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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to compo.sr for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.


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Hello everyone! I've spent a considerable amount of time reading about ocPortal and trying to find samples of sites that use it. I am thinking it will accomplish what I want, but I want to be sure before I start the process. I don't want to be 90% into my project only to find ocPortal can't do it (even with customization).

Here are the requirements other than the basic pages:

3 membership levels: free, paid and premium. Each level gives more access to the features than the one before.

Members can post profiles, including photo galleries.

Profiles are searchable by location, zip code, or radius.

Classified ads - searchable by same criteria as above.

Forums

Shouts - similar to twitter wall

Contests - users can vote on pics

E-commerce shop (possible future add on)

User registration/login

Payment gateway: paypal to start - CC processing onsite eventually

Ability to show featured content on home page such as featured images, etc.

I'm somewhat green, so this is a learning process for me. :$
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Hi, all is there except radius search, voting on pictures, and merchant credit card processing. But if you did want to use ocProduct's services we have implemented all those for clients in the past.


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Thank you Chris. It looks like ocPortal will be a viable solution for this project.

Can the site be built around the current functionality and the features that would require the help of ocProducts be added later?
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Sure :)


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  • If not, please let us know how we can do better (please try and propose any bigger ideas in such a way that they are fundable and scalable).
  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
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