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18 U.S.C. SECTION 2257 RECORD KEEPING Location - Plug-Ins Here you can add or edit the stage name, legal name, 2257 documents and text notes or documentation for a model and download each related document. By clicking "Preview" under Manage Sets you ca...
There are 3 ways for the system to handle trailers on tours: 1) (Default) Have the system create them for you from your full-length source files by creating a 60-second "preview". This happens when you select the "create 60-second MP4 480p preview traile...
ADD AND SCHEDULE CONTENT Adding and Editing: This process is fairly self explanatory. The set edit page is where you will perform most of the content import process. This is where the database record of each content set will be created. Scheduling Upd...
Step 1) Login to your CMS admin panel. Click the Tours icon (or Plug-Ins/Manage Tours). If the icon is not listed in your top icon bar you can add it by clicking Toolbar Configuration on the left side menu. Select "Tube Style Tour" Step 2) Click Manage C...
/video_tutorials/8-areas.mp4 Location: Global Setting Gear(Right hand sprocket) "Areas" define different template folders and settings to be used for different parts of a site. An area can be a member's area, a tour, a trial area or a mobile site area...
BANNER MANAGER Location - Plug-Ins This Plug-In can be used to create ad rotations inside a site. By default, zones have been added to the index, bonus, news, favorites, gallery and model bio pages. FIELDS: Title is used for identification only. T...
BONUS CONTENT MANAGEMENT Location - Plug-Ins Configure options are extensive and include options for an overlay image as well as the size of the preview thumbnails to use for each bonus content item. In order to use an overlay, upload a transparent gi...
CALENDAR Location - Plug-Ins Here you can manage entries on the calendar. Each item you enter will display a clickable link on the calendar. Clicking an item link will lead the member to a detailed view of the corresponding calendar entry that will show...
CMS ADMINISTRATOR ACCESS Location - Gear icon menu at top right of screen. Manage users who have access to the cms admin panel. Give temporary access by entering an expiration date. Options for limiting user rights are as follows: READ - The user h...
CONTENT IDENTIFIERS/CONTENT TAGS Location - Utilities This feature is used to assign identifier tags to a certain content type. A common use of this would be for a site that has various videos at difrerent aspect ratios and resolutions that must be dete...
CONTENT ROTATION SCHEDULING Location - Plug-Ins Under Sets, when adding or editing a set you have the ability to schedule sets for rotation. Each content set can have a serirs of Appear Dates and Expire Dates. The appear date is the date when conten...
CONTENT SUPPLY NOTIFICATIONS Location - Utilities Here you can manage email notifications to tell site managers when a site is running out of updates or a specific number of updates are not scheduled within a set time period. For example, setting a Mi...
Hi, We do not recommend the use of cpanel and do not offer support for issues resulting from its use. Any problems or complications with site setup or configuration for users choosing to make use of cpanel are outside the scope of Elevated X support and w...
Cropping Thumbnails Location - Sets When adding a new set, under the sub-section "Add Preview Thumbnail" you'll see a checkbox marked "Select and Crop Thumbnail." If this box is checked, clicking the Add/Edit Entry button at the bottom of the page will ...
Location - Utilities This utility can be used to bulk import multiple updates (Sets) into the CMS at one time. To start, click the Utilities icon in your admin panel and then click CSV Bulk Content Import/Export. Click the blue link above the CSV file f...
/video_tutorials/5-custom-pages.mp4 CUSTOM PAGES Custom Pages is free feature update in the most recent version of Elevated X 3.2. It allows you to display standard HTML code into page templates in your members and tour areas of your site. Each custom ...
CUSTOMIZING THE HIGH LEVEL CACHING SYSTEM High Level Caching is a system is present within the CMS to reduce database usage and speed up general page loads. The high level caching system is extendable, so a developer can add to the conditions that dete...
DVD ASSOCIATION Location - Plug-Ins This Plug-In is used to manage a DVD section. If you use this Plug-In frequently an icon for it can be added to your top navigation bar by clicking Toolbar Configuration on the left side menu. Click Configure to ...
ERROR PAGE In your system, the page that's displayed when a member encounters an error or where a content item that's unavailable is the error page. This error page is located as follows: PHP TEMPLATES (CMS VERSION 4.0) This template is available in ...
Favorites Location - Plug-Ins This feature enables the saving of favorite sets by each member. When in use, each member has the option to add any set to favorites as well as the option to remove a set from the favorites list. In order to maximize system...
FFMPEG VIDEO CAPTURE Location - Sets/Preview If the Media Type is a movie file with a supported encoding format (mpeg or windows media version 1-8), clicking + Crop Thumb to the right of the thumbnail will load the Capture Video Screenshots page. Here...
FULL SIZE PHOTOS AND THUMBNAILS Location - Utilities/Batch Operations This will batch create all full size photos and thumbnails for the selected (checked) item(s). This includes compressing, resizing, cropping and watermarking. Batch content creation m...
FUTURE CONTENT DISPLAY Location - Plug-Ins This feature controls how a future update preview (what's coming soon) is displayed. Here you can change the number of previews to display and control the pages on which this content is displayed. Note - This r...
The best way to preview a set is by assigning the set's date to be in the future by 1 week or more. Then have them create a member username and password that can access the member's area. Once they have done this and accessed the member's area there shoul...
The Elevated X CMS system can be setup to use .jpg images as source materials for the thumbnail creation for all preview thumbnails. When you upload the content for a set you would also upload a folder full of images to use for thumbnails(either  members ...
The CMS has the ability to import and export comments to a CSV file. You can reach this functionality by going to Utilities -> Import / Export from the top menu. Once you are on that page, there should be an option for "Import / Export Comments" on the p...
The CMS has the ability to import and export content ratings to a CSV file. You can reach this functionality by going to Utilities -> Import / Export from the top menu. Once you are on that page, there should be an option for "Import / Export Content Rat...
The CMS has the ability to import and export DVD ratings to a CSV file. You can reach this functionality by going to Utilities -> Import / Export from the top menu. Once you are on that page, there should be an option for "Import / Export DVD Ratings" on...
The CMS has the ability to import and export model ratings to a CSV file. You can reach this functionality by going to Utilities -> Import / Export from the top menu. Once you are on that page, there should be an option for "Import / Export Model Ratings...
IMPORT CONTENT Location - Utilities/Batch Operations This will import all sets into the database. This function will not add any content to the system or site. This simply imports the data record created on the add/edit sets page.
You can import the existing template fields into the new areas by using the area admin under the gear icon. 1) Go to the "Manage Site Areas" admin under the gear icon /cms_admin/areas.php 2) Locate the new area entry and click edit 3) Scroll down to the ...
MAILING LIST Location - Plug-Ins/Mailing List After clicking Manage you will see a page listing the current mailing lists as well as a button to Send Email Blast. The Add/Edit Mailing List page lets you configure your mailing list. Fields include li...
Manual Model Thumbnail Cropping Step 1) In your CMS ad min panel, locate and click the Associate icon. Step 2) Locate the Model you wish to manually crop a thumbnail for, and click the thumbs button. Step 3) Click the 'Select and crop a thumb for this ...
MEDIA TYPES Media Types list all the file formats and extensions the CMS will use to import content. It will only import content that matches what's listed under Pattern for each format. Warning - Unless you're 100% certain that you understand what som...
Member Comments Location - Plug-Ins Here we have options for managing comments submitted by members for news entries and site updates. Under Configure is the option to have all comments auto-approve, making them live on the site without requiring manu...
MEMBER RATINGS Location - Plug-Ins This feature allows members to vote to rank each content set and display a corresponding top list. Configuration options include the maximum rating to be accepted for each set, the default rating, and whether or not ...
MODELS Location - Plug-Ins Manage the association of content sets to specific models. This allows you to group sets to be displayed on a model's page. Configuration includes options for the individual models' pages. Adding/Editing This page lists fi...
NEWS Location Plug-Ins Configuration: The news Plug-In configuration includes options for displaying news entries such as the number of news entries to display per page and the number of characters to truncate each news story summary to on the main page...
For both trial members and full members, Elevated X relies on a folder called "content" that houses your system's content (on a trial area, this is a symlink to your members area). While both trial and full members areas are often protected with a usern...
Preview Location - Sets On the main Set page select a set to manage and click "Preview". This will load a page that shows you each individual piece of content within the set. This allows you to schedule part of a set to be released with its own update d...
PREVIEW THUMBNAILS Location: Plug-Ins This plug-in allows automatic importing of preview images from a folder or auto-crop for each content set. In order to use this function you must have priorities defined under Utilites/Priority Defaults. You can...
PRIORITY DEFAULTS Location - Utilities This utility will enable pre-loading the cropper with width and height settings based on priority values. This is used when a member area design requires multiple thumbnail sizes for Content Set preview thumbs and/...
PRIVATE MESSAGING Location - Plug-Ins Here we have options for viewing, replying to and deleting messages sent to a specific administrator. Choose a name from the "Select an Administrator" dropdown at the top of the page to view correspondence for that...
PROCESS PAGE / PROGRESS BAR This page displays the progress for all batch functions and content import processes. For information on errors please see the Errors and Common Problems section.
/video_tutorials/13-remove-content-from-all-sets.mp4 REMOVE CONTENT FROM ALL SETS Location - Utilities/Batch Operations Note - This feature will remove the association between the content and the content sets. NOTE - This does NOT remove content from ...
REMOVE CONTENT FROM THIS SET Checking this box will result in any content formerly associated with this database record being removed. This DOES NOT mean that the content is deleted from the server. It means that the system will be cleared of all memory...
RESTORE DATABASE Location - Utilities Here you can browse your hard drive and locate the desired backup XML file you want to restore. This operation cannot be undone and will restore your site to the state it was in at the time of the backup. If you h...
SEO OPTIMIZED URLS SEO Optimized URLs is free, feature update in Elevated X version 3.2 and greater. For existing CMS installations you must submit a support ticket and request a system update with the SEO functionality. 'SEO Optimized URLs' requires ...
Similar to the Tour Sections [https://support.elevatedx.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/298/0/tour-sections]functionality that is present in the CMS, it is possible to also display separate categories on your index page. The setup process for ...
SETS Switch to gallery view Clicking this link will change the page display to show you a thumbnail preview of your content. Switch to list view Clicking this link will change the page display to show your content in a list format. Adding and Editin...
SETUP A description of each function and option can be seen by mousing over the (?) icon to the right of each field. Unless you're 100% certain that you understand what something does we don't suggest altering the setup. Changing the settings and config...
SYNC The sync function is used to load a script that will sync content among multiple servers. This is typically used in conjunction with a load balanced setup.
TEMPLATE FIELDS Location - Plug-Ins This feature allows you to add custom data fields and have them show on any or all pages of a site and can be used as an alternative to editing style sheets to control simple page elements like color and text sizes or...
TOP TOOLBAR AND LEFT SIDE NAVIGATION MENU Toolbar Configuration This allows you to customize the top icon bar and the left side shortcut menu items to include and position the icons for the feature you use most frequently. Selecting items and clicking t...
TOUR MANAGER Location - Plug-Ins Here we have options for adding and editing tours as well as managing the content associated with tours. The tour manager supports multiple tours, each with a unique setup and its own content associations. To add a tou...
Tour Sections allow you to define parts of your tour page that either exclusively show a specific category, or exclude types of scenes. This is useful if you want your tour to have separate photos and separate videos. HOW TO FIND TOUR SECTIONS Under ...
/video_tutorials/9-trailer-clip-cutter-setup.mp4 Clip Cutter What is it: The clip cutter allows a user to manually cut a source file into multiple parts and stitch the results together into a video. This is useful for creating trailers, or abridged ve...
/video_tutorials/10-trailer-clip-cutter-usage.mp4 Trailer Clip Cutter Usage: (For Clip Cutter setup, please search for "Trailer Clip Cutter setup") In order to cut a clip manually, you're going to want to go to Sets and either add or edit an entry: ...
TRIAL Location - Plug-Ins This Plug-In offers the ability to manage a separate set of pages for trial members. A flexible array of setup options allows for many different configurations. In addition to the ability to specify a different upgrade page f...
/video_tutorials/12-trial-area-setup.mp4 In order to setup a limited trial area, just follow the following steps: 1) Copy the members area files and folders(except for the 'content' folder) to your local machine. ***Make sure to use binary transfer mod...
USER AUTHENTICATION Note - This is intended for use in integrating with custom auth setup or 3rd party scripts and assisting with this type of implementation, testing or troubleshooting is not considered part of our standard product support. By defaul...
USERS This displays a list of each member who is active on the currently selected site. Editing and manually changing the "Join Date" field will result in more content being shown (if the new date corresponds to a date that will result in more content...
To create a webform that will submit information to an email address, go to your Plugins >> Web Forms >> Manage Create a new foirm by clicking the "add a new entry" button and fill out all fields for the form. Next you can choose which field should be ...
WATERMARKS AND PHOTO SETTINGS Location - Plug-Ins Here you can control your images including adding and editing multiple set options if you choose to offer your members a choice to view or download images of different resolutions or pixel dimensions. ...
/video_tutorials/3-what-are-media-type2.mp4 WHAT ARE MEDIA TYPES? Media types are file patterns in the CMS that control what types of content gets read into the system when you add a set of content. They also control how that content displays in the va...
WHAT'S HOT Location - Plug-Ins What's Hot can be used to display specific sets. One possible use of the feature might be driving traffic by highlighting a specific movie or gallery page that contains a promotion, trade, up sell or unique template featur...
ZIP FILES Location - Utilities/Batch Operations This will batch create zip files. Batch zip creation may take up to several hours depending on the size of your photo sets, image file sizes and your specific zip setup. We suggest limiting the amount of ...
ZIP MANAGEMENT Location - Plug-Ins This feature specifies the zip files to be created and linked to by the system. Multiple zip sizes can be offered by creating multiple zip setups and specifying a different Pattern for each. Pattern corresponds to the ...