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Mahara 1.10 is released

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21 October 2014, 16:23

Hello Mahara users,

Spring / Fall are in full swing, and thus it is time for a new version of Mahara. Mahara contributors from around the world have been busy creating new features and fixing bugs.

Before we go into all the details, we now also have a song for Mahara. Josh Woodward composed a TinyTune for us. Smile

Highlights include:

  • Sending notifications to multiple people
  • Entering links to current social media sites
  • Listing submitted collections on the group homepage instead of just all pages
  • Reporting objectionable content on forum topics and posts
  • Moving posts between forums
  • Dragging and dropping pages into a collection
  • Copying a secret URL with one click
  • The return of the simple, no-frills "Text" block alongside the more elaborate "Note" block
  • Editing the default dashboard page, profile page and group homepage in the site administrator interface

Other notable new features include:

  • Notifications for group and institution pages
  • Easier way of retracting blocks
  • Limiting the display of groups on the profile page and in the profile sidebar
  • Ignoring non-essential mandatory fields during CSV upload
  • Notifying a user when they are about to reach their quota
  • Experimental: Archiving of submitted portfolio pages
  • Experimental: Creating portfolio export of Leap2A files when system resources are available
  • Improvements for theme designers

See the full list of new features and bug fixes here:

How to install / upgrade

You can find instructions on how to install a new Mahara site or upgrade an existing one on our wiki:'s_Guide/Installing_Mahara's_Guide/Upgrading_Mahara

If you are looking for translations, have a look at this page:

Supported releases

Both Mahara 1.8 and 1.9 are still supported for security updates. The support for Mahara 1.8 will end with the release of the next version in April 2014, and the support for Mahara 1.9 will end in October 2015.

For more information, please see

If you are running a Mahara site lower than 1.8, we highly recommend you upgrade to 1.10 to receive security updates. Users of Mahara 1.8 and 1.9 can stay on their versions until that support runs out.

All site administrators running a supported version of Mahara are encouraged to subscribe to our security announcements:

Support and bugs

If you find any bugs in this new release, please feel free to use our bug tracker to report them:

And if you need help with anything, the support forum is the best place to ask your questions:

The user manual is being updated for Mahara 1.10. New features are listed under the "New in Mahara 1.10" index entry. We expect the remaining new features to be documented within the next two weeks.


We would like to thank the following organisations for funding the features and bug fixes that have gone into Mahara 1.10 (in alphabetical order):

We would also like to highlight all the people who have contributed code to this release.

Code contributors (listed are the number of changesets per contributor):

Developers with the most changesets:

Robert Lyon 142 40.8%
Aaron Wells 85 24.4%
Son Nguyen 44 12.6%
Nigel Cunningham 19 5.5%
Nathan Lewis 10 2.9%
Tobias Zeuch 10 2.9%
Yuliya Bozhko 10 2.9%
Kristina Hoeppner 7 2.0%
Ghada El-Zoghbi 4 1.1%
Evonne Cheung 3 0.9%
Simon Coggins 3 0.9%
Valerii Kuznetsov 3 0.9%
Gregor Anželj 2 0.6%
Tony Butler 2 0.6%
Jono Mingard 2 0.6%
Moises Burgos 1 0.3%
Ruslan Kabalin 1 0.3%

And the organisations they work for or are associated with:

Catalyst IT 306 87.9%
Totara LMS 27 7.8%
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 10 2.9%
Lancaster University 3 0.9%
Gimnazija Bezigrad 2 0.6%

The most complete translations at the time of writing (at least 90%):

  • Basque (Contributors: Abel Camacho, Asier Iturralde Sarasola, Ibai Oihanguren Sala, Iñaki Arenaza, Juan Ezeiza)
  • Catalan (Contributors: Albert Gasset, David Planella, Joan Queralt Gil, JoanColl, Puri Andrés)
  • French (Contributors: Dominique-Alain Jan, François Lizotte, Hélène V., londumas, Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Paula Caterino, Philippe Petitquex, sic, Stéphane)
  • German (Contributors: Andy Hediger, Christian Kleinhanss, Daniel Winzen, Dennis Baudys, Ernst Artner, Heinz Krettek, Jan Behrens, Jürgen Friedrich, Kristina Hoeppner, Marcel Debray, Michael Wuttke, Nico Verse, Ralf Hilgenstock, Steffen Pegenau, Tobias Bannert, Uwe Böttcher)
  • Japanese (Contributor: Mitsuhiro Yoshida)
  • Portuguese (Contributors: David Pereira, Emanuel Garcês, Jose' Lencastre, Leandro Mendes Ferreira
  • Slovenian (Contributor: Gregor Anželj)

For a full list of translations and contributors, please see

We would also like to thank everyone who has tested bug fixes and new features, tested the release candidate of Mahara 1.10 and provided feedback.

And finally, thanks also go to the security researchers who help make Mahara secure.


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