Options (Parameters)

Category: Phoca Guestbook Component
 
 
Phoca Guestbook is running on different Joomla! versions. So it is possible that you will not find all listed parameters in your Phoca Guestbook - depends on used Joomla! system.
 

Options (formerly known as Parameters)

Go to Components - Phoca Guestbook - Control Panel - click on icon Options (Parameters) (you can find this icon in top right corner of your Joomla! administration)

Options (Parameters) can be managed only by Super Users (Super Administrators) or you need to have rights to manage them in Joomla! Administration.

 

More detailed information about Parameters you can find in this article: Default settings (Parameters - component in menu item) which does not include description about newest options but can be more helpful because it includes more information with examples and images.

 

Form

  • Display Subject In Form - (Yes | Yes (required) | No) Display or hide field Subject in form, set if field Subject will be required
  • Display Name In Form - (Yes | Yes (required) | No) Display or hide field Name in form, set if field Name will be required
  • Display Email In Form - (Yes | Yes (required) | No) Display or hide field Email in form, set if field Email will be required
  • Display Website In Form - (Yes | Yes (required) | No) Display or hide field Website in form, set if field Website will be required
  • Display Content In Form - (Yes | Yes (required) | No) Display or hide field Content in form, set if field Content will be required
  • Enable Javascript Editor - (Yes | No) Enable or disable javascript editor
  • Display Path In Javascript Editor - (Yes | No) Display or hide path information in javascript editor
  • Display Form - (Hide | Display) Set if form should be displayed or not. If not then link to the form will be displayed (clicking on link will display the form)
  • Form Position - (Top | Bottom) Select the positon of the Phoca Guestbook form in the frontend
  • Display Required Sign - (Yes | No) Set if required sign should be displayed by form fields which are required
  • Display Posts - (Yes | No) Set if posts should be displayed or not. Phoca Guestbook with disabled posts can be used as e.g. contact form
  • Editor Width - Set editor (textarea) width (in px)
  • Editor Height - Set editor (textarea) height (in px)
  • Table Width - Set table width (table in which the form is displayed, in px)

General

  • Predefined Name - If user will be not logged in, set the predefined name in input form Name. For example: Guest
  • Username Or Name - (Username | Name) Select which name should be displayed in Phoca Guestbook (Username or real name of the user)
  • Disable User Check - (No | Yes) Set if user check will be disabled. If yes, anonymous or not logged in users can post email and username which is registered by registered user (disabling this parameter is not recommended)
  • Registered Users Only - (Yes | No) If yes, only registered users can add new messages
  • Review Item - (Yes | No) If yes, post will be displayed after the Administrator's approval
  • Send Email - Send Email to (Super Users, Administrator, User, ...)

Post

  • Display Name In Post - (Yes | No) Display or hide name (username) in post box
  • Display Email In Post - (Yes | No) Display or hide email in post box
  • Display Website In Post - (Yes | No) Display or hide website in post box
  • Date Format - (l, d F Y | l, d F Y | l, d F Y H:i | d F Y | Y-m-d | d. F Y | d/m/y | d. m. Y) Set date format
  • Font Color - Set font color
  • Second Font Color - Set second font color (Date Font color)
  • Background Color - Set background color
  • Border Color - Set border color
  • Pagination Default Value - Set default value for pagination
  • Pagination - Set pagination values for posts. Separate each pagination value with comma(,)
  • Pagination Hide All - (Yes | No) Set if ALL value will be hidden in pagination

Security

  • Forbidden Word Filter - Set forbidden words, which will be not displayed in the frontend. Separate each word with a comma (,)
  • Forbidden Whole Word Filter - Set whole forbidden words, which will be not displayed in the frontend. Separate each word with a comma (,)
  • Save post with forbidden words - (Yes | No) Set if post which includes forbidden words will be saved to guestbook (forbidden words will be hidden if saved) or not
  • IP Ban - Add the IP(s) you want to block, to the IP(s) Ban list. Separate each IP with a comma (,)
  • Maximum Characters - Set maximum number of characters, they can be saved in the database (Don't forget that e.g. URL link 'link' has not 4 characters but e.g. 39: (a href&;61;"https://www.link.xxx/")link(/a) )
  • Maximum Url - Set maximum number of URL links that can be displayed in a message (0: no URL links will be displayed in messages, -1: all URL links will be displayed in messages, e.g. 3: Only three URL links of all URL links will be displayed in messages)
  • Not Allowed URL Identification Words - Set words, which will identify not allowed URLs within the post. Separate each word with comma (,). Example: ://,.htm,.asp,.jsp,.php,www.,.com,.org,.net
  • Enable Captcha - (Standard Captcha | Math Captcha | TTF Captcha | reCAPTCHA | Random (standard, math, ttf) | Random (standard, math) | Random (standard, ttf) | Random (math, ttf) | Random (standard, math, ttf, reCAPTCHA) | Random (standard, math, reCAPTCHA) | Random (standard, ttf, reCAPTCHA) | Random (math, ttf, reCAPTCHA) | Random (standard, reCAPTCHA) | Random (math, reCAPTCHA) | Random (ttf, reCAPTCHA) | No) Enable or Disable Captcha Protection
  • Captcha URL - (Relative path | Full path | Full path (no Itemid) | Relative path (no language prefix) | Full path (no language prefix)) Set format of URL to Captcha image. Change this parameter only in case, captcha image is not displayed on your site.
  • Enable Captcha - Users - (All | Not registered) Set if Captcha should be displayed for all or only for not registered users
  • Standard Captcha Characters - Select Numbers, Lower Case Characters, Upper Case Characters which will be displayed in Standard Captcha image
  • Math Captcha Characters - Select Numbers, Lower Case Characters, Upper Case Characters which will be displayed in Math Captcha image
  • TTF Captcha Characters - Select Numbers, Lower Case Characters, Upper Case Characters which will be displayed in TTF Captcha image
  • reCAPTCHA Public Key - Set reCAPTCHA Public Key which is needed to display reCAPTCHA code
  • reCAPTCHA Private Key - Set reCAPTCHA Private Key which is needed to communicate reCAPTCHA server
  • Enable Akismet Spam Protection - (No | Yes) Sends all data of a new geustbook entry to the Akismet Webservice to check for possible spam
  • Block Spam (Akismet) - (No | Yes) If this is true, posts identified as spam will be completly denied. If it is false, the posts will be submitted and saved as an unpublished entry
  • Akismet API Key - Set Akismet API Key which is needed to use the Akismet-Spam-Protection service. Get yours at https://akismet.com/signup/#free
  • Akismet URL - The main URL of your website. Is required for the correct performance of Akismet (URL must include https:// prefix)
  • Specific Itemid - Set specific Itemid (Id of menu link). Normally, extensions can be accessed with different Itemids in frontend of Joomla! site, if specific Itemid will be set, posts can be stored by only selected menu link(s). Separate each Itemid with comma(,)
  • Enable HTML Purifier - (No | Yes) Enable or disable HTML Purifier
  • Session Suffix - Set session suffix (It is a security feature to change the name of session, set unique suffix, for example: a100b20c3)
  • Enable Hidden Field - (No | Yes) Enable or disable hidden field. Some spam bots try to fill all the fields on the site, if they fill this hidden field, which human does not see, the entry will be not added into the guestbook.
  • Enable Cache - (Yes | No) Enable cache if it is enabled in Joomla! Global Configuration

Permissions

Default permissions used for all content in this component.

  • Permissions