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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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.

ocPortal 6 beta2 released

ocPortal 6 beta2 released Version 6 beta2 has now been released. This version is a beta release fixing all bugs found in the first beta. Upgrading is not recommended for live sites.
Anyone upgrading should read the upgrade information topic.

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 (created via the form below) during step 3.

Your upgrade to version 6 beta2

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:

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(example above is for upgrading from 4.3.2 beta1)

  • Fixes have been made to all known bugs.
  • The upgrader usability has been improved a bit.
  • The gallery now accepts direct Facebook and Youtube video links.
  • If FFMPEG is installed, video thumbnails can now be generated automatically.
  • There is a new subsystem programmers can use for recognising links posted directly inside Comcode.
  • If you try and join using an e-mail account already registered and this is prohibited, ocPortal will now link to the lost-password screen.
  • The XML import/export system for pushing data from staging sites to live sites has been improved with support for exporting tree structures, better modelling of dependencies, and putting permission and meta data alongside primary data.
  • Many of our external test systems have been transferred into our subversion repository as unit tests, greatly improving the ease/scope of running pre-release testing on our code base.
  • All our unit tests pass.

Still pending is work on the mobile support in the default theme and fixing some remaining template preview accuracy issues.

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