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General settings for your site

AbleOrganizer includes a number of tools that allow you to control the identity and behavior of your website. This article provides an overview of some of the basic settings you will want to pay attention to.

If you are familiar with working with Drupal websites, this should all seem familiar to you. If not, what follows is a checklist of basic administrative settings. This documentation does not attempt to provide an exhaustive resource on how to administer Drupal websites. You can easily find out more about these items on the Drupal.org website.

Site Information Page

The site information page allows you to control some of the basic settings for your site. Here, you can set the name of the site, the e-mail address for the site administrator, the front page, and default 403 and 404 error pages.

Content types

Any time you need to enter new content, you can do so by going to the content creation page. This will allow you to enter new content for any of the content types that exist in your site.

You can also create new content types by going to the content type administration page. This page will provide you with a list of all existing content types, and also allow you to create new ones.

Look and Feel

AbleOrganizer uses a theme system that allows you to control the look and feel of your website. A theme is a collection of template files that control the look and feel of your website. You are free to use the one that comes with AbleOrganizer, download any of the ones that are freely available from Drupal.org, or create your own.

Each theme comes with a settings page that can be controlled through a web-based administrative interface. This interface allows you to control various components of the look and feel such as the logo, the shortcut icon, and the display of various page elements. Many themes for Drupal are also responsive, meaning the look and feel of the site will adjust to the dimensions of the device being used to view it.

Users and Permissions

AbleOrganizer includes tools for full user administration and permission management. The platform uses a role-based permissions model that allows you to create groups, assign permissions to those groups, and assign users to groups in order to provide access to features and content within your site.

By default, the system comes with a basic set of permissions configured appropriate for the needs of administering AbleOrganizer. You can create additional groups on the role administration page, and assign permissions to those groups on the permissions administration page.

You can create new user accounts and modify existing ones on the user account administration page. This page will include a list of all users on your website, and allow you to modify the details associated with each.

Performance

The performance administration page allows you to optimize the performance of your website, ensuring that web pages will be delivered quickly when you take your site live.

It is best to configure your performance settings as a last step before moving your site into production. At a minimum, you will want to aggregate javascript and CSS files, and you might want to cache pages and blocks within Drupal.

Be aware that this is not the be-all, end-all approach for performance optimization within AbleOrganizer, but it's a good start for most organizations.