Tutorials – Learning Composr

Tools for subsites and subcommunities
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A common features of the largest community sites is to have subcommunities within the larger community. See how.
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Advanced techniques for multi-site-networks
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You can link multiple installations, via a forum, into a 'multi-site-network'. Read more about it here.
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Expert

Adding standalone pages of content (via Comcode)
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How to add new pages, using Comcode. It couldn't be simpler to do: Comcode pages almost look like plain text.
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Adding a TeamSpeak block

How to add a TSViewer block to a Composr CMS site's left panel, and then make some style changes.
9th February 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Tips: Block permissions and visibility

Examples of how to hide blocks based upon context.
9th May 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Customising what's on the menus

All about Composr's menu system. Did you know you can set up and configure as many different levels of navigation as you like?
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Advanced site structure and flow

Some advanced information about managing the structure and flow of a Composr website.
by Chris
1st May 2015
Core Doc; Difficulty: Expert

Adding galleries to menus

How to add a gallery to the menus, then alter the breadcrumbs so it leads directly off the Home page.
28th March 2018
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Editing Menus in Composr

Your primary site menu is how most site visitors will find their way around your website and as such it's important you are able to edit it.
by Steve
1st July 2014
Auxillary 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

Partner Sites and De-Branding in Composr

In this tutorial I will talk about a couple of slightly-related features that are useful to agencies deploying Composr on a large scale.
by Steve
1st July 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Practical page editing (a walk through)

In this tutorial I show how to make some edits to the Composr front page, while crossing into many important techniques and concepts for Composr and in general.
1st November 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Adding an Image Slider to Composr

Many websites now make use of sliders to convey information to their visitors. It's incredibly common especially in the world of eCommerce as it allows several items to be displayed neatly together.
1st September 2014
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Providing featured content

How to pull out content from your website, and put it in a featured spot. There are a number of methods available.
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Composr site structure

An explanation of the Composr systems that together form the structure and navigation for Composr-powered websites.
by Chris
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Add a New Zone in Composr

Zones are a key element to the structure of any Composr built website and are a great way of sectioning off your content into different areas.
by Steve
1st July 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Comcode and the attachment system

Create dynamic effects and display rich media, without having to write any XHTML, CSS, or JavaScript.
1st September 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Adding New Page Options in Composr

Adding a new page is one of the most common tasks you will need to do with any website. This process is quite simple and explained in this tutorial.
1st August 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

How to Install an Addon in Composr

Some extra features have been kept as non-bundled addons so the core Composr software doesn't suffer from being bloated. This tutorial shows how to install them.
1st April 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Set the Conversr Forums as the Home Page

A little tip for those who want the forums as their site home.
by mythus
22nd April 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

Using blocks

How to add dynamism and inline content to your pages, using blocks.
1st August 2008
Core Doc; Difficulty: Novice

Separate forums for separate zones

How to set up separate forums for separate website zones.
by kenno,
1st April 2013
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Expert

Running catalogues within multiple zones

How to have a catalogue operate out of multiple different zones.
6th April 2017
Auxillary Doc; Difficulty: Regular

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