The <Main> option is used to configure the file and folder paths needed by Gigatrees. File and folder paths may be entered as absolute or relative paths. Relative paths are relative to the folder where the application file ( gigatree5.exe ) resides, called the working directory. Examples of an absolute file path are c:\folder\file.ext and http://domain.com/folder/file.ext. Examples of a relative file path are folder\file.ext and ..\folder\file.ext.


In the following example, the GEDCOM file and the output path are both located in the working directory.

  <GedcomFile> export.ged </GedcomFile>
  <OutputPath> web        </OutputPath>
  <HomePerson> I1         </HomePerson>


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Expects an absolute or relative file path. When no file is provided, a standalone website will be created. See blogging for more information on creating a standalone blog using configuration files. See gallery for more information on creating a standalone photo gallery using configuration files.
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Expects an absolute or relative file path.
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You can set this to the record id or unique name of a selected individual (generally yourself). When left blank, the first individual found in the GEDCOM file will be assigned to the home person. The Tree item in your website's menu will link to the pedigree chart of the home person. The home person will also be used to create a default ancestor list and census table, but only when no other id has been configured for those pages, and when those pages have not been otherwise disabled either manually by you, or automatically due to other configuration limitations, such as having no census events.