How to Manage User Group Settings in phpFox

This article focuses on how to manage your site’s user group settings and permissions.

Each user belongs to a user group and each user group has several hundred ways on how to control them. To control user groups we will go over how we can edit “User Group Settings”. By controlling these settings you will be able to control many features you use on your site thus allowing you to create special user groups that you can create promotions or even charge for in order for users to get the rights to use certain features on your site.

To manage user group settings, in your AdminCp, select Users > Manage User Groups

This opens the following screen, with a list of your user groups. Learn More

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A Warning About Using Izap Plugins for Elgg 1.8

A few days ago, someone started a thread in our own Elgg forum, announcing the release of their new plugin: Izap Disk Quota and other plugins as well. However, we strongly recommend staying away from those plugins. In this article, I will strongly recommend you to not to use those plugins in our servers.

After I saw that post, I was curious and went to the Elgg community to see the plugin Izap Disk Quota. For my surprise it was an odd plugin. First, the plugin needs a framework, called Izap Bridge. That’s pretty normal, however such framework is not available on the Elgg community and to get it you must register on another site.

After I finally got the framework, I installed it like you normally install a plugin in Elgg. However, when I tried to use it I couldn’t because I had to register my domain name in their site. In other words, I had to give the address of my Elgg network if I wanted to use the plugin Izap Disk Quota. That’s just plain wrong, because there’s no reason why a free plugin will need my domain name. I find it suspicious, and I believe it sends server information to the developer, which is wrong. Learn More

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How to Configure Web Server to Host Silverlight Applications

Not only IIS web server can host Silverlight applications. Apache can host up Silverlight content too. Silverlight introduces two new file extensions (.xaml for loose XAML files and .xap for the zip-based binary packaging format). As a result, you need to add the MIME types for those file extensions to your web server so that it recognizes Silverlight content appropriately. Here are the MIME types you need to add to the server configuration:

Extension MIME Type
.xaml application/xaml+xml
.xap application/x-silverlight-app

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