Tutorials – Learning Composr

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

Keeping on track of busy forums
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It can get hard to keep up with all the discussions if you've got an active community. See how Conversr can help.
by Philip
Tags: Forum, Social
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Basic forum moderation

This tutorial explains how to moderate topics and posts under Conversr, and how post approval works.
by Chris
Tags: Forum, Social
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

The Composr emoticon system

Find out about all the funky-cool emoticons that come with Composr, and how to extinguish them or add more.
by Chris
Tags: Social
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Add Shoutboxes to Composr

A shoutbox is a popular addition to many community websites and is very easy to add. This tutorial covers the process.
by Steve
Tags: Chatrooms, Social
1st October 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Setting Up a New Composr Forum

One of Composr's core features is the forum. Composr forums include many of the common forum features found within other well-known forum systems. This tutorial covers the basics.
by Steve
Tags: Forum, Social, Forum
1st April 2013
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

Add a Chatroom to Composr

Composr has its own inbuilt text chatrooms available to be used for any community website. Chatrooms are useful for conducting a discussion quicker than utilising the forums.
by Steve
1st October 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

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

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

Add a sponsor logo

How to add sponsor logos to your site
by Rajesh
Tags: Banners, Social
7th March 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Add a Sub Forum to your Composr Forum

Forums can be small or large, but you need to think about the structure and the user experience. Thankfully Composr makes it very easy for us to create forums.
by Jim
Tags: Forum, Social, Forum
1st December 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Discussion forums

This tutorial will explain how discussion forums work in Conversr, and how best to organise them.
by Chris
Tags: Forum, 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

Creating an economy/reward-system for members via points

The points system allows members to earn and spend points, creating a great dynamic. Find out how it works.
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Facebook Support

Details of Composr Facebook support, particularly capabilities of the non-bundled Facebook Support addon.
by Chris
Tags: Addon, Social
1st April 2015
Core Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Correspondence between members

How members may send each other messages (Conversr only), using private topics and whispers.
by Philip
Tags: Social
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Add a Twitter Feed Block to Composr

This tutorial covers various ways Twitter can be integrated into your Composr website.
1st October 2013
Auxillary 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

Running chatrooms (features and advice)

Composr includes really cool AJAX-driven chat and instant messaging functionality. Read about the features, and see general advice.
by Philip
Tags: Chatrooms, Social
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Add a New Poll to Your Composr Website

Adding a poll to a community based site is probably one of the most common tasks you will need to complete. Polls can be a fun addition or used as a more important vote for an award or something similar.
by Steve
1st July 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Adding an Activity Feed to your Composr Website

There are a range of core and additional features in Composr which social media users will be familiar with. This tutorial deals with the Composr Activity feed addon which will be very familiar to most users of popular social media sites.
by Steve
Tags: Social
1st May 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Changing the Composr Forums

As my test site is going to be a community, we need somewhere to hang out and exchange views and ideas, the ideal place is a forum. I'll step through the setup.
by Jim
Tags: Forum, Social
1st November 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Composr Points Explained

It's fairly common that many forums utilise a rank system based on forum posts, but Composr has a much better system: points.
by Steve
1st April 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Adding 3rd party social sharing buttons

Adding some social sharing buttons using AddToAny.
by Chris
28th March 2018
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

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