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To use a Custom Domain with your Pikibox, you'll first need to register your own domain name (if you don't already have one). You can purchase these from a number of places like Namecheap, Network Solutions or one of the many ICANN-accredited domain registrars.

Option A - Use a CNAME Record.

This method does not work for GoDaddy. Use the Option B instead.

  1. Log in to the site where you manage your domain name and navigate to the page that lets you edit your domain settings.
  2. Locate the form allowing you to edit the ZONE file.
    Do NOT edit the DNS (Domain Name server). If you can't find the way to edit the Zone, get in touch with your domain name provider they may be able to do edit it for you.
  3. To use "yourdomain.com" on your Pikibox,
    add or edit an entry for @ (also called "yourdomain.com") and point it to yourpikibox.pikibox.com
  4. To also use "www.yourdomain.com" on your Pikibox,
    add or edit an entry for www (also called "www.yourdomain.com") and point it to yourpikibox.pikibox.com
  5. Make sure domain/url Forwarding or Redirecting are NOT turned on.
  6. Save your custom domain name on the Options page on Pikibox Admin
    (if you haven't already done so).
Host Name Points To
@ (yourdomain.com) yourpikibox.pikibox.com
www (www.yourdomain.com) yourpikibox.pikibox.com

Option B - Use an A Record.

  1. Log in to the site where you manage your domain name and navigate to the page that lets you edit your domain settings.
  2. Locate the form allowing you to edit the ZONE file.
    Do NOT edit the DNS (Domain Name server). If you can't find the way to edit the Zone, get in touch with your domain name provider they may be able to do edit it for you.
  3. To use "yourdomain.com" on your Pikibox,
    add or edit an entry for @ (also called "yourdomain.com") and point it to 188.165.197.133
  4. To also use "www.yourdomain.com" on your Pikibox,
    add or edit an entry for www (also called "www.yourdomain.com") and point it to 188.165.197.133
  5. Make sure domain/url Forwarding or Redirecting are NOT turned on.
  6. Save your custom domain name on the Options page on Pikibox Admin
    (if you haven't already done so).
Host Name Points To
@ (yourdomain.com) 188.165.197.133
www (www.yourdomain.com) 188.165.197.133

Medias can be uploaded in your:

  1. Website > Gallery
  2. Website > Background > Logo
  3. Website > Background > Custom Image

Supported Media Types

 

ImagesSupported in: Gallery | Logo | Custom Image
.jpg
.png
.gif
.tga
.tiff
.bmp
.psd
FlashSupported in: Gallery | Logo
.swf
VideosSupported in: Gallery
.mp4 (Recommended)h264 Encoding Only
.f4v
.flv
AudioSupported in: Gallery
.mp3
AttachmentsSupported in: Gallery
.pdf

All uploaded images are automatically recompressed and eventually resized if their width or height are greater than theses given dimensions:

 

Image Uploaded in: Resized to (if height or width is greater):
Website > Background > Custom Image 1920 pixels
Website > Background > Logo 800 pixels
Website > Pages > Thumbnails 800 pixels
Website > Gallery 1400 pixels


Although there is no restriction on the size of the images you can use, there is no advantages in uploading bigger Images than these. Keep in mind that uploading bigger images will also increase the time needed for the transfer.

Update: Whenever you choose a template for one of your website, the template predefined display mode(s) (descibed here) are used but... You can now customize and choose your own display modes too.
Each template has its own way of displaying medias, Here is how they each behave:

 

02 "Cards" Scale mode Scale direction
Mode 1 (Single Mode) Fit Downscale only

 

03 "Binder" Scale mode Scale direction
Mode 1 (default) Fit Downscale + Upscale
Mode 2 Fill (with autoPan) Downscale + Upscale

 

04 "Bandonneon" Scale mode Scale direction
Mode 1 (default) Fill (with autoPan) Downscale + Upscale
Mode 2 Fit Downscale only

 

05 "Grid" Scale mode Scale direction
Mode 1 (default) Fill Downscale + Upscale
Mode 2 Fit Downscale + Upscale


When several modes are available for a given template, switching between modes is leaved to the visitor discretion.

 

Display modes Explained:

  • Fill : When scaling is necessary, the media is scaled proportionally to fill the window entirely. (the media may appear cropped depending of the media's versus the window's ratio).
  • Fit : When scaling is necessary, the media is scaled proportionally to fit within the window. (the media does not appear cropped).