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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 ocPortal 9 is superseded by Composr 10.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.

4.3 RC2 released

4.3 RC2 released Version 4.3 RC2 has now been released. This version fixes some new bugs found in 4.3.0 RC1, and some other ocPortal bugs reported recently. Upgrading is not recommended for live sites.

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 4.3 RC2

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:
  • Fixed nasty bug in RC1 that stopped clean installs working
  • Fixed the SEF URLs (broken in RC1)
  • Fixed some nasty OCF bugs (broken in RC1)
  • Fixed bug when using Tempcode loop's (broken in RC1)
  • Fixed bug with staff tips, when running a multi-language site that is not used in English (broken in RC1)
  • Fixed broken 'Continue shopping' link in the shopping cart module
  • Fixed Comcode-validity checking to support tickets
  • Fixed multiple "IP verification" e-mails going out
  • Made the points leaderboard block's table have auto-set width (so it'll work easily as a side block too)
  • Fixed advanced member searching so that it properly covers translateable/Comcode fields
  • Fixed the support ticket AJAX change-detection notifier (broken in 4.2.0)
  • Added our new integrated database to the public release (it's not something we recommend to use for live sites though)
  • Fixed possible error if ocPortal's custom profile fields are deleted from third party forums
  • Fixed error if "themes/default/templates_cached/index.html" gets deleted for some reason
  • Stopped the SWFupload file type list looking like it is shorter than it is on Windows
  • Fixed problems with the username/author selectors on Safari
  • Fixed nasty bug on Safari with certain buttons not working when clicked (broken in RC1)
  • Fixed opacity setting support on IE8
  • Fixed IE PNG support problem
  • Fixed race-condition in SWFupload support
  • Fixed stack trace if an invalid image is uploaded
  • Fixed support for the PHP getid3 library (added in 4.3, not officially announced/supported)
  • Disabled SWFupload for sites with http-authentication enabled (as it does not work on them)
  • Fixed mall bug in file size reporting
  • Fixed case where PHP errors in ocPortal startup might not be reported correctly
  • Given a better 'out of stock' message in the shopping cart system
  • Better error message if install.php needs deleting
  • Fixed some problems with emoticons in the WYSWIYG editor
  • Fixed the width/height ability in the Comcode 'flash' tag, and allowed unofficial support for separate width/height attributes
  • Fixed incorrect suggestion to upload images/videos to galleries that don't support them, in the do-next interface
  • Enabled guest access to the eCommerce catalogue by default
  • Fixed XHTML validation issues for eCommerce product thumbnail display
  • Prevented error mails caused by bots accessing the calendar incorrectly
  • Changed the 'no author profile' message to be displayed as informational rather than as a warning
  • Corrected double-listing of '.mov' in the file type whitelist

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