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Community saint

Hi,

I have just started to investigate the possibility of moving a site I am part of looking after over to ocPortal.

We currently use RavenNuke with some standalone add ons of a shop and gallery 2.

One of the things that has always derailed the movement to a new system is the fact that the committee behind the site that I support insist that the forums pages have a side bar so that things can be advertised etc - a lot of users just go to the forum and nothing else.

So is it possible to add the existing side bar (block) to the standard ocPortal Forum ?

I have ocPortal installed on my NAS box for testing, it was so easy to install as I already have a DB and web server, just copied up and browsed to the install !!!

I have also been playing with the gallery as I would like to move off gallery 2 if possible - we only use it to display event pics and brochures, so it is read only to everyone but admins. With ocPortal gallery I tried a zip upload and got too large errors and copying to upload/galleries which caused timeouts - so not a good start with galleries !!
Would also like to display the images in larger formats, like gallery 2 lets you by clicking on them - is this possible ?

Sorry for all the new be questions - I did search the forum but could not find answers !

Cheers,
Ade
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Hi,

  1. How to enable panels on the forum zone
  2. Some errors when importing a zip to galleries
  3. Lightboxes

Could you post those as separate topics please. Specifically '2' needs a lot more detail in the explanation (what errors, how large the files, how long the timeout, etc).


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Hi Chris,
Thanks for the reply.
I managed to turn the side panels on in the forum thanks to you hint.
I will have another go at gallery imports next week and if I still run into issues will create a separate post.

I have now been through most of the excellent tutorials and starting to understand how things hang together.

The real big one is the bring the Raven Nuke content into ocPortal - I will create a seperate thread for that !!

Cheers,
Ade
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