Advanced site settings

Use Control Panel's Advanced tab to get immediate information on the database size, product key and the site code for use with the mobile apps. You can also perform advanced admin tasks.

Reload server preferences

Reloads server settings from the Firefly.config file and the database. This must be done when changes are made to Firefly's core files, for example when installing new plugins.

Clear profile picture cache

Firefly caches profile pictures to ensure high performance. The cache must be cleared when profile pictures have been changed or updated before the changes will be visible. Use this option to update your profile pictures at the beginning of a new academic year or when you've made changes in your MIS.

Profile permissions

These settings are also available to administrators from any profile page.

Purge personal sections

Allows selection and deletion of individual or multiple personal sections.

Purge hit logs

Allows deletion of records of old hits from the database.

Lookup GUID from username

Looks up a user's Windows GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) from his or her username.

Lookup username from GUID

Looks up a user's username from his or her Windows GUID.

Check user's signature

Check which policies a specified user has agreed to.

Clear site AUP signatures

Forces all users to re-sign the Acceptable Use Policy for a specific site.

Clear all AUP signatures

Forces all users to re-sign the Acceptable Use Policy for all sites.

Search and replace

Allows you to search and replace text in pages across the site or a specific section. Search and Replace only works on page content, not page titles or section titles. Please use with caution!

  1. Select the section to be searched in the Scope drop-down. The default is All sections.
  2. Enter the word or phrase to be replaced in the Search for box, and the replacement in the Replace with box.
  3. Select Match case if want the search to be case sensitive.
  4. Choose a Match modeMatch whole words only (the default setting) or Match as part of words.
  5. Select Search and Replace.

Screenshot of the Control Panel's Advanced Site Settings