Tutorials for Boonex Dolphin Version 6.1

Tips, Tutorials, and Resources for Dolphin Version 6.1.

Reset or Restore Files Owned 99 By The Server
12-21-09
If you have been trying to edit, delete, or overwrite some files in your Dolphin setup, but receive a permission denied, upload failed, or similar this might be what you have been looking for.If y...

How To Remove Hide Hello Member Actions
12-16-09
After logging in as a member, in the top right corner you will see your little welcome...member name and under it will be links to...

How to move Dolphin to another Folder Directory
12-13-09
For 6.1x Versions. Move your site from:yoursite.com to:yoursite.com/dolphin. Aside from moving the actual files and folders wh...

Meta Description and Meta Keywords
11-07-09
The Meta Description is what will show up in most search engines so it is a good idea to fill this out if you h...

Add Social Bookmarking and Sharing to Blogs
11-04-09
Increase traffic to your site by adding a simple and convenient share button to your Blogs. One of the things you can do i...

Add Bookmarking - Sharing to Articles
11-01-09
Increase traffic to your site by adding a simple and convenient share button to your Articles. One of the thi...

How to change Terms Page
10-24-09
This is asked frequently "How do I change the information on the Terms Page". The screen shots in this tutorial article are based o...

How to change FAQ Page
10-22-09
This one is also asked often "How do I change the information on the FAQ Page". The screen shots in this tutorial article are based on...

How to change Privacy page
10-20-09
This one is asked fairly often "How do I change the information on the Privacy Page". The screen shots in this tutorial article are based on...

How to change About Us page
10-20-09
This one is frequently asked "How do I change the information on the About Us Page". The screen shots provided in this tutorial article are from...

Optimize Boonex Dolphin Database
10-04-09
In this article I will show you how to optimize your Database overhead. Over time your database may start to perform poorly. We could att...

Dolphin with www prefix or non-www-version
09-17-09
How to change your site so it will use the www prefix or only http. Do you want to use the www prefix (http://www.yoursite.com) or the non-www-version (http://yoursite.com) in your browsers...

Persistent Mysql Database Connect
09-13-09
How to change Persistent Mysql Database Connect to Non-Persistent Standard Connect. Some shared hosting providers may complain or even suspend your account for using too many re...

How To Enable Short Open Tags
06-19-09
If your site is only showing a bunch of code similar to the following: not installed. "; if ( file_exists( "install/index.php" ) ) { echo "Please, wait. Redirecting you to installation...

How to Turn Off Cupid Mail
06-09-09
How to Turn Off Cupid Mail. Have you ever wanted to turn off the Cupid Mail feature completely? Maybe you just don't need this feature. Or, maybe you just don't like...

Database Error Cron Report Email
06-05-09
One of the more common Error Reports you will receive in your email is the Database Error Report. You will see something...

Boonex Dolphin Hosting and RMS at Bluehost Hostgator Hostmonster Terabyte-Hosting
05-31-09
Hosting and RMS at Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostmonster, and Terabyte-HostingDolphin will work at Bluehost, Hostgator, and Hostmonster if you install it properly. You won't be able to i...

Improve Image Quality
05-26-09
Although I have never had any issues with the uploaded image quality maybe you do, or maybe you want to reduce the image size or attempt to improve it. If image quality is goo...

How to reset, change, and restore your Admin Panel Password
05-16-09
Can't access your Admin Panel? Have you forgot your Boonex Dolphin Admin Password or Login? This doesn't happen very often but it does happen on occasion. Maybe you installed...

Random Photos In Profile Photos Block
12-26-08
How to show Random photos on the home page "Profile Photos" Block instead of latest. The fastest and easiest ways to accomplish this would be simply editing the...

Show Random Photos On Profile Page
12-26-08
How to show Random photos on your members Profile Page "photo gallery" area instead of latest photos. The fastest and easiest ways to accomplish this would be...

Snow Flake - Snow Fall Modification
12-22-08
Here is a nice little snow fall script modification for anyone interested in adding a little winter snow effect...

Create a Custom 404 Error Page
12-16-08
How to create a custom 404 error / page not found. Some hosting accounts come pre-configured or setup with a 404 error page, others allow you to make one through your...

Orca Forum and Feeds in Same Browser Window
12-13-08
This was mentioned recently and I actually meant to write something up about this, but since adding the forum spy modification to the main page this slipped my mind. If you want your Boon...

Change Edit Remove the Promo Block
12-11-08
How To Change Edit or Remove The Promo Block for Boonex Dolphin 6.1x...I have seen this asked at Boonex Unity a number of times in the last week or so...How do I change, edit, or do away w...

Change the Amount of Tags on Homepage
11-29-08
How to reduce the number of tags that display on your home page. Default is set to 50. For some this is too many, for other this is not enough. This i...

Add Google Adsense Block Using Admin Panel
11-25-08
I was a little reluctant to write this one because it has been done elsewhere before, but it's been asked several times recently again. So I thought why not, someone will get some use out of it.Ho...

Change The Pop-Up Ajax Login Color and Design
11-22-08
The Pop-Up Ajax Login looks decent and matches the default Template Theme fairly well. If you have a custom theme or changed the default template it may not match so well anymore.Maybe you...

No Ajax Pop-Up Login Window
11-21-08
If you are having problems or issues with the ajax pop-up login when clicking on the "Member Login" link in the top right corner of your site you can do away with the pop-up login.Maybe you just d...

Add A Second Administrator
11-16-08
Occasionally we might have the need to add a second administrator. Maybe you are having someone install a modification. Maybe someone is checking your admin panel for you...

Change or Remove Items From Site Stats Block
11-12-08
Maybe you don't use or allow Movies/Videos or you don't want blogs to show up in the list. Perhaps you just want to change the order or sort of rearrange the order they appear. If you don't use or...

2 Column Site Stats
11-11-08
Some people have asked if it's possible to make the "Site Stats" area 2 columns instead of 3 columns. This is handy for sites that have a small width, if you have a 3 column main/index p...

Shorter Photo Gallery Titles
11-07-08
If you are seeing display errors with the "Title" of your Photo Gallery Pictures on yoursite.com/photo/all/10/1, the page you are brought to when you click on the "Photos" link in the top navigati...

Add Online - Offline Icon to Profile Picture
11-06-08
Here is one that was posted in the Boonex Unity forums and is floating around Expertzzz too. It simply adds the little online/offline icon to a members profile picture in the top right corner of a...

Change Number of Members Display
11-04-08
If you use the default UNI template and you reach 30 members or more you will notice on your browse.php page that there are 7 members across with the standard 960px page width. Now what hap...

Contact Form Glitch - Fix
11-01-08
This has been present ever since Dolphin 6.1x came out, possibly even prior to 6.1.If someone sends you an email using the contact form...yoursite.com/contact.php you receive the message to the em...

How To Make More Comments Visible
10-30-08
By default Dolphin 6.1x will display the first 5 comments in all areas of your site. So when #6 or more comments are left a small link with "Show 6-10" will appear....

Show Newest Comments First at Top
10-28-08
Reverse comments order and show newest most recent comments at the top of the list. By default the newest comments appear at the bottom of the list. This can be confusing if you have a bu...

Invite a Friend bug
10-27-08
I just noticed a problem with the "Invite a Friend" link. It works fine in the Dolphin area, but if you go to your Orca Forum, and try to click on "Invite a F...

How to Hide Comment Points
10-26-08
For some sites and people the Point Rate + | - in comment areas of profile, blogs, gallery photo's, gallery music, gallery video, and classifieds just are not needed.It really don't do much anyway...

How to create a simple IFRAME
10-21-08
Basically in simple terms an iframe is loading another page within a page. This can sometimes be rather convenient. Maybe you want to load a .html page into your Dolphin site? Maybe you...

Change Top - Bottom Link Text and Content
10-20-08
First login to the Admin Panel. Find "Settings" then "Languages Settings" In the "Search for Strings" enter "about us" and click the "Search" button as pictured. You should get similar r...

How to change the Bottom Copyright
10-19-08
This gets asked fairly often and is actually fairly fast and easy. It gets asked a lot in the Boonex Forums, but I thought I'd write a quick guide up and include some screen shots. First login to y...

How to determine which .html page
10-18-08
How to determine which .html page is being used or referenced. You can make changes to your Dolphin site by simply editing or altering the .html page associated. If you are using ...

Change Top and Bottom Links to Other Pages
10-18-08
Ever wonder how to change where the very top and very bottom links actually go to?I've been asked a few times not how to change what they say, but when clicked on where they actually go.Occasional...

Tom Like Myspace Mod
10-18-08
Ever wanted your members to have a friend after signing up similar to what Myspace.com does? Tom is your friend automatically after joining Myspace. Your member profile for the Tom Mod would be a ...

How to Add a Favicon.ico to Your Site
10-12-08
First you will need to create a favicon.ico or download one from some where.Here is just one example of a site that you can create one at:http://www.favicon.cc/-otherwise just search google for fa...

How to Add Google Analytics Stats to your site
10-11-08
First get yourself a Google Analytics account if you do not already have one at: www.google.com/analytics/ Then, add your site in Google Analytics. You will need to place the code...

How to Insert Google Adsense Ads in Blog Posts
10-07-08
This is based on Dolphin 6.1.x code.You can ad Google Adsense to the top area of a Blog Post. Display Google Adsense at the bottom of a Blog Post or both.You should be familiar with Google Adsense...

Transparent Profiles
10-05-08
Be sure to backup your original profile_view.css for fast restore in the event that this doesn't work for you.Partial Transparency will allow your members profile background color or profile backg...

How to Add a Spell Check Feature
10-04-08
How to Add a Spell Check Feature in tinymce / editors for post blog, post event, post classified.Be sure to back up any files you will be editing first.Screen Shots: 1...

How to Insert Your Ad into Movie Player
09-24-08
Insert your own add, banner, or even google adsense into the movie player. Works with Free or AdFree version. No boonex ads are removed in your Free version. You are simply placing an ad. under th...

How to Remove the URL and Embed Area of Video Info
09-10-08
If you do not really like the idea of providing the link or embed code for the entire world to potentially use and link to your site you can simply hide this from your mem...

Age to Date of Birth Mod
08-29-08
This was originally posted in Boonex Unity Forums here: http://www.boonex.com/unity/forums/#topic/Age-v-Date-of-Birth.htm It seems there was some confussion regarding this, and in c...

Delete Messages from Outbox Mod
08-26-08
Add the option to "Delete" messages/mail from the outbox in Dolphin 6.1. For some reason there is no option to delete messages from a members outbox. Eventually they do get deleted by cron based o...

Auto-Approve Profile Backgrounds
08-24-08
You Have Auto-Approve Setup, but Profile Background Pictures Still Show in Admin Panel.When a user uploads a profile background in the customize profile area it does automatically upload and activ...

.htaccess & php.ini Help Guide
09-12-09
How to increase your Boonex Dolphin and Ray file upload size, limits, times, etc. using .htaccess or php.ini associated with ray music uploads, ray mp3 uploads, and ray video uploads. This in...

Php Info from Admin Panel
07-23-08
This was recently updated to include viewing phpinfo with in your admin panel instead of just a link to it. Please see this article if you are interested in phpinfo within your admin panel: ...

Official Security Patch for Dolphin Version 6.1.2
07-23-08
This update/patch addresses several security issues in relation to the Dolphin script. Anyone running 6.1.2 s...

Updated Php Info from Admin Panel
07-25-08
A convenient phpinfo.php file is now included in your admin panel located at yoursite.com/admin/phpinfo.php. Problem is most do not know it is there or eve...

SafeHTML Remote File Inclusion
07-23-08
Update An Official Security Patch has been released. Please see my recent posting regarding this here: Official Security Patch for Dolphin Version 6.1.2 This...

Secure Your Admin Panel
07-23-08
Have you hired someone to install Dolphin? Maybe you had someone install a mod, or other service. If so something you should always consider checking your database with a tool such as phpmyad...

Prevent access to pages by non-members or guest visitors
07-23-08
This question gets asked often. How can I prevent a guest or non-member or from accessing a particular page? This again is a fairly simple modification. You can apply this to most files in yo...

How to Remove Disable the HTML button in Orca editors
07-23-08
Many do not want there users to be able to use or see the html button in the various editors. This can be removed very easy with 1 line of code...

Change your site title and site email address
07-23-08
How to change your site title and site email address. This gets asked quite frequently. How do I change the title of my website? And how do I change my site's email address? (for things such ...

Profile view after login instead of member page
07-23-08
How to change the page your members land on (redirect to) after login. By default your members will see the member.php after logging in. Many prefer that their members see the profile page afte...

What is Dolphin
07-23-08
Dolphin is Social Networking, content management system(cms), with Audio, Video, Blogs, Story's, Articles, Friends List, a Built in Mail System and much more... ...

Dolphin Tips
07-23-08
In our opinion the #1 thing you can do is choose a suitable host. Some web hosts are just not setup or configured for....