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Hidden Configuration Variables

Hidden configuration variables are placed in system/config.php and are used to override default behavior. These are advanced configuration options that should only be used by experienced ExpressionEngine users.

disable_tag_caching

Value: y/n

Disables tag caching, which if used unwisely on a high traffic site can lead to disastrous disk i/o. This setting allows quick thinking admins to temporarily disable it without hacking or modifying folder permissions

$conf['disable_tag_caching'] = 'y';

encode_removed_text

Value: text string

If set, when an {encode=""} tag is encountered, but emails are not to be encoded, this text will be displayed in place of the tag.

$conf['encode_removed_text'] = 'Encoded emails not allowed';

email_crlf

Value: text string

If set, overrides the core Email class setting for crlf characters in quoted-printable encoded emails (Email class $crlf property).

$conf['email_crlf'] = "\r\n";

email_newline

Value: text string

If set, overrides the core Email class setting for newline characters (Email class $newline property).

$conf['email_newline'] = "\r\n";

hidden_template_404

Value: y/n

If a hidden template is encountered, the default behavior is to throw a 404. With this set to 'n', the template group's index page will be shown instead.

$conf['hidden_template_404'] = 'n';

hidden_template_indicator

Value: text string

Set the character(s) to use at the beginning of a template name to consider it a "hidden" template. Default is a period'.'

$conf['hidden_template_indicator'] = '_';

include_seconds

Value: y/n

When set to "y" seconds are included on human-readable dates in the Control Panel forms.

$conf['include_seconds'] = 'y';

moblog_allow_nontextareas

Value: y/n

Removes the textarea only restriction for custom fields in the moblog module.

$conf['moblog_allow_nontextareas'] = 'y';

Value: y/n

Determines whether or not links created by Typography class open in a new window.

$conf['popup_link'] = 'y';

protect_javascript

Value: y/n

Prevents the advanced conditionals parser from processing anything in tags. By default, it's set to 'y'.

$conf['protect_javascript'] = 'y';

proxy_ips

Value: comma delimited list of IP addresses

Whitelist of reverse proxy servers that may forward the visitor's IP address.

$conf['proxy_ips'] = '10.0.1.25,10.0.1.26';

prv_msg_throttling_period

Value: number, in seconds

How many seconds between PMs?

$conf['prv_msg_throttling_period'] = '60';

prv_msg_waiting_period

Value: number, in hours

How many hours after becoming a member until they can PM?

$conf['prv_msg_waiting_period'] = '48';

publish_page_title_focus

Value: y/n

Makes the title field gain focus when the page is loaded

$conf['publish_page_title_focus'] = 'n';

relaxed_track_views

Value: y/n

Allows Entry View Tracking to work for ANY combination that results in only one entry being returned by the tag, including channel query caching.

$conf['relaxed_track_views'] = 'y';

remove_close_all_button

Value: y/n

Removes the Close All button from the Publish/Edit page and user side HTML formatting buttons. Useful because most browsers no longer need it and Admins might want it gone

$conf['remove_close_all_button'] = 'y';

smart_static_parsing

Value: y/n

When enabled, parsing of embedded templates that are not set to the template type "Static" will still be parsed as static if they can be (i.e. if they have no PHP or ExpressionEngine tags in them). This setting is enabled by default.

$conf['smart_static_parsing'] = 'n';

spellcheck_language_code

Value: two letter language code

Allows you to specify the language used in the spellchecking functions. Set the value to the two letter ISO 639 language code for the spellcheck (ex: en, es, de)

$conf['spellcheck_language_code'] = 'de';

use_forum_url

Value: y/n

Determines whether the forums run at a different base URL than the main site. Useful for running forums as a subdomain.

$conf['use_forum_url'] = 'y';

view_comment_chars

Value: Number of characters to display

Sets how many characters to display when viewing comments in the control panel.

$conf['view_comment_chars'] = '50';

view_comment_leave_breaks

Value: y/n

When set to 'y', creates <br />'s based on line breaks when viewing comments in the control panel.

$conf['view_comment_leave_breaks'] = 'y';

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