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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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.

4.0.3 released

4.0.3 released Version 4.0.3 has now been released. This version is a patch release that introduces a number of bug fixes since the last release. Upgrading is suggested due to the fix to a background "core dump" (crash) issue. However, we are very mindful that 4.0.2 was only just released 2 days ago, therefore those wishing to skip this version should just apply the core dump fix manually.

To upgrade from any previous 4.0.x release, follow the steps in your website's http://mybaseurl/upgrader.php script. You will need to copy the URL of the attached TAR file as one of these steps ("3: Upload an upgrade TAR for extraction").

alternatively (but not recommended), you can manually upload the files inside the attached TAR file over existing files (7-zip is just one of many tools for tar files). This is not recommended because it will bypass the upgraders addon-aware extraction algorithm and potentially cause problems.

» Download: 4.0.0-4.0.3.tar (3 Mb, 988 downloads so far)


ocProducts cannot make any guarantees about the speed of which any new bugs might be patched, for this upgrade or any other upgrade. It is your own responsibility to make and test a full website backup (files and database) before you upgrade, for use in the unlikely event of you wanting to revert your upgrade. Some users may wish to test upgrades (and pre-fix any theme compatibility problems that could occur) on a staging site (a private mirror of their live site).
If you don't follow our advice by taking and testing a backup, and end up needing emergency repair help, ocProducts can help charged at our hourly rate.

For more details, see our upgrading tutorial.

Fixes have been made to the following issues:
  • Core dump issue (fix was missed from 4.0.2)
  • 2 bugs in the main_comcode_page_children block
  • Caching fix to the side_zone_jump block
  • Improvements to the default .htaccess file
  • Fix to the gallery CSS for IE users
  • Fix to "current permissions" tooltip in the Permission Tree Editor
  • Fix to unofficial addon uninstallation
In addition, a new Admin Zone search feature has been added.

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