Settings to start using Pulse

Control all of Pulse from the Admin settings.


Leave blank if in root. Run /admin/install.php for auto-detection

Admin folder name. Default is "admin"

Change your password as soon as you have uploaded Pulse. Default is "demo". Change this to something long and difficult to guess and "save". Passwords are hashed for maximum security so cannot be recovered later unless you access via "forgot password" on login screen.

Automatic Site Backup
Set this to run automatic backups on the server.

Backup email
Add an email to get sent a ZIP of the backup file for offsite backups (in case your server gets destroyed).

Default timezone
Change your timezone.

Anonymize IP
Make your IP anonymous in stats tracking.

Default language
Select from English, Japanese, German, Dutch and a few more. For others download or contribute via our language repo. Add them to your Pulse install in "admin/inc/lang/"

Front page display
What will appear on the front page or your site? Select from "dashboard" (home) or "blog".

Admin front page display
What will appear after log in to your Pulse admin? Dashboard, blog, blocks, etc. You decide.

Admin username
Used for blog authoring

CSS overwrite
Whole site CSS overwrite

JS overwrite
Whole site JS overwrite

CSS overwrite
Whole site CSS overwrite

Editor User
Enable WYSIWYG and files that are allowed to be uploaded to media.

Set the JPEG quality, JPEG resampling and Thumbnails.

Made in Pulse
Show your Pulse love and enable a Made in Pulse Meta tag and logo in the footer. Needs to also exist in the template layout.php

Enable front end editing (from the front end site for logged in users) and drag and drop navigation and sub navigation.

This allows location data in the Analytics page. If the GeoIP cache directory permissions are setup properly, then it will pull the files in itself and setup. If not will need to run the install.php again as explained on page 15 above.

Google Analytics
If you want to add Google analytics, paste the analytics code here.

Default image path.

Set the results per page, comments, layout and date format.

Set the RSS blog title, description, language and the URL of the blog.

SMTP Settings
Add these if you want to send form emails via SMTP and not phpmailer.

The amount of page links and results to show on Blocks, Pages and Blog pages.


Change the input fields for the Form tag.  Add multiple recipients separated by a comma.
Enable automatic thank you (in the language file) and submission redirects.
For more complex forms, use Just Forms in your Pulse Account.


One Time Password settings
Activate OTP and enter the secret received from the OTP app on your mobile device (such as Google Authenticator)

Activate reCAPTCHA on the Form tag via a reCAPTCHA key. Get from your Google account:


Enable Editor User
Add a password and username for the editor user (client). They can see only what you allow them to see and cannot see this Settings page. 

You can set them a OTP and all Blocks and Pages you create for their site can be hidden from this screen. For example, if you want them to only edit a certain part of a page or the blog only.


Upload and select themes here. Individual Pages can then run different themes (see the META of a Page for this selection).

Upload plugin tags here that can be called in Blocks and Pages.

Custom Post Types
Add the custom post type data to be used with the Custom Post Type Tag.

All settings in Pulse are stored centrally in a file called pulsecore/storage/config.json. Delete this and/or run the admin/install.php again if you want to start completely over.

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