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Integrate the OCP forum into a site

I hope I am posting this in the correct place. I haven't visited in a long time.

I am developing/designing a site, and I don't like any of the options for forums as much as I like the OCP forum. Is there a way to wrap the forum into a site so there can be only one login by the site members?
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Are you referring to a current forums already in existance?

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Hi Eric, thanks for the reply.

No, I have a very one dimensional forum that runs on cpanel as an addon that I have been able to integrate into the site.

What I want to do is integrate the ocf into the site. It is a membership site and only logged in members have access to most of the site. I was wondering if there were any hooks in the ocf that would allow members to log in once to the site and not have to log in again to access the forum.

Do you know if that is possible?

I've been using ocp for a number of years, but I can't think of how to accomplish this.

I also realized I placed this topic in the wrong place. :$ If anyone from staff wants to move it, please feel free.
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Any body? Chris?
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Hi,

It's not something we've really designed for, as ocPortal primarily is about website's so we kind of assume there is no other website software involved as far as OCF is concerned. However you can uninstall lots of ocPortal addons leaving little more than the forum, and then link that through.
Getting login boxes etc working would be a matter of coding in something custom to whatever the main site is. If you got the HTML for the ocPortal installs login box you could paste that back over. You could also paste in RSS feed links etc.


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Thanks for answering me, Chris.

I will play around with it a bit.

Late last night I was thinking about how I might accomplish what I am trying to do. I had the thought that I would just do a complete install and remove the menu links to the rest of ocp. Then disable/eliminate the login requirement for ocf, if that is possible.

The tricky part will be to wrap the forum into the new site. That's for the one log in.

If you have any thoughts on how to do this, they would be greatly appreciated.

btw, I tried using ocp for the new site, but had difficulty getting it to look the way I wanted with the main functionality, or I would not have gone this direction, cause I love OCP! If it was only easier to modify, it is the best portal on the net. :(
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