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How to Configure Basic Settings for Your Almabase Site?
How to Configure Basic Settings for Your Almabase Site?

See how to update site name, logo, colors, social media links, etc. for the site

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Written by Sweta Kumari
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Site settings comprise three main sections.
To configure your site, Go to Settings > Site Settings via the admin panel.

  • Section 1: Primary Info

    • Click on Primary info to update the different name fields, contact details, and other communication-related fields. You should refer to the help texts or the below details to update these fields correctly.

    • School/University/Organization Name: Enter your Institution's Full Name here.

    • School/University Short Name - On the platform, there are places where your institution's full name doesn't fit. So, enter a short name of your institution in this field.

    • Name of the Alumni Association - The name of the Alumni Association appears at the top of the website. Examples: ABC Alumni Network, ABC Connect, etc.

    • Short Name of the Alumni Association - Enter a short name of your Alumni Association here.

    • Primary Sender Communication Name - Any automated emails sent from the platform will appear in the receiver's inbox with this name. It can be the same as your Alumni Association name.

    • Primary Communication Reply Email (Reply To) -. Replies to any automated emails from the platform will be sent to this address. The address will also appear on the footer of the website.

    • Primary Contact - This number will appear on the footer of the website.

    • The database used - Choose the database where you have all your constituent data stored.

You can also refer to this short video for more details.

  • Section 3: Branding

    • In this section, you can upload the logos and add the colors you want on the website.

    • Logos - While uploading the logo, please refer to the help texts and reference images added under the fields. Please note the logo will start reflecting on the website as soon as you upload the file and hit save.

    • Colors - Once you enter the hex codes for the Primary, Secondary, and Accent colors into the respective fields, our team will get notified. We will add those colors to the site within the next 24 hours.

  • Other Setups

    • Under Site Setup, you can do the following:

    • Add the email ID to which you want to receive emails when someone signs up on the platform.

    • Enable wishes to be sent on birthdays and anniversaries to the records on the platform. Note: We recommend doing it once the domain settings are done.

    • Under Social Media Setup, you can enter the URLs of your Social Media Handles.

      • Note: Please make sure that the social media handles you enter are for Public pages and not closed groups. If you include a URL for a closed group, the social media icon will not be visible on the homepage. To learn how to change the privacy settings for groups, you can refer to this article from Facebook.

      You can also refer to this video to learn more details on Branding and Social Media Setup.

    • Fundraising is only relevant if you are using the Almabase Giving module

    • Thank you email sender: Add the profile of the user from whom the "Thank you" email to the donors should go.

    • The other two fields are to notify when a new gift is made or send weekly reports of gifts.

    That's all with the basic setup of the platform!

    • Note: Primary Info and Branding are two sections you need to fill out to get started with the basics. The other sections can be filled out later too.

    If you have any questions feel free to reach out to

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