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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS. ocPortal 9 is superseded by Composr 10.

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

4.2.1 released

4.2.1 released Version 4.2.1 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 some important fixes to issues arising after the first recommended (widely tested) version of 4.2 came out.

To upgrade 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 4.2.1

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:
  • Major fix for Internet Explorer on forms with upload fields that are optional alternatives to URL fields.
  • Major fix to new Flash uploader when a validation error happens just after an attached file uploads
  • Workaround in new Flash uploader for Flash cookie caching bug
  • Fixed support for .op files
  • Major fix to theme images
  • LDAP fix (one specific problem - note that we are only supporting OpenLDAP and ActiveDirectory)
  • Fix to SEF URLs, when item names of items deep within a tree are edited
  • Fix to SEF URLs, when item names of items are edited and no changes made to the name
  • Many minor fixes (too many to list)

Also the following feature changes have been made:
  • Support for closing support tickets from inside the tickets module (customers may use this also)
  • Various measures to introduce better stability for developers, when errors happen
  • Drag+Drop uploading for posting forms, on Firefox 3.6 (currently in alpha) and browsers with Google Gears installed (this is really cool)
  • New icons for addon/module management

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