Bug#625865: ITP: ocportal -- ocPortal is a Content Management System for building and maintaining a dynamic website
Owner: Chris Warburton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : ocportal
Version : 6.1.1
Upstream Author : Chris Graham <email@example.com>
* URL : http://www.ocportal.com
* License : CPAL
Programming Lang: PHP
Description : ocPortal is a Content Management System for building and maintaining a dynamic website
ocPortal is a Content Management System (CMS), which acts as the "engine" to run sophisticated,
dynamic Web sites. ocPortal attempts to include as much functionality as possible "out of the
box", with options to disable unwanted modules after installation. An emphasis is placed on
ease of use, with built-in GUIs for all common requirements, whilst reprogramming is supported
through a system of file overrides.
ocPortal sites can host content of various types including news, member blogs, events,
galleries (images, video, audio, Flash), file downloads and user-defined "catalogue" data. Many
modules are included for dynamic features such as forums, chat rooms, Wikis, commenting, rating,
awards, trackbacks, polls, quizzes, ecommerce (products sales and usergroup subscription) and a
'points' system for rewarding contributors. Content can be made available in multiple languages
and will be automatically analysed for Search Engine Optimisation.
Powerful administration tools are available, including banner networks, a comprehensive admin
zone with check lists and reminders, email newsletters (including automatic "What's new?"
issues), site statistics, hacking detection and alerts, backups, theming tools and a powerful
Custom languages are included for theming/templating (Tempcode) and markup (Comcode), the latter
being inspired by the "BBCode" language found on many forums. ocPortal includes its own forum,
called OCF, but can also integrate or import many third-party forums and CMSs. There is currently
at least some support for: AEF, Burning Board, IPB, Joomla, MKPortal, MyBB, phpBB, phpNuke, SMF,
static HTML, vB, Wordpress and WowBB.
ocPortal requires PHP 4.2+ or HipHop, MySQL and a Web server such as Apache. ocPortal
development is supported by ocProducts Ltd.