To upgrade from any previous 3.1.x release you may copy the URL of the attached tar file, and feed it into the http://mybaseurl/force_upgrade.php script on your website to allow it to automatically extract the files.
» alternatively, manually upload the files inside the attached tar file over existing files (7-zip is just one of many tools for tar files).
After the files are up, open http://mybaseurl/force_upgrade.php in a web browser, login, and choose to clear caches.
For more details, see our upgrading tutorial.
Fixes have been made to the following issues (Described in more detail):
- Editing members, with mySQL strict mode on
- Flood control irritation
- Help Wizard with short-URLs
- Quiz winner calculation issue
- Recent catalogues entry block bug
- Bug on some servers
- The points view screens now state if a member has zero points due to a lack of permissions
- Author-member linkage may now be specified by username as well as member ID
- The authors selection popup window now functions much better
- The abstract file manager now becomes invisible when there is no PHP FTP functionality
- Gallery blocks now skip over download galleries
- The shoutbox now respects permissions and privacy on the chat room it operates on
- The download system now allows local URLs to be used in the situation where those local URLs are in a virtual URL directory and hence not directly available for file system access
- The quick reply 'more options'
- The quick installer can now load up language packs that are preplaced on the server, and install with them as the default language
- A few content types now install default text strings (for category names, etc) against all languages available, rather than just the installation language
- Various spaces within ocPortal that assumed a locale was correctly set, now also support the locale-filter (for most servers, where locales do not function correctly)
- Bug-fixes have been made to how attachment descriptions are handled
- A problem on some servers with mySQL's 'mysql_real_escape_string' has been worked-around
- The IPB2 forum driver now supports the rendering of HTML posts
- A proxy cacheing problem affecting some servers' networks has been potentially resolved by ocPortal explicitly outputting 'no cache' instructions (this problem was only thought to affect a very small minority of servers)
- OCF forum RSS feeds will now not run if OCF is not being used (it shouldn't have been allowed previously)
- A problem has been fixed with how certain popup menus display
- A problem has been fixed with how inline image attachments display on Internet Explorer