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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 ocPortal 9 is superseded by Composr 10.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 6.2 RC1 released!

ocPortal 6.2 RC1 released! Version 6.2 RC1 has now been released. This version is a feature release that introduces a number of small new features and bug fixes since the last release. Upgrading is not yet recommended for live sites due to changes that have not been widely tested yet in the date/time code, the email code, and all the form templates. That said, this site is now running 6.2 and running very smoothly so far.

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.
Please make sure you take a backup before uploading your new files!

Your upgrade to version 6.2 RC1

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)

New features:
  • Support for proper Time-zone selection has been added, so different users can have different daylight-saving periods; migration from the old system of offsets is automatic
  • Added AJAX-driven error messaging for a number of possible field errors, such as codenames already existing, or CAPTCHAs being entered incorrectly
  • If possible the default theme will no longer be used for emails, even if the email is triggered from a zone running the default theme
  • Emails are now always sent in the correct language for the recipient (as opposed to the language of the triggerer/CRON)
  • The new CSS editor now shows CSS class definitions in tooltips over the selector links
  • Improved boolean searches and autodetection of boolean searches, if the explicit option has been disabled via the hidden option to do so
  • Support for auto-truncating to avoid chopping-off text mid-word
  • Added some additional Admin Zone search synonyms
  • Compulsory WYSIWYG fields may now be marked in red when not filled in
  • ocPortal chat usernames now include the local logged in user as well as the site name
  • If stack traces are enabled for all errors, a message says that this is the case and not to consider them all bugs
  • Added HTTP caching for downloads
  • Added HTTP caching for attachments
  • Added a note in the FOOTER template on how to insert site date/time

Expand: Miscellaneous bug fixes/usability fixes Miscellaneous bug fixes/usability fixes

Expand: Accessibility issues fixed Accessibility issues fixed

We have also renovated the styling on our own forum, in rapid response to user feedback. These changes are not being included in ocPortal at this time as they require CSS3 and are currently experimental.

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