Articles Settings Management Section

The article settings section can be found inside of the "Settings" section in the administration control panel.

From within this section the web-site administrator can adjust the following article directory settings.

New article options, articles dropdown menu, article word counts, most popular article widget, article comment settings, latest article widget, featured article widget, set article page side content format, article info box settings, article excerpt widget, featured authors widget, set article image settings, random article widget and article categories widget.

Scroll down this page to see a full description of available article directory script web-site settings.


Articles Drop Down Menu Settings


From within the articles drop down menu settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Enable or disable article links in the main web-site navigation menu. If enabled a dropdown menu item called "latest articles" will be shown inside the content menu.
  • If this setting is enabled the web-site administrator can also set the amount of "latest articles" links to display in the dropdown menu.

Enable New Article Settings


The web-site administrator can enable or disable the option for authors to create new articles from this article settings section.

If disabled the "create new article" button will disappear from the authors control panel and only site administrators will have the option to create a new article.

Articles Word Count Settings


From within the articles word count settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Set the minimum words allowed for an article, this setting does not apply to web-site administrators who are able to post articles of any word count.
  • Set the maximum words allowed for an article, this setting does not apply to web-site administrators who are able to post articles of any word count.

Most Popular Articles Widget Settings


From within the most popular articles widget settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Set if the included most popular articles will be displayed as text links.
  • Set if the included most popular articles will be displayed as image links.
  • Set if the included most popular articles will be displayed as image with text links.
  • Set the number of most popular article links to show inside the most popular article widget.

Articles Comments Settings


From within the article comments settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Choose if the article pages will be displayed as full width articles with no side panel.
  • Choose if the article pages will be displayed with a content side panel located on the right.
  • Choose if the article pages will be displayed with a content side panel located on the left.

Latest Articles Widget Settings


From within the latest articles widget settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Set if the included latest articles will be displayed as text links.
  • Set if the included latest articles will be displayed as image links.
  • Set if the included latest articles will be displayed as image with text links.
  • Set the number of latest article links to show inside the latest article widget.

Featured Articles Widget Settings


From within the featured articles widget settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Set if the included featured articles will be displayed as text links.
  • Set if the included featured articles will be displayed as image links.
  • Set if the included featured articles will be displayed as image with text links.
  • Set the number of featured article links to show inside the featured article widget.

Article Categories Widget Settings


The article category widget will display a list of article categories anywhere the article category widget has been inserted.

From within the article category widget settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Enable or disable article count. This will show the number of articles published in each category.
  • Set the default position of the article categories widget box, open or closed. If set to closed the article categories will be hidden, within the widget, until clicked.

Article Page Side Content Settings


From within the article page side content settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Choose if the article pages will be displayed as full width articles with no side panel.
  • Choose if the article pages will be displayed with a content side panel located on the right.
  • Choose if the article pages will be displayed with a content side panel located on the left.

Article Information Box Settings


From within the article information box settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Enable or disable the articles information box display.
  • If enabled an information box will be shown above the article on the article page.
  • Inside the article information box will be the following information. Date article was published, article views to date, article author name and avatar and article category the article is published in.

Article Excerpt Widget Settings


From within the article excerpt widget settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Set the amount of article excerpts to be shown in the article excerpts widget.
  • Set the word count of the article excerpt, this will be followed by a "read more" link.
  • If the article has an image set the article image size to be used for each article excerpt.

Featured Authors Widget Settings


From within the featured authors widget settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

The featured authors widget will show the author username, avatar, date joined and total number of published articles.

  • Set the number of featured authors to show inside the featured authors widget.

Article Image Settings


From within the article image settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

These settings only apply if a main article image has been uploaded to the article.

  • Set image width for the main article image displayed on the article page.
  • Set the image padding for the image.

Random Article Widget Settings


The random article widget will display a random article anywhere the random article widget has been inserted.

From within the random article widget settings section, the web-site administrator can adjust the following setting options.

  • Set the main article image size for articles shown in the random article widget.