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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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 compo.sr for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.


Forthcoming new website

Forthcoming new website New version, new brand – so, new website. Here's a sneak-peek of our new Composr CMS home page:


The new site is far better organised. We've taken lessons from 10 years of ocportal.com to better convey what Composr CMS is and does. We've designed 18 pages of the site at the Photoshop level, and have a separate mobile design (we've not yet decided whether this will be at launch or not, as this isn't implemented yet).

We will be launching Composr over on a new URL. After launch we expect to leave ocportal.com mostly as is, supporting the ocPortal versions (versions v9 and earlier).

Through the v10 development process we have been maintaining ocPortal versions 8 and 9. We chose to maintain 8 due to the big 'theme break' we had with v9 - even we didn't want to upgrade, given we expected to release a totally new site for v10. Once v10 is out we probably will stop supporting v8, but will continue to support important fixes for v9 for some time.

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This was the fourth of five weekly news posts discussing the future of ocPortal. The next post will talk about our new mobile toolkit.

Composr CMS has been in development ever since ocPortal v9 has come out. We've been somewhat secretive of the overall re-launch because we knew it would take a lot of time and didn't want to get ahead of ourselves. We aren't giving a release date yet because product releases aren't a source of income, so the investment is sustained through our private client work, and done between projects. Never-the-less, it is a huge priority for us so we are getting this information out now, and pushing forward for a release ASAP.

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