronjobs/{php file name}.php > /dev/null

This will execute the PHP file remotely. Set Minute = 0, and all other time units to * in order to run this PHP file hourly. Repeat for the various other cronjobs. The "mship_expiry_reminders_email.php" email has an optional "expiry" parameter in the URL string, which permits you to specify the number of days from user profile expiration by which the reminder email should be set (expiry=30 means 30 days in this case). For example, 30 days before a user's profile is set to expire, a renewal "reminder" will be sent.

GET http://www.your_domain.com/path/to/cronjobs/{php file name}.php?expiry=30 > /dev/null
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