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The New CMS After MK Portal

Many webmasters like the MK portal since its release back in 2005. But on 2009, its developer announced that the CMS will no longer be available for forum software. Several CMS tried to win over the favor of the webmasters, but many are still looking for the MK Portal because of its module and options. The good news is that ocPortal became available to everyone. It is another CMS that offers great features like the MK portal but with more content and added features. If your website is still running using the MK portal system, you can easily convert it to ocPortal because of its import tool. Before starting the conversion, make sure that you make a backup of your MK portal database. It can be easily done by doing an “export” or “dump” command in a program like phpMyAdmin.

With the ocPortal, there are several features that you can add to your website. The better news is that almost every feature is optional. You don’t have to install all of it if you don’t want to. This is another customizing feature of the ocPortal.

General features and Content types of ocPortal:


  • Installation: It allows faster uploads and auto-scans for compatibility problem. Your site can be up and running in just a few minutes.
  • Banners: It supports different types of banners and multiple campaigns to your forum.
  • Search Engine: You can include Search box into your website to help member search for the topics and discussions that they are looking for.
  • Newsletters and mass-mailing: With this, it automatically creates newsletters and updates your members about your latest content.
  • Featured Content: You can showcase the popular content in your website. You can feature random quotes or images that are popular to your members.
  • eCommerce and Subscription: You can choose to have Premium Membership to your website or you can support your members to run an online store.
  • Support/user-to-staff-messaging: Visitors can recommend your website or staff members can easily answer queries about the website using this feature.