It's been a long time coming, but we finally have news on our next version of ocPortal.
We had planned to be releasing 4.4 but we've decided to head straight for version 5, and now we are within a few days of releasing it.
And what a version 5 we have for you!
Version 5 brings ocPortal right up alongside the most beautiful CMS packages out there, and drives straight past without stopping. We've reviewed everything, gone right back to the drawing board (Photoshop) in many cases, as well as injecting the latest display and interface technology.
We could show you a number of before and after pictures, but pictures alone don't really do ocPortal 5 justice. We have decided to create a preview video of some of the main changes, because from a few pictures you might think we had just tidied things up a bit. This to be fair, is in some sense true, because when we design ocPortal we have to make sure we don't project too specific a design concept onto people's unique sites. We've done far more than that though, as the following video demonstrates…
ocPortal video tutorial
Version 5 isn't just about graphics. It's also about addons, dozens of them, which we have lined up waiting for release. I promise you'll be blown away: we've really gone the extra mile to design a set of addons that encompass the best of what can be achieved on the Internet today.
Version 5 isn't just about graphics and addons. It's also about features. We've implemented dozens of new features, usability improvements, and also bug fixes. All this without breaking anything except theme compatibility.
Version 5 isn't just about graphics and addons and features. It's also about something else which we've been working on in secret for months and will change everything for ocPortal users… but we're not ready to announce that yet.
ocPortal Version 5 release candidate will be released on Thursday 22nd of July.
ocPortal Version 5 pre-release announcement