Website configuration

Basic site settings

Basic site settings consist of information like the site name, slogan, email address used to send automated emails or notifications but also the url to the site's home page. These settings can be changed by navigating to Manage Bioland >> Basic site configuration

Website logo & UI

To change the website logo, go to Manage Bioland >> Website logo & UI and press the Logo image under Override Global Settings. Upload your desired logo by pressing Choose file under Upload logo image and save configuration from the bottom of the page.

Logo

Adding custom styling for the website is done through the same page. Enter your custom CSS code, enable custom CSS and save configuration. Let's say we wanted to make the main menu red, the configuration would be:

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Cache clearing

To make websites faster Drupal stores web pages in a cache. It is a good practice to clear or rebuild caches when moving a site from one host to another. Clearing the caches can also be useful when installing new modules or themes, and as a first step in troubleshooting. Clearing caches is relatively harmless. Sites might slow down for a bit afterwards while the cache fills back up.

To clear the caches, navigate to Manage Bioland >> Clear the caches and press the Clear all caches button.

 

Date and time formats

Date formats can be created, changed and even translated by going to Manage Bioland >> Date and time formats. When a date format is edited, any date on the site that was shown in the old format will show up in the edited format.

Password protect the website

If you want the website to only be accessible through an authentication method (separate from user accounts credentials), go to Manage Bioland >> **Password protect the website and enter the desired user and password necessary to access the website. This can be disabled at any time by deleting the credentials on the same page.

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Regional settings

Regional settings consist of configuration like the Default country for the site, first day of the week and timezone related settings. You can change these by going to Manage Bioland >> Regional settings.

Check CRON

Cron takes care of running periodic tasks like checking for updates and indexing content for search. To force all cron scheduled tasks, go to Manage Bioland >> Check CRON and press the Run cron button.

Maintenance mode/Emergency stop

Use maintenance mode when making major updates, particularly if the updates could disrupt visitors or the update process. Examples include upgrading, importing or exporting content, modifying a theme, modifying content types, and making backups.

Simply go to Manage Bioland > Emergency stop, enable the Put site into maintenance mode option and press the save configuration button.

Setting maintenace

For anonymous users, the website will look like this.

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To disable maintenance mode, go to the exact same page and untick the Put site into maintenance mode option and press the save configuration button. If you are logged out when the site is under maintenance mode, enter https://<>/user/login in your browser to log in again.