Installing Textpattern: Setting up a MySQL Database

Textpattern CMS uses a MySQL database to store articles, preferences, language strings and more. The installer for Textpattern runs from a browser. This installer will ask you for your database details, specifically:

  • Hostname
  • Database name
  • Database user
  • Database user password

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Better Search in Elgg

As of right now, elgg uses mysql full text search engine, which is slow and heavy. This type of search is not bad, but when you have several people searching at the same time it affects server performance. Google Search for elgg is quite good but relies on google rather than elgg. In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to have a better search in elgg Learn More

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Add Shoutboxes to ocPortal

shoutbox addons

A shoutbox is a popular addition to many community websites and is very easy to add as long as you have the chat room addon installed in your ocPortal website.  The shoutbox addon is primarily designed to be a side block which means it was originally designed to work best in one of your website side panels. Learn More

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