Tutorials – Learning Composr

A website filesystem: WebDAV Go to tutorial

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

Advanced installation Go to tutorial

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

Backing up your Composr Installation Go to tutorial

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

Basic configuration and getting started Go to tutorial

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

Basic Installation Go to tutorial

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

How to install Composr CMS in a local machine Go to tutorial

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 Go to tutorial

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

Installation (step-by-step with screenshots) Go to tutorial

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

Installing Composr on a Windows desktop Go to tutorial

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 with Softaculous in cPanel Go to tutorial

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

Installing ocPortal, part 1 Go to tutorial

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

Installing ocPortal, part 2 Go to tutorial

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

Installing on Google App Engine Go to tutorial

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

Linux file permissions Go to tutorial

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

Nuances of forum integration Go to tutorial

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 Go to tutorial

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

Using PostgreSQL with Composr Go to tutorial

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

Using SQL Server with Composr Go to tutorial

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

Webhosting for Composr Go to tutorial

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

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