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Moving forward with Composr

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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

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

3.1 released

3.1 released Version 3.1.0 has now been released. This version is somewhere in between being a patch release and being a minor release. It introduces a number of bug fixes since the last release, but also introduces major (and very cool) new features for the Points and Point Store systems. Upgrading is strongly advised due to an important fix to attachment permissions, as well as this becoming the base release for new patches.

To upgrade from any previous 3.0.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).
Please make sure you take a backup before uploading your new files!

After the files are up, open http://mybaseurl/force_upgrade.php in a web browser, login, and choose to clear caches. As this is more than just a patch release it is crucial that you also choose to run a file integrity scan and a database upgrade.
For more details, see our upgrading tutorial.

» Download: 3.0.0-3.1.0.tar (6 Mb, 1861 downloads so far)

Fixes have been made to the following issues (Described in more detail):
  • 'On this page' utilities keep disappearing
  • "Clicking on a username starts an IM" issues
  • Add private chatroom link missing
  • Attachment permission bug
  • Bug on profile-view page
  • CEDI tree-view error
  • Editing language strings via the 'On this page' feature broken
  • Error when warning members
  • File permissions on data_custom/modules/admin_backup
  • Member's can't delete topics
  • Newsletter preview mails may be incorrect
  • Newsletters and non-OCF forums
  • Poll archive
  • Polls with 9 choices
  • Problem translating over the EN pack
  • Problem with WYSIWYG spellchecker
  • Recommend site, points not showing up
  • The 'view' link for a new author is incorrect.
  • The notes area on the Admin Zone front pages may not work
  • Warning tallies are incorrect
  • support for IPB stronghold cookies has been added
  • a number of translation problems have been fixed in the templates
  • a number of isolated usability issues have been fixed
  • a number of WYSIWYG issues have been fixed

Many new features have been added – mostly, the points system has undergone a huge upgrade.

Any common upgrade problems are being tracked in this forum topic.

If you have another problem, please file a bug report and ocProducts will respond and update the topic accordingly.

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