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25 October 2018, 20:10

Kia ora Mahara community,

We are proud to announce Mahara 18.10. This latest version of Mahara combines features created to improve tagging, finding content, and assessing portfolios.

Highlights in Mahara 18.10 include:

 Other notable new features include:

View the Mahara user manual for these new features as well as changed functionality.

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

You can check out the feature release video in a short version and a long one.

Download the code at

Alternatively, you can access it via Git from

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

Mahara 17.10 and 18.04 are still supported for security updates. The support for Mahara 17.04 ends now. Support for Mahara 17.10 will end in April 2019, Mahara 18.04 will be supported until October 2019. Mahara 18.10 will receive updates until April 2020.

For more information, please see

We recommend you upgrade to 18.10 as that gives you the longest support time frame at the moment. Users of Mahara 17.10 and 18.04 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 has been updated for Mahara 18.10. New features are listed under the "New in Mahara 18.10" index entry.


Many organisations around the world supported the development of Mahara 18.10 through funding new features, bug fixes, or contributing code. We want to thank the following organisations (in alphabetical order) for their support of this release:

We also wish to thank the people who contributed code to this release. They are listed according to the number of changesets:

Robert Lyon 129 36.5%
Cecilia Vela Gurovic 80 22.7%
Rebecca Blundell 38 10.8%
Steven Spinelli 32 9.1%
Maria Sorica 13 3.7%
Kristina Hoeppner 10 2.8%
Liam Sharpe 9 2.5%
Roisin Pearson 7 2.0%
Sarah Kirby 7 2.0%
Matt Clarkson 5 1.4%
Jaque van der Berg 4 1.1%
Yaju Mahida 2 0.6%
Kevin Dibble 2 0.6%
Alexander Del Ponte 2 0.6%
Aaron Wells 1 0.3%
Evonne Cheung 1 0.3%
Ghada El-Zoghbi 1 0.3%
Gregor Anželj 1 0.3%
Kenneth Hendricks 1 0.3%
Maria Pappafloratos 1 0.3%
Mark Webster 1 0.3%
Nicolas Dunand 1 0.3%
Niranjan Bandi 1 0.3%
Pat Kira 1 0.3%
Rob Hardy 1 0.3%
Robert Scally 1 0.3%
Son Nguyen 1 0.3%

And the organisations they work for or are associated with:

Catalyst IT 342 96.9%
Universität Bremen 2 0.6%
LearningWorks 2 0.6%
University of Southern Queensland 2 0.6%
Enovation 1 0.3%
POVSOD 1 0.3%
St. Catherine's College, Wellington 1 0.3%
Université de Lausanne 1 0.3%
York St John University 1 0.3%


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

  • Basque (Contributors over time: Abel Camacho, Asier Iturralde Sarasola, Ibai Oihanguren Sala, Iñaki Arenaza, Juan Ezeiza)
  • Czech (Contributors over time: Viktor Fuglík, David Mudrák, Adam Pátek, Matouš Trča, Veronika Karičáková, Marek Drahovzal, Lukáš Kotek, Jiřina Nováková, Tomáš Jeřábek)
  • Danish (Contributors over time: Aputsiak Niels Janussen, Jesper Hvirring Henriksen, Per Schou-Nielsen)
  • French (Contributors over time: Alain Benoit, Alain Bolli, Alexandre Croteau, Anne017, David Truong, Dominique-Alain Jan, Emilie Lenel, François Lizotte, Hélène V., Jean Marc, londumas, Melvin Romero, Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Paula Caterino, Philippe Petitqueux, Pierre Guinoiseau, sic, Stéphane)
  • German (Contributors over time: Andy Hediger, Christian Kleinhanss, Daniel Winzen, Dennis Baudys, eledia, Ernst Artner, Ettore Atalan, finnnns, Gunnar Staniczek, Heinz Krettek, Jan Behrens, Jürgen Friedrich, Kristina Hoeppner, Marcel Debray, Mathias, Michael Wuttke, Moritz Ringler, Nico Verse, Patrick Neumann, Ralf Hilgenstock, Silas Zahner, Stefanie Berger, Steffen Pegenau, Tobias Bannert)
  • Japanese (Contributor over time: Mitsuhiro Yoshida)
  • Slovenian (Contributor over time: Gregor Anželj)

For a full list of translations and contributors, please see

A shoutout also to the people who contributed to Mahara 18.10 in their capacity as business analysts, UX researchers, testers, and mobile developers. Mahara couldn't be without their contributions.

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


The 18.10 Release Managers at Catalyst

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