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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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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First time post, need lots o' help

This ocPortal looks quite elegant. I've been using Host Gator's SiteBuilder and it's quite clunky. Found this and it may be a dream but I don't feel like I have a lot of time.

What I need help with is transferring my content from SiteBuilder to ocPortal. How does one do that? ;)
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I am not sure there is any automated way to do it (without some programming) but if it is not a lot of content you could copy the html and paste it into various pages in ocPortal using the WYSIWYG editor. Use the ediitor to display source and paste.
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Eeee ya! From the frying pan into the fire! Rebuild, rebuild, rebuild, ad nauseam...
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How much content do you have? Another option might be is to use Zones and put all html pages in there. That should be relatively quick and easy. I have never used site builder but I assume it basically produces static web pages no?
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Thanks. I got the content ported over, now to the building. I'm really not very good at this stuff but I keep trying. 'Course this is only my second day with this. I don't think I have my pages ordered properly. Too many choices and I get lost.  I need Home, Organization, Registration, Staff Contacts, Polyhedracon Forums, Out & About, Operations, Program and Shop & Cart. Some of those need to have subpages. Someone care to explain in detail how I get those.

I'll print out the whole damned library eventually but in the meanwhile...:o
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Well Forums and Registration are handled for you by the system (provided you installed using ocPortals forums) so you'll just need to go to your admin zone and configure your groups (under tools->members in adminzone) and forums (under structure in adminzone)and the permissions.

Shopping Cart and Contacts are catalogues (under content in adminzone) you can install during installation setup and you can go into them and add content to those catalogues.

As for the rest of the pages you mention if some of them work well with a catalogue system you could build catalogues for them otherwise it might be easiest just to build pages for each. This can be done by adding pages in the admin zone also. When you have your pages built then just make a menu (under structure in adminzone) and add links to all your pages (this is pretty easy just lick on the page in the tree on the right when adding a menu item) and place the menu on one of your panels.
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