Tutorials – Learning Composr

Integrating Composr into a corporate network via LDAP
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How to integrate Composr into a corporate network via LDAP (OpenLDAP, or Microsoft Active Directory).
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Expert

Advanced Composr member system
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How to create custom profile fields, manually add members, and set up welcome e-mails for new members.
by Chris
Tags: Members, Social
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Composr Custom Profile Fields (CPF)
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What are Custom Profile Fields and why would you use them?
by Jim
Tags: Members
1st December 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Setup a Private Members Forum in Composr

Composr works extremely well as a base for a community website and a common task you may face is wanting to set up a private members area of the website. If you are an owner or moderator for a large community you may find this useful.
by Steve
1st July 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Notifications

How different kinds of notifications may be set up in Composr.
by Chris
1st August 2013
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Updating the Members Listing in Composr

Once your Composr community-based site gets to a certain size you might want to change how your members list is displayed. This tutorial explains how to change the display options.
by Steve
1st June 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Composr member system

This tutorial explains aspects of the Conversr member system, including usergroups, profiles, and avatars.
by Chris
Tags: Members, Social
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Setup a New Usergroup in Composr

Depending on the make-up of your Composr site there is a likelihood that you may need to create a new Composr usergroup for your members.
by Steve
Tags: Members, Social
1st July 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

How to disable joining

This tutorial explains how you can disable joining of your website.
by Chris
Tags: Members, Social
1st September 2015
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Integrating Composr into a network via HTTP authentication

Sometimes, for integration reasons, you want users to login in to Composr via HTTP authentication. We show you how.
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Expert

Setting Up a Map of Your Composr User's Locations

This tutorial explains how to add a map of user's locations to your website.
1st May 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

People in their roles

Find out the difference between the 12 terms we use for describing the people who interact with a Composr website.
by Chris
Tags: Members
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

SU and the if_in_group tag

How to switch users under your admin login, and how to customise page contents based on usergroup membership.
2nd January 2015
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Creating a Hidden Members Zone in Composr

It's quite common for community sites to have a hidden member's area of the site where you can post private updates or information relating to things you don't want guests to see.
by Steve
Tags: Security, Members
1st February 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

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