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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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.

Content features and usage

Use this space to share information relating to content features and usage

In addition to the community-editable documentation above, we have the following official tutorials:

  • Choosing how to publish
    Details on different publishing features available in ocPortal, and their advantages/disadvantages.
  • Releasing news & running a blog
    How to use the news system for website news, press releases, blogs, or any other kind of article.
  • Advanced News
    Details on some of the more complex features available for news, including blogging and syndication.
  • Running a newsletter
    How to send out news bulletins to newsletter subscribers, and to members of your community.
  • Providing downloads
    You can make large files available to your visitors using the ocPortal downloads system. Read about it.
  • Advanced provision of downloads
    We go through some of the advanced features in the downloads system, such as batch importing, and download selling.
  • Providing galleries
    A gallery system is provided for the storage, organisation and viewing of images and videos.  Read about it.
  • Advanced galleries
    We go through some of the advanced features in the gallery system, such as batch importing, and personal galleries.
  • Custom structured content
    The catalogue system is a bit like a visual database system such as Microsoft Access. The possibilities are endless.
  • Custom structured content - CEDI
    The CEDI system is ocPortal's equivalent to a wiki, but extended with additional features.
  • Running a calendar/diary
    How to create a community calendar, or let your members maintain online diaries.

Child pages:

Submitted by SoccerDad
Using Tooltip - tooltip is a comcode tag that allows you to associate tooltip popups with selected text. Used in an intelligent fashion, the tooltip comcode tag is a great tool for providing further or more detailed information without having to deal with popup windows and navigation issues. In some cases, it's desirable to use tooltips throughout your site, however, you will mostly likely want consistent tips for each similar "tooltipped text". Additionally, if there is some change to the tooltip data, having a single spot to change is highly advantagous. Consider the following:


[tooltip param="[include]def_proxy[/include]"]Proxy[/tooltip]
Using the tooltip tag in this fashion, the shown tooltip text will be pulled from the comcode page "def_proxy" when the word Proxy is hovered over.

Submitted by Chris Graham
Our new catalogues tutorial:

» Download: catalogue tutorial.doc (4 Mb, 496 downloads so far)

Covers everything from creating the catalogue, to customising the layout.
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