Settings for the Global Site

The Global site has many settings that serve two purposes: configuring Brightspot and providing defaults for lower levels in the site hierarchy.

  1. From the Navigation Menu, select Admin > Sites & Settings.
  2. In the Sites & Settings widget, click Global. The Edit Global widget appears.
  3. Using the tables Global Settings–Main Tab and Global Settings–Debug Tab as a reference, make entries in the Edit Global widget.
  4. Click Save.
Global Settings–Main Tab
Field Description
Company Name Company name. If there is no company logo, the company name appears in the header next to the Navigation Menu. If there is no company name and no logo, BRIGHTSPOT appears in the header.
Company Logo Company logo. Appears in the header next to the Navigation Menu. Overrides company name.
Background Image Background image for login page.
Environment Name of environment. Appears in black ribbon in the header.
Default Role Default role when creating a new user. For information about creating new users, see Creating Users.
Default Site URL Default URL for published sites. For information about creating new sites, see Creating Sites; for an explanation of site URLs, see Overview.
Default Tool URL The URL Brightspot uses when sending notifications that include links, such as emails or text messages. For an example, see Default Tool URL.
Broadcast
Global Only If checked, users see the broadcast message only when working in the global site.
Broadcast Message Message appearing on top of the header.
Broadcast Expiration Date and time when broadcast message expires. If blank, broadcast message has no expiration.
Content Templates
Global Defaults Globally available templates populated with default values. For details, see Content Templates.
Global Extras Globally available templates populated with default values and labeled as a different content type. For details, see Content Templates.
Site Specific Defaults Templates populated with default values for a specific site. For details, see Setting Content Templates at Site Levels.
Site Specific Extras Templates populated with default levels and labeled as a different content type for a specific site. For details, see Setting Content Templates at Site Levels.
Dashboard
Default Dashboard Default dashboard for all roles and users. Roles and users with a default dashboard of None inherit this dashboard. For information about building dashboards at the role or user level, see Setting a Dashboard.
Resources Default list of resources for the Resources widget. For information about the Resources widget, see Resources.
Bulk Upload Settings Sets the default file type in the Upload Files widget. For details, see Upload.
Dropbox
Dropbox Application Key Application key for downloading files from Dropbox. Useful if you want to select images or videos for an article that are stored on Dropbox.
Google
Google Server Api Key Application key for downloading files from Google Drive. Useful if you want to select images or videos for an article that are stored on Google.
Hunspell
Dictionaries List of dictionaries containing correctly spelled words. For information about creating additional dictionaries, see Global Dictionaries.
Content Edit Widgets Visibility and position of various widgets in the Content Edit Page.
Notifications
Default From Email Address from which Brightspot sends email notifications. For details, see Notifications.
Debugging To Emails Address to which Brightspot sends debugging emails.
Default From Phone Number Phone number from which Brightspot sends text message notifications. Must be a number registered with an SMS service for sending text messages. If blank, Brightspot uses the value configured for Dari; for details, see Step 3: Configure Dari for Text Messaging.
RTE
Default Text Overlay CSS Default CSS statements for text overlaid on graphics. For example, color: white; sets the overlaid text in white.
Text CSS Class Groups Adds user-defined buttons and associated formatting to the Rich-Text Editor. Useful if users are adding combinations of formatting, such as red + underline.
Legacy HTML Provides backward compatibility for those projects using the old style of storing HTML from rich-text editors.
Enable Annotations Deprecated.
Disable Code Mirror Rich Text Editor Uses the legacy rich-text editor instead of Code Mirror-based version.
Security
Two-Factor Authentication Required Default setting for requiring Two-Factor Authentication when logging in.
UI
Common Times Static times for general usage, such as setting a daily column deadline to 3:30 PM. You can have these times appear in Brightspot. For details, contact your Brightspot developer.
Inline Editing

Items users can edit using the Inline Editor.

  • All Contents—Users can edit the item and subsidiary items. For example, if an article contains an author item, the user can modify both the article and the author.
  • Only Main Content—Users can edit the item but not its subsidiary items.
  • Disabled—Inline editor is not available.

Users can override this setting at the user level; for details, see Creating Users.

Disable Front End Uploader Deprecated.
Disable Viewers Disables the viewer mechanism. For details, see Viewers.
Content Locking Applies various levels of content locking. For an explanation of the levels, see Enabling Content or Field Locking
Disable Field Locking Disables Field-Level Locking.
Search Carousel Display Specifies visibility and position of Search Carousel.
Enable Padded Crop Deprecated.
Global Settings–Debug Tab
Field Description
Disabled Plugins List of installed Plugins that are disabled.
Single Generated Permalink Forces a newly generated Permalink to replace any existing permalinks.
Extra CSS Additional lines of CSS code that impact the Brightspot GUI. For example, the statement label {text-decoration: underline;} underlines all field labels in the Brightspot GUI.
Extra Java Script Lines of JavaScript code that run every time you load a page in Brightspot. For example, the statement alert('Good morning!'); displays an alert message every time you load the Dashboard, content edit form, or any other page.
Use Non Minified CSS Displays linked CSS files in pretty print. Applies to viewing page sources within Brightspot. For example, if you load the Dashboard, view source, and view the linked CSS files, those files appear in pretty print. This setting has no effect on the built file All.min.css, which is always uglified.
Use Non Minified Java Script Displays linked JavaScript files in pretty print. Applies to viewing page sources within Brightspot. For example, if you load the Dashboard, view source, and view the linked JavaScript files, those files appear in pretty print. This setting has no effect on the built file All.min.js, which is always uglified.
Disable Automatically Saving Drafts Deprecated.
Enable Ajax Saves Deprecated. Use instead Disable Work in Progress.
Disable Types Not Associated with Java Classes Prevents Models not associated with a class from appearing in the Brightspot GUI. For example, if you renamed a class Cookies to Cake, Cookies does not appear in the Brightspot GUI.
Remove Trailing Slashes Removes trailing slashes from URL requests to published sites. Brightspot saves permalinks without a trailing slash, such as favorite-cookies, so looking up www.example.com/favorite-cookies/ (with trailing slash) may give an error 404. With this option marked, Brightspot looks up www.example.com/favorite-cookies (no trailing slash).
Disable Tool Checks Deprecated.
Allow Insecure Authentication Cookie Deprecated.
Display Site in Search Result Adds a Site column to the Search Panel. This column indicates to which site a found item belongs.
Enable Ab Testing Enables A/B testing.
Always Generate Permalinks Always generates new Permalinks and retains previous ones. For example, Brightspot often creates permalinks from the headline field. If an item’s first draft has a headline cookies, the first permalink is /cookies. If the item’s second draft has a headline cakes, the item now has two permalinks: /cookies and /cakes.
Disable Edit Field Update Cache Deprecated. Replaced by Disable Rtc.
Dari Settings List of key-value pairs for interacting with Dari. For a list of possible settings, see Configuration.
Grid CSS Paths Deprecated.
Enable Cross Domain Inline Editing Inline Editor appears for all elements on a page, even those belonging to a different domain. Useful when you log in to Brightspot at one domain (such as bsp.example.com) but publish to a different domain (such as www.example.com).
Disable Rtc Disables the real-time communication (RTC) platform between the browser and the server. Several features rely on this platform, such as Viewers, so disabling RTC disables these features. Useful for debugging as RTC frequently changes the state of several system elements and thereby masks the sources of bugs.
Disable Invisible Content Preview Disables the display of invisible content, such as archived items, in the Preview Pane. For example, an author is associated with an article, and the author’s record is subsequently archived. The author is still visible in the preview pane—but not in the published version. Marking this option prevents the archived author from appearing in the preview pane.
Disable Work in Progress As users type in the content edit form, Brightspot saves the incremental changes even before they click one of the save buttons in the Publish widget. Marking this option disables those interim saves.
Use Old History Index Provides backward compatibility for those projects using the old indexing of History objects.
Use Old Taxonomy Children Detection Provides backward compatibility for those projects using the old indexing of objects implementing the Taxon interface.
Auto Generate Template Guides Automatically creates production guides. For details, see Production Guides.
Auto Generate Content Type Guides Automatically creates content type guides. For details, see Production Guides.