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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 ocPortal 9 is superseded by Composr 10.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 4 released

ocPortal 4 released Version 4.0.0 has now been released. This version is a major new release of ocPortal, 2 years in the making. Upgrading is strongly advised due to thousands of usability improvements, and hundreds of new features.

To upgrade from any previous 4.0 Release Candidate

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

» Download: 4.RC1-4.0.1.tar (9 Mb, 1140 downloads so far)

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.

To upgrade from any previous 3.x.x release

  1. Visit our download page and choose to "Download Package". Then download the "Manual extractor" package.
  2. Upload all the files from this package, except install.php and info.php.
  3. Follow the steps in your website's http://mybaseurl/upgrader.php script except skip step 3 as you have already uploaded the new files.

As this is a major new version, old themes will not be compatible and will need to be remade.


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.

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.

Update 16th October: This now points to 4.0.1 which resolves a number of problems that came up during the last day.

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