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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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.

Version 4 RC3 released

Version 4 RC3 released Version 4 RC3 has now been released. This version fixes many bugs and usability issues found through extensive team testing, as well as issues found by other testers. Upgrading is strongly advised.

This upgrade breaks theme compatibility with previous releases, including RC2. This means that themes will need to be rebuilt once the upgrade is performed, especially the HEADER and GLOBAL templates, and the CSS. This compatibility break was required to bring forward basic compatibility with IE8 Beta 2, and Google Chrome, as well as to fix many usability issues in default styles.

To upgrade from any previous 4.x release, 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!

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.

» Download: 4.RC1-4.RC3.tar (7 Mb, 1213 downloads so far)


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.

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