Tutorials for Boonex Dolphin Version 7

An assortment of Tutorials, Tips, and Resources for Dolphin 7.0.x. Be sure to return to this page for updates.

How To Fix Header Error Warnings
11-18-12
This tutorial will show you how to fix the cannot modify header information - headers already sent error warning message...

How to use MTools Page Editor with all Dolphin 7 versions
10-27-12
This tutorial will show you how to use the MTools Page Editor Module with all versions 7.0.0 through 7.0.9...

How to Remove Comment Points
8-28-12
This tutorial will will show you how to remove or hide the comment points in assorted comment form areas....

How to Remove or Hide Record a Video Comment
8-5-12
This tutorial will show you how to disable and hide the record a video comment link in assorted comment forms...

How to change the Logo link and alt image tag
7-11-12
This tutorial will show you how to change the link, alt image tag, and how to add a title tag to the Main Logo. This one is fairly simple to apply too...

How to change the login and out message
6-16-12
This simple Tutorial will show you how to change the message members see when they login and log out. It only takes a few moments...

How to Create a Maintenance Mode Page
6-4-12
This Maintenance mode page tutorial is for Dolphin 7. However, it can be used to enable a maintenance mode page for other sites and scripts as well...

How to Change Welcome to the community text
5-18-12
This Tutorial shows you how to change the Welcome to the community text displayed on the homepage - promo area. It's a fast and easy...

How to Hide or Remove Welcome to the community
5-1-12
This Boonex Dolphin 7 Tutorial will show you several ways you can hide or remove the Welcome to the community and the Join - Login buttons on the homepage. You can do this by editing a .css or a .php file. Both of which are fairly easy and not really difficult. Several examples and screen shots included...

How to Display more than 10 Orca Forum Topics
4-22-12
This will show you how to increase the number of topics displayed per page in the Orca Forum. This one is fast and simple to make the changes...

Change Time Before Displaying Profile Info
3-15-12
If you visit or browse (yoursite.com/browse.php) your members page (people) you will notice that when you hover your mouse over a member for approximately 3 seconds...

Change Article and News RSS Feed Titles
2-13-12
This Tutorial explains how to update and change the Article and News RSS Feed title so they can represent your website in a more descriptive manner...

How to use a smaller faster jQuery
2-2-12
The latest/current version Dolphin 7.0.9 has been updated to use a smaller minified jQuery version. This tutorial shows you how to use one that is smaller and faster...

How to install and use the Profiler Module
1-19-12
One of the Dolphin 7 modules that doesn't get a lot of attention or mention is the Profiler Module. In fact, if you install it you may not even know what it does, or how useful it can be...

Dolphin 7.0.8 Forum Errors After Upgrading
12-18-11
I have noticed several threads regarding upgrading to Dolphin 7.0.8 and Forum errors. If you are having problems after upgrading when visiting your forum you see something like...

How to sort the Page Builder
12-12-11
At some point you will likely use and work with the Page Blocks / Page Builder. You will quickly find that pages are not really sorted in any particular order...

Where to find uploaded file locations
12-1-11
Every now and then people wonder and ask about where files are actually uploaded to and stored in Dolphin 7. Whether you need to download them...

Adding Google Analytics Update
11-13-11
Google Analytics has gone through a number of changes over the years. They have changed the code and recommended location. This is an update...

Oldest comments first
10-15-11
Every now and then someone wants to reverse the order of the comments. Some people like the newest comments at the top, while others want the newest comments at the bottom...

How to add Google Adsense Section Targeting
9-26-11
If you use Google Adsense ads on your website you might consider section targeting. Basically you just add a little snippet of code that tells Google...

How to Change Free License to Paid
9-1-11
This is a short and simple tutorial that will show you how to remove a free Dolphin license and update it with a paid license which removes the Boonex links from the footer...

How to use Advanced Editor for Mass Mailer
8-6-11
This tutorial will show you how to switch to the Advanced editor with more features. It will also show you how to increase the text area size...

How to set footer links Nofollow
7-27-11
This tutorial will show you how to change and set your bottom footer links to nofollow with a minor change and edit to your database...

How to set Join and Login links nofollow
7-16-11
This tutorial that shows you how to set nofollow links on Join and Login near the top right of your website next to Hello, Guest!...

How to turn off and disable cache
7-6-11
This Tutorial will show you how to turn off and disable Dolphin 7 cache, which is useful for development, editing, and programing...

How to Track Page Load Times with Google Analytics
6-22-11
A very simple Google Analytics code addition to track the average page load times of your website pages...

Add Google +1 Button to Dolphin 7
6-3-11
How to add Google's new +1 button to your website or pages. Quick and simple and only involves adding 2 lines of code...

Code stripped from Html Block
4-12-11
Are you trying to add Google Adsense code or other html based code to a html block without any luck? Then, this tutorial might be for you...

How to disable Boonex News RSS Feeds
4-4-11
This tutorial will show you how to turn off or disable the Boonex News and RSS Feeds in your administration panel. Only takes a few seconds...

Dolphin 7 404.html Page Not Found
4-2-11
Dolphin 7 comes with a 404.html page, but by default it really isn't setup to do anything. This tutorial will show you how to set it up and use it...

How to create a static web page
3-1-11
This Tutorial will show you how to create a static web page without using the page builder. For those that want a quick page without storing it dynamically in the database...

Templates and Orca Forum Errors
2-18-11
Sometimes when people create a Dolphin 7 template they forget or neglect to include files to make Orca work properly. This tutorial will show you the steps necessary to fix this...

Video Upload Errors Settings and Tips
2-1-11
An assortment of things you might check if you are having difficulties uploading videos in Dolphin 7...

How to use Memcache
1-27-11
This tutorial shows you the basic concept of enabling memcache in the Administration panel. Memcache must be installed on your server in order to use it...

How to use the Banner Ad Feature
1-14-11
This tutorial shows you the basic concepts of using the Banner Ad Feature...

Hide your web site address in TinyMCE editors
12-24-10
Hide and prevent your members from seeing your web site address in the tinymce popup windows...

How to backup your Dolphin 7 site with a File Manager and Ftp
12-19-10
This tutorial will show you how to download and backup your Dolphin 7 web site files with cpanel file manager and/or a ftp client...

How to Backup your Dolphin 7 Database with phpMyAdmin
12-16-10
How to download and backup your database with phpMyAdmin...

How to Backup your Boonex Dolphin website
12-11-10
This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore your web site files, folders, and database with cpanel. Includes complete detailed step by step instructions with screenshots...

Automatically Optimize your Database
11-27-10
How to automatically optimize database tables. This tutorial - modification will optimize your database automatically by cron...

How to Install Dolphin 7
11-07-10
This tutorial will show you how to install Dolphin 7 step by step with quick and easy sceen shots. It is tailored to those that have cpanel and suphp...

Speed Up Dolphin 7
10-26-10
How to speed up Dolphin 7 - reduce bandwidth - increase page load speed. This is in addition to the Boonex recommendations and suggestions...

Fatal Error Out of Memory
10-13-10
Are you getting the Fatal error out of memory report such as:
Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 524288) (tried to allocate 4864 bytes) in /home/xxxxxx/public_html/XXXX/XXXX/Somepage.php on line XX. If so this might help...

Spinning Disk and other Errors
9-27-10
How to fix Boonex Dolphin 7 Spinning Disk, Unclickable Links, Orca Forum, and other Errors. The spinning disk error or issue has been a fairly common topic and discussion for a while. It can be caused by a variety of issues. From your hosts server setup and configuration, to php not compiled properly, and more recently the template cache feature...

How to secure Boonex Dolphin Administration Panel
9-17-10
How to secure, protect, and prevent unauthorized access to the administration panel. This tutorial will show you how to block and prevent others from your administration page area except you...

Moderation Settings
9-1-10
This tutorial will help explain the basic concepts of the moderation feature. What you can enable or disable and what it means for your web site...

Add Sharing and Social Bookmarking to Articles
8-19-10
This tutorial will show you how to add the popular sharing and social bookmarking feature and ability in Articles. This will add convenience for your members and visitors, and can generate additional traffic...

How To Block Traffic Coming From Specific Sites
8-13-10
This tutorial will show you how to block or prevent incoming traffic from specific sites or links. You can simply deny them, or forward them along to another site...

Block IP Addresses
8-6-10
This Tutorial will show you how you can use the Dolphin 7 Administration Panel to block ip address. It also includes several general tips, suggestions, and other information regarding ip's, banning, and spam...

Submit your site to RSS Directories
8-3-10
One FREE and easy way to generate more traffic for your site is to submit it to FREE RSS feed directory sites. Since Dolphin 7 comes with a variety of RSS feeds built into it this can be very fast and easy. This tutorial will show you how and where to do this...

Optimize Database Tables after deleting content
7-24-10
Have you ever deleted things people post to your Dolphin 7 site through your Admin Panel? After doing so, have you ever checked the database tables for overhead. When deleting content from within your Admin panel Dolphin 7 has a tendency to create a lot of unwanted overhead, which can slow your site down. This tutorial will show you how to identify and remove the database overhead...

Improve Video Quality
6-1-10
Ever since Dolphin 7 came out the quality of video uploads have been less than decent when compared to the previous version 6.1x video upload quality. This tutorial can help you improve the quality of video uploads...

Dolphin 7 Uploaders Bug
5-28-10
If you have or are upgrading from Dolphin 7.0.0 to 7.0.1 you might notice when you navigate to settings for a particular module it may have 2, 3, or more "Available uploaders:" options to tick, check, or select. This tutorial will show you how to fix this so they each appear in the right area of your Dolphin 7 Administration...

Admin Panel Tiny MCE Editor Height
4-28-10
This tutorial will show you how to increase the Tiny MCE Editor Height in the administration panel. If you are tired of the small height of the Tiny MCE editors in your administration area like me, this will show you how to increase the height to a much more pleasant size. It only takes a few seconds and is very easy to do...

Image Upload for Tiny MCE Editors
4-19-10
Upload Images with the Tiny MCE Editor. This tutorial will show you how you can allow members to upload images into blogs and other posts on your website by using the tiny mce editor...

Changing Orca Forum Layout with .css
4-16-10
This tutorial will explain the steps and process that should be followed to make changes to the Orca Forum. It will show you the necessary steps to ensure they are applied successfully and updated properly...

Orca Forum Flags - Subscribed Topics
4-13-10
Although Flag/Unflag is somewhat a Boonex preference you can easily rename these references to Subscribe/Unsubscribe. Which might make more sense, and be easier to understand the concept. This tutorial will show you how you can easily make the change from Flag to Subscribe...

Fix _bx_ava_avatar Navigation Menu
4-10-10
One of the first things you will might notice after installing a fresh Dolphin 7.0.0 is _bx_ava_avatar looks a little unusual in the top navigation menu. This is because the Avatar Module is not installed and the language key has not been set yet. This tutorial will show you how to fix this...

Change Orca Forum Titles
3-22-10
For some reason Boonex has conveniently included Orca Interactive Forum Script and Orca Forum references in Dolphin 7 page titles for the forum. If you would like to do away with these Orca references and change the title to match your site then this might be for you...

Change Hello Guest - Hello Member
3-19-10
How to Edit or change the Hello Guest or Hello Member area. When a visitor or guest arrives at your site they will see Hello Guest! near the top right corner of your site. If you want to change the just the Hello part to something else...

How to add Google Adsense to Dolphin 7
3-13-10
There are several ways to add Google Adsense to Dolphin 7. This tutorial will show you how to add Google Adsense to your website using html blocks. It's fast, simple, and looks great...

How to reset, recover, or restore your Admin Password
3-4-10
Have you forgot or misplaced your Admin Password or login details? This tutorial will show you the quick and easy way to recover your Admin login details. Much simpler then you might think...

How to add a Boonex Affiliate ID
3-4-10
One of the nice features available for your site is the ability to add your Boonex Affiliate ID to the footer links if you are using the free version....

Add Meta Description and Keywords To Pages
2-26-10
If you are one of the people that likes to optimize your site with Meta Descriptions and Meta Keywords this one might be useful to you. This will show you how to add Meta Descriptions and Meta Keywords to other Dolphin 7 pages....

Language Settings Intro
2-23-10
A basic introduction to Dolphin 7's Language Keys and some of the fast and simple things you can do to your site by simply editing these....

Orca Forum and Feeds in Same Browser Window
2-18-10
How to make the Orca Forum Feeds and other RSS feeds open in the same browser window or tab rather than opening in a new one. If you want your Forum Feeds or Other RSS Feeds on your homepage to open in the same window or tab then this is for you....

Orca Forum Folders Open by Default
2-12-10
If you want the Orca Forum folders open so visitors and members can see the Orca Forum Categories / Orca Forum Sub-Categories / Orca Forum Topics you can make this happen very easily. This simple to follow along tutorial will show you how to accomplish this....

Html Block Tips and Tricks
1-31-10
In Dolphin 7 you will notice that when you add a new html block or create a new page and add an html block there is no tinymce editor anymore like the previous version. You must enter raw html code now. This will show you how you can create html visually and paste it into a html block....

How To Add Google Analytics To Dolphin 7
1-30-10
This Tutorial will show you how to add Google Analytics tracking statistics to your Dolphin 7 Site. This is a very fast and simple process...

How To Add Favicon.ico
1-28-10
This Tutorial will show you how you can easily add a Favicon.ico to your Site. Fast simple and easy to follow instructions...

How To Change Or Add Footer Links
1-15-10
If you are having difficulties changing the links in the footer of this should be helpful. Things are a little more confusing and difficult compared to the previous version...

Prevent Guests From Downloading Files
1-14-10
Recently as I was playing around with some Dolphin 7 features I noticed I could actually download files and content, even if joining or becoming a member was required...

Fix [[Forum]] Brackets In Orca Forum
11-24-09
Get rid of those [[Forum]] Brackets by Compiling Language. After installing the Orca Forum Module you will notice [[ ]]...

How to Install Modules
11-18-09
After installing Boonex Dolphin 7 you might be wondering where are all the things that saw on the Demo. Well they aren't automatically installed during installation...

Administration Login License Splash Page
11-18-09
After installing Dolphin 7 you will automatically be logged in as the Admin. When you return to your site and wish to continue setting things up in the Admin Panel you will need to use...

Dolphin 7 and RMS
11-14-09
I noticed a few people seem to be confused about setting up and getting RMS to work. For starters if you are using shared hosting (generally the cheaper $5-$10 price range ones) then...

Dolphin 7 RC Release
11-14-09
With the recent release of Dolphin 7 RC I will be adding new articles for this new version in the very near future. I will slowly build this section up over time...