Tutorials for Boonex Dolphin Version 7.1

Tutorials, Tips, and Resources for Boonex Dolphin Version 7.1. Be sure to check back for updates.

How to Split Join Form Page into Two Parts Friday, August 23, 2013
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This tutorial will show you how to split the Join form/page into two or three parts. Whether you want a cleaner looking join form or you want to reduce the number of spam bots this should help. Continue Reading...


How To Add HTML And Text To Join Page Saturday, June 29, 2013
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This will show you how to add HTML and text to the Join form page. If you have ever wanted to add a few more details or spruce up the Join form then this might be what you have been looking for.

With a little exploring and tweaking it's possible to boost your site's performance. Continue Reading...



Spruce Up The 7.1 Login - Logout Process Saturday, June 8, 2013
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This tutorial will show you how to spruce up the login - logout message people see. If you want to add a special message or just change the standard default phrase this one might be for you. This one is very simple and only takes a few moments to apply it.

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How to Optimize Block Cache Monday, June 3, 2013
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This one shows you how to take advantage and optimize your site using the Page Block feature available in the administration panel.

With a little exploring and tweaking it's possible to boost your site's performance. Gold or Platinum members Continue Reading...



Fix Forum RSS Feeds Redirecting To Homepage Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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If your Forum RSS feed links are redirecting to your homepage when clicked on you might need to update the forum module .htaccess file. The following information will show you what to check, and how to solve this.

It is certainly worth checking your forum feeds to see if they are redirecting. Continue Reading...



How To Remove Powered By Boonex Dolphin In Email Templates Friday, May 24, 2013
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This tutorial will show you how to remove the "Our website is powered by Boonex Dolphin. Anyone can create their own niche social network using BoonEx software" and link from your email templates that your site sends out.

This one is very simple and only takes a few moments to complete. Standard members Continue Reading...



How To Upgrade Boonex Dolphin 7.1.1 To 7.1.2 Video Tutorial Sunday, May 19, 2013
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This Video shows you how to upgrade Dolphin 7.1.1 to 7.1.2. It explains and walks you through all the necessary steps from start to finish. It's based on cPanel web hosting, but can be used as a reference point for other hosting and control panel platforms as well. The video includes easy to follow along with step by step instructions in real time based on the following:
- cPanel Linux Web Hosting
- cPanel File Manager
- Video Size: 1280 x 720
- Video Length: 13:31

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Dolphin Cron With cPanel Webhosting Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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This tutorial will show you several popular examples that you can test out if you are having trouble with the default cron job. It also includes an example of how to use a custom php.ini file with a cron job.

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Advanced Sitemap Tweaks Friday, May 10, 2013
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By default at least with the current version 7.1.x you can't make any changes to the sitemap feature in the Administration Panel Dashboard. Your only option is to enabled or disabled. This tutorial will show you how to make additional tweaks/modifications to your sitemap.

If you wish you had more control and options this might help. Gold or Platinum members Continue Reading...



How to Disable or Remove Captcha Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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This one explains how to remove captcha from various parts of Dolphin 7.1. If you would rather not use captcha or you just aren't a fan of those things this will show you how to get rid of it.

This one is fairly simple, and it only takes a few moments to accomplish. Gold or Platinum members Continue Reading...



How to Install Modules Friday, April 26, 2013
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This one shows you how to install Boonex Dolphin 7.1 modules. It also explains and gives examples of why a module may fail to install, and what you can do to resolve it. Screenshot examples are also included.

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Monday, April 22, 2013
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This Video shows you how to build and create pages using the Page Builder. It explains the steps involved in naming the page and URL. It also shows you how to add columns and html blocks necessary to add actual content to the page/pages you create.
- Video Size: 1280 x 720
- Video Length: 8:57

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Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Dolphin comes pre-configured to use Day Month Year format such as 1-3-2013 (1 March 2013). This tutorial will show you how to use a month day year format. It also includes several examples of other date formats you might want to use.

If you ever wanted to change the date format be sure to check this one out. Gold or Platinum members Continue Reading...



Sunday, April 14, 2013
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This one shows you how fast and easy it is to upload a logo for your Dolphin 7.1 website. It includes screenshots examples as well. This one is very easy to do, and it only takes a few seconds.

If you have been thinking about uploading a logo for your website be sure to Continue Reading...



Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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This one shows you how to customize and optimize the social buttons on pages like articles, blogs, etc. in the recommend block section. If you want to add or change the Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, or Pinterest code to take advantage of hashtags, via @username, etc. this tutorial will show you how to do this.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013
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This shows you how to turn on and enable the Sitemap feature, which can help search engines find your posts and content. It also shows you how to submit it to Google, and briefly explains how to add a line to a robots.txt file containing the link to your sitemap.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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This Video shows you how to install Boonex Dolphin Modules. It walks you through each and every step, and explains why a module may fail to install and what you can do to fix that. It also briefly explains a module configuration settings and membership level permissions for the particular module being installed.
- Video Size: 1280 x 720
- Video Length: 6:37

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Saturday, March 30, 2013
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This explains how to configure and use the IP Blacklist feature. It includes example configurations as well as screenshots for easy reference.

Whether you are trying to block an IP, member, or if you just want to see what IP's your members are logging in from. There are a number of possibilities that this could be useful for. Gold or Platinum members Continue Reading...



Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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This shows you how to turn off the persistent database connections, which in some cases can reduce the Database connect failed error warning frequency. Also, included is how to change the various warning messages visitors will see.
If you see the Database connect failed error warning frequently this may help. Continue Reading...



Friday, March 22, 2013
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This explains how to install the SMTP Mailer Module. It also explains how to configure it for cPanel SSL and Non-SSL connections, and a gMail example is also included. If you are having trouble sending mail be sure to check this one out.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
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This tutorial explains the basic concepts of the Dolphin 7.1 Moderation settings. It also provides several examples that you can use to help moderate your website.

Whether you need to keep it simple, or increase your current level of moderation this should help.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
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This shows you how to add a Meta Description and Meta Keywords to your website, which can be helpful for SEO purposes. The process is fairly simple and can be completed in a few moments.

You can go back and change these any time you want.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
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This Video shows you how to upgrade Dolphin 7.1.0 to 7.1.1. It explains and walks you through all the necessary steps from start to finish. It's based on cPanel web hosting, but can be used as a reference point for other hosting and control panel platforms as well. The video includes easy to follow along with step by step instructions in real time based on the following:
- cPanel Linux Web Hosting
- cPanel File Manager
- Video Size: 1280 x 720
- Video Length: 17:17

Platinum members login and Watch it now...



Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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This shows you how to change the Site Title and Email address for your website. If you need to change these or want to update them it only takes a few seconds, and this will show you how fast and easy you can accomplish this.

To do so simply login to the Administration and... Continue Reading...



Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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This one explains how to add and get started using the reCaptcha service for your website. It is a very simple process and only takes a few moments to set up.

To install or activate reCaptcha all you need to do is generate Captcha keys. You can find a link in the Administration Dashboard after you login. It can be found. Continue Reading...



Monday, February 18, 2013
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I wrote a tutorial in the past about optimizing a Dolphin database using phpMyadmin. This one is based on Dolphin 7.1.x screenshots, and includes a step by step walk through video that is easy to follow along with.

It is very easy to perform, and can be completed in a matter of seconds. Continue Reading...



Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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I created this How To Install Dolphin Video. Examples shown in the video are from version 7.1. However, the install process is the same for previous versions and will likely remain the same or very similar in new versions.

The video walks you through all the necessary steps from start to finish. It is based on suPHP configured web server/hosting. If your host or server does not have suPHP the only difference is you will need to set more file/folder permissions, and you may need to set the permissions slightly different. Continue Reading...