Nucleus .Net Core CMS

Site Settings

To manage site settings, after logging in as a system administrator or site administrator, click the Manage button to display the Management control panel, then click Site.

Site Settings

If you are logged on as a system administrator, you can also manage or add site from the Settings control panel. Additional sites have their own set of pages and users.

Site Settings


Name A name for your site. This is used in the control panel, and could be displayed on-screen, depending on your selected layout.
Default Layout Specifies a default layout to be used by pages which do not specify a layout.
Default Container Default module container for the site. Modules which which do not specify a layout use the page default, and if the page default is not set they use the site default container.
Site CSS Specifies a CSS file which is referenced by all pages within your site. This setting is optional, and is used to apply site-specific CSS.
Site Logo Your site logo is an image file which is displayed by the logo Html Helper/Tag Helper. Some layouts may not display a logo.
Site Icon The site icon is a "favicon". If specified, it is the icon displayed by your browser in the address bar.
Roles If required, you can change the administrators, registered users, anonymous users and all users roles. These settings will generally not need to be changed.
Site Group Assigns a site group to your site. In Nucleus version 1.0, the site group setting has no effect.
Home Directory Specifies a sub-folder at the top level of your file system where site files are stored. This setting is shared by all file system providers.


An alias is your site's domain name or domain and virtual directory. Aliases are used to identify the requested site, as they are the first part of a request Url. Do not include the Uri scheme (http:// or https://).

One alias can be set as the default alias for your site. The default alias is used when rendering links, images and other output. If no default alias is defined, the first alias is used as the default.

User Profile Properties

User properties are not fixed - you can add and remove them so that user registrations contain the information that you need. User profile properties define which properties are included in a user registration.

Name The property name. This is displayed on-screen as the caption for user input.
Type A namespace which identifies the purpose of the property. Nucleus core, modules and other extensions use the property type to identify profile properties which have a special purpose.
Help Text If specified, help text is used as popup help in the user registration module.

Nucleus adds user properties as Claims which are added to the user's identity. Nucleus Core, modules and other extensions use claims to access user profile properties by their type. Use standard identity namespaces for your property types where possible.

NOTE: The Email and Mobile phone properties are important, because they can be used to communicate with your users - password resets, forum subscription notifications, two factor authentication and other functions may require an email address, mobile phone number, or both.

Site Pages

User management and other special-use pages are configurable.

Login Page A page containing a login module. This page is used when the user clicks a logon button, or is redirected after trying to access a secure page.
User Profile A page containing a user registration module, used to manage an existing user's properties.
User Registration A page containing a user registration module, used to sign up a new user.
Change Password A page containing a change password module, used by users to change their password.
Terms of Use The target of a Terms Html Helper/Tag helper. Layouts can use the terms helper to include a link on a page.
Privacy The target of a Privacy Html Helper/Tag helper. Layouts can use the privacy helper to include a link on a page..
Page Not Found A page containing content for display when a request is received for an Url that isn't valid.
Error Page A page containing content for display when an erroc occurs. The ErrorReport module can be used on this page to display error information, or you can just use a Text/Html or other module.

Email Settings

Email settings used to send messages to users.

SMTP host Your email server address.
SMTP port Your email server's port. Most servers use port 587.
Use SSL Specifies whether to use SSL to secure communications. You should use SSL if your email server supports it.
Sender Email The email address which will be set as the sender address for emails sent by Nucleus.
User Name Your SMTP user name.
Password Your SMTP password.

Email Templates

Use the email templates tab to assign email templates to specific site functions. Email templates are created and managed by clicking "Manage" and then "Mail Templates".

Welcome new user Email template used to generate a welcome email when a new user account is created.
Account name reminder Email template used to generate an email when the user clicks 'Trouble Logging in' in the login page, and requests a user name reminder.
Password Reset Email template used to generate an email when the user clicks 'Trouble Logging in' in the login page, and requests a password reset.

The default email templates are placeholders only - you will need to modify them to suit your needs.
Mail templates Documentation.

Sample Welcome New User Email Template

    <title>Welcome to @Model.Site.Name</title>

    Welcome @Model.User.UserName,

      Please verify your email address by logging in at <a href="@Model.Site.AbsoluteUrl(@Model.LoginPage, true)">@Model.Site.AbsoluteUrl(@Model.LoginPage, true)</a>.  
      After you enter your user name and password, you will be prompted for a verification code, which is:


      You have received this message because you registered at <a href="@Model.Site.AbsoluteUrl(true)">@Model.Site.AbsoluteUrl(true)</a>.  You 
      can read our Privacy Policy at <a href="@Model.Site.AbsoluteUrl(@Model.PrivacyPage, true)">@Model.Site.AbsoluteUrl(@Model.PrivacyPage, true)</a>.