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ocPortal 9.0.1 released

Posted 01 September 2012, 7:05 PM

9.0.1 released. Read the full article for a list of changes, and upgrade information.

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Logo Wizard Problem

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The Logo Wizard doesnt make an image that matches the color scheme of my website. It is basing the color off the default theme.

Automated fix message

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This issue has been filed on the tracker as issue #807, with a fix.
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Thanks Chris.


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Confirmed


Guess are admins?

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While my site was closed, and I was logged out it said on the bottom,"The site is closed, but you can access it from this user as you are an administrator using the SU feature." I don't want any visitors thinking they are admins.

Upgrade from 8.14 to 9.01

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I found OcPortal over a year ago and have been running it on my site for over a year. I've been through all upgrades since 7.11. After reading all the comments on upgrading I was starting to wonder if I should ever upgrade to 9.01. ??

I decided to just do an upgrade without taking any precautions, like backup or cloning just because it's to much work for me. A breeze for you I know..haha

You guys are Guru's to OcPortal knowledge and honestly are Gods in my eyes. I wish I was born half as smart as Chris and the rest of the developers of this amazing CMS software.

I wanted to say, that my upgrade from 8.14 to 9.01 went off with very little difficulty and you can say it was a very very smooth transition to 9.01.

NO troubles with keeping my site live but closed whilst I did the upgrade behind the scenes…9.01 really ROCKS!  Love it!

I have some knowledge working with OcPortal on my site for over the last year and you would laugh at me for how little I still know.

I must mention that my theming was kept minimal, not like Fletch's heavly themed site or the others. I did not have to change much except logo's and color.

The look of OcPortal 9.01 is more cleaner and crisp than previous versions. It is large noticable difference the way it runs and looks. I was very happy and impressed after I did the upgrade.

I've never seen the dedication from anyone like the dedication time and resources spent by Chris and the team producing this high tech amazing OcPortal cms software.

Thanks for building this awesome software!

BiG Fan.

Rob Paul :thumbs:
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Rob Paul said

I decided to just do an upgrade without taking any precautions, like backup or cloning just because it's to much work for me. A breeze for you I know..haha
:o  You like living on the edge, don't you? :thumbs:

I have some knowledge working with OcPortal on my site for over the last year and you would laugh at me for how little I still know.
I've been using ocP just over a year and I'm the same as you with my knowledge of it. I don't think I know no one here will ever laugh at your skill level. Everyone here started out just like you, but some have spent more time behind the curtain with their wrenches tweaking things.

I've peeked behind that curtain a few times, but that is just about all I've done. I'm afraid if I put my wrench where it doesn't belong and really screw things up, Chris won't let me use his CMS anymore.  :lol:

The look of OcPortal 9.01 is more cleaner and crisp than previous versions. It is large noticable difference the way it runs and looks. I was very happy and impressed after I did the upgrade.
My live site is still on v8.1.4, but I've been working on some small theme changes to my v9 test site and I'm finding the same thing with the look and feel of it.

I've never seen the dedication from anyone like the dedication time and resources spent by Chris and the team producing this high tech amazing OcPortal cms software.

Thanks for building this awesome software!

BiG Fan.

Rob Paul :thumbs:
Exactly!  :thumbs:


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All sites updated no problems found.


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BAH, HUMBUG!

A perfectly good 'trial' site completely screwed.

Back to the drawing board - but this is getting tiresome!

bummer




Update:

Rolled back the global.css for the 'custom' theme - the one that got hammered by the upgrade - and the site appears to be working again. Time will tell what else may have been butchered, but for now I can continue experimenting with imports and 're-themeing'.

I thought the aggressive overwriting of 'custom' CSS was a thing of the past, but it appears not to be so!

 :thumbs:


Last edit: by Fletch
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Did you run the "Upgrade themes (runs test first)" option?

If so it should have said the CSS wasn't recognised before asking to continue.

I can see we should have shut that off completely as we're not supporting upgrades from v7 to v8 in this and that is the only defined theme upgrade code at the moment. However I don't know how it could have made a big mess, I'd be interested to see the 'upgraded' CSS (I imagine just one or two things might have gone wrong there). The upgrade code was designed to only lock onto things that needed changing, unlike the old automatic theme upgrading which should be gone now.
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Chris Graham said

  • 1. Did you run the "Upgrade themes (runs test first)" option?
  • 2. If so it should have said the CSS wasn't recognised before asking to continue.
  • 2. I'd be interested to see the 'upgraded' CSS (I imagine just one or two things might have gone wrong there).
1. Yes.

2. It did, and like previous upgrades in lower versions, I invited it to go ahead. It is a 'test' site, unpopulated, so I didn't think much could go wrong!

3. Sorry, I've 'dumped' it. But my original observation stands; why would the upgrader access and change the 'custom' entries?

I did a WinMerge with the downloaded 9.0.1 global.css and my current 'custom' one that is in use, and there are differences in the two versions that are NOT of my doing. I don't know how to 'show' this, as only I am aware of what I've actually changed in my custom file.

Most of the changes have been 'commented', but I know there are some that slipped under the radar in my haste to get the display I wanted  :'(  !

 :|
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If you are concerned with getting the small tweaks to CSS we might make in patch releases through you are better comparing themes/yourtheme/css/global.css.editfrom to themes/default/css/global.css. That shows the changes we have made, that you can then apply manually to your themes/yourtheme/css/global.css.

From 9.0.2 we will have it coded so the theme upgrade option just says there's no upgrader, as that is the case now really.
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:thumbs:





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Did upgrade, no problems other than the one tpl where I didn't change to autosized_table.  So I changed that.

I wonder though, when we are modifying the site, is there a way to know if something got updated, but it's in the non "_custom" directory still being overridden by older code?
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File integrity checker in the upgrader should tell you!

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Ah, a lot of 'left behind' files from older versions.



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Hello, in the past I was able to run the upgrader and transfer the files across through the upgrade tool without connected to the FTP server (I guess because we use SFTP), but this time after pasting the upgrade file link and clicking Proceed, nothing happens, it just comes back to the same screen.
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Please open a bug report support ticket if you continue to have problems, however one quick trick to try is to:
  1. download the TAR file to your machine
  2. upload the TAR to your server
  3. put in the URL to where it is on your server

That would bypass various potential problems such as server-to-server download times, routing problems, and DNS problems.


How to fix this

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Hello there guys,

Some help please here on;

"XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
Location: PEWARIS MALAYSIA
Line Number 421, Column 334:"

I also have tried this method;
  • click on link for #714 ←(you indicate that you've already done this)
  • on the 'feature request/bug tracker' page scroll down to the 'Attached Files' row and download 'hotfix-714%2C 2012-07-30 9pm' to your computer ←(you indicate that you've already done this)
  • Open (unzip) the file ←(you indicate that you've already done this)
  • You should find two folders 'sources' and 'themes' with several files contained within them
  • All that is necesary is to use an FTP client to upload those two folders to your installations root directory (as Duck has already said)
  • It will ask if you want to overwrite the files on the server. Say YES.
  • You're done!
Still error after done with the the tracker as issue #714, with result "still not all fixed". 


Last edit: by Rodzan Khairull Shikh Kadir
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Please upgrade to 8.1.4, all the v8 fixes have been rolled into this. This topic is for 9.0.1, but 8.1.4 was released at the same time.
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Problem solved refer this link,
" View topic: How to fix this step by step - ocPortal.com "
Thank to OCportal especialy Sir Chris Graham.



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I must get around to upgrade I think I still on 7.1 eeeek

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