Tutorials – Learning Composr

Webhosting for Composr
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An overview of how the webhosting industry works, and the general requirements and compatibility for Composr.
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Basic configuration and getting started
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Once Composr is installed, there is some basic configuration to do before your website is ready to open. We discuss it here.
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Advanced installation
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This tutorial covers advanced installation issues which most users do not need to be concerned with.
by Chris
Tags: Installation
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Nuances of forum integration
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Composr supports integration with a number of forum systems through our forum driver system. We discuss any issues here.
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Running the Setup Wizard after Composr CMS installation

Video tutorial on Setup Wizard run after Composr CMS installation.
by Rajesh
Tags: Installation
28th February 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Basic Installation
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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.
by Allen
Tags: Installation
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Installing Composr on a Windows desktop

How to get a Composr installation running on your own Windows computer, if you choose to use that as your server.
by Jean
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Installing ocPortal, part 2

A tutorial on how to install. Covers running the installer. Note that this was for an older version so is quite outdated.
by Dr Keith
Tags: Installation
2nd January 2015
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Installation (step-by-step with screenshots)

A user-written visual installation guide.
by lg11
Tags: Installation
11th December 2016
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

How to install Composr CMS in a local machine

A YouTube video tutorial on how to install Composr CMS in a Windows XAMPP environment local machine.
by Rajesh
Tags: Installation
23rd January 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Importing data into Composr

How to switch to Composr from other software. We discuss how it's done, and some specifics for various different products.
by Chris
Tags: Installation
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Installing on Google App Engine

How to install Composr on Google App Engine, for automatic cloud scaling.
by Chris
1st October 2013
Core Doc; Difficulty: Expert

Installing ocPortal with Softaculous in cPanel

A demonstration of how to easily install ocPortal (now Composr) on a hosting account that has Softaculous. Produced by a webhost that does (NixiHost).
by NixiHost
Tags: Installation
2nd January 2015
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Using SQL Server with Composr

A guide on using SQL Server with Composr.
by Chris
Tags: Installation
1st November 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Expert

Backing up your Composr Installation

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.
by Steve
1st September 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Installing ocPortal, part 1

A tutorial on how to install. Covers downloading and uploading the installer. Note that this was for an older version so is quite outdated.
by Dr Keith
Tags: Installation
2nd January 2015
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

A website filesystem: WebDAV

A slideshow presentation on Composr WebDAV addon. An addon to author the content of Composr repository as local filesystem.
by Patrick,
25th July 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Using PostgreSQL with Composr

A guide on using PostgreSQL with Composr, and providing some information relevant to other non-MySQL backends.
by Chris
Tags: Installation
1st May 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Expert

Linux file permissions

The theory behind the permissions Composr needs on most webhosts, and practical guidance on setting them.
by Chris
Tags: Installation
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

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