Tutorials – Learning Composr

Tutorials

Backing up your Composr Installation

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By:
Steve Jarvis, Sponsored by Arvixe hosting
Added:
September 1st 2014
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Auxillary
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A task which you should not overlook is backing up your Composr website. Should anything happen to your website without a backup, it can result in a loss of a huge amount of data.

Installing ocPortal, part 1

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By:
Dr Keith Maynard
Added:
March 5th 2018
Media type:
Video
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Auxillary
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A tutorial on how to install. Covers downloading and uploading the installer. Note that this was for an older version so is quite outdated.

Linux file permissions

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
August 1st 2008
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
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The theory behind the permissions Composr needs on most webhosts, and practical guidance on setting them.

Advanced installation

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
August 1st 2008
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Regular
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
Tags:

This tutorial covers advanced installation issues which most users do not need to be concerned with.

Using SQL Server with Composr

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
November 1st 2017
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Expert
Tutorial type:
Auxillary
Tags:

A guide on using SQL Server with Composr.

Installing ocPortal, part 2

Rating:
By:
Dr Keith Maynard
Added:
March 5th 2018
Media type:
Video
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Auxillary
Tags:

A tutorial on how to install. Covers running the installer. Note that this was for an older version so is quite outdated.

Webhosting for Composr

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
August 1st 2008
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
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An overview of how the webhosting industry works, and the general requirements and compatibility for Composr.

Nuances of forum integration

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
August 1st 2008
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
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Composr supports integration with a number of forum systems through our forum driver system. We discuss any issues here.

Basic configuration and getting started

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
August 1st 2008
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
Tags:

Once Composr is installed, there is some basic configuration to do before your website is ready to open. We discuss it here.

Installing on Google App Engine

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
October 1st 2013
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Expert
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
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How to install Composr on Google App Engine, for automatic cloud scaling.

Using PostgreSQL with Composr

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
May 1st 2017
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Expert
Tutorial type:
Auxillary
Tags:

A guide on using PostgreSQL with Composr, and providing some information relevant to other non-MySQL backends.

Basic Installation

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By:
Allen Ellis (ocProducts)
Added:
August 1st 2008
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
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We explain what you need to do to install Composr. This tutorial is particularly important if you use the manual installer.

Installing ocPortal with Softaculous in cPanel

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By:
NixiHost
Added:
March 5th 2018
Media type:
Video
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Auxillary
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A demonstration of how to easily install ocPortal (now Composr) on a hosting account that has Softaculous. Produced by a webhost that does (NixiHost).

Installing Composr on a Windows desktop

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By:
Jean Gosselin, and Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
August 1st 2008
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
Tags:

How to get a Composr installation running on your own Windows computer, if you choose to use that as your server.

Importing data into Composr

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By:
Chris Graham (ocProducts)
Added:
August 1st 2008
Edited:
March 5th 2019
Difficulty:
Novice
Tutorial type:
Core documentation
Tags:

How to switch to Composr from other software. We discuss how it's done, and some specifics for various different products.

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