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One of the decisions we need to make is a book title. I was thinking something like ocPortal: The step-by-step guide to a successful CMS. This is certainly workable and describes what we are trying to accomplish, but I am open to other suggestions.

Anyone have some thoughts?

Bob
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To me its a good title, it says what we mean to say. :)


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Dr. OCPortal or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the CMS

On the Origin of Websites by Means of OCPortal, or the Preservation of Favoured CMSs in the Struggle for Pageviews

Much Ado About Coding

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(Sorry, couldn't resist….)
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 :lol:   :thumbs:


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BobS said

 ocPortal: The step-by-step guide to a successful CMS.

Hi Bob,

I'm not 100% sure why the fact that OCPortal is successful is relevant to the book title.  It sounds a bit arrogant, to be honest.

How about:

ocPortal Explained: A Step-by-Step Guide (to Building Your Website)  (2 options)

or

ocPortal Start to Finish: How to Create and Manage Your Website

or

Teach Yourself ocPortal: Easily Build Any Website You Can Imagine

or any combination of the 3, course.
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That's why I like putting things to the community for consideration and feedback.

I rather like ocPortal Explained: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Website.

I really love the sound bite of ocPortal Start to Finish but, since I think that we should end up with a second book dealing with the really advanced programming features and stuff, this may be an inaccurate statement.

What do others think (or suggest)?

Bob
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BobS said


I rather like ocPortal Explained: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Website.

Bob

Its a good title to , but will this new webmasters the right incentive to choose ocportal?

Harry


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Creating a Website the Easy Way - With ocPortal
OcPortal Made Easy
The Powerful ocPortal CMS Fully Explained
ocPortal - An Administrators Guide
Managing a Website with ocPortal
Design, Develop and Maintain Winning Websites with ocPortal
ocPortal - A Webmasters Greatest Tool
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ocPortal - Power Without Perplexity
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Duck said

Creating a Website the Easy Way - With ocPortal

Design, Develop and Maintain Winning Websites with ocPortal


I rather like those two.  Ending with ocPortal seems like an idea - this way you don't pre-confuse(?) people with the word ocPortal, as you've already outlined what it does in the title.

More ideas:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Website With ocPortal

Creating a Website From Start to Finish With ocPortal   

(This addresses Bob's concern of leaving room for an advanced book, as it's the start to finish of creating a website (singular), not the start to finish of ocPortal itself.)
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Design, Develop and Maintain Winning Websites with ocPortal
Makes me believe the book is aimed at the higher skill levels of designers, developers, and webmasters.

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What ever title is chosen, I think it should be a tentative title. As the book is written and we start having the opportunity to read it we may be more able to come up with a more fitting title.

The title should reflect both who we are trying to pull in and what the book is trying to accomplish.

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sholzy said

What ever title is chosen, I think it should be a tentative title. As the book is written and we start having the opportunity to read it we may be more able to come up with a more fitting title.

The title should reflect both who we are trying to pull in and what the book is trying to accomplish.

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ocPortal's CMS Guide: From Beginner to Advanced

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Very, VERY, rough!




Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Fletch said

Very, VERY, rough!




:thumbs:
That is what I was thinking for the cover art. But in my version it appears to go from a very rough sketch at the bottom to a completed site at the top.

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 :thumbs:   Go Fletch


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Whatever title is chosen now will be only  working title. I just wanted to get this out there. I think there are several good choices and will put up a poll to see which appeals to the most members. I definitely want a title that makes it clear that a beginner has a great tool available to help set up an ocPortal site for the first time.

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Fletch said

Very, VERY, rough!





I really like this although I think it might benefit from sholzy's suggestion that that we blur the bottom so that a site "emerges".

Would you have any interest in undertaking the duties for providing the lead on book design/layout? I think you could be a real assset here.

Bob

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I'd rather see the cart built before we start putting it before the horse. lol
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