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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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 for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.

The Forest 2.0

Click on the above image for a live demo.

EDIT: 12/03/2013 - Fixed problems with Opera not showing the background image for the Splash Page (Welcome Zone)
It should now work fine with modern browsers latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.
You can check this by loading the above demo with your favorite browser.

'The Forest' theme, is now available for ocPortal version 9+

It is the theme model which represents best my concept for story driven websites. Like with the previous version it is showcasing distinct "welcome" and "site" pages, but it is doing so in just one theme instead of two. There are new multimedia buttons on the welcome screen with integrated Photo gallery, Flash content, and YouTube videos presentations. There is a more obvious Icon-link on the signpost for the main Site. Mobile devices will automatically be presented with a different, fluid background with fixed link buttons on the upper left side of the screen. My attempt to accommodate Mobile devices is a simple one which may not always work properly depending on the device integrated browser. My main reason for using the mobile feature is more targeted at the small screens such as laptops, netbooks and tablets.

This new 9.xx platform will make it easier for me to port all my previous themes and present new stunning ideas I'm presently working on new themes.

You will find extra information on how to implement this theme in the download section.

If you need help in changing the existing content for your own, ask in the Themeing section of the forums and I'll do my best to address your issues.

As usual, your comments and suggestions are welcome!
Site access URL without going through the Welcome page:

Additional information

Important installation notes:

To ensure the best functionality please enable the following features on your browser and the site:
  • Adobe Flash player (Flash features and content can be removed after installation)
  • JavaScript
  • Fixed-Width model
  • Separate zones for the Welcome page and Site page.

You will find the fixed width and welcome/site zones elements enabled by default during the Setup Wizard step 3 and 5, so no need to change it.

You can also change the Welcome zone feature by going to the Admin Zone-->Setup-->Configuration-->Site Options-->General  - if you inadvertently selected only one zone.