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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 ocPortal 9 is superseded by Composr 10.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.

Installation and configuration

Use this space to share information relating to installation and configuration

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

  • Web hosting for ocPortal
    An overview of how the web hosting industry works, and the general requirements and compatibility for ocPortal.
  • Basic Installation
    We explain what you need to do to install ocPortal. This tutorial is particularly important if you use the manual installer.
  • Advanced installation
    This tutorial covers advanced installation issues which most users do not need to be concerned with.
  • Using Windows as a server
    How to get an ocPortal installation running on your own Windows computer, if you choose to use that as your server.
  • Basic configuration
    Once ocPortal is installed, there is some basic configuration to do before your website is ready to open. We discuss it here.
  • Importing data into ocPortal
    How to switch to ocPortal from other software. We discuss how it's done, and some specifics for various different products.
  • Nuances of forum integration
    ocPortal supports integration with a number of forum systems through our forum driver system. We discuss any issues here.
Submitted by Chris Graham - View topic: How-to: Install ocPortal on Elief! Hosting
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I need help with this error

An error occurred when loading this screen onto the web browser. You are being notified of this as you are staff. If you believe this is a bug in the website software, please contact ocProducts with full details. More details are available in your browser's error console. The error was: 89: messages is undefined
Submitted by Chris Graham
Excellent installation video tutorials by psydoc:

Submitted by psydoc
This is the link to the full ocPortal installation tutorial...
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