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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS. ocPortal 9 is superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.

2.6 released

2.6 released Version 2.6-Final has now been released. Version 2.6 adds additional powerful features that were conceived after the 2.5 feature base was finalised, as well as new features developed for our own web-site. We recommend this upgrade: it is fairly straight-forward to perform, and solves all of the 'problem areas' we had been-made/become aware of since starting 2.5 development.

To upgrade from 2.5.x/2.6-RC1 releases, simply upload the files inside the attached zip files over existing files. After this is done, run http://mybaseurl/force_upgrade.php.

Note: Before upgrading a registered site you should check to make sure that your upgrade period is still active. If if is not you, you must renew your key, or upgrade it to a corporate licence.

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Those implementing ocPortal solutions themselves will wish to know that the new features include:

  • the ability to control permissions on a much lower level
  • the ability to define which user-groups can place which support ticket types
  • "default user-groups" (OCF): you can now easily take permissions away from members by having them in multiple user-groups when they join, and removing them if they abuse their default privileges
  • a templating feature that allows a themer to distinguish between different usages of the same template, so that they can be customised in separate directions
  • WIKI-code syntax has been added to Comcode for referencing users and creating tables
  • newsletter password security improvements
  • list-based custom profile fields
  • support for 'invites' (if enabled, members may only join if invited to by an existing member)
  • support for a single ocPortal installation to serve multiple web-sites (note that this requires special manual configuration, and a licence for each site)
  • an approximate 50% speed improvement
  • support for distinction between modified data files and original data files
  • support for distinction between modified data files and original text files
  • redirection pages now take highest precedence
  • support for reseller versions of ocPortal
  • the ability to merge installations
  • improved templates: better semantics, less layout tables
  • improved e-mail rendering
  • improved statistics graphs
  • new 'Ajax' powered gallery choosing (when adding an image, for example) - instead of selecting using a flat list, a tree list is displayed as is often seen in desktop applications

Any common upgrade problems are being tracked in this forum topic: - View topic: Upgrade issues - 2.6
If you have another problem, please file a bug report.

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