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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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.

4.1.2 released

4.1.2 released Version 4.1.2 has now been released. This version is a patch release that introduces a number of bug fixes since the last release. Upgrading to 4.1.2 is not considered necessary by ocProducts unless you're experiencing problems (this release contains only minor/specific fixes).

To upgrade from any previous 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.

Your upgrade to version 4.1.2

You can generate an upgrader from any version of ocPortal to any other version. If you access this upgrade post via the version information box on your Admin Zone front page then we'll automatically know what version you're running.
If you'd prefer though you can enter in your version number right here:

(usually blank)

(example above is for upgrading from 4.3.2 beta1)


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:
  • 'Missing template parameter' on catalogue email fields
  • Problem adding attachments to support tickets
  • Avatar display problem on member screen in IE in some circumstances
  • Minor panel display issue if panel box shown outside panels
  • Problems if ocPortal screens called on command line
  • DB compatibility problems in forum importers
  • Upgrader will now install files for new addons (addons that haven't been seen by the current install - i.e. aren't installed or uninstalled).
  • Upgrader now smarter when extracting, and gives more feedback and advice
  • Minor bug when deleting first post in topic
  • Improvements to how tooltips render (recursive expand problem)
  • Error on installer if there's a fatal-exit (true error messages not coming through)
  • Problem adding two new menu items right after each other [pure XHTML mode only]
  • Menu reordering problem (only happens on some menus / new menus)
  • Two minor bugs deleting menus
  • Asynchronous issue on tree-list node expansion
  • Very minor site tree expansion problem (type strictness)
  • Infinite loop when placing the main_comments block
  • Minor redirect problem in API (keep_session)
  • Can not re-add zones that already existed, if the disk files have been lost (and the zone wasn't properly erased)
  • Minor type-strictness error
  • Specific permission Admin Zone search links wrong
  • File_get_contents http_download_file method is inefficient- can get too much data
  • Anomalous hack attack for some download uploading on some servers
  • Minor current-field highlighting issue in menu editor
  • Error when adding language then going to edit Comcode page (dirs needed manually making)
  • Deleting gallery redirects to said gallery, hence error
  • Admin zone search, if there are full module overrides
  • Custom Comcode tags do not cache safely (Tempcode evaluated)
  • Shift encoding broken in some circumstances
  • If template cache is emptied, an error will happen on first load of permission selector interface if this is the next screen loaded
  • Problems with JS relating to popup menus on fixed-width designs
  • Improved quick reply preview
  • Comcode pages not loading on shared installs, and avatars/photos not working (unofficial feature which we use internally)
  • Abstract file manager broken on Windows servers

Also an SMF forum importer has been added.

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