Posted 01 October 2010, 3:54 AM
Author: Jean Gosselin
Build a dynamic community website as
the focal point
for your friends on
Use ocPortal's powerful CMS features like photo galleries, news, file downloads and community forums/chats and much more to discuss, share and highlight the social skills of your members.
Combine this with Social Plugins from Facebook for a unique web 2.0 sophistication
Experience the web with Facebook friends in a brand new way:
Social plugins let you see what your friends have liked, commented on or shared on sites across the web. All social plugins are extensions of Facebook and are specifically designed so none of your data is shared with the sites on which they appear.
Build a new kind of social and personalized website. Facebook's powerful APIs enable you to create social experiences to drive growth and engagement on your web site. The Facebook Platform enables you to mix and match Facebook's APIs to best meet your goals.
This ocPortal site is designed around a theme that offers an example for such integration with facebook plugins:
- With Facebook users comes their friends; incorporate these connections to make your site more engaging. Social plugins like the
button and the
feed enable you to offer social experiences. These plugins Graph API and their lines of HTML and PhP codes have already been integrated to enable social graph into your site in deep and compelling ways.
- You can publish content from your site into the social graph to reach your users' friends. The
button enables users to share your site's content back to their Facebook stream with one click. In addition, you can integrate pages deeply into the social graph via the Open Graph protocol.
get your own site setup with this web 2.0 sophistication?
. ocPortal is free Open Source software, with no catches and no limitation of any kind. ocPortal is a website Content Management System (or CMS-a software for building and maintaining a dynamic website).
ocPortal is the only open source CMS you'll find that fully integrates so many features in such a cohesive and professional way. While not tied down to a predefined vision. Many of the features you would expect from dynamic websites come included as standard with ocPortal, as opposed to cobbling together third party additions (as many other CMSs do). This means everything works correctly together, right out of the box.
You can Download ocPortal, or try out your own personal online demo.
, download and install this ocPortal theme modification which already contain some of the codes necessary to communicate with facebook graph APIs. some instructions here
There are guides
that will walk you through the basics of creating a web application with these features. Some will be highlighted and discussed on this site. If you aren't sure where to start, check out the Facebook Platform showcase
for inspiration from other sites.