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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

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Not entirely a happy bunny :(

I tried out OCP quite some time ago and went through the theme 201 tutorials and managed to absorb it (mostly) and knocked up a quick test site.

But due to commitments never got round to going further until now and I find it is now V9.01 on the scripts of simple. Of course now the theme 201 no longer fits the bill as global.tpl vanished, and of course it seems like OCP_Reset theme is no longer compatible )Or did I dream that bit)

But, ever onward, spent all day messing about with it, figuring things out again thinking I will come back to the theme later and yet another problem Arrrghhhh

It would seem there is no notification of a private topic reply anywhere on the site other than when you visit a messaging page :( I have notifications turned on for email and an email is indeed sent, but nothing on the site indicates a message has been replied to, I even put the messages block on the sidebar and that only appears to indicate is a NEW PT is received but does nothing for a reply to a PT.

I really don't see the point in a private messaging system which does not let you know you have a reply, I for one don't check for messages on any community site or forum ever unless I see the inbox icon with a number or get a popup saying new PM.

As if this isn't bad enough, I wasted £70 quid at the hair dressers this morning, now I only have 2 hairs left :(

Then to cap it all, it seems I cannot start a topic in the V9 testing thread here either!

Anyway, kinda hoping someone can confirm its either a bug or that I am completely blind, otherwise I guess it will be back to trying out other CMS's again which I really would prefer not to do because I just like the taste of OCP

That was a pretty cr@p introduction really wasn't it? after 12 hours chasing my tail I have lost the will ;)

Give me strength! Now it won't let me post this because I used the cr@p word!!! Detected a BAD WORD! CR@P!

cr@p/krap
Noun:

1 - vulgar. Something that is of extremely poor quality.
2 - A losing throw of 2, 3, or 12 in cr@ps.

The online world seems to have completely lost the ability to comprehend the defined English language!
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Welcome.

And take good care of the remaining 2 hairs!

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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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But due to commitments never got round to going further until now and I find it is now V9.01 on the scripts of simple. Of course now the theme 201 no longer fits the bill as global.tpl vanished, and of course it seems like OCP_Reset theme is no longer compatible )Or did I dream that bit)

Yes unfortunately that tutorial will no longer be accurate. This is the big problem with video tutorials – expensive to produce, and not possible for us to update :(.

However the good news is that themeing has got much simpler. GLOBAL.tpl/HEADER.tpl/FOOTER.tpl are now combined into GLOBAL_HTML_WRAP.tpl, so you have fewer files you need to work in.

In the past we advocated a few different possible themeing methodologies, starting from a blank slate using ocp_reset was one of those. I wouldn't advocate that so much now (plus ocp_reset is no longer compatible). We also have better themeing tools now, like the CSS editor that shows live changes (available from the footer). So I'd suggest themeing by making small changes one at a time.


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It would seem there is no notification of a private topic reply anywhere on the site other than when you visit a messaging page :( I have notifications turned on for email and an email is indeed sent, but nothing on the site indicates a message has been replied to, I even put the messages block on the sidebar and that only appears to indicate is a NEW PT is received but does nothing for a reply to a PT.

Putting the messages block (side_ocf_private_topics block) on would be the right thing to do if you want PT notifications to show on non-social pages (the social ones such as the forum show it above stuff in boxes). It sounds like you have found a bug there, it is meant to update when someone replies, so I'll check that now.

Regarding general design of putting in notifications similar to how social networks do it, I would agree that would be a nice feature for the future. ocPortal isn't a pure social networking tool, it's a website toolkit with many social features, so the history of design emphasis has been a little different to what might be seen on other sites (I'm aware of sites that aren't pure social networks very often have notification buttons now, it's hard work to keep up with the rapid change of all this ;)).

Then to cap it all, it seems I cannot start a topic in the V9 testing thread here either!

This forum was only open prior to v9's gold release. I've now moved it away to avoid confusion to others.

The online world seems to have completely lost the ability to comprehend the defined English language!

You answered your own question on this one when the definition quoted said the word was "vulgar" ;). We do have the word filter enabled here, although possibly not for the higher rank levels (can't remember off-hand).


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This will fix the notifications bug. It was not decaching the block correctly when a new message was posted:
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