Application Settings

How to configure the Settings in your Softr app

Before starting to build your site, you might want to check the application Settings to apply some general configurations. The settings can be accessed from the left-side toolbar as shown in the following screenshot.

Application Settings

So, let’s go through the sections one by one.

General

General Settings

When you create your application a random name and subdomain are automatically assigned to it, which can be customized in this section. The Application Name is for your own reference and will not appear anywhere after publishing the app. Next, you can customize your subdomain as follows: https://<yourname>.softr.io. You can also use a custom domain.​

Next, you have the option of adding a favicon. Please, follow the provided size and format recommendations. There are numerous services (e.g. https://favicon.io/), that you can use to generate a favicon of the required format and size.

Lastly, you have the Softr branding toggle, which allows you to enable/disable the "Made with Softr" badge on your site. It's only possible to disable the branding once you upgrade to a paid plan.

Custom Domain

Here you can use your own custom domain to run your website or web-application on. More detailed info on configuring a custom domain can be found here.

Integrations

In this section you have the list of all the available integrations that can be connected to your app. Each integration is examined in greater detail here.

SEO

Here you can configure general SEO settings, while SEO details for individual pages can be set in page settings.

In the Google Site Verification field you need to add your ID to verify your ownership of the website and link it to Google Search Console.

Further on, you can fill in the robots.txt file to provide some instructions for web crawler. You can find more info on robots.txt here.

Custom Code

In this section, you can add custom code to your app header and footer. The first one will be applied before the </head> tag, and the second one will be applied before the </body> tag. Within the <head> element, you can link external resources, add metadata as well as custom styles. The second piece will be added at the end of your <body> element and is meant for adding scripts.

Custom Code Use Case

Let's suppose we want to add a Facebook Messenger to our Softr app, so that users can contact our Facebook Page.

Getting the Code

In the Page Settings, we are going to navigate to Messaging, and select Add Messenger to your website, as shown below.

Add Messenger to your website

In the next page, we need to hit Set Up and configure the chat plugin.

Set up the chat plugin

In the pop-up that appears next, you need to set your chat language, add domain and get the chat widget code as shown below.

Configuring the chat plugin

When you're done with configuring the plugin, hit Publish in the bottom right corner of the screen and you're all set.

Publish

Applying the Code

Lastly, we'll go back to our Softr app's Settings and paste the chat plugin code into the footer area. Below you can see the process of adding the code and viewing the chat widget on the website.

Adding the code and publishing the widget

User Groups and Permissions

Learn how to create and apply user groups to blocks/pages here.

Email Signature

Signature fields

In this section, you can customize the name and email address from which your Softr app's emails are sent (e.g. when the user resets the password). By default the emails are sent from Softr.

As soon as you enter the new name and email, you'll receive a confirmation email to prove ownership.

Please, note that you can't use public domain addresses here (provided by Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.).

SAML Configuration

See how to configure SAML on your Softr app here.