The System Preferences page is accessed via Configure in the main Newscoop navigation menu. This page allows you to control some advanced aspects of your Newscoop server, so it is recommended that access is reserved for administrators only.
The first section of the System Preferences page is for General Settings.
Here is what each of the options means:
This section of the page configures Newscoop to use your prefered mail server.
The next section of the page is for Editor Settings, which refer to image handling.
The fields in this section enable you to specify the default Image Resizing Ratio, or default width and height, for images inserted inline with article text. The resizing ratio takes precedence over any Resizing Width or Resizing Height value which is set here. If Ratio is not set but both Width and Height are set, then Newscoop will use the value which results in a smaller image size. The default settings here can be overridden by the ratio, width or height settings for a specific inline image set on the Article Edit page.
Image sizes which are part of the publication templates, such as the main story image in an article template, are configured separately, via the Image Rendering page on the Configure menu.
If the Zoom enabled for images in article content? radio button is set to Yes, readers can enlarge article images in your publication's pages by clicking on them. This zooming feature works for any images inserted inline with the article text.
Set Enable rich text for image captions? to Yes if you would like captions in articles to have a WYSIWYG editor for formatting and links, or leave the default setting of No for plain text captions. If you enable this feature, the default limit for caption length is 255 characters. You can set zero here to have no limit on the length of captions, as long as your publication's theme design can accomodate any length of caption.
This section of the page is related to external subscription management software.
If you select the Yes radio button for the Reader subscriptions managed externally? option, the subscription management features in the Newscoop administration interface are hidden. The subscription data is still held in the Newscoop database, which your system administrator will have connected to your third-party subscription management software.
This section enables you to set up Newscoop to operate on two servers at once, which is a safety feature in case of hardware or network problems.
Selecting the Yes radio button for the option Setting up a Newscoop Replication Server? displays four fields:
Enter keywords for templates that you wish to hide from the template editor accessible via the Theme Management page. For example, templates that are no longer in use, but you do not wish to delete from the server.
Run scheduled tasks externally? means to use the server's own cron scheduler for automated tasks, rather than the scheduler included in Newscoop.
This section enables you to specify how maps linked to articles will be displayed, and which Internet mapping service will provide the data.
The default width and height of both externally and locally hosted video files can be set in this section, to make sure that the videos are displayed correctly in your publication's page templates.
These settings are for integration of Newscoop with the MailChimp.com mailing list service.
These settings are for integration of Newscoop with the Facebook API.
Finally, the Save button updates your preferences.
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