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Proper Usage of Zones in Site Architecture

I have a question regarding Zone usage. The mindset I am approaching it with is that each Zone recommends a group of site functionality.

For example I am working to convert a XOOPS site www.raleighmusic.com into an OCPortal site.

Now the existing site has a couple of basic functions to go past the module heirarchy of it. Note this is how I envision setting it up in OCPortal

Ezine - News, basically an online magazine
Resources - Business Directory, Sponsors, Classifieds(?)
Bands - Band pages, music, calendars
Forums

and of course the "base" zones like admin, content managment, etc.

Is that a good way to look at the architecture of Zone usage in OCPortal?

Ken

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Yes. The main step to achieving it is setting up some redirects (Structure section of Admin Zone) so that the modules work from within your new zones.


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Chris Graham said

Yes. The main step to achieving it is setting up some redirects (Structure section of Admin Zone) so that the modules work from within your new zones.

If the modules need to be a redirect from within these custom zones…

Well maybe the question would be better put like this.  What is the best way in OCP to create areas based on functionality?  Is it Zones?

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Zones is the right way to go.

Don't think of redirects as a bad thing, it's actually quite neat and tidy, and not in any way inefficient.

Really you just need to add a zone, say what modules are available in it (via transparent redirects), and set up your navigation.


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After looking at the redirect function in my test/implimentation/conversion install I see better. I heard redirect and I was thinking http redirects. My bad.

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