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Koparent Settings


To adjust Koparent to meet your Company's specific needs, you can find various options in Koparent Settings. These are the settings which apply to the entire system, but you also have the options you are able to adjust for each Advert or overwrite some of these settings on each Advert Type settings.

 

9 koparent Settings overview

GENERAL SETTINGS

In General Settings you can set some of the basic behaviours and front-end views for your entire system as well as turn some general options on or off. Here is the list of features:

Offline Settings

Require Login – does the user need to login to see the Adverts?
Koparent Offline – turn off the entire component
Offline Message – if offline, show this customizable message

PDF Generation Settings

Koparent allows you to create PDFs of each Advert and Reservation. You can customize your PDFs by setting up these options:
Document Logo – insert an online path to your .jpg logo file
Company Phone – insert contact phone number
Company Email – insert contact email address
Tinyurl – turn the usage of Tinyurls on or off
Disclaimer – enter your advert disclaimer text

Google Settings

Enable GMaps - turn Google Maps positioning on or off

Toolbar Settings

Toolbar is a set of options visible to the users above each Advert. Options that are shown are different and depend on the user's status (administrative rights). Toolbar, therefore, can have 3 different views for:
1. Website user (viewer) – basic options are shown
2. Logged in user – additional options are available
3. Logged in & Advert Owner – has options to submit Adverts and manage additional options through Front End
In these Setting you can, globally, turn some of the options on or off:
Show Koparent toolbar – you can turn on or off the entire toolbar
Show back button – enable or disable back button
Show Advanced search button – enable button which takes the user to Advance search
Mail to Friend – turn on or off
Show Contact Advertiser link – turn link on or off
Enable PDF Flyer – turn creating PDFs from Adverts on or off
Snow Print – turn the button on or off
Save Advert – turn this option on or off

Global Koparent Settings

Set up options which will affect Koparent way of calculating and displaying some of the Advert's features.
Currency – set up default currency and the way they are displayed – Default Currency symbol, the number of Decimal Digits, Numbering Format, Currency Position
Street Number Position: set if the street number shows before or after the street name
Measurement Units: does the Koparent use Standard or Metric system?

Reservation Options:

Days New - set the number of days for which the system will consider the Advert as New Advert
Updated Days - set the number of days for which the system will consider the Advert as Updated
RSS Items - set the number of items to be shown in RSS feed
CSS File – which css file will the system use
Banner Display – choose how to display "New", "Sold", "Pending" and similar banners
Load jQuery – how does the system load jQuery

Using Defaults:

To speed up some of the processes, Koparent allows you to use some default settings which will enter the selected data as defaults. This way you can set following defaults:
Default User. Default State. Default Country, Default User Sort, Default User Order, Default Advert Sort. Default Advert Order
Show Footer – turn Koparent Footer on or off

RESERVATIONS

In these settings you can set up all the parameters regarding Reservation and Booking of your adverts using Koparent Calendar and Date picker. You should set up these options to configure the way your clients will book your products/services and the way the calendar will display these reservations.

Reservation Settings

Setup for Reservations Settings includes:
Enable Reservations – on or off - you can setup whether to enable reservations (calendar) on each Advert globally. This should be on if any of your Adverts will have reservations.
Furthermore, you can override this option for every Advert Type in Advert Type overrides, and even more specifically, enable and disable this option for every Advert in Advert Settings.
Allow user registration - If enabled, users will be able to create their Joomla/Koparent account on the reservation screen and therefore making One-Step-Booking by making the reservation and registering their account in one step.
Reservation Calendar datepicker type
When a user clicks on Book It button in Advert (if reservations are available) he can now choose the dates or the hours he wants to book. He can do that in two ways: through a graphic calendar or through Date Picker below the calendar.
Using these options you set up the view and the type of the Date Picker shown on each Advert, and later in the Settings you can choose also the type of calendar view so this two match each other. If you choose:
Default Joomla Date picker or Advanced Date picker – your Date Picker will show only days and only the whole days can be booked.
Date and time picker – you will be able to choose days as well as the hours within a day to book.
If you choose date and time picker be sure that you use the correct Date format so that day, month, year, hour and minute will actually show in reservation. You can choose between 9 pre-set date formats or create your own using the right syntax.
When choosing date and time picker it is also important to set Minute step which is the interval for displaying time in both, date picker and calendar.

Reservation Calendar display type – here you can choose how your calendar will look and whether you will use it or not. If you choose:
None – calendar won't be visible and user will only be able to make the reservation using Date and Time Picker
Day – Calendar will display selected number of days, each separated by chosen Minute steps. Here we recommend you choose Reservation Calendar datepicker type: Date and Time picker, Date format which contains hours and minutes and set Minute step.
Week – week view allows you to display week by week, according to the Number of calendars you choose later in the settings. Weeks are numbered by their order in the year. It allows your users to book days and it is recommended you use Datepicker Type: Date picker and Date format for day, month and year.
Month – Month view displays your calendar month by month, according to the Number of calendars and Calendar starting month you choose later in the settings. Legend besides the calendar shows you all Date ranges and prices currently available on this calendar. It is also best to choose Datepicker Type: Date picker and Date format for day, month and year.

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Figure 10: Reservation Settings – Setting up Datepicker and Calendar view

 Datepicker Type: Calendar Type  Frontend view: 
 Date and Time picker Day  11a Reservations settings datepicker and calendar day datetime
Default Joomla Date picker
or Advanced Date picker
Week  11b Reservations settings datepicker and calendar week date
Default Joomla Date picker or
Advanced Date picker
Month   11c Reservations settings datepicker and calendar month date

Figure 11: Difference between Datepicker and Calendar Frontend views

Number of calendars – Here you can set the number of visible calendars to show on each advert (how many months, weeks, days will be visible at once)
Calendar starting month – Set the starting month for your calendar view, 1 being January and 12 being December. If you set the value to 0 (zero), current month will always show as starting one.
Count days or nights? – When booking days, some forms of reservations book nights and some count days. Here you can set this as a global setting. Note that in for every Advert Type you can change this counting method if necessary.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Following settings:
• Reservation Calendar datepicker type
• Reservation Calendar display type
• Number of calendars
• Minute step (only for DateTime picker)
• Date format
• Enable Reservations
• Count days or nights?
Are set here in Settings panel as general Settings for the entire Koparent system but can be overridden for each Advert Type in Advert Type Settings! There, all the settings are automatically filled with General Settings and, if you need to override them, you have to Enable them (click on checkbox) and put it the new value.
Overview of all the settings you overrode can be found in Koparent Settings – Overrides tab

Calendar starting week day – Set which day of the week will be displayed as first.
Valid days of reservation – This is the number of days which tells you how long does the user reservation lasts before it is confirmed by administrator. In this period, no one will be able to book the same period (unless you have more reservations enabled for the same days), and the days will be shown as "booked", with different colour and status Pending. It will automatically expire after the period you set here, unless you confirm it. This is the period in which a customer can pay you a deposit, send you a confirmation email or confirms the reservation in any way.
Price Advance percentage – Here you can set the number of deposit (advance payment) which you require from your customers in order to confirm their reservation. This percentage will automatically be calculated in reservation price.

Paypal Settings
In Paypal Settings you can Enable Paypal, Create an Account by visiting Paypal website, or if you are an existing user, sign in you Paypal Account Name.
We highly recommend that you use our Paypal plugin which has more options. 

CATEGORIES

Category Photo Width – in Koparent, you have the option to assign a picture / icon for each category. Here you can set dimensions for width, and height adjusts to it.
Category Layout – set the number of columns in which you want your Categories to be shown
Show Subcategories – turn on or off
Show Subcategories Recursive – turn on or off
Show # Category Entries – Show the number of Category Entries near its title, turn on or off
Show featured – Koparent has a possibility to show featured adverts. You can mark an advert as featured by checking that option for a particular advert, or you can assign „Featured" to entire category. Here you set up whether to show Featured Category or not.
Featured position – set to Top or Bottom and your Featured categories (if turned on) will be shown there.

ADVERTS

Advert Settings

Show Advert General Information – if selected Yes, following General information (if filled in) will be shown: County, Region, Sale type. Ref id, Last updated, Category
Adverts Per Page - set the number of Adverts that will appear on one page
Show featured – turn on or off – set whether to show Featured Adverts
Number of featured items - set the maximum number of Featured Adverts to be displayed
Featured position – set the position of your Featured Adverts to Top/Bottom
Table Accent – this is the colour of the Table Headers in front-end view
Featured Adverts Accent – this is the colour of the Table Header for Featured Adverts in front-end view
Map/Gallery Tab Width / Map/Gallery Tab Height – set Width and Height of the Google Map shown in each Advert
Advert Overview Characters – Overview is a short description of you Advert's details. Here you can set the number of Characters allowed in the Overview box
Advert Edit layout in tabs – when administrating your Advert, you can have all the Advert deatils on one page, or separated in tabs for better overview. Here you can turn these tabs on or off.

Advert Tabs Settings
Here you can turn on or off some of the additional features available for each adverts such as Addthis Widget, Currency Converter, Walk Score, Gallery.
Settings are:

Show Addthis Widget – turn on or off
Addthis Widget Username – if you have Addthis account, enter your username here
Show Currency Converter Tab – turn on or off
Show Walk Score API (Form Position) – turn on or off
Walk Score API ID – if you have API ID, insert it here
Walk Score Width / Walk Score Height – insert dimensions of Walk Score screen in your Adverts

Social Network Connectivity (footer area)
Simply turn on or off icons for sharing your advert on following social networks:
Show Dwellicious – turn on or off
Show Twitter – turn on or off
Show Facebook – turn on or off
Show Stumbleupon – turn on or off

User Settings
Send to friend notification and Save advert notification – turn these options on or off for all of your adverts. The buttons are located on Advert's Toolbar (on the top of the Advert).

USERS

User Settings
Here you can manage options when displaying registered user's details as well as some permissions for certain user's behaviours.
Can frontend user submit advert? – This is the option where you turn on the entire system for submitting Adverts through frontend. This way, you are creating a new system where your site visitors can login, create their own advert, set prices through date ranges and manage their reservations.
Is new user approved for submitting adverts? – set up whether the new user can automatically submit the advert or he needs to be approved to do so.
Limit number of adverts user can submit – turn the limitation for submitting Adverts on or off
Starting limit of new users - set the number of Adverts one user can submit after registration. Notice that you can change this number for each User, by editing his options in Users list.
User advert needs admin approval? – after submitting his Advert, set whether the new Advert needs to be approved by admin or is it published automatically. If set to yes, notice that this admin approval will be needed whenever user makes a change in his advert.
User photo width – if they want, users can insert their images and here you can set up their photo width
Show user image – turn the user image option on or off
Show User – you can turn on or off the entire view of User details and information in Advert view and in PDF flyer
In next options you can set up which User information will be shown as a part of an Advert view:
Show user address - no/yes
Show user contact - no/yes
Show user email - no/yes
Show user fax - no/yes
Show user mobile - no/yes
Show user phone - no/yes
Show user website - no/yes
Show User MSN - no/yes
Show User Skpe - no/yes
Show User Gtalk - no/yes
Show featured – you have an option to show Featured Users in user list which you can make by creating a link to you User List. If you turn this option on, and set some Users as featured (in their individual options), they will be shown as featured on this list
Number of featured items – set the number of Featured Users to be shown at once
Featured position - set the position of Featured Users – Bottom or Top of the list

QUICK SEARCH

When you click on one of your categories, above all Adverts you have a Filter where, by entering certain features, you can search all Adverts in this category.
Here you can set the parameters by which you want the users to be able to search the Adverts. You can include or exclude some features, regarding your business type and importance of certain feature
Show keyword search - no/yes
Show category - no/yes
Show advert type - no/yes
Show sale type - no/yes
Show country - no/yes
Show city - no/yes
Show County - no/yes
Show Region - no/yes
Show State - no/yes
Show Province - no/yes
Show price range - no/yes

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Figure 12: Quick Search Frontend example

ADVANCED SEARCH

Adverts Per Page – show how many search results would you like to display per page
Google map width – set the width of the Google Map which displays the results of your search
Google map height - set the width of the Google Map which displays the results of your search
Show additional contents – set whether the users can search adverts by their additional costs
Show advert specific fields – set whether the users can search adverts by specific fields (advert details)
Price Low – Enter the lowest price user can insert in price slider. It has to be equal or lower than the minimum price of all active Adverts
Price High – Enter the highest price user can insert in price slider. It has to be equal or higher than the maxumim price of all active Adverts

No Limit – set whether the price slider will show "No Limit" option

Ft2 / M2 Low – Enter the lowest value of Ft2 / M2 user can insert in surface slider. It has to be equal or lower than the minimum surface of all active Adverts
Ft2 / M2 High – Enter the highest value of Ft2 / M2 user can insert in surface slider. It has to be equal or higher than the maximum surface of all active Adverts
Years Low – set the lowest year of build value user can insert in year slider. It has to be equal or lower than the minimum year in all active Adverts.
Years High – set the highest year of build value user can insert in year slider. It has to be equal or higher than the maximum year in all active Adverts.
Default map latitude – set the default latitude which will show when there are no results or when user creates new Advert. If you have most of your adverts located in one area, set the centre, for example
Default map longitude – set the default longitude which will show when there are no results or when user creates new Advert. If you have most of your adverts located in one area, set the centre, for example
Default map zoom level – set the default Google Map zoom level
Default map type – set the default Google Map type
Show Sale Type – turn on or off whether Sale Type option will be shown as search criteria
Show Country – turn on or off whether Country option will be shown as search criteria
Show State – turn on or off whether State option will be shown as search criteria
Show Province – turn on or off whether Province option will be shown as search criteria
Show County – turn on or off whether County option will be shown as search criteria
Show Region – turn on or off whether Region option will be shown as search criteria

13 Advanced search frontend overview

Figure 13: Advanced Search Frontend Example

CAPTCHA SETTINGS

Koparent has the option of enabling Captcha anti-spam security on all forms. In these settings you can:
Enable Captcha on site forms – turn Captcha on or off
Captcha Type – select between Original Captcha and ReCaptcha

ReCaptcha Parameters
If you choose to use ReCaptcha, here you can set up its options:
ReCaptcha public key – insert your existing public key. If you don't have one, visit the website in description.
ReCaptcha private key – insert your existing private key. If you don't have one, visit the website in description.
Captcha Language – choose between listed languges
Captcha Color – choose between listed colours

GALLERY

General Gallery Settings

Gallery Width/Height – set up your gallery size, but keep in mind that it is best to keep the proportions similar to your image resize proportions
Image Path – set the path to the location where your images will be stored
Max Images per Advert – set maximum images allowed for one Advert. If you put in Zero, there are no limits to picture amount
Max Image Size – set the maximum size in KB
Gallery Type - choose the type of the gallery you want to use
Load slimbox library? – turn on or off. If you have javascript errors with duplicate slimbox library, you can disable loading of the library here. This library will only load if Gallery Type is set to Slimbox.
Graphics Library – choose Graphics Library installed on your server.

Optimization Settings

Resize Images To – set the resized image's preferred width and height. If you don't control image uploads or the pictures need to be different sizes, choose only preferred width or height and click Yes to Constrain Proportions
Resize Thumbnails To - set the resized thumbnail's preferred width and height. If you don't control image uploads or the pictures need to be different sizes, choose only preferred width or height and click Yes to Constrain Proportions
Image Quality – set the percentage of original image quality to keep
Thumb Quality - set the percentage of original thumbnail quality to keep
Watermark - turn watermark on or off
Watermark Text – insert the text you want to show as watermark on each photo in the Advert

PRICE LIST SETTINGS

Enable Price list in advert detail view – this enables and adds a new field in Advert view showing the price list for this advert, based on Category this Advert is in and based on added Date range groups (if they are set to be shown in price list).
To display your price list you need to set up which parameters will show in price list table along with which prices. To set this up you need to include specific Date Range Groups and Specific fields for certain advert type that you want to show on price list.
Price list headers - Specific advert fields – select from a drop down menu if and which specific fields you would like to show on price lists. According to the category some Advert is in, corresponding set of Specific advert fields will be shown. To remove from the list, simply click on minus (-) sign next to it.
Price list headers - Date Ranges Group – select from a dropdown menu all Date Range Groups you want to display in price list. According to the assigned Date Ranges to certain Advert, corresponding prices will be shown. To remove from the list, simply click on minus (-) sign next to it.
You can also create a link showing all the Adverts and their Price lists in one Category.

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Figure 14: Price list of all Adverts in one Category (Linked to from Frontend)

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Figure 15: Price list for one Advert 1 

OVERRIDES

Advert Type overrides - this options will override Koparent settings options for this advert type

This is the overview of all overrides created for specific Advert Type. Here you can easily check which setting apply from General Koparent Setting and which are overridden by Advert Type Settings.

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Figure 16: Advert Type Overrides list

 Download Koparent Tutorial PDFs:

1. Koparent Main Features (2,8mb)
2. Koparent Tutorial - Administration (7,2mb) 
3. Koparent Tutorial - Front End (3,8mb)