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Do we need to cover zones in the book and, if so, at what level?
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Maby in advanged Bob, most starting webmasters have are happy when they get it working like the standard install. :)


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ZONES NEEDS to be discussed. EVERY site uses Zones Whether it is a single zone or not. This "Zone" Terminology is confusing to someone who's never heard it before and it is asked right in the installation steps!
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Nothing on my site suggests I have zones, but in reality there are 11 zones. The four main ones are Welcome, Admin, Forums, and Content Management. The balance are a few addons enhancements (for you, Bob) I've installed and several I have created.

Do we need to cover them? Yes. :thumbs:  Zones could be put in the miscellaneous chapter along with all those other little things that need to be covered but are not important enough to have their own chapter.  :thumbs:

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sholzy said

Nothing on my site suggests I have zones, but in reality there are 11 zones. The four main ones are Welcome, Admin, Forums, and Content Management. The balance are a few addons enhancements (for you, Bob) I've installed and several I have created.

Do we need to cover them? Yes. :thumbs:  Zones could be put in the miscellaneous chapter along with all those other little things that need to be covered but are not important enough to have their own chapter.  :thumbs:
This was basically my thought. ocPortal comes default with zones but I wonder how many really use this capability when setting up their first ocPortal site.

Bob

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This book is for Beginners as it seems to be steering towards and I can tell you as someone who is not a beginner I was (and still am actually) a little confused about the words ZONES which was almost one of the very first terms introduced to me when I first installed so ZONES needs to be explained upfront near the beginning so when a user sees it on the first or second page of install they know what the heck a ZONE is so they are not left scratching their head going "How do I answer this question about Zones when I have no idea what a blodoy zone is???"
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Duck said

This book is for Beginners as it seems to be steering towards and I can tell you as someone who is not a beginner I was (and still am actually) a little confused about the words ZONES which was almost one of the very first terms introduced to me when I first installed so ZONES needs to be explained upfront near the beginning so when a user sees it on the first or second page of install they know what the heck a ZONE is so they are not left scratching their head going "How do I answer this question about Zones when I have no idea what a blodoy zone is???"

This could be handled in the "List of important terms" included in the introduction.

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That would work!
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Like Duck, zones confused me a bit when I first started with ocp. Not the concept, but how it was used.

I can't even remember what the exact problem was but it had something to do with the welcome zone, and maybe a welcome/start page.

And I know I definitely had problems when I renamed and/or deleted a zone.

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temp1024 said

Like Duck, zones confused me a bit when I first started with ocp. Not the concept, but how it was used.

I can't even remember what the exact problem was but it had something to do with the welcome zone, and maybe a welcome/start page.

And I know I definitely had problems when I renamed and/or deleted a zone.
So they definitely need to be explained and demonstrated as a strength of ocPortal.

Bob
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