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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

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This is what I posted on .net. It is awaiting validation.

Always difficult to whittle down a recommendation for a CMS', to two or three, out of thousands. FREE is a good way to go, and in this instance FREE doesn't necessarily mean 'junk'.

My recommendation, without hesitation, is ocPortal. There are so many reasons for saying so that I'd take up too much space in this comment to list them all, but here are a few points to ponder:

  • It is probably the most secure CMS around, without a doubt.
  • It is eminently customizable straight out of the box.
  • The ocPortal Forums are very active and the developers constantly offer help and advice without a complaint. My record for having a problem resolved is 6 minutes. Beat that!
  • It was once a 'paid'-for' product that has gone open source since the release of version 4.x.x.
What are you waiting for?

That's a start …

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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Here's mine:

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After having thoroughly used Joomla/Mambo, Xoops, Drupal and all the "nukes", I was delighted to find ocPortal. This CMS/WebDev package leaves the above behind. No more wading through addons for functionality, arcane usage, and community implosion. After a short learning curve, the power and flexibility of this package is second to none in the OpenSource community. User and group access control, broad to granular security options, fully integrated forums, and the list goes on. Check it out!
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I'm going to echo the sentiments mentioned by other posters regarding ocPortal. This package is heads and shoulders above all the the others I've tried (Joomla/Mambo, Xoops, nukes, and Drupal). I no longer require a large list of addons for functionality, I can create my own custom tags, I do not have to download and hunt a bridge for forum integration, no more core changes just to get what should be, IMHO, a given: access control. I strongly urge all reading here to take a peak at ocPortal. After a short learning curve, you will be amazed by the power and flexibility of this package.

"no violence, no hate, no pain, no enemies
just peace, unity, tolerance and love" - The Beloved

OCP V7 | Advocating monetary reform - FreeOurMoney

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Thanks so much :)

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Fletch said

This is what I posted on .net. It is awaiting validation.

  • It is probably the most secure CMS around, without a doubt.

Just playing devils advocate here and really wanting to see some kind of security analysis report by a third party.

Does OCP actively seek out security audits by non biased 3rd parties?  Are there such reports available for the current release candidate?

Thank you.  I believe this information would be incredible for spreading the word on OCP especially for "BUSINESS".

In fact, that is why I pose the question.  I'm loving it more everyday, but the security question has been eating away at me
like a splinter in my mind, driving me mad  < another reference to ???>
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Hi,

There haven't been any third party reports we've received, and we're not likely to be able to justify commissioning one unless a client comes along and makes a very high value deal contingent on it – but if someone did a report for their own purposes and sent it to us (initially in private I'd hope) we'd look at it seriously. If anyone wants to try and make that happen, that's great :). We do take security very seriously, we have all kinds of processes, tools, and measures, in place, but of course third party reports would be welcome and I can understand the desire for such a neutral verification.


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  • If not, please let us know how we can do better (please try and propose any bigger ideas in such a way that they are fundable and scalable).
  • If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
  • If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
  • If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
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