Comprehensive guide to the Flaunt backend.

Introduction

Understanding the Flaunt backend section by section. 

This is a section by section guide to the backend of Flaunt. It starts with the Dashboard tab section and explores all of the tabs within that sections before it moves to the next section. Here you should find a strong understanding of the functions in the backend of this product.

 

Dashboard tab

System Info Tab

  • This will provide you with information about your server.

Toolbox tab

  • Create System Storage Backup File: This will zip up a folder and allow you to download it.

  • View PHP Info Sheet: This will allow you to see your server's PHP information.

  • Preview Site Without Flash: This is meant to show you approximately what your non-flash version will look like (ie: mobile).

  • Turn flash Back on: This will allow you to turn your flash version back on in your browser. Not everyone is seeing the site like this.

  • Submit Sitemap to search engines: This alerts the 4 major search engines (Google, Ask, Bing, Yahoo) about your site quicker than finding it on their own.

Change Password tab

  • This will allow you to change your password.

Change Username Tab

  • This will allow you to change your username.

Release Notes Tab

  • This will show you which version you are currently running and allow you to see all of the release notes for the product.

  • Update Now!: This button will allow you to start the update process with your product key auto filled. However, you will still need your FTP information.

  • Send us a Suggestion: We always want to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to send us any suggestions that you might have to improve this product.

File Library

  • This will contain your site's assets like logo. Backgrounds, etc. It does not contain page assets.

 

 

Content tab

Settings tab

  • Password: Set up a password (optional)

  • Expires On Date: Set the expiration date you would like the set to expire on. (expiration will not delete anything. Simply denies access.)

  • Add a “Photocart link”. If you add a URL (http:www.com), the shopping cart icon will appear on the flaunt tool bar providing quick access to purchase photos.

  • Turn favorites on: If on, a thumbs up button will appear and your clients will be a ble to “favorite” images and email it directly to you.

  • Use Global Soundtrack: You have the option to upload one set of MP3 files to the “Globals” tab and use them for every client set. If you want to use those files, then select “True”. If you select “False”, you can upload music for this specific set.

  • Include on gallery wall: If you want this set to be included on the login gallery wall, then select “True”. The gallery wall must be turned on- See the “Pages” tab section. If you select “False”, the set will not appear on the login gallery wall.

  • Pin to the top of gallery wall: Select “True” if you want this set to be added to the top of the gallery wall. Selecting “False” will put it last on the list.

  • Gallery Wall Image: If you included your set on the gallery Wall, uploading an image will make it much easier to find. Please crop a image no taller than 150 pixels.

  • Contact list: You can add comma separated email addresses of your clients that belong to this set. You will be able to send them information from the “output” tab by selecting the “include Contact List” under the “Bulk Email” option.

 Customize tab

  • Override Global Settings: Your flaunt has global settings that you selected to use for each set. You can select “True” to use specific settings for this particular set.

  • Autohide Toolbar: If you select “True” the tool bar except on roll over. If you select “False”, the tool bar will always be visible.

  • Loop Soundtrack: You can upload numerous MP3 files for music. If you select “True”, it will play all of the songs and repeat the list when complete. If you select “False”, the list of songs will only play once.

  • Show Thumbnail Tooltips: If you select “True” the names of the files will be revealed when you roll over the thumbnail images.

  • Transition Effect: There are 5 different transition effects that can be used for transitioning from image to image.

  • Effect duration: This number determines how long it takes to transition from one image to another.

  • Slide Duration: This number determines how long the image stays up before transitioning to the next image.

  • Crossfade images: If you select “True”, this will fade one image out as the next image fades in, all at the same time. (This doesn't apply to the Slide effects)

Image List tab

(at the bottom of the panel)

  • Upload: this will allow you to upload images into this set.

  • Sort: The sort window will allow you to move images around into a new order. You can hold the “Shift” button and select multiple images so move at one time. You also have buttons that will allow you to sort the images from “A-Z, “Z-A” and “Random”.

  • Delete: If you “check” the small box next to an image, it will highlight that image. If you click the “Delete” button, it will delete all highlighted images.

 Tracks tab

(at the bottom of the panel)

  • Upload: this will allow you to upload MP3 files into this set. Make sure you adjust the “Global” options in the “Settings” tab.

  • Delete: If you “check” the small box next to an MP3 file, it will highlight that file. If you click the “Delete” button, it will delete all highlighted files.

  • Arrows: If you “check” the small box next to an MP3 file, it will highlight that file. If you click the arrows, it will allow you to move one file up or down at a time.

 Output tab

  • Output is a quick way to send information/link to your specific clients or the general population. The output tab will allow you to...
  • Direct link: find a direct link to a set. This link should eliminate the need for a set ID and get the client directly into the set. Hint: they will still have to enter a password (if setup) and an email address.
  • Twitter & Facebook: send a link directly to your facebook or twitter account so your social networking groups can view it. Hint: you can change the message in the "Language" tab.
  • Bulk email: send a group of people associated with the set a message and link.

 

 

Pages tab

Contact tab

  • Title: This is the title of this window (ie: “contact us”).

  • Description: Write something about contacting you like hours of operation, address, phone number, etc.

  • Your Website URL (http://...): In the first field, you can add your website address. In the second field, add how the link should read.

  • Your Email: In the first field, add your email address. In the second field is what they will see when receiving an email from this system (ie: from your name or company name).

  • Server Email: You can leave this blank unless you have a Yahoo email address. If you have a Yahoo email, they will give you an additional Server email address to put in the first field.

Splash tab

This will set up your login settings for your clients.

  • Title: This is the title of the window that first appears before they select their set (ie: “Welcome”).

  • Description: This text is directly under the title.

  • Splash Page view: Select either a Gallery Wall or gallery ID Login. The gallery Wall displays the sets by set names and picture. The ID login provides a field for them to enter their set ID (found next to the set name in the backend).

  • Hide image counts: if you selected the Gallery Wall, you have the option to reveal the number of images in each set by selecting “False” or hide them by selecting “True”.

  • Auto Hide Expired Sets bool: If you select “True” this will auto hide any expired sets on the Gallery Wall.

 

 

Globals tab

Global Soundtrack tab

The global soundtrack is an MP3 list that can be used for every set as a default set of songs.

  • Upload: this will allow you to upload MP3 files to this list.

  • Delete: If you “check” the small box next to an MP3 file, it will highlight that file. If you click the “Delete” button, it will delete all highlighted files.

  • Arrows: If you “check” the small box next to an MP3 file, it will highlight that file. If you click the arrows, it will allow you to move one file up or down at a time.

Soundtrack Settings tab

  • Enable: this will allow your songs to be played.

  • Volume: You can increase the number to increase the volume. (Hint: 50 is a good number)

  • Loop: Decide if you want the song list to loop when done playing.

 

 

Setup tab

Settings tab

  • Site name: This is important for SEO. To be geeky about it, creates the the text for the H1 tag. You can use your name, your company name, or a keyword that is important to you. Please only use one important keyword or search term...don't over due it.

  • Browser title: This is what will be seen at the top of the browser. Leave the {PAGE_NAME} as is and add a “-” and the title of the site. (ie: {PAGE_NAME}- Intothedarkroom) The {PAGE_NAME} will be replaced with the page name that they are on.

  • Meta Tag Description: Write a 250 character paragraph describing what this site is for. Do not add a bunch of spam words. Write it as if your clients are going to read it.

  • Meta Tag Keywords: Comma separate your keywords (ie: Carlsbad photographer,Jay Reilly,etc)

  • Footer Link Text: choose from the dropdown how you want the link to read.

  • Site Footer text: Add your copyright information here. (ie: © 2010 ITDR | intothedarkroom | all rights reserved)

  • Google Analytics User Agent: When you set up your google Analytics account, they give you a UA code. Just put this code in this field. It looks like this: UA-XXXXXXX-X.

  • Use Server Side resampling: if you select “True”, this will reduce the file size (by percentage) of your images making them easier on the users bandwidth. However, we do suggest that when you are in Photoshop, you adjust the quality of your images to make them the optimum size for reduced bandwidth.

  • Resampling Quality: Turn the percentage of of the server side re-sampling up or down to increase or reduce the size of the files.

  • Use Image Magick Library if available: (Not all servers have this.) Select “True” if you are using the server side re-sampling feature. This could process your images faster at higher resolutions.

  • Automatically Sharpen re-sample Images: Selecting True will sharpen the images as they are scaled down in the server-side re-sampling process. This will keep your images from looking soft.

Playback tab

  • Autohide toolbar: This is a global setting for all tool bars. If you select “Flase”, the tool bar will always be visible. If you select “True”, the toolbar will be available on rollover.

  • Autohide toolbar (seconds): This number refers to how long the tool bar is up before it hides again.

  • Loop Soundtrack: If you select “True”, it will play all of the songs and repeat the list when complete. If you select “False”, the list of songs will only play once.

  • Loop Slideshow: If you select “True”, it will show will replay once it reaches the last image.

  • Show Thumbnail Tooltips: If you select “True” the names of the files will be revealed when you roll over the thumbnail images.

Transition tab

  • Transition Effect: There are 5 different transition effects that can be used for transitioning from image to image.

  • Effect duration: This number determines how long it takes to transition from one image to another.

  • Slide Duration: This number determines how long the image stays up before transitioning to the next image.

  • Crossfade images: If you select “True”, this will fade one image out as the next image fades in, all at the same time. (This doesn't apply to the Slide effects)

Design tab

  • Dialog logo: this logo will appear on all windows such as the login window, welcome window, contact window, etc.

  • Dialog logo position: Select the location in the the window that you would like the logo placed.

  • Dialog Corner radius: If you set the number to “0”, there will be no rounding on the corner. The higher the number, the more rounding corner.

  • Dialog Stroke Width: This number determines how wide the outter stroke on the dialog windows will be. The higher the number, the thicker the stroke.

  • Navigation logo: this logo appears at the bottom left side of the tool bar.

  • Navigation logo link: You can make your navigation logo link to your website or any URL you desire. First, enter the URL with the http://, then decide if you want the link to open in a new or the same browser.

  • Embed Font Glyphs: This should be set to “True” if your language has special characters that must be used.

  • Font Style: Choose from Sans Serif or Serif.

  • Background Gradient Top Color: Select the top color for the background. If you want the background to be all one color, make sure the gradient bottom color is the same.

  • Background Gradient Bottom Color: Select the bottom color for the background. This will create a gradient blend from top to bottom. If you want the background to be all one color, make sure the gradient top color is the same.

  • Background Asset: You can upload an image here to display as your background. This image should be cropped around 1600x1200 pixels.

  • Background mode: If you uploaded an image as the background, decide how you want it to display.

  • Stroke Color: the stroke color is the color of the stroke around the Images, the dialog window boxes and around the navigation boarders.

  • Application Background color: This is the background color behind the dialog windows.

  • Form background Colors: this is the color of the form fields, and the favorite buttons.

  • Foreground Color: this is the color of the icons on the navigation bar and the favorites icons.

  • Favorites highlight Color: This is the highlight color for the favorites icon.

  • Display Margin: this adds a margin around the image giving it space from the edge of the browser window.

  • Video Player Skin: If you play any video in the slideshow, you can select the skin or design of the player.

  • Suppress Contact icon In navigation Bar: Decide if you want the Contact icon to show up in the navigation bar. If you would like to hide it, select “True”.

  • Draw Border When Embedded: You have the option to embed the slideshow. This determines if there is a border around it or not. (see Output tab)

Watermarking tab

  • Use Watermarking Image: If you select “True” this will turn watermarking on. If you select “False” watermarking will be turned off.

  • Watermarking Image: Upload an image you would like to use for your watermark. We recommend a one color logo saved as a transparent PNG.

  • Watermark X Offset: This helps you determine the horizontal position of the watermark. 0 will move the mark left, 100 will move the mark right.

  • Watermark Y Offset: This helps you determine the vertical position of the watermark. 0 will move the mark up, 100 will move the mark down.

  • Watermark Opacity: You can control the opacity of the watermark with the numerical number.

  • Draw Crosshairs: if you select “True”, a one pixel “X” will be drawn over the image serving as a protective watermark.

  • Crosshairs Color: The color of the watermark lines can be determined by the color picker.

  • Crosshairs Opacity: You can control the opacity of the watermark with the numerical number.

 

 

Language tab

All of the text for all of the buttons can be changed in the Language tab. This is completely optional if you choose to do this.

 

 

Logout

This will log you out of the backend. 

 

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    Henrya

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