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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to compo.sr for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.


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Hello! I've been setting up a site and the tool I'm using right now is limited and I've been looking at CMS's. OCP looks good but I'm not at the wow stage yet, lol.

But it seems way ahead of the free competition, as I've actually been able to make changes, lol!
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Welcome aboard, flyboy.

I think the WOW factor comes in ocPortal when you realize that all the components that other systems require as add-ons are part of the basic package. This ensures a level of compatibility as updates are released that is not easily matched by others.

But there are a lot of other things that make ocPortal a most flexible tool for creating a CMS and more on the way in v8 (View topic: ocPortal version 8 - ocPortal). Add to that a friendly and supportive community and I think you might just find ocPortal a great software base for your site.

Bob
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Echo.

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Welcome to OCPortal flyboy, :0

The learning curve can seem overwhelming, and believe you me I found it very scary, but as I am discovering, it is a learning curve worth mastering. There are some wonderful people here who will be willing to help you out where they can, stick with us and see a brighter happier future for your site. ;)

Metal IS Forever & We WILL Rock You 'til You Choke! Rock Babe
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Could't say it better than BobS, so welcome to OCP Flyboy1957


http://digiflash.nl Photo community  (dutch)
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Greetings flyboy!

Hehe, yeah at first you will be thinking ocPortal isn't that impressive. But just you wait. As you become more comfortable with it, and start diving deeper, you will soon find yourself amazed! Stick with ocPortal long enough to learn what you can do with it (pretty much anything) and you will have a hard time looking at any other CMS.

While that wouldn't be true for everybody (those who want a simple blog, a gallery, or a forum would probably be going for overkill using ocPortal), it sounds like this will be true for you - simply because you want a CMS that won't limit you. With the right know-how and a good dose of patience, you will find that ocPortal is good at giving you the tools you need and staying out of your way.

Just wait, a whole world waits before you!
Member Blogs, yup!
Member galleries, sure!
fully integrated software!
Catalogues (online database forms)!
CEDI (The "I can be a structured forum, a WIKI, a page maker, a what-ever-you-need" tool)!
And a whole lot more!

Want to have the appearance of having multiple forums with one member database and one software? You can do that here with redirects and virtual roots!

Want to add Catalogue links into your CEDI page tree? Not a problem!

Want to hold real-time chat with your members via a chat-room (or many) with shout boxes and site wide IM? ocPortal's got you covered!

Want to add info boxes, menus, and other stuff into your forum? With ocPortal (and its included OCF), you can do that!

Want to do site wide actions with a simple command? ocPortal includes a powerful terminal application just for that!

And all of this, it is barely scrapping the ice off the tip of a the ice-burg. There is so much to discover with ocPortal, so many choices, so many options, even after having used ocPortal since what… 2008, I am still finding new things and making new discoveries.

But perhaps the best part of ocPortal is the commitment of its developers and the friendly and helpful community that has come to call this place home. Where else can you find the lead developer responding to your post, typically within a day, to help solve a problem? Where else can you get an email with a fix to a bug that you didn't even know about, but the developer team did because they are just that awesome and actually review error emails coming from your site (if you opt to allow that)? I say, no where else but here.

So welcome! Enjoy yourself, and stick through it! If you do, you are in for quite a fun and wonderful ride!

Legends of Nor'Ova: A site powered by ocPortal; home of the Legends of Nor'Ova tabletop RPG wiki and community.

Like ocPortal? Want to thank Chris and gang somehow? Then help out in the chat room! It really needs your help! Just open it in a tab everytime you open your web browser, and when you hear a "ding", check it out!

"Those who want help should first be willing to give help."
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mythus-

I know what flavor Wheaties you had this morning…ocPortal!  :)

I didn't know you from before but it sure great having you back around these parts now.

Bob
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mythus-

I know what flavor Wheaties you had this morning…ocPortal!  :)

I didn't know you from before but it sure great having you back around these parts now.

Bob
LOL thanks, I get passionate at times.

Legends of Nor'Ova: A site powered by ocPortal; home of the Legends of Nor'Ova tabletop RPG wiki and community.

Like ocPortal? Want to thank Chris and gang somehow? Then help out in the chat room! It really needs your help! Just open it in a tab everytime you open your web browser, and when you hear a "ding", check it out!

"Those who want help should first be willing to give help."
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LOL thanks, I get passionate at times.
Easy to do with great software, a great developer and a great community. I am coming up on my one year anniversary with ocPortal and am still shocked that i had never encountered it in the past and delighted that I did come across it for my current project.

Bob
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Welcome, flyboy!

Nice to meet you and hoping you get to the WOW factor.

Jean
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Hey there flyboy1957, good to have you here with all the other ocPortal gang!


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Hailing from Florida.

This software is amazing. The learning curve is minimal, upgrade was easy.
Very Nice. Thanks.
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welcome OcPortalFan, yes its amazing if you use it it will stay amazing....


http://digiflash.nl Photo community  (dutch)
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Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.

Hopefully your involvement with ocPortal will continue to be as trouble-free as your upgrade.

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Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Welcome aboard, ocPortalFan.

You've made a great choice and I hope you find the community to be equally helpful.

Bob
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