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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

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Well, we actually changed the slogan on ocportal.com to that ages ago and forgot to update the default theme's default logo. Fortunately the nasty term Web 2.0 fell out of common use.

But yes the social media features will be improving drastically. The inbuilt Facebook and Twitter support is being removed, but the non-bundled addons are absorbing the functionality and being substantially rewritten to be much more powerful. These tie into a very cool new non-bundled addon called 'activities' which people are going to love.


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I'm really excited for this one.


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Well I forked OCP.

I have been purposely "digging" into the latest CMS options pretty heavy lately, hopefully to bring something to the table for OCP.

 I burn and churn about 2-10 CMS's during any given week staying on top of things and seeing what is new. They will, at times, give anyone a headache, but when it comes down to it, pound per pound, OCP takes the cake. Seriously it does. My OCP sites just sit out there and hum along. I might not get back to one for upwards of a couple months (fall between the cracks), but hit the Admin dashboard, dust off the controls, run some maintenance and punch in a few blogs and off I go. They are mostly satellite Google Adsense penny poppers, but out of all the CMS, ocPortal is by far the easiest and smoothest to just let run.

Great job Chris and ocPortal dev members. :thumbs:

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Robbie Goacher said

I'm really excited for this one.

Me too. I had noticed the "Activities" commits and wasn't sure what there are since Chris didn't want to share much of a description with us. :p  But I like where things seem to be headed.

In some ways, I think that the revised v8 might actually turn out to be a better plan than the original v8. I think it may well prove to be a better plan in terms of garnering respect for ocPortal and I hope 2012 is the year of ocPortal.

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Just a quick comment about integration with social platforms.

I think you also need to deliver support for Google+ at some point - I don't believe this one is going away anytime soon. I actually find G+ my preferred platform even though it has a fraction of the membership of Facebook and Twitter.

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Yeah, Google+ API is read only at the moment though.


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As usual, it seems like you were already ahead of me.

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My greatest moment of Google+ thus far as been being added by Jeri Ryan. :D

Otherwise, I don't find it a particularly revolutionary service, although I certainly love the interface.


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Robbie-

I've been fortunate enough to connect with a group of artists on G+ which has worked to my advantage in terms of making people aware of Julian Ritter's art.

In some ways, I am disappointed that they did not learn from FB's fan page mistakes but it is still a better (more active) venue for me than FB.

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If ocp activities is anything like I am thinking it might possibly be… then I am overly excited as well.

I do hope that you add google+ to the social networking tools.

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mythus said

If ocp activities is anything like I am thinking it might possibly be… then I am overly excited as well.

I do hope that you add google+ to the social networking tools.
mythus-

See tracker item 286:
0000286: Google +1 button - ocPortal feature tracker  :)

I just hope it works with G+ brand pages and not only with the profile page.

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Chris Graham said

Yeah, Google+ API is read only at the moment though.
Any movement here, Chris? I'd love to be able to syndicate to G+  too (to either a profile a brand page of my choice).

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Activities - Google+ Platform --- Google Developers

Activity methods enable your application to list a collection of activities, get an activity and search through activities.

Note the conspicuous absence of any of the words "put"/"set"/"save"/"store"/"create"/"make" ;).


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Drat.

Google clearly hasn't matched their social platform competition here.

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