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Hello all -

I am brand new to ocPortal and could use a bit of help.

I am looking for an addon or mod to add a classified ad section and a cookbook or recipe section to a new ocportal site - anyone know if these addons are available or where I might find tips on out how to do this?

Thanks
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I would think the catalogue system is perfect for the classified section. The Catalogues could also be used for Recipe section too quite nicely but would probably not be as efficient as a custom module built specifically for recipes. However, if you can't  afford to hire the programmers to make you the Recipe module you couuld set up the Recipe system using Catalogues for now while you learned how to build your own recipe module for later then you can always import the data you need from one to the other when that happens.
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WebSlinger said

Hello all -

I am brand new to ocPortal and could use a bit of help.

I am looking for an addon or mod to add a classified ad section and a cookbook or recipe section to a new ocportal site - anyone know if these addons are available or where I might find tips on out how to do this?

Thanks
It's not an addon but you should Check out the tut on "Custom structured content (via catalogues)" ocPortal Tutorial: Custom structured content (via catalogues) - ocPortal which goes into a classified adds use of the catalogues module.


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Duck said

The Catalogues could also be used for Recipe section too quite nicely but would probably not be as efficient as a custom module built specifically for recipes.
I don't know much about custom modules for Recipe's, but I'm sure, with a bit of pre-planning, you could knock together a passable Recipe Catalogue.

Sorting alphabetically isn't a problem either, but if you want the recipes subdivided into say, 'Starters', 'Main Dish', 'Desserts', then you'd need to build identical catalogues for each type.

There are other pitfalls that I can forsee, for example further subdivision of 'Main Dish' into Veg, Fish, Meat, etc. may take a bit of head scratching, and since I haven't actually tried that, I can't offer a solution off the top of my head. Perhaps somebody else has done something similar and can chip in with advice.

The basic structure of your recipes can be pre-formatted into something like:
  • Name (allow it to be indexed and sortable)
  • Pic (yes, you can even add images)
  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • Serving
  • Remarks or Other Information

Does that work for you?

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Fletch-

I have had some of the same issues dealing with my art site. I have just set up appropriate fields in the catalog and made sure to set the "searchable" setting for the field.

Additionally, I have made prodigious use of keywords, even repeating certain fields in my keywords where they become part of the tag cloud.

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thanks for the replies guys, I was thinking I would have to play with the catalogs for a solution.

Just figured that if the project had been done already I would not have to reinvent the wheel.

I will take a look at that tutorial for a starting point.

thanks again
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