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The Infradox XS platform is a standardised solution that can be configured with the built-in administrator functions. Once your system has been installed, you'll receive a (temporary) URL where you can access your website. You will also receive a login and password for the so-called super admin account. Note that you can have several administrator accounts but only one super admin account. The super admin account can be used to configure the website and to grant admin permissions on other accounts. The super admin can also configure which functions are and are not available to other administrators.

There are a few things that must be done first, i.e. before you upload files or start to make changes to look and feel. This article is a brief description of the required steps. Infradox XS is very flexible and it offers many functions and settings. If you have questions once you start to use the website, simply create a support ticket and we'll point you in the right direction as soon as possible. 

Log in 

Log in with your super admin account. In the account submenu, click on Enable admin toolbar. The page will reload with the toolbar showing on the top left. In the toolbar click on Dashboard.

1 Set up your website e-mail

You need to set up an e-mail account that the website can use to send notification messages to you (e.g. someone registered, someone created an order). But that's also used to send e-mails to your website users. E.g. if someone sends a lightbox, a page link and so on.  

If you use Gmail or Google for accounts, then you'll have to make a few changes to your e-mail account first. Please read the article Configuring G-mail for Infradox XS with an explanation about what you have to do.

Once your e-mail account has been properly configured as described above, click on Site configuration in the administrator dashboard, then click on E-mail configuration (either in the bar on the left or on the large icon in the workspace view). Enter your mail server settings and click Test mail server settings. Once you have done this you can enter the rest of the e-mail settings.

What you enter in the input box Address of your website, will be used to output a value for the macro [websiteaddress]. You can use this macro e.g. in your e-mail signature. The same applies to all other fields that have a macro (between square brackets) displayed on the right next to that field. 

Finally scroll all the way down and click the Save button.

2 General website settings

In Site configuration, click General settings. Most of the back end pages have sections that group specific settings together. To display a section, click Show options. The Save button at the bottom of the pages will save the changes that you've made in all of the sections on that page.

The sections that you can access via General settings are self explanatory for the larger part. For now, enter values in the section Website contact details & Page title and select a default country and time zone in the User interface language section. 

3 Configure website access

Until you are ready to launch your new website, you make want to make certain functions (temporarily) unavailable to website visitors. 1) If you don't want guests to have access to the preview pages, click Site configuration in the administrator dashboard, then click Website configuration in the bar on the left. Untick the box Guests have access to previews and save the settings. 2) If you don't want guests to use the search engine, go to Search settings in Site configuration and in the General settings section, select a suitable option in the select box. 3) If you don't want guests to have access to gallery pages, go to General settings in Site configuration, open the section Gallery pages and untick the box Allow guests to access the gallery pages.

4 Configure the metadata repository 

The metadata repository allows you to configure which fields you want to use, which fields you want to display when and where and so on. You can configure the data fields by clicking on Site configuration in the administrator dashboard and then click Metadata repository in the bar on the left. All the options are described in detail in the article The metadata repository.

5 Watermarking preview and comping files

Infradox XS automatically generates thumbnails and previews in different sizes for web display. You can protect your preview files (available in 500 and 700 pixels on the longest side) and your even larger comping images by overlaying a watermark and/or by overlaying text on such images. You can create a watermark file with e.g. photoshop. Note that the file must be a PNG file, it must be RGB color and it must use transparency. Watermark files may not exceed 300 pixels on the longest side. Once you have your watermark file ready, go to Site configuration, click on Website files and open the section Watermark for your previews. You can either click the Upload a file button or you can drag the file onto the drop area on the page. You can use the same file for your comping images. Rename the file to compmark.png and upload it in the section Watermark for comping images. Note that you can allow specific users to download comps without watermarks regardless.

6 Edit the text on the client facing pages 

When logged in with an administrator account with such permissions, you can edit the text on many pages. For example, on the registration page (that you can access by entering /register after the domain name) you'll see the registration form and a text block next to it. It will read Edit this. Hover over the text, then click on it. An in-line editor will display. If you know HTML and CSS then it's best to click the Show Source button (the last button in the toolbar) and to enter your text/html in there. When you are done click Save at the bottom. There are several pages with text areas that you'll need to edit.
Below is a list of the most important relative URL's with editable text. Note that you don't have to use all the pages if you don't want to. 


For a complete overview of all URL's, read the article Infradox XS URL's explained.







  • When I use the Test mail server settings buttons, I get an error
    Make sure that all the settings are correct. Most mail servers use accent sensitive logins and passwords, so there's a difference between uppercase and lowercase letters. If you keep having problems then create a free Gmail account and try to configure your website with that account. 
  • Why is the admin toolbar not automatically showing when I log in as an administrator?
    When the admin toolbar is enabled, additional script and other code is included in your pages. This will make page load times slightly slower. This is why the admin toolbar is not automatically enabled when you log in. Note that you can access the administrator's Dashboard from the account dropdown menu, even if the admin toolbar is not enabled.


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