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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS. ocPortal 9 is superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.

User features and usage

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

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

  • Running chatrooms
    ocPortal includes really cool AJAX-driven chat and instant messaging functionality. Read about the features, and see general advice.
  • Creating an economy/reward-system
    The points system allows members to earn and spend points, creating a great dynamic. Find out how it works.
  • Dealing with annoying users
    Little tricks: changing their permissions via usergroups, mandating prior post approval, and how to ban them.
  • Authors
    Find out how authors are different to members, and the tools available to you to create and manage them.
  • People in their roles
    Find out the difference between the 12 terms we use for describing the people who interact with an ocPortal website.
  • Activity statistics for your site
    Find out about the different kinds of statistics/analytics that you can use to analyse your visitors.
  • Running a collaboration centre
    ocPortal includes many features that allow your website to function, in whole or in part, as an on-line collaboration tool.
  • Running a virtual support desk
    ocPortal can be used as an effective support desk tool. Find out what features to use for it.
  • IP addresses and tracing users
    If you find a hacker, you may want to try and trace them back to a real world source. We introduce you to your toolkit.

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