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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 ocPortal 9 is superseded by Composr 10.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.

ocPortal 6 RC3 released

ocPortal 6 RC3 released Version 6 RC3 has now been released. Version 6 RC2 has now been released. This version is a release candidate for version 6 that introduces a number of bug fixes since the last release. Upgrading is not necessary. Upgrading is not necessary.

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 RC3

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)

All known bugs in version 6.0 RC2 have been fixed (a number of people have given RC2 a good test run on some quite complex and large sites, so we are leading up towards a very solid v6-final release).

Due to client requests we've slipped in some extra little features:
  • Improved templating to allow a "year book" style member directory (requires template changes, but easier to achieve than before)
  • Improvements to the main_include_module block
  • New support for writing addons for associating to videos on external video sites, rather than it being limited to Facebook and Youtube via hard-coding
  • Content translation has been made far more user-friendly, with defined and explained workflows (a new tutorial is expected soon also)
  • There is a new unofficial hidden option for enabling better Google Translate support on the translation screens (you need to give ocPortal a Google API key)

More information about version 6 is available here.

Any common upgrade problems are being tracked in this forum topic.
If you have another problem, please file a bug report and ocProducts will respond and update the topic accordingly.

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