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« on: January 19, 2015, 11:17:31 PM »
Administering User Manual osDate

osDate has two levels of admin: "super" admin and regular admin. The regular admins can be thought of as moderators - they have only those permissions allocated them by a super admin.

When you install osDate for the first time, there is an "Admin Password" field. This is the super admin password. By default, the admin login is "admin", and the super admin password is "pass", but you're encouraged to change this after login.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 11:18:59 PM »
o access the admin interface, go to http://www.your_domain.com/admin/, assuming osDate is installed in your root web directory.

You will be presented with an interface similar to this, although it may different depending on your osDate version.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 11:20:18 PM »
The password is the one specified during installation, or just "pass" if no admin password was specified.

To create a new admin which is not a "super" admin - i.e., a user who will have partial access to the admin tools, click on the Admin Management link on the left column, at the top.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 11:21:44 PM »
Click on "Add Admin" at the top of this screen, and input the username and password for this new admin. However, do not make this a "Super User", or the admin will have full access to all of the admin tools. Be sure that "Enabled" is set to "Yes". Here's the result that I had after these steps. Your "Id" value may be different from mine, but that isn't something that you should be concerned with.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2015, 11:23:43 PM »
Now, click on "Admin Permissions". You will observe that only non-Super User admins are listed. This is because super users have default access to every tool. Depending on the version of osDate that you are using, your list of "modules" may be different, or in a different order, from those shown below. Also, please note that these are not modules in the sense that they can be un-installed. "modules" here means simple "parts of the system that you can restrict access to".
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 11:25:59 PM »
Now, logout and login again using the new admin login. You should see a restricted tool-set in the left-hand column.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015, 11:30:32 PM »
It is also Highly Recommended to add a .htaccess lock to add further protection to the admin area!

Please make the .htaccess file un-writable once it has been setup.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015, 11:51:21 PM »
Setting up and using the Chat and Forum Administration

FlashChat

This document assumes that you have FlashChat installed and integrated with osDate. FlashChat should be in the "chat" sub-folder of your domain, like this example pic:
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015, 11:54:02 PM »
Assuming that the install went well (fingers crossed!), you could access the chat admin panel by adding "/chat/admin" to the end of your osDate URL, as shown below. Of course, in this screenshot osDate was installed in the website root folder. If your osDate is installed in a sub-folder, then you would of course need to add the sub-folder name to this path.

Further Protection:

It is also Highly Recommended to add a .htaccess lock to add further protection to all admin areas!

Please make the .htaccess file un-writable once it has been setup.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2015, 11:57:37 PM »
You can create "moderators" for your chat by adding a non-super-admin using the osDate "Admin Management" tool, then setting the admin permissions so that the admin has access to "Chat" and "Chat Management". As of the writing of this document, non-super-admins in osDate have full-admin priviledges in FlashChat. This will be adjusted in later versions so that non-super-admins have only moderator chat priviledges.

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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2015, 12:02:54 AM »
A osDate moderator is logged into FlashChat in the exapmle pic.

For chat-specific configuration, please check the FlashChat online documentation, as well as the dozens of PHP options internal to the chat, many of which are located in the /chat/inc/config.php file and /chat/inc/themes/.


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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2015, 12:05:45 AM »
Chat Forums and Administering

phpBB / vBulletin

As of the writing of this document, osDate includes support for only phpBB. vBulletin integration is on the way, but there was no specific release date for it at the time of writing this document. The steps for administering vBulletin within osDate should be similar to those described below.

osDate does not actually have its own administration panel for phpBB. You should use phpBB's administration panel. To do this, access the phpBB index page, at www.your_domain.com/forum/index.php, then login using the super-admin login. At the bottom of your page, you should see an "Administration" link.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2015, 12:08:09 AM »
You may also access this page by clicking on the "Forum Management" link in the osDate admin panel, as shown here. When vBulletin is ultimately added, this link could redirect you (the administrator) to either the vBulletin or phpBB page, based on what you have integrated with osDate.

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Please make the .htaccess file un-writable once it has been setup.
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2015, 12:15:24 AM »
Using Zip Code Searching

If you live in any of the countries for which zip code geocoordinate data exists (presently Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, UK, USA), then you'll defintely want to enable the zip code proximity feature.

This allows your users to search within X miles or kilometers of a particular zip code. When the user selects one of the supported countries, a new "Search within" option will appear, as shown below.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2015, 12:18:37 AM »
In osDate 2.xx, zip code loading is an option that can be accessed in the admin panel "Process Zip Codes File" link.

Simply choose the country, the zip codes .csv file, and the "Load into DB" as the action, as shown.
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