Configure Book Library Settings Backend

In this article we will look at the various configuration options for Book Library Settings Backend.

In previous article we described how to Configure Book Library Settings Frontend and now it's time to have a look at Backend Settings in Book Library Joomla extension.

Go to the Components -> Book Library -> Settings Backend page. You can reach this page either through the top menu or through the horizontal menu bar.

Set the options as you want them. The options are fairly self-explanatory. But if you need more information, you can hover with your mouse over the Hint Button in Book Library Joomla extension at each option and it will show the tool tip for each option with a short explanation.

Review Notification

  1. Send Review Notification
  2. Set to YES if you want to be notified through email when a user adds a Book Review.
  3. Text of letter
  4. You can change text of letter in Book Library -> Language Manager

  5. Review email
  6. Enter email or emails where notification messages about adding new Review will be sent. You can enter multiple email addresses separated by a comma.
  7. User groups from which Review notifications will be sent
  8. Choose user groups from which Review notifications will be sent You can select multiple user groups for rights settings by using CTRL + click

  9. Tags
  10. Insert these tags in the letter in Book Library -> Language Manager to get necessary information.

Review email in Joomla book library component
Review email in Joomla book library extension

Suggestion Notification

  1. Send Suggestion Notification
  2. Set to YES if you want to be notified through email when a user adds a Book Suggestion.
  3. Text of letter
  4. You can change text of letter in Book Library -> Language Manager

  5. Suggestion email
  6. Enter email or emails where notification messages about adding new Suggestion will be sent. You can enter multiple email addresses separated by a comma.
  7. User groups from which Suggestion notifications will be sent
  8. Choose user groups from which Suggestion notifications will be sent You can select multiple user groups for rights settings by using CTRL + click

  9. Tags
  10. Insert these tags in the letter in Book Library -> Language Manager to get necessary information.

Options for Suggestion email in joomla ebook extension
Options for Suggestion email in Joomla Book Library, book lending software

Lend Request Notification in Book Library Joomla extension

  1. Send Lend Request Notification
  2. Set to YES if you want to be notified through email when a user adds a Lend Request.
  3. Text of letter
  4. You can change text of letter in Book Library -> Language Manager

  5. Lend Request email
  6. Enter email or emails where notification messages about adding new Lend Request will be sent. You can enter multiple email addresses separated by a comma.
  7. User groups from which Lend Request notifications will be sent
  8. Choose user groups from which Lend Request notifications will be sent You can select multiple user groups for rights settings by using CTRL + click

  9. Tags
  10. Insert these tags in the letter in Book Library -> Language Manager to get necessary information.

Lend Request email settings in Book Library Joomla book extension
Lend Request email settings in Book Library book collection software

Add Book Notification in Book Library Joomla extension

  1. Send Add Book Notification
  2. Set to YES if you want to be notified through email when a user adds a Book.
  3. Text of letter
  4. You can change text of letter in Book Library -> Language Manager

  5. User groups from which Add Book notifications will be sent
  6. Choose user groups from which Add Book notifications will be sent You can select multiple user groups for rights settings by using CTRL + click

  7. Tags
  8. Insert these tags in the letter in Book Library -> Language Manager to get necessary information.

Add Book Notification in joomla book library component
Add Book Notification in Joomla book library component

Lend Request Answer Notification

  1. Lend Request Answer
  2. Send email or not to user about lend request solution
  3. Text of letter
  4. You can change text of letter in Book Library -> Language Manager
Lend Request Answer Notification in Joomla Book Library
Lend Request Answer Notification in Joomla Book Library

Before Lend End Notification

  1. Lend before end notify
  2. Send email or not to admin before Lend expires.
    For that you need create GRON job and connect to Cron with URL:
    http://{yours site}/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid={Yours ItemID}&task=lend_before_end_notify with span - every day.
    Cron Jobs may look like:
    wget -q -O - http://localhost/~andrew/joomla_15/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Iteid=56&task=lend_before_end_notify /dev/null
  3. Lend end days
  4. For how much days before Lend expiration the email will be sent.

  5. Lend end email
  6. Enter email or emails where notification messages about Lend End will be sent. You can enter multiple email addresses separated by a comma.
Lend before end notification in Book Library joomla ebook extension
Lend before end notification in Book Library joomla ebook extension

Media Files

  1. Download covers
  2. YES if you want to download the covers to your webserver
  3. Location of downloaded covers
  4. The location of the downloaded covers on the server. The path is relative to the main Joomla directory and must start and end with a slash (/)

  5. eBook support
  6. YES if you want to activate eBook support for the administrator interface.
  7. Location of eBooks
  8. The location of the downloaded eBooks on the server. The path is relative to the main Joomla directory and must start and end with a slash (/)

  9. Video and track support
  10. YES if you want to activate Video and track support for the administrator interface.
  11. Location of Videos
  12. The location of the downloaded Videos on the server. The path is relative to the main Joomla directory and must start and end with a slash (/)
  13. Location of tracks
  14. The location of the downloaded tracks on the server. The path is relative to the main Joomla directory and must start and end with a slash (/)

  15. Audio support
  16. YES if you want to activate Audio support for the administrator interface.
  17. Location of Audios
  18. The location of the downloaded Audios on the server. The path is relative to the main Joomla directory and must start and end with a slash (/)
Audio Format supported in Book Library
Audio Format supported in Book Library software

Amazon Settings

  1. Your Amazon Associate tag
  2. Input your own Amazon Associate tag. This gives you the possibility to earn book credits if people buy a book at Amazon by clicking the link on your website. If you do not have your own Associate tag, please support the further development of Book Library and use this instead.
  3. Amazon AWS Access Key Id
  4. In this field you can change the AWSAccesKey for Amazon Web Services (example key: 1DAQJHFZ8ZDWJHR2GR82)
  5. Amazon Secret Key
  6. In this field you can change the Secret Key for Amazon Web Services
Settings for Amazon affiliates in Book Library joomla book extension
Settings for Amazon Associate in Book Library joomla book extension

Shop Settings

  1. Prefix for SKU
  2. Here you will see prefix for SKU
  3. Name of category to create in VirtueMart
  4. Set the name of the category in which books will be placed in VirtueMart, book store solution. If you leave the field empty, books will be saved in the first category
Shop Settings in joomla book extension
Shop Settings in Book Library joomla book extension

Common Settings

  1. Check duplicate ISBN
  2. Check for duplicate ISBN numbers. Duplicate entries not allowed.
  3. BookID auto-increment
  4. YES if you want to use BookID auto-increment. NO if you want use manually entered BookID
  5. Use Description merge
  6. This option permit merge description - what user type with description from Amazon
  7. Allow Description merge for
  8. Select user category for who Description merge is allowed
  9. Default language
  10. Set default language for new books.
  11. Default host
  12. Set default Amazon host from which book information will be downloaded for new books
  13. Upload file with list of hosts for protocol z39.50
  14. Upload file if you want to fetch books from host, that doesn't mentioned in option Fetch Information while adding new book.
Common Settings in Book Library component
Common Settings in Joomla book library

In the next article we will talk about how to Create a menu entry for Book Library


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