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ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

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Hey all

Does anyone know if there are any major problems with updating from 2.1.X straight to 2.6.2? Will the installer take a note of what version I'm running and perorm all the steps in between to bring it up to date?

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Hi Pete,

In theory it will, but we make no efforts to actually test it, which means that in practice it probably won't. It might be that you have the skill to patch things up as you go along to make sure it does finish though.
As always - backups are a good idea ;).


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Cheers Chris.

Aside from the core system files changing, and presumably some database updates, will the updater need to do anything with my pages or should they stay pretty much as they are?

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The 'updater' actually triggers modules to update themselves in terms of database structure. Therefore those module pages would have changed, and others which may not have had db changes but had other feature changes would also have changed.

Comcode pages are a non-issue.

I think you probably understand this, so I may have misunderstood your question.


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It was comcode pages I was worrying about. There's a lot of pages on our site so I'm glad to know all I should have to do is update, re-skin and tweak slightly ;)

Perhaps waiting for version 3 would be better though?

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I can reveal ocPortal 3 looks radically different. In terms of backend, it's not very different, but in terms of frontend, it is.

I think I would advise that you do this update and then do the next. I don't think that's duplicating work particularly. You of course know your needs, customisations and time constraints better than I do though.


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Cheers Chris

I shall have a tinker.

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