Dolphin 7.1 Database Pruning

In today’s blog we’re going to talk about Dolphin 7.1 database pruning system. This system helps keep your database clean and clear of old data that builds up during the normal operation of your site. It is also import to familiarize yourself with this system if you DON’T want profiles, messages or greetings deleted automatically. We’ll start by logging into the Dolphin admin section and clicking “Advanced Settings” under the “Settings” menu on the left side of the screen. Now click “Pruning” from the list of headings on the right.

Database pruning admin

Database pruning admin

You can see the options include messages, profiles, IP visits, banner views, greetings and expired membership levels. Learn More

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How to Increase or Decrease Session Timeout in Your ASP.NET Application

In this article, I will give you a step by step guide on how to set, increase or decrease session timeout for your ASP Application.

1. To set the session timeout for your application we will use the timeout attribute. The timeout attribute indicates the time (minutes) that the user will stay logged in into your application. To set the time, we will edit the web.config file your application.

2. Open web.config and look for this tag:

<authentication mode=”Forms”>

3. Now, we are going to add the timeout parameter. We will set it for 600 minutes: Learn More

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How to Control the Dolphin 7.1 Membership Levels

Hello and welcome! In today’s blog I’ll show you how to modify the default Dolphin 7.1 membership levels or create custom membership levels for your Dolphin 7.1 website. Dolphin comes with three default membership levels, they are:

Non-member – This level is self explanatory. It is anyone who hasn’t joined the site.

Standard – This is the basic level for anyone who signs up.

Promotion – This is a special membership you can use if you plan on adding paid membership types. If you enable it when a new member joins they are added to this type by default and allowed to explore the site for 7 days. At the end of the 7 days they are automatically changed to a standard member.

Today we’re going to create a new membership type called “Super Member”. We could say it’s for VIP members or paying members. First let’s log in to our Dolphin admin and go to “Membership Levels” under the “settings” heading on the left sidebar. Learn More

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