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System configuration

The system configuration page has a few settings controlling general 4AI behavior.

Update credentials

Updating 4AI with Joomla one-click updates require an access key to our servers. You can get yours from your dashboard (requires logging-in).

View of dashboard update key at

Copy and paste your update key in this field. The update key is the same for all your extensions, it will never change.


Color configuration system options

You can choose from either a dark or light general theme. In addition, pick one of the proposed accent colors. Accent color is used on most buttons and headers.

Messages and alerts

Remind me later reset

Messages and alerts dismissal and configuration

Messages and alerts displayed on the 4AI dashboard can be dismissed permanently, but you can also ask 4AI to Remind you later of them.

How much later 4AI reminds you depends on the actual message type. If you want to bring back all messages 4AI is supposed to remind you later, click the Reset "Remind me later" reminders button.

Auto-clear notifications

By default, all popup notifications in 4AI are only dismissed when you click on their Close icon, or use the ESC key on your keyboard to do the same. This is required to make them accessible to most users.

If you do not need this, you can enable Auto-clear notifications, which will cause all Information level notifications to clear themselves after a few seconds.

Note that:

  • Errors and warning will still require to be manually cleared
  • Notifications that auto-clear display a progress bar and a Pause button. Pressing it will stop the automatic clearing process.

Help system

Help system configuration

We have added Help buttons and small textual hints throughout 4AI. They'll help you use 4AI but after a while you may not need them as you get accustomed to using 4AI. Instead of keeping them displayed all the time, use this toggle to only show a single help icon.

Clicking that help icon for a specific configuration item, for instance, will bring back the full help text and help button.


Logging level configuration

Logging is the action of recording information about 4AI operation to disk file, where they can be used later for analysis in case of issues appearing.

This shouldbe left to Normal or Disabled unless you have specific reason to use Detailed. The latter will record much higher volumes of information and is therefore only needed when trying to identify the source of a specific problem.

Probably a good idea to consult with us before doing that. Also, make sure to disable Detailed logging when you do not need it anymore.

When detailed logging is enabled, a notification on the dashboard will remind you so.

Use 4Logs to view all logs

While log files are very useful, actually reading their content can be inconvenient as you need to access files on your server, usually through FTP access or your hosting company control panel. You can use instead of free 4Logs Joomla plugin. It will show and let you manage all log files found in your website logs folder, be them from 4AI, 4SEO, Joomla itself or any other Joomla extension.

Data deletion

Data deletion system options

You would normally expect an extension such as 4AI to remove all data it has created if you choose to uninstall it. However, this is usually not the best idea for larger extensions as this data might be valuable and at the same time require a lot of time to be accumulated.

As it's quite possible to uninstall by mistake, 4AI will not delete its data by default if uninstalled. That way, you can just re-install back the extension, and you'll have all your data back instantly.

If you do wish to permanently and entirely remove 4AI from your system, before uninstalling it toggle this setting to do so.

After confirmation, the option will be set to All data will be removed when uninstalling.

Nothing will happen immediately when you change this setting. It only has effect if you uninstall 4AI.