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Hi and thanks for taking the time to look.
If you are a complete novice to ocPortal and overwhelmed by it, then I hope these very basic tutorials will get you going.
ocP has a wealth of information and help files but sometimes we just need to have our hand held.
I intend to write many more tutorials which start at the very basics so you can get a site up and running quickly leading to the more complex things that you can do with ocP.
I hope these help and will continue to link to the tutorials as they are published.
  1. ocPortal 101
  2. Editing the ocPortal Front Page
  3. Changing/Editing the ocPortal forums
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I have a tutorial about adding new pages to ocP and it is scheduled for the 18 or December.
The scheduling of posts is out of my control. However, should you require a preview, PM me and I can send you a PDF.

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GREAT stuff, jimd - keep up the good work!

I hope you don't mind me offering a minor point/suggestion/request re your tutorial Editing the Front Page - regarding the main_greeting and main_image_fader blocks: back when I first started using dynamic blocks, I was initially somewhat confused by the meaning of the "main" prefix, before it dawned on me that it signifies the block is applied to the page's main body. Would you consider adding a word explaining that for other newbies who might be similarly confused?

Kind regards, and greatly looking forward to your next issues.

Richard.
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Thanks RichT I appreciate your input and welcome it. I have added the note to the tutorial.
Again many thanks.
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Add a new page to ocPortal with the New Page Wizard.

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Stepping up a little, this tutorial is based on Custom Profile Fields.
CPF's are a powerful way to collect member information, you can create extremely complex signup forms but for now we will concentrate on some simple additions by creating form fields that allow the user to enter simple text, select an option from a dropdown list and make a selection from radio buttons.
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Hey jimd first I would like to say I am a fan of your work, I am a complete novice when it comes to ocportal but your work seems to help better. I wanted to know what else are you going to make tutorials on? and how advanced are you going to get?
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Hi and thank you for your kind words.
I have broad slid a little in that I jumped from the basics to a more complex tutorial (CPF's) but I have in mind to start at the beginning and keep on going.
My aim is to build a membership web site that is the tutorial! They will take in everything that is required for the basic to advanced user.
Chris has given me some 30 - 40 tutorial suggestions that I will cover but I wanted to be systematic in that way I do things quite like the way you, I or anyone else might have to build a member based site using ocP.
If you have a specific topic you want covered please let me know.
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