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Installing and using the docs addon

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Hello,

Just discovered ocPortal and find it to be excellent! I have version 9.0.5 running on my local machine to learn how to use it before deploying to my web host.

However, I am stumped as to how to get the docs addon working from the Admin Zone menu. I installed the addon properly using the Admin menu option for installing addons. I then changed the docs directory name to docs9 as required. The content shows in Sitemap.

When I click the docs menu link (127.0.0.1/docs9/index.php?page=start) I am taken to a page stating that the "Start" page is missing and there are buttons there to create the Start page or to Redirect. This is where I am struggling...

How do I get the documentation to display in an orderly fashion similar to the way it is organized here on the ocPortal site? Is it a collapsible menu tree? A catalogue? How do I create that?

Thank you.
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edit that zone in admin zone > structure > zones, change the start page to 'tutorials' (OTTOMH).


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I then changed the docs directory name to docs9 as required

I actually wonder where you read that, it sounds like old information. Leaving it as docs would have been fine I think.

I did just check the instructions we wrote for the addon and I noticed it makes reference to version 4.3 in there – that was an error, the docs addon has continued to be maintained.

EDIT: Maybe the debranding tool said you had to do this actually, if you want to get local tutorial links.


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Ahh, very simple then to link to Tutorials.

And yes, it was the debranding tool that suggested the docs9 directory name if I remember correctly. I'll put it back to docs (rather than docs9) and try it... The zone is actually docs zone, so makes sense.

Thank you Chris!
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It works! I get the tutorials page with listings in logical order. However, none of the entries will expand after clicking the expand/contract buttons. So I'm off to figure that out now…

Oh, and the docs directory must be renamed to docs9 for it to work, as the debranding tool suggested.

Thanks.
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It may well be that it's relying on some custom Javascript from ocPortal.com. You may want to rewrite that page.


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Yeah, its the javascript I think. A bit over my head… I'll just use the online docs since it was only a convenience while running locally.

Thanks again.
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