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I have been thinking of starting over from scratch again but I want to make it better then it was.
I want it to be about themes but not only that but also about how to use ocportal to make a community site.

I have all of the themes and downloads from the oc4themes.com site and will be putting them back up. Although I am not sure when.

One thing I am thinking about doing is starting a new site for themes and call it ocmodding.com - kind of like invisionmodding.com.

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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Where's the question? lol

Sounds like a good plan to me, however.

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ROFLMAO

edemars said

Where's the question? lol

Sounds like a good plan to me, however.

Fantastic, but seriously….who's running oc4themes.com?  Is that Parenterium?  I'm slightly confused.

thx.
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Yep I am the owner but I think Parenterium offered to help and that is great.

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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Oh and the question was should I rename it or not.
It does seem I have upset people about this and for that I feel a bit ashamed of my self.

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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I'd change your signature block first.  Your not using OCPortal for your site otakuplaygorun.com ?  It's wordpress with Gallery and IPB

Not being nasty here, it's just that I checked out your links to see what you had done with OCP only to find out that… Well you don't use OCP for your site.


As for the name, is it a theme site or will it be more than that?

If it will also include "hacks" and "modifications" to OCP via  editing the core files or addons then  modding makes more sense.

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Ya changing to wordpress was a recent thing.  I was testing to see how powerful it truely was because I had not seen any thing more powerful then ocportal. So wanted to see if wordpess was.
For what I used ocprotal for which was mainly just a portal page for otaku play ground, word press works fine although I did need to find a way to get news from the ipb forum to the news on the portal, which after help on twitter I was able to do.

I do want the site to be about more then just themes. I want it to be more about helping people create a community with ocportal.

Oh and back to wordpress one thing ocportal lacks that wordpress has is the ability to put an article in more then one category.
How ever wordpress lacks in other features that ocportal has.

In my honest opinion they are equal to each other in their own right.

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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Oh and back to wordpress one thing ocportal lacks that wordpress has is the ability to put an article in more then one category.

In ocPortal news can be in secondary categories :). Maybe it's under the advanced options on the form now, I can't recall off-hand.


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Does the catagories also have that features as that is were I need it.
When I get around to it I will be using ocportal for the anime database I am going to get back up and running.
Although in talking to others about it they would prefer tag navigation.
Like a tag cloud and you click on one of the words and it takes you to all the anime that has that as a tag. If I did that I would have to use wordpess. How ever I would feel bad about doing that.

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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No multi-categorisation for catalogues at the moment.

Like a tag cloud and you click on one of the words and it takes you to all the anime that has that as a tag. If I did that I would have to use wordpess.

Actually you can in ocPortal since 4.1, but you need to uncomment it in a template. There'll be some bug fixes in the next patch release though that are needed to make it work well for catalogues.


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Does it use the keywords thingy?
Oh and when I bring my theme site back online I want to use 4.2 do to it being the one that has ipb3 support. Yes I will be going back to ipb. The online details on ocportal drives me crazy, sorry.

So how would this be done?

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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Does it use the keywords thingy?

Yes, works via keywords.

It's up to you if you want to use ipb or not, I'm not going to tell you what to do w.r.t. your own site ;).


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I am glad you have support for other forums.
So what do I do to make a tag cloud?
Is there a block for it as well as I will need that?

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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Change can be a good thing and what you could do is change it to your modding name and using the M.S.N. option, create a theme sub-domain off that. Same member and forum database for both areas. I use the M.S.N. on my site and love it. It helps me keep each section separate from the other but still connected.

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amichan said

I am glad you have support for other forums.
So what do I do to make a tag cloud?
Is there a block for it as well as I will need that?

In the CATALOGUE_DEFAULT_ENTRY_SCREEN template,

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{$,{TAGS} Uncomment if you wish to display tags}
needs to be changed to

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{TAGS}


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