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Hello All!

I'm trying to utilize this tag, but for the life of me I can't figure it out. I do get a nice box with "Table of Contents" as the title, but no contents items.

TIA!
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Hi,

It needs to be used in conjunction with title tags.
e.g.

Code

[contents]decimal,lower-alpha[/contents]

[title="2"]Introduction[/title]

With ocPortal, you can a very advanced website 'out of the box', that you may start adding content to after only setting a few options and filling in a few 'blanks'. The system is extremely flexible and configurable, so as to make sites highly personal: however, this level of customisation requires an understanding of the various concepts of the system, as described in our tutorials, and users should not expect to be able to reshape the system themselves without first gaining such as understanding.

This is an inevitable situation: it is impossible, literally, to make a system that is as flexible as ocPortal users demand, without creating many technologies for different areas of the system, or as most competing products expect, with reprogramming of the product itself at a source-code level. The paradox is, the easier-to-use we make customisation, via the addition of new configuration interfaces and wizards, the more complex we make it, due to the need to learn the process of using these interfaces, and the more we "second-guess" what our users intend to do. We work hard to design our software in such a way that a good middle-ground is reached between provisions for configuration by extra interfaces, and simplicity of design.
A good example of a product that is similar to ocPortal in this regard is a car:

[indent]Cars can be easily configured, by changing the inbuilt radio, adding child-seats, roof-racks, and so on. They can also be maintained by the owner, if they choose to learn the appropriate car maintenance skills. Internally, cars are designed in a very component-based way, such that things can be easily changed around by those with the knowledge of the system - however, it takes time to develop this knowledge. Due to all that needs to be known to fully customise and maintain a complex product like a car, most non-technical users will pay mechanics to do it for them. However, there is nothing stopping most doing it themselves if they have the will, and unlike a car, ocPortal comes with a wide range of options built in, as well as detailed documentation.[/indent]

[title="2"]Getting support[/title]

All ocPortal users may use our forum resources for asking for support from other users. ocProducts staff may also reply, at their own discretion.

[title="2"]Reporting bugs[/title]

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Introduction

With ocPortal, you can a very advanced website 'out of the box', that you may start adding content to after only setting a few options and filling in a few 'blanks'. The system is extremely flexible and configurable, so as to make sites highly personal: however, this level of customisation requires an understanding of the various concepts of the system, as described in our tutorials, and users should not expect to be able to reshape the system themselves without first gaining such as understanding.

This is an inevitable situation: it is impossible, literally, to make a system that is as flexible as ocPortal users demand, without creating many technologies for different areas of the system, or as most competing products expect, with reprogramming of the product itself at a source-code level. The paradox is, the easier-to-use we make customisation, via the addition of new configuration interfaces and wizards, the more complex we make it, due to the need to learn the process of using these interfaces, and the more we "second-guess" what our users intend to do. We work hard to design our software in such a way that a good middle-ground is reached between provisions for configuration by extra interfaces, and simplicity of design.
A good example of a product that is similar to ocPortal in this regard is a car:

Cars can be easily configured, by changing the inbuilt radio, adding child-seats, roof-racks, and so on. They can also be maintained by the owner, if they choose to learn the appropriate car maintenance skills. Internally, cars are designed in a very component-based way, such that things can be easily changed around by those with the knowledge of the system - however, it takes time to develop this knowledge. Due to all that needs to be known to fully customise and maintain a complex product like a car, most non-technical users will pay mechanics to do it for them. However, there is nothing stopping most doing it themselves if they have the will, and unlike a car, ocPortal comes with a wide range of options built in, as well as detailed documentation.

Getting support

All ocPortal users may use our forum resources for asking for support from other users. ocProducts staff may also reply, at their own discretion.

Reporting bugs



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Awesome Chris, thanx!

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Oh thats how you do that and what thats for.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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