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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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.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 RC4 released

Version 4 RC4 released Version 4 RC4 has now been released. This version introduces a number of bug fixes since the last RC release. Upgrading is recommended.

To upgrade from any previous 4 RC 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.RC4.tar (7 Mb, 1015 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.

Many fixes have been made since RC3, most importantly:
  • Fixed major problem with the quick installer on some servers
  • Fixed adding new branches in the menu editor
  • Fixed the "Clicking username starts IM" option
  • Fixed/overhauled how the Custom Profile Field permission settings are applied
  • Fixes to automatic hack attack prevention
  • Fixes to search engine friendly URLs

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