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System settings

This topic is intended for administrators and developers with administration access rights in Episerver.

System settings let you define certain settings for the Episerver CMS installation, for instance, to activate globalization, change the error handling, and configure version management of content.

General tab

Setting Description
Error handling in Episerver CMS Select how you would like the errors to be handled, whether the setting should be active for all visitors, remote visitors or should be disabled.
Handler for subscription updates The subscription function in Episerver allows visitors to receive information, for instance, about new and updated pages. Depending on whether multi-language is supported, you can select how the subscription dispatch is to be managed. This list can also include your own solutions for the subscription function.
Encrypt the connectionStrings.config file The connectionStrings.config file contains sensitive information sent to and from the database. Select this check box to encrypt the information.
Enable globalization Select this check box to activate management of content in multiple languages (globalization).
Detect language via browser’s language preference Select this check box to activate languages to be shown based upon the visitor’s browser settings.
Disable deletion of content versions Select this check box to disable the ability of editors to delete versions of pages, blocks and files. Selecting this also disables the automatic deletion of versions caused by the Maximum number of versions field on the Editing tab.

Editing tab

Setting Description

Path to CSS file for the rich-text editor

This is the path to the CSS file that controls the appearance of the rich-text editor. This could be the same, or a similar, CSS file as the site uses for styling content so that the editors get the same look and feel as the site when editing content. It is also possible to set other CSS files for different editors on the website. This is a dynamic property that can be changed in the edit view.
Maximum number of versions Specify the number of previously-published versions of content items (for example, pages or blocks) that are stored. The currently-published version and draft versions are not counted.
For example, if you enter 3, Episerver CMS stores three previously-published versions. If that is the case for a content item and you publish a new version, the oldest version is removed.
Default value is 20 versions.
If the Unlimited versions or Disable deletion of content versions box is checked, this field is ignored.
Unlimited versions Select this check box to store an unlimited number of versions of content items (for example, pages or blocks). This option may result in a large version list, which can be difficult to use unless you manually delete unwanted versions.
If you check this, the value in the Maximum number of versions field is ignored.
Auto publish media on upload Select this check box if you want media to be automatically published and indexed when uploaded to the website.

Note that if a user uploading media does not have publishing rights in the folder to which the media is uploaded, then the uploaded documents are not published (images, for instance, are not displayed when used in content). Ensure that editors who upload media also have the proper access rights set in the media folder structure.

Also note that if this check box is selected and a user (with the proper access rights) uploads media, it is published and indexed immediately, so can be found by search engines, even if no published page contains links to the media.

If the The project feature is enabled in your system, this setting is ignored. Uploaded media that is associated with a project is not published until it is manually published or published via scheduling, even if this setting is turned on.

Enable Projects Select this check box if you want to enable the project feature. The project feature lets editors publish multiple related content items at the same time.

Once enabled, it is enabled for your entire website and for all editors. The project feature is described in detail in The project feature.

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