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Knowledge Base:  Design - Site Editor:  Set Preferences

In this section of Admin, users can specify their personal preferences – ie., the 
preferences that apply only to them, and not to other users or visitors. These 
preferences include all user personal information, such as email address, 
password, and time zone.

Depending on the template being used, users may be able to access this section 
without needing to have access to the Admin area of your site.

If your template displays a login form, and you have enabled login for your site, 
once a user logs in, the logout form displays a “Preferences” link. This enables 
users to access their preferences in the frontend of the site, without having to 
access the Admin area.

If your template does not have a login form, you may be able to customise, and 
add a login form to it. 

My Settings
Display Name: The display name is the name Site Editor uses to greet the user – 
ie., if you are using a template with a login form, once you are logged in, Site 
Editor usually greets you with a “Welcome Back, DisplayName!” message. The 
display name is not the username that the user must use to login. 

Language: This should reflect the user's preferred interface language to be used 
while accessing the Admin area of the site. Additional languages can be 
downloaded from the Site Editor Add-ons Repository. 

Timezone: The timezone where the user is located. If the user does not know their 
own timezone, they can consult: . 

Date Format: The date format the user prefers Site Editor and its modules to use. 

Time Format: The time format the user prefers Site Editor and its modules to use.  
If the language you want is not available, you can create your own! 
Just use the excellent “Language Editor” module, available in the Site Editor Add-

You can also use the Language Editor to tweak and fine-tune existing language 
files – if you want to replace “Search” with “Look up”, “Login” with “Check in”, etc. 

My Email
Current Password: Before being allowed to change their current email address, 
users must confirm the change by entering their current password in this field. 
Email: This is the email address to which Site Editor will send all automatic 
messages to this user. To change this address, the user must:
1. enter a new address here 
2. enter their password in the field “Current Password” above 
3. click the “Save” button  

My Password
This section is used to change a user's password. To change the password: 
1. enter the current password in the “Current Password” field 
2. enter the new password in the “New Password” field 
3. confirm that the new password is correct by entering it again into the “Re-type 
New Password” field 
click the “Save” button.

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